President Rodrigo R. Duterte is in “good health”, Malacañang confirmed after the chief executive underwent his routine medical examination a day before he delivers his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.
“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 press statement on Sunday night.
“He spent about an hour and a half for the routine examination. He was declared to be in good health,” he added.
Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go also echoed Roque’s statement.
“PRRD (President Rodrigo R. Duterte) is in good mood and in good condition after routine medical check up,” Go said, noting that the President is now “prepared” for his third SONA.
Photos from Malacañang showed the 73-year-old President with Go and director Joyce Bernal during rehearsal for his SONA.
On his official Twitter account, Roque, quoting Bernal, said the director wanted to make sure that the whole world would be able to listen to Duterte.
“Prepping for SONA with Direk Joyce Bernal: ‘I want to make sure he is able to talk to the whole world,’” Roque said. PNA