DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday confirmed rumors that he had passed away.
”It’s true,” Duterte said, “but I rose again after three days.”
To prove he is back alive, Duterte’s companion, Honylet Avanceña posted a live video of the couple reading last Sunday’s edition of the Philippine Star.
Duterte’s resurrection greatly bothered those who have been advocating for the late Corazon Aquino to be named the next Filipino saint. The former President has not been credited with any miracle, as required by the Roman Catholic Church before proclamation to sainthood.
With Duterte rising from the dead on the third day, many Catholic believers say this was a miracle, a sign from God, and that he should now be proclaimed a living saint.
There was no word from Pope Francis who is currently visiting in the Middle East whether or not he is going to make that proclamation.