Galing Harvard pa! Duterte reveals pretty lady who woke him up from ‘coma’
President Rodrigo Duterte appeared in a Facebook live video on Monday (August 20) to debunk the claim of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison that he was in a coma.
The video, uploaded by Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go on his Facebook page, showed Duterte having dinner somewhere in Davao City.
He later revealed he was with a woman, saying: “I’m having dinner with a beautiful lady from our place.”
Duterte’s date was revealed to be former Climate Change Commission commissioner Frances Veronica Victorio.
Responding to Sison’s allegation, Duterte said he’s alive and “fairly healthy.”
Turning his gaze to Victorio, the President added: “How can you be comatose with a beautiful lady? Kung comatose ako, makita ko siya diyan talagang babangon ako.”
Duterte shared that Victorio is on leave from Harvard but he invited her to Davao City “to discuss some things.”
Sison claimed Duterte lapsed into a coma on Sunday (August 19). The President’s face, the communist leader said, also turned darker and his walk has become wobbly– which he took as signs of a serious ailment.