President Rodrigo Roa Duterte paid a visit to the hospital before his third State of the Nation Address (SONA).
On a Sunday afternoon, Duterte dropped by at Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City to attend to his ‘routine medical check-up.’
“I confirm that the President had a routine medical check-up at Cardinal Santos Hospital tonight before rehearsing for the SONA,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement. He also added the Duterte spent at least an hour and a half for the routine examination and was, later on, declared in a good health.
However, as of 9:00 pm, the president returned to Malacañang to rehearse his speech for his SONA that is set today, July 23.