DAVAO CITY, June 15, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte is seen here in a photo released by Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go to reporters Thursday evening.
Duterte has been “missing” since his absence at the Independence Day rites held last Monday, prompting critics and supporters alike to wonder where the hardworking President has been for the past days.
The Malacanang Palace has clarified that Duterte was in good health and is only resting.
Earlier this week, Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said President Duterte was in “excellent condition.”
Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte, making light of the incident, said Duterte was enjoying an extended rest after celebrating the birthday of Bong Go earlier this week.