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We have the right to know: Alejano urges Malacañang to reveal Duterte’s true health condition

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

The Magdalo party-list group has called for the public disclosure of the true health status of President Rodrigo Duterte amid his constant rants on weariness, resignation and death.

Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano said the health of the chief executive was a matter of public interest since this was not the first time people heard from Duterte that he wants to resign due to fatigue and old age.

“I believe the public has the right to know the health status of the President especially now that he is once again insinuating stepping down from office, said Alejano.

He also cited the 1987 Constitution which provides that the public should be informed of the health of the President in case of serious illness.

“A lot are worried on the deteriorating health of the President. His long absences from the public eye even during important events raise speculations on the health of Duterte,” said Alejano.

The partylist solon stressed that disclosing to the public the real health status of the commander-in-chief “could also dispel speculations and would provide assurance to the Filipino people.”

Resignation of President Duterte was once again the talk of the town due to his recent pronouncements in his speeches last week. Another controversy erupted when the President said he prefers a junta takeover instead of a constitutional succession which would install Vice President Leni Robredo to the presidency.