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Duterte: You cannot be healthy forever, you cannot live forever

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte said it is normal for people his age to suffer from illnesses.

In an interview on GMA’s ‘Unang Hirit” on Monday, Duterte, 74, admitted to taking various maintenance medications.

“Alam mo kung may tatay ka man na 74, kayo mga 74, o mga Tatay niyo 74, huwag kayong magtanong kung may maintenance kami. Lahat ng 74 may maintenance yan, aspirin for heart,” according to him.

“You cannot be healthy forever. You cannot live forever. But, you can work tapos kung may medisina ka, mag-inom ka,” he said.

Duterte’s health condition has always been the subject of intense public speculation. He previously said he has spinal issues; Barrett’s esophagus, an inflammation of the throat; and Buerger’s disease, due to heavy smoking in younger days.

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