Officials: Duterte Told Cabinet he Doesn't Have Cancer
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told his Cabinet that medical tests show he doesn't have cancer, though he won't be releasing a detailed public report on his health, officials said Tuesday. Interior official Eduardo Ano told reporters that Duterte announced his test results in a meeting Monday night, eliciting applause from Cabinet officials. Two other Cabinet officials made a similar statement. The announcement came amid growing uncertainty about the 73-year-old leader's health after he said in a speech last week that he may have cancer and was awaiting test results. Ano said that midway through the Cabinet meeting the president said his tests were negative. "We applauded and told him, 'Congratulations Mr. President,'" Ano said. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Duterte would abide by the country's constitution, which requires presidents to publicly disclose any serious illness, but he added that since "it is not serious, he...
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