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Philippines: Duterte tests negative for cancer but must ease off booze

AFTER a brief health scare last week, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he has tested negative for cancer, but doctors said he must cease drinking alcohol due to a “badly eroded” colon. “If you mean was I found positive of cancer? No, it’s not the colon. It’s my Barret’s [esophagus]. It’s badly eroded and I was told to stop drinking years ago,” Duterte told reporters on Tuesday, as quoted by ABS-CBN News. “As of late, I went back to the habit. I don’t know for one reason or another, I just like to drink. Now actually, before I sleep, even if I’m alone, I have three shots before I sleep,” he added. “I’m not cancerous so don’t be afraid to come near me.” Duterte added a biopsy done last week shows he does not have cancer, after calls from the public for information after the 73-year-old missed two official events recently. SEE ALSO: Philippines: Cancer could spell the end of Duterte’s presidency  Duterte said he underwent the tests “just to satisfy the family’s urgings. But, if it were up to me. I do not need…I don’t fear…I don’t care.” He also denied taking another medical test in Hong Kong during the weekend when he was seen shopping with his partner and youngest daughter, according to Reuters. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Philippines: Duterte tests negative for cancer but must ease off booze, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Philippines: Duterte tests negative for cancer but must ease off booze

 

 

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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Wednesday, 10 October, 2018

 

 

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