Senator Chiz Escudero defended President Rodrigo Duterte towards the criticisms obtained by the Filipino chief from his critics due to his absence within the public eye for nearly 5 days.
According to the senator, a President who’s having a little bit break from the grueling hours of labor shouldn’t be towards the structure.
He additionally mentioned that it’s not a difficulty for him that the President didn’t seem to the general public for nearly 5 days as a result of there’s no regulation that may prohibit a public official to take some trip or relaxation.
“Hindi krimen ang magbakasyon ang pangulo, hindi porke’t pangulo ka hindi na pwedeng magbakasyon at magpahinga,” he mentioned.
Escudero additionally defined that if the President was in a trip or don’t have any public engagements to attend, it doesn’t imply that Duterte shouldn’t be doing his job because the chief of the nation.
He additionally mentioned that if the President have a severe sickness, the structure clearly said that Malacañang should inform the general public about his actual well being situation.
“Maliwanag ang probinsyon ng Konstitusyon at ito’y alam ng mga nakapaligid sa Pangulo na kapag seryoso ang karamdaman ng pangulo ay dapat ipagbigay alam iyan sa publiko,” he mentioned.
But the senator mentioned that the President don’t want to tell the general public about his well being if there’s nothing severe about his situation, like what Duterte all the time mentioned throughout his speeches.
“Ngunit kung ordinaryong sakit at hindi seryoso ay hindi na kailangan ipagbigay alam sa publiko,” he added.
“Seventy years old na ako. Yung lolo mo, tatay mo, at 70-years-old, alam mo sakit nila? Yun rin ang sakit ko,” President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned throughout certainly one of his public speeches.
“Ang sakit ko po, just to make it clear, talagang yung nagkaproblema ako, it’s Verger’s Disease. It is a constriction of the blood vessel for a person who, yung nicotine. Tapos yung isa, well, of course, sa inom. Kagaya mo rin, yung Barrett Esophigial thing, erosion dahil sa inom,” he added.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s absence because the Independence Day sparked rumors that he suffered in a severe sickness that compelled him to cease his look to the general public.
Members of the opposition urged President Rodrigo Duterte to clarify his absence within the public eye since June 12 and so they consider that he should state his actual well being situation.
During Duterte’s absence in public, Malacañang defined that President Rodrigo Duterte was solely drained and want some relaxation to rejuvenate himself.
On Friday, throughout President Rodrigo Duterte’s first public look since June 12, he debunked the rumors circulated by his critics that he’s in coma.
Duterte joked: “Nasa kama lang ako. Kayo lang nagsabi na-coma ako… Wrong spelling man ‘yan… Kung na-coma ako, magtindig kaya ako para mamut*ngin*?”
“My state of health is what you see is what you get. I do not need anybody to ask me where I’m going. Kapag hindi niyo ko nakita ng limang araw, edi patay na” he added.