Nothing wrong with the President's health, he's in the pink of health, Palace says

April 29, 2013 11:42 pm 

MANILA, April 29 — There is nothing wrong with the health of President Benigno S. Aquino III, Malacañang said on Monday, in response to some observations that the Chief Executive may be under the weather given the tight schedules of activities that he was having since last month.

Prior to delivering his speech during his meeting with local leaders and the community in Quezon province early Monday, President Aquino was quoted apologizing to the public for having a hoarse voice owing to a cold virus.

“Hingi po ako ng paumanhin sa inyo sa umpisang-umpisa pa lang. Kung napapansin niyo ‘yung boses ko medyo hindi ho pang ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’—maliban na lang kung horror ang pinag-uusapan. Medyo nadale ho tayo ng konting sipon. Pero pipilitin pa rin nating maging maliwanag ang atin pong kailangang sabihin,” the President said.

Asked for a clarification on this statement, Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda told reporters at a press briefing in Malacañang that it is just ‘natural’ for the President to be in such condition at times because of the changes in the weather.

“Siguro panay kampanya ni Presidente, e natural lang ‘yan sa kanya. He wants to campaign for his (candidates). But we have no indication of any problems.Siguro init-lamig lang but there are no indications of any illness,” Lacierda said.

Lacierda noted that while they were in Brunei last week, they were able to spend “quite a long time with the President” without any problem. He was even in high spirits when he gave an interview to the Philippine media delegation late Wednesday evening last week.

“He’s in the pink of health,” Lacierda added.

Since the campaign period started, the President has been busy doing some rounds of relentless campaigning in various provinces while doing governance work to ensure the victory of all his 12 senatorial candidates in the upcoming elections. (PNA)

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