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Robredo happy after Duterte’s ‘no cancer’ news

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Despite stark differences over politics, Vice President Leni Robredo is glad that President Rodrigo Duterte is cancer-free.

According to the Vice President, it is important for public officials, led by the President, to be healthy, given all the work that is before them.

“Masaya tayo na ini-announce ni Pangulo na free of cancer siya,” she told reporters in Bacolod City. “Tingin ko dapat nga mas maaga na tayo na-update kasi hindi nakakabuti sa atin na may speculations.”

“Kailangan ng bansa natin na malusog ‘yong kaniyang mga namumuno, kasi kailangan talaga ng trabaho namin ‘yong focus, ‘yong oras. Kailangan talaga malusog kami,” she added.

Robredo’s comments came after Duterte said test results came back negative from cancer. He said he underwent such tests after the doctors found “growth” in his digestive track.

Raising the possibility of cancer when he revealed that he went through these tests, the President once again belittled Robredo, saying that she was “weak” to be his successor.

In turn, the Vice President reiterated her mandate as the duly-elected successor of the President, and called on him to instead focus on the problems the country is facing.