Palace attributes Duterte’s absence in Leyte to fever: Baka lumala pa kaya nagpahinga
By Prince Golez
Malacanang revealed on Monday that President Duterte skipped his scheduled activity in Palo, Leyte due to “slight fever.”
“Sabi ni (former presidential aide) Bong Go, may slight fever, so sinat lang siguro. So, he wanted to make sure na hindi na lalala ‘yun kaya nagpahinga,” spokesperson Salvador Panelo said during a media briefing.
Amid persistent rumors of Duterte’s health woes, Panelo does not see the need to release the President’s medical records.
“No. Nagpahinga lang medical report na agad, ‘Pag serious illness lang. Hindi naman e,” according to him.
Panelo, meanwhile, said it was the idea of Honeylet Avanceña, common-law wife of Dutertes to upload a series of videos of her and the chief executive to dispel rumors that he had died.
“Because the social media was bashing with so many speculations, so she felt it was necessary para matapos na agad yung tsismis,” he added.