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For a career high! Duterte: I take marijuana to stay awake

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday complained about the hectic schedule of meetings at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.

“It’s a killing activity and I think the — my age, ako hindi masyado kasi nagma-marijuana ako eh para magising. Sa iba hindi na kaya,” said Duterte during the awarding ceremony for government agencies and workers in Malacanang.

Last November, the chief executive, who complained of lack of sleep, skipped several meetings at the ASEAN summit in Singapore to take power naps.

“You know we start at 8:30 in the morning and we end up almost 10? 11? Nandiyan man ‘yan silang lahat. And it’s every — every 30 minutes, 8:30 tapos 9:30, 10:30, iba na naman. Baka akala nitong ASEAN Secretariat boy scout kami. Hindi kaya ‘yan. It’s whole hindi kaya.,” he added.

Duterte reiterated, “Hindi talaga kaya. You have to give that to the technical working group or at least on the lower echelons sa ministerial. We only take ‘yung pinaka importante, ‘yung nuances about other country ano na ‘yon. Only the urgent and immediate concerns of ASEAN.”

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