Duterte does not have cancer: DILG chief

Interior and Local Government OIC-Secretary Eduardo Año said that President Rodrigo Duterte is cancer-free.

“Last night, we had a Cabinet meeting. It lasted about [until] 11 pm. And I see he was fine, he was really good and he disclosed to us, result ng kaniyang test, is negative,” Año said on October 9.

“In the middle of the meeting sinabi niya, by the way, I had my test and sabi niya the test is negative so palakpakan kami,” he added.

“Congratulations, Mr. President. Nag-joke pa nga siya sabi niya na alam niyo itong health natin parang baterya yan eh, minsan negative minsan positive,” Año added. “I’m always with the President twice or thrice a week and he looks okay. I already saw him before he became the President and he stays the same.”

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said President Duterte is back in his jovial self when they met. “He is in high spirits. He is happy yesterday, cracking a lot of jokes,” Zubiri said.

“Sabi ni Bong Go the cancer is negative. May polyp growth sa intestines, but it’s benign,” Zubiri added.

Source: http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1050457; http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1050465