It seems that Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is out of the loop in relation to President Rodrigo Duterte’s state of well being.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella mentioned the President was in the pink of well being opposite to Cayetano’s declare that the President skipped his first Independence Day celebration as chief govt final June 12 (Cayetano subbed for the President and raised the flag with Vice President Leni Robredo).
“The President is actually in excellent health, except for the fact that his schedule had been brutal. I mean, you have to credit the President, considering everything, that he has been actually honoring the military dead, the civilian dead, and he has been actually going around,” mentioned Abella in a briefing.
“In fact, he would have wanted to be at the symbolic raising and honoring of the dead. However, the fact is he was already doing it for the rest of the week. So I think we need to allow him a few rest. He was actually on top of the situation, however, he was — he also needed rest,” he added.
Cayetano instructed reporters that the President’s busy schedule had taken its toll on the 72-year previous chief.
“You know the President has been working 24/7, meeting the troops, meeting the commanders, and then late last night, visiting the wounded and mga namatay. So that’s why this morning, he didn’t feel that well. Nothing to worry about, but it’s better for him to rest muna this morning,” Cayetano mentioned.
Abella mentioned didn’t must get a health care provider’s recommendation to relaxation as a result of “his own body” instructed him to decelerate.
After taking a relaxation day on July 12, Abella mentioned the President has additionally taken the time off on July 13. Abella couldn’t say how lengthy the President’s physique instructed him to relaxation.
“Your body tells you that, you know. So but anyway, having said that, he is resting these days. Today he is resting, it’s private time. The appointments given to us are calibrated, given daily. There’s some long-term appointments yes. But as of today, he is… We know that he has private time. Let’s all wish him well,” mentioned Abella.