President Rodrigo Duterte’s authorized counsel has denied studies he and different Cabinet members have been referred to as for a meeting at Malacañang Friday (June 16) amid rumors surrounding the Chief Executive’s well being.
“Totoong hindi totoo,” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo stated about the rumored full Cabinet meeting in a radio interview.
“Walang Cabinet meeting,” he added.
Panelo stated Duterte is “as strong as a bull” and was arduous at work even when he has been resting over the final 5 days.
“He is working like hell. He reads a lot. Ang dami niyang binabasa, ang daming mga reports, nag-i-istrategize siya. Nagtatrabaho pa rin siya,” he stated.
Speculation has swirled relating to the state of Duterte’s well being since he has been missing in the public eye beginning June 12, when he skipped the Independence Day rites at Luneta.
The Twitter account AltMalacañang, which claims to be run by Palace insiders, claimed “a full Cabinet was called today.”
Something is occurring in the Palace in the present day. A full Cabinet was referred to as in the present day. Palace is abuzz.
— Alt Malacañang (@AltMalacanang) June 15, 2017
It additionally claimed that Duterte might have visited a Greenhills infirmary to have a checkup after vomiting.
In a bid to allay issues about Duterte’s well being, Malacañang and Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go have launched photographs displaying the Chief Executive trying regular.
Photos from the Palace confirmed Duterte was at Villamor Airbase on Thursday (June 15), whereas these launched by Go had him working at Bahay Pagbabago on the identical day.
Panelo stated he was in Manila and he sees no motive to fly to Davao City, the place Duterte reportedly went after visiting Villamor Airbase.