Duterte negative for tumor, has ‘battery syndrome’
President Duterte has admitted he has polyps and joked that he has “battery syndrome,” as he assured
the nation that he is healthy and cancer-free after tests on his Barrett’s disease came out negative.
“Hindi pa ako (I’m not yet) cancerous. Do not be afraid to go near me,” the President said during the induction
of the new batch of officers of the Malacañang Press Corps last night at the Palace.
Duterte waived confidentiality on his recent medical procedures following speculations about his state of health.
“Lumabas na (The result is out)… If you mean I was found positive of cancer? No, it’s not the colon; it’s my Barrett…
It’s badly eroded because I was told to stop drinking years ago,” he said, as he admitted going back to drinking brandy after years of stopping the habit.
The President even joked about his health and likened it to a battery.
“‘Yang wellbeing natin, parang baterya ‘yan, may positive at saka negative (Our wellbeing resembles a battery
, there is certain and negative),” he stated, alluding to the test outcomes.
Duterte’s affirmation and affirmation pursued similar records of his best assistant and government authorities.
“The President had said he has polyps, he has development in his digestive organs, however it’s nothing. It’s kind. It’s
a polyp yet not tumor, and he was in high spirits. He was extremely upbeat yesterday, breaking a considerable measure
of jokes,” Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri told correspondents.
Zubiri and Sens. Loren Legarda, Chiz Escudero, Cynthia Villar, Sonny Angara, Richard Gordon, Sherwin Gatchalian and JV
Ejercito met with Duterte at Malacañang Monday night to talk about administrative issues, at that point ate together.
Malacañang administrative issues
“The President is as solid as a bull, we saw it yesterday, he was in great spirits,” Zubiri said.
“He’s sound OK without malignancy,” Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go said in a possibility meet before
the introduction of marked laws on word related wellbeing and wellbeing perils and on close to home property security
act at Malacañang yesterday.
Duterte made the presentation about seven days after he conceded getting a second cluster of restorative tests identified with his Barrett’s sickness that has caused genuine worries about his wellbeing.
In a prior meeting, Go said Duterte is in tip-top condition and will probably complete his term.
In the midst of the free for all caused by his medical problems, Duterte likewise revealed to individuals from his Cabinet in a gathering held Monday night that the tests turned out “negative.”
“We had a Cabinet meeting that kept going until 11 p.m., he was fine, he was great. He revealed to us that the aftereffect of the test on his digestive tract was negative for growth,” Secretary Eduardo Año said amid the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s dispatch of Anti-Red Tape and Ease of Doing Business Forum 2018 held at Crowne Plaza in Ortigas.
He said Duterte volunteered to the individuals from the Cabinet the data about the consequence of his restorative test.
Adequate information about medicinal issues
“Amidst the gathering, (the President) stated, ‘Coincidentally, the test is negative’ and we as a whole hailed and let him know, ‘Congrats, Mr. President!” Año stated, including that the President did as such as he felt everybody extremely needed to think about it.
At the point when requested to expound, Año said he was not a specialist or one who has adequate information about medicinal issues.
He accepts, in any case, that the President is healthy.
Nevertheless, Duterte conceded a week ago that he needed to burn through one hour at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan to experience rehash trial of his endoscopy and colonoscopy, as
exhorted by specialists. He likewise said he didn’t yet know the status of his wellbeing and that on the off chance that he has disease, at that point so be it.
Amid a Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association occasion a week ago, Duterte said he would swear off any treatment in the event that things being what they are he has organize 3 disease.
Meanwhile, few areas requested Duterte make open the genuine state of his wellbeing, a worry of all Filipinos as he is the most noteworthy authority of the land.