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Nagsimula sa ubo: Noynoy reveals contracting pneumonia

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Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III revealed Wednesday (November 20) that he recently contracted pneumonia.

Aquino made a rare public appearance at the mass to mark the 1,000th day in detention of his former Justice Secretary, Senator Leila De Lima.

He told reporters he was diagnosed with pneumonia last week but is already on the way to recovery.

“Nag-umpisa kasi ubo. Ang problema nag-progress sa pneumonia, that was last week. So, binigyan ako ng treatment ng doctor ko, so okay na. Pero siyempre recovering ng konti ayaw nating mabinat,” Aquino said.

The former President, a smoker, said he lost appetite since his doctor required him to take two sets of medications.

Aquino’s sister, Kris, fueled speculation about the former President’s health after she said he skipped the commemoration of their father’s 36th death anniversary in August because he was “not okay.”

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