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Duterte in Hong Kong for medical reason? Pure baloney, Roque says

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Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque has rejected rumors that President Duterte’s recent trip to Hong Kong was for medical purposes.

“Now to address the seemingly unsubstantiated rumors that the President went to Hong Kong for a medical check-up, this is a pure baloney,” Roque wrote on Facebook.

Roque said the President went to Hong Kong for a quick rest and quality time with his family.

“We can all see in the photos released by SAP that PRRD was full of energy and spirit as he was able to, at least, take a break from the usual work he does,” he said.

“And now that he’s back in the country with a renewed and reinvigorated spirit from this overseas trip, make no mistake because I am sure that the President will continue to work day-in and day-out in order to fulfill his promise to the Filipino people: a better life for everyone,” he said.