By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte is not in the pink of health.
In a GMA News interview, Duterte said that illnesses become more common as people age.
“Lahat ng sakit, nandito na sa ‘kin kasi matanda na ako,” the President said.
“Kung sabihin mo, ‘Okay ka ba presidente? Are you in the best of health?’ Of course not. I am old, life has begun to take its toll on my health. At kung sabihin mong may sakit ako, meron. You name it, I have it. Para wala na lang debate,” he added.
Duterte said previously that he was suffering from Buerger’s disease that he acquired from smoking.
He had also admitted to having a neuromuscular disease called myasthenia gravis, which affects the muscles that control his eye movement, as well as a misaligned spine following a motorcycle accident years ago.