Presidente matamlay dahil malungkot, not health-related: Roque

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“That’s not health-related, it’s more of an emotional issue,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said when asked about why President Rodrigo Duterte looked weak during his talk to troops on July 3 at Edwin Andres Air Base, Zamboanga City.

Secretary Roque said the President was sad because of shooting incident involving policemen that killed 4 intel soldiers in Jolo, Sulu on June 29.

“Matamlay po talaga siya dahil talagang kusang malungkot. Doon ko lang po nakita na talagang napakalungkot ng ating Presidente. Para siyang ama na namatayan ng mga anak dahil nag-away-away,” Roque said.

“Talagang emosyonal po siya. At some point, nagka-crack po ang kanyang voice. At doon ko lang po nakita na talagang he took it very personal itong nangyari sa Jolo,” he added.