Duterte Admits Struggle in Reading: “I don’t know if I’d be able to read next year…”

Pres. Duterte Says He Already Has A Hard Time Reading due to his Age

DUTERTE – Philippine outgoing President Rodrigo Roa Duterte admitted that he already has struggles in reading.

Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte was already 71 years old when he won the 2016 National Election. He is the oldest person to have been elected as the president of the Republic of the Philippines. It is no secret to the public that he is suffering from Barrett’s esophagus or an acid reflux problem in the esophagus.

Furthermore, it is also no secret to the public that the President wakes up late during the daytime. According to him, it is because he spends the nighttime reading documents and it is already during the wee hours of the day when he would fall asleep.

The President is now in the last few weeks of his term. At noontime on June 30, he will step down as the country’s president. He previously said that he is almost ready to leave Malacañang.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte is now down to the last events that he will be attending as president of the country. Recently, he visited the National Academy of Sports in New Clark City, Tarlac. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, during his speech, the President admitted that he has a hard time reading.

Pres. Duterte expressed that he is already experiencing double vision when reading citing his age. The outgoing President is now 77 years old. He also expressed his doubt on whether he can still read next year or not.

“Ang mata ko nagdodoble na ‘yung… I’m 77 years old… I don’t know if I’d be able to read next year any of — well, any written document for that matter,” the Chief Executive said.

Currently, there is still no finality as to whether the President will return to being a private citizen after his term ends or he will join the Cabinet of the incoming administration. While there was still no offer, the incoming admin has previously expressed its openness to having him as part of the Cabinet members.

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