Malacanang’s obscure assurances of President Rodrigo Duterte’s health usually are not sufficient, in response to Sen. Kiko Pangilinan.
Pangilinan mentioned Malacanang was sure by the Constitution to completely disclose Duterte’s actual health situation.
Section 12 of the 1987 Constitution mandates: ” In case of significant sickness of the President, the general public shall learn of the state of his health. The members of the Cabinet in charge of national safety and international relations and the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, shall not be denied entry to the President throughout such sickness.”
Duterte has not been seeen in public for the final 4 days and Malacanang has not introduced when the 72-year outdated chief would make a public look.
Pangilinan mentioned that Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella’s feeble assurances that the President was simply resting and pictures by Presidential Special Assistant Bong Go of a working president wouldn’t suffice to satisfy Malacanang’s obligation to tell the general public.