Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has remained fit and healthy for his age contrary to rumors circulating online that he is suffering with an illness.
“We thank the Filipino people for voicing their concern and wishing the Chief Executive’s strength and good health during this time of COVID-19 pandemic as he continues to discharge his functions as head of the government,” Roque said.
Roque thanked the Filipino people for making President Duterte the most approved and the most trusted national public official in the country with 65 percent approval rating and 55 percent trust rating, respectively, according to an independent non-commissioned survey conducted from March 20 to 29.
“The latest survey results send a clear message that our people are generally happy with the leadership and performance of the President,” he said.
He said this strong public confidence would certainly motivate and inspire the President, along with the members of the Cabinet, to work harder to serve the people, especially during this time of global health crisis.