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Palace denies Duterte has been hospitalized

May 19, 2019 - Sunday 1:05 PM by Jon Joaquin

President Duterte was last seen on May 13, election day, when he cast his vote in Davao City.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Sunday denied that President Rodrigo Duterte has fallen ill and is confined in a hospital.

"There is no truth to the rumor circulating that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is confined in Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan," Panelo said in a brief statement.

"The President is in his residence at the Palace signing papers. I just talked to him, he is neither confirming nor denying that he went to the hospital," he added.

The rumors started circulating five days after the President was last seen in public.

He was last seen on May 13, election day, when he cast his vote in Davao City.

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