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Duterte in good health after vomiting in plane: Malacanang

  • Nestor Corrales

    Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN

Manila | Thu, June 7, 2018 | 06:06 pm
Duterte in good health after vomiting in plane: Malacanang Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte holds a Galil sniper rifle next to outgoing National Police Chief Ronald Bato Dela Rosa during a handover ceremony in Camp Crame, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, April 19, 2018. (Reuters/Dondi Tawatao)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte suffered from migraine and vomited in the plane on his way back to Manila from his official visit in Seoul.

There is nothing to worry about the health of President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacañang said on Thursday, two days after the Chief Executive revealed that he vomited in the plane on his way back to Manila from his official visit in Seoul.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte suffered migraine during his trip back to the Philippines.

"This has been a recurring problem of the President. He suffers from migraine from time to time. He says this is related to an earlier motorcycle accident that he suffered. But it comes and goes," Roque noted in a Palace briefing.

He, however, said this was the first time the President had a migraine attack in the plane.

"But of the many trips I've been with the President, this is the first time he had a migraine attack in the plane," he said.

He added that the President even asked him to formally apologize to the passengers on the commercial flight because he could not go around and greet them.

"But I think it's the first time I saw him suffer from this migraine and yes, he said he was sick on the flight because of the migraine," Roque said.

According to Roque, apart from occasional migraine attack, Mr. Duterte’s health condition is “good.”

"Otherwise, his health is good. It's the first time I saw him suffer from a migraine and I have gone on at least six of seven trips with him," he pointed out.

Asked if the President had already undergone an annual executive check-up, the Palace spokesman said: "Well I will inquire if he has had an annual check-up and I will let you know."  

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This article appeared on the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post
 

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