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Duterte can still function effectively as President – Palace

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By Prince Golez

There is nothing to worry about President Rodrigo Duterte’s health, Malacañang said.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the remark after the latest Social Weather Stations reported that 72 percent of Filipinos are worried about the health of Duterte.

“He may not be as strong as a bull like you, much much younger, but certainly he can still function effectively as President. In fact, if you will compare him with the previous President, they may suffer in comparison with respect to the pace he has taken in fulfilling his job as President,” Panelo said.

“I haven’t seen any President traveling the way he travels. He flies from one point to another visiting the troops, visiting calamity victims. Having situation briefings, attending wakes, visiting injured personnel in the military and the PNP and at the same time, doing his work and still reading books,” according to him.

The Palace official said the survey results simply reflect the Filipino people’s enduring support for Duterte.

“We’re glad that people are worried because it only means that they love the President,” he concluded.

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