I can still do my job despite health woes - Pres. Duterte

I can still do my job despite health woes - Pres. Duterte




The oldest president of the Republic of the Philippines does not mind his age or any health concerns a 70 year old male person is having, he just want to do nothing but work for the country.

In an exclusive interview with CNN Philippines, the 74 year old gentleman form Davao city allayed fears regarding his health condition, stating the public should not worry about his health as he can still perform all the duties as expected from being elected the Chief Executive of the country.


Duterte does not deny the fact that  he has various health issues, which can be expected from a Filipino which is 70 year old and up, but he maintains there is no need to release a medical bulletin on his current health.



I’m 74 years old. Huwag mo akong tanungin if I am in the pink of health. I am not. Meron akong mga ano sa katawan (I have certain ailments),” Duterte said. “For purposes of performing my functions as president, I am all right.”

The issue came about when recently admitted that his age has been taking a toll on his health.

President Duterte previously said he is suffering from muscle spasms, chronic back pains, and migraines.
The Chief Executive also said he has myasthenia gravis, a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that weakens skeletal muscles responsible for breathing and moving parts of the body.
Plus his early revelation that he has myasthenia gravis, a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that weakens skeletal muscles responsible for breathing and moving parts of the body and that he is suffering from Barrett’s esophagus, a potentially serious complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease, and Buerger’s disease, a rare disease of the arteries and veins in the arms and legs.

Media has been zeroing on this issue and has labelled it to growing concern by the public.

Duterte, however, assured that he has no serious health problem.
“No. The Constitution does not require me (to release a medical bulletin),” Duterte said.





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