• Did PNoy collapse? No such thing, says Palace

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    In the Pink Of Health President Benigno Aquino 3rd with National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chairperson Dr. Maria Serena Diokno during the inauguration of the President Emilio Aguinaldo Museum in Kawit, cavite. Malacanang Photo Bureau

    In the Pink Of Health President Benigno Aquino 3rd with National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chairperson Dr. Maria Serena Diokno during the inauguration of the President Emilio Aguinaldo Museum in Kawit, cavite. Malacanang Photo Bureau

    The President is fine.

    Malacañang at past midnight Saturday denied a rumor that all engagements of President Benigno Aquino 3rd had been cancelled after he “collapsed” Friday night.

    “I have communicated with the President regarding the rumors circulating tonight that he collapsed, and he immediately responded to my text with: ‘No such thing,’” Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said.

    He said Palace officials had “no idea” where the report originated, but apparently it was triggered by a tweet from a Malacañang reporter who quoted a “source”.

    Lacierda said he got wind of the “rumor” after he was barraged with calls and text messages from reporters inquiring about the reported incident.

    A reporter from a government media agency said they were up until the wee hours of Saturday following reports that something happened to the President.

    Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte, in a radio interview, reiterated Lacierda’s statement, insisting that the President was 100 percent in good health.

    “He did not mention that he was not feeling well, including cold and cough,” she said.

    Valte said the President was in good spirits during the opening of the Aguinaldo museum in Kawit, Cavite last Friday where he was last seen in public.

    “We don’t know where these things come from. The President met a lot of people this week and was recently in Kawit, and everybody can see that he is in good spirits . . . That he is in a good condition,” she said,
    The President had cancelled engagements due to health reasons in the past.

    Valte said the President undergoes a regular medical checkup, but she had no information when was the last time he was seen by a doctor.

    “I can assure you that the President’s health is in good condition according to his physician. And I have been with him last week, and he has not told me about suffering from colds or a cough,” she said.

    “From what happened last night, it’s prudent to, again, to repeat that we should be cautious about spreading information, especially on social media,” Valte added.

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    11 Comments

    1. Regardless of the health status os the President, he must have a complete executive physical check-up twice a year. Tigilan na niya ang paninigarilyo habang maaga pa. Good luck, good health Mr. President.

    2. First news of its kind….a country’s president dies of nightmares…haunted by 44 massacred soldiers…!

      BOOOOOO! I believe this collapsing story…it’s about time…beacuse the whole government HAS already collapsed around him…nowhere to go to escape from your own conscience…

    3. Fallen 44 haunting P-NOY.50+days and still no justice for the Fallen 44 and the wounded SAF commandos.

    4. Judging by the lies that come out of Lacierda’s mouth regularly, we should be wary of his denial that Pnoy really collapsed. The Filipino people have a right to know what the state of health their president is, even if it is Pnoy. The presidency is important even if the person isn’t.

    5. this “collapse” incident is true. why would Noynoy cancel his engagements with the press if he did not collapse? to dispell the rumours, Noynoy should have proceeded with his press conference.

    6. PNoy is running scared. He is cornered, no place to hide. He must have sleeples nights since the time of doom is fast approaching. He must be looking for countries for asylum and no treaty for mutual deportation. Fews months before the end of his presidential term is indeed now very short. Jail or asylum!

    7. Also, if totoo na nag collapsed si Pnoy, bakit inilabas ng Malacanang ang news, diba ililihim nila yan? Ganya talaga sila Malacanang.

    8. Roldan Guerrero on

      It is Pnoy`s mental health that needs emergency treatment. He must be in a state of insanity now as a result of the problems he created which hounds him every hour. He may be sleepless now every night. The people around him should be very truthful in telling every Filipinos if still he is in good mental health to avoid more damages we cant afford to suffer.

    9. How can Pnoy respond to Lacierda by text msgs? Pnoy’s cellphone was off during that night. Gimmick Lang yan ng Malacanang para huwag ng batikusin pa si Pnoy.

      If not true, paano lumabas ang ganyang news? It only means na Malacanang ang pasimuno ng news na Ito, maliwanag ba?