President Rodrigo Duterte stays laborious at work even when he hasn’t been seen in public over the past 5 days, his authorized adviser mentioned.

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo was the most recent administration official to dispute rumors that Duterte was taking break day as a result of he was sick.

“The President is strong. He is as strong as a bull,” Panelo mentioned in a radio interview Friday (June 16).

While Duterte must relaxation since he has been missing sleep for near a month, Panelo mentioned the President was still working continuous.

“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 mentioned.

Panelo scoffed at critics demanding the Palace to launch particulars on Duterte’s well being in accordance with the Constitution, saying it solely supplies that the administration inform the general public when the President has a severe sickness.

“Ni wala ngang illness whether serious or slight,” he mentioned.

Malacañang and Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go have launched photographs displaying Duterte wanting regular to allay considerations about his well being.

Photos from the Palace confirmed Duterte was at Villamor Airbase on Thursday (June 15), while these launched by Go had him working at Bahay Pagbabago on the identical day.

Duterte reportedly flew to Davao City later within the day.