Joma Sison & # 39; Happy & # 39; Duterte is not in a coma
(philstar.com) – August 21, 2018 – 2:09 PM
MANILA, Philippines – the founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines, Jose Maria Sison, claims that President Rodrigo Duterte has been declared in a coma that this means that the president can still stand trial for his alleged crimes.
Sison, who posted an unverified report on Sunday night that Duterte is in a coma, said: "I am happy to see that Duterte is still alive and that there is a long chance of being held responsible for his crimes against the people and tried by the People's Court or by the International Criminal Court. "
Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, announced that her office is launching a first investigation into allegations of summary murders in the government's anti-drug campaign. Although the palace initially welcomed the development as an opportunity for the government to prove that critics were wrong, Duterte announced in March that the Philippines had withdrawn from the ICC.
The statement from Sison came after the president, with his assistant Bong Go, went Monday to Facebook Live.
"I'm alive – reasonably healthy and I'm going to eat with a nice lady from Davao," the president said.
Sison previously claimed that those who saw the president at a meeting with his brotherhood brothers last Saturday saw an alleged discoloration on the face of the president. He added that the walk and handshake of Duterte seemed unstable.
The presidential spokesman Harry Roque was quick to reject Sison's claims. In a press conference Roque said that Duterte is in order and is expected to appear in public on Tuesday.
Duterte seemed very tired, despondent & # 39;
Sison stressed that he never claimed that his post on Duterte comatose was "certainly true".
He pointed out, however, that the video showed Duterte with a face darker than normal & # 39 ;. He also said that the president is "very tired and discouraged & # 39; used to be.
But Roque got rid of Sison's claim on Monday and said he was a revolutionary & # 39; revolutionary & # 39; is who does not know the health of Duterte as he is in the Netherlands.
Asked about a medical report on the state of the president, Roque said that he did not see the need for it, as Duterte himself revealed that he had received a clean health certificate.
Section 12 of Article VII of the 1987 Constitution states that "[i]In case of serious illness of the president, the public is informed of the state of health. "
In July 2017, Duterte was also chased by rumors that he had fallen ill after he had skipped the ceremony of the Philippine Independence Day on 12 June and was absent from public arrangements the following days. But Duterte doubted that he was not in a coma, but in fact was in bed, a remark that his assistant Go on Monday repeated.
A few weeks ago, Malacañang denied rumors that the president had been taken to hospital for illness.
Roque asked the audience to stop distributing such news because they could be a crime.
– Kristine Joy Patag