A young lawyer known for his anti-Duterte stance wrote something on Facebook on March 29, 2017 that got the attention of Paulo Duterte.
The young lawyer, who is a Leni Robredo supporter, demanded Malacanang to disclose the president’s medical status after the photo of Duterte showing a oxygen concentrator inside his bedroom went viral online.
The young lawyer wrote: “As can be seen from these public photos (from Inquirer and other sources), Duterte is using an O2 or Oxygen Concentrator. Such machine is used by someone who has a respiratory illness – such as severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema – and even possibly heart failure!If he has any of the serious or severe respiratory illness – especially heart failure – the public has a right to know! The Constitution mandates the disclosure of the President’s illness, if serious.”
He went on to cite Article VII, Section 12 of the Constitution to prove his point.
“In case of serious illness of the President, the public shall be informed of the state of his health. The members of the Cabinet in charge of national security and foreign relations and the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, shall not be denied access to the President during such illness.”
“So does Duterte have a serious illness?
This is not the first time signs of a serious illness have cropped up. During the elections, he would get migraine attacks and fall unconscious. After he won but before he took office, he took 1-2 weeks break where he couldn’t be contacted or seen.
When he was already President, he was reported to have collapsed or fell to his knees in an overseas trip. By the end of December 2016, Kit Tatad reported that Duterte went to Fuda Cancer Hospital in China and this was confirmed by Duterte in January.
And now this.
So does Duterte have a serious illness? Because if yes, we have a right to know.”
The young lawyer’s post somehow found its way in Paulo Duterte’s timeline on Facebook, prompting the former to hit back via a Facebook post.
“Ahhhhhh serious illness? tapos ground for impeachment na naman yan? lahat na lang???
Atty Jesus Falcis, kung d ka ba naman abugok maraming purpose ang oxygen palibhasa absent ka sa Science.. eto ginagamit namin para mabawas bawasan ang stress sa kagaya mong ABUGOK at sa mga kasama mong CONG-GOK at SENADOR NA UGOK na puro impeachment lng ang laman ng utak! Sa tingin ko pumasa ka lang sa Bar exam dahil sa penmanship mo..
the fuck sign is for the YELLOWGOKS!”
Your thoughts, please!