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Walang mapili sa ‘Pinas? Duterte says Hong Kong trip for shopping

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he and his family flew to Hong Kong Friday to shop for clothes.

In a news conference with members of the Malacañang Press Corps on Tuesday, Duterte dismissed rumors that he went to the Asian city for a medical check-up.

“Nagbili ako ng mga pantalon ma’am kasi mga pantalon ko ano na — puro itim na lang lahat,” Duterte said.

“I bought some shirts but as you would notice I am practically in barong most of the time. Pero whenever I go back to Davao for a short rest, wala akong damit na na-ano kasi tumaba na ako. Bulging ‘yung tummy ko. So one size bigger ako ngayon,” the chief executive said.

On October 4, Duterte, in a speech before the alumni of the Philippine Military Academy, revealed he underwent endoscopy and colonoscopy three weeks ago.

He said he also visited Cardinal Santos Medical Santos on hisdoctors advise for further tests.