May taning na? Duterte: I may not even survive next month
President Rodrigo Duterte has fueled speculation about his health once again when he said he may not be alive by October.
Before leaving Jordan Friday (September 7), Duterte urged the Filipino community to choose their leaders well for the sake of the country.
“Kayong mga Pilipino, I will not be here for all time. I may not even survive next month. Alam mo ang buhay, the imponderables of life, we never can tell. It’s only Allah who controls our lives,” he said at a gathering at the Royal Cultural Palace.
“Pero maawa naman kayo sa bayan ninyo. Kung sa — buti na lang ‘yun kung sinong popular sa sine, sinong popular na actor. Pero por Dios naman kung magdating na sa mga batas-batas, mamili naman kayo ng tao na ano,” he added.
Speculation about the state of Duterte’s health have swirled since Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison pointed out that the President’s skin looks darker, which he said was a sign of a serious kidney ailment.
Sison also said Duterte had fallen into a coma but it was quickly debunked by the President.
Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, meanwhile, claimed that Duterte’s trip to Israel this week was for medical purposes, and not just for an official visit.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, whose amnesty Duterte recently revoked, said some quarters in the military are heistant to obey the President’s supposedly illegal orders because they knew he might not finish his term.