MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte publicy announced this week that he had just undergone colonoscopy and edoscopy.
Colonoscopy is a medical prodecure that checks for abnormalities in the colon. It is often described as a preventive measure because of its ability to nip polyps which can potentially turn into cancer.
Endoscopy is an examination of the upper part of the gastrointestinl tract.
Both are usually outpatient procedures.
Today, Duterte challenged his No. 1 critic, Senator Antonio Trillanes, to undergo a brain scan to check for abnormalities and the current status of his mental capacity. The President said Trillanes should also make public the results of the brain scan.
Presidential Spoksperson Harry Roque told The Adobo Chronicles that the President is very concerned about Trillanes’ mental health considering the many unfounded and stupid statements about Duterte that he has been spreading during his press conferences.
”Just like the President, Senator Trillanes is a public official who should be transparent about his health status,” Roque said.