Former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo remains confident that President Rodrigo Duterte will still be able to fulfill his duties to the country even with the latest result of his medical tests.
Macapagal-Arroyo said that there is nothing wrong if the President seeks medical treatment while continuing his mandate to the Filipino people.
This was the reaction of the House Speaker following the admission of the President that he did in fact went to the hospital to undergo Endoscopy.
Macapagal-Arroyo added that Duterte will still be able to work even if he is suffering from illness.
The former President that if she is able to withstand long hours during plenary sessions, there is no doubt that the President will be able to remain effective in his post.
There have been constant concern regarding the President’s health, especially after Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Marie Sison pointed out in a previous interview that the President’s darkening complexion is because he has cancer.
Rumors further intensified as the President skipped the PAGCOR event in Malacanang this week, and instead assigned Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to attend on his behalf.
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque denied reports that the president was rushed to the hospital, however, it was the President himself on Thursday confirmed that he did go to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City.