“Let’s just put it this way--he is resting for some time.”
-- Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella, in Malacañang briefing yesterday, June 15, his fourth straight rest day
PRESIDENT Duterte skipped two important state functions last Monday, June 12: Independence Day rites and the “vin d’honneur” of foreign ambassadors. Wednesday, June 14, he didn’t show up at the anti-illegal drugs agency PDEA anniversary function and didn’t fly to Davao City as scheduled. Thursday, he still was not seen or heard from.
Expectedly, media asked, where has the president gone? Anything wrong? Which drew a flurry of explanations from key officials: