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Sotto warns those ‘obsessed in wanting Duterte sick’: Beware of ‘karma’

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Vicente Sotto III warned of “karma” as he questioned Sunday why some people were “obsessed in wanting” President Rodrigo Duterte sick.

Sotto issued the statement after speculations had surfaced that Duterte was hospitalized at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City. Malacañang dismissed this as “not true.”

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“Why are some people so obsessed in wanting PRDD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte) sick. It’s bad for the country. Ingat kayo. Baka makarma kayo,” Sotto said in a Twitter post.

Speculations that Duterte was sick and hospitalized at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City surfaced after he was out of the public eye for five days after he cast his vote in Davao City on May 13.

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Duterte’s absences in the past have sparked rumors about his deteriorating health.

Duterte dispelled the rumors when his trusted aide Christopher “Bong” Go released photos of him having a snack at Bahay Pangarap in Malacañang.

Duterte was seen in the photos with the May 19 issue of major dailies, including the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

READ: Duterte dispels rumors he’s in hospital, shows copy of Inquirer May 19 issue

The 74-year-old Chief Executive earlier admitted that he suffers from Buerger’s disease, migraine, and back pains reportedly caused by smoking during his youth.

He also revealed that he had a colonoscopy and endoscopy and that he has been undergoing regular blood tests. (Editor: Julie Espinosa)

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