‘Go home and undergo medical exam with PRRD,’ Go tells Joma
By Lilian Mellejor
MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Sunday challenged Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison to go home and join President Rodrigo Duterte in undergoing a medical checkup.
This, as the presidential assistant defended Duterte on the sidelines of the 104th founding anniversary and opening of the Kalivungan Festival in Amas, Kidapawan City.
Go said Duterte has a “clean bill of health” and is in tip-top condition.
“Bago po tayo ma-Joma muli ng balita, o fake news, e di umuwi na lang siya dito sa Pilipinas. Sabay sila ni President Duterte. Tignan natin sino ang mas malakas sa kanila, sino ‘yung clean bill of health (Before we get victimized by fake news again, why doesn’t he just come home to the Philippines? He can have a checkup with the President. Let’s see who is stronger and who will have a clean bill of health),” he told reporters.
The President’s top aide said people could very well see who is ill between the President and Sison.
In a press statement, Sison challenged Duterte to submit himself to a medical examination by the best independent diagnosticians of the Philippine General Hospital in order to establish whether he is physically and mentally fit for his position.
Following Duterte’s statement that Sison is suffering from colon cancer, the latter promised to show his true and verifiable medical certificate.
Sison earlier said Duterte was in comatose — an accusation which was dispelled by the President after appearing in a Facebook video shared by Go and by attending several events last week. (PNA)