Presidential spokesperson releases statement on Duterte’s health

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel & Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo released a statement regarding President Rodrigo Duterte’s health on May 19.

“There is no truth to the rumor circulating that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is confined in Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan,” he said.

“The President is in his residence at the Palace signing papers. I just talked to him, he is neither confirming nor denying that he went to the hospital,” he added.