By Raïssa Robles
In the course of attacking me over my post on President Rodrigo Duterte’s sudden trip to Hong Kong, lawyer Bruce Rivera disclosed the real reason for the trip – a second medical opinion for what ails the president.
Rivera posted on Facebook yesterday [bold face mine]:
Clearly, there is a President who had a health scare. He had to go to Cardinal Santos without his staff knowing, admitted in public that it may or may not be cancer and because his common law partner is a nurse, urged him to have a second opinion in Hong Kong. Good thing, it turned out okey. We have a President who wants to be healthy for us because he promised his people that he will finish his term.
Here below is what he posted on FB. Now, if this disappears, it means the lawyer took down his FB post –
And oh, Attorney, my opinion columns on ABS-CBNNews are fair comment. But let’s get to the most important issue at hand.
Is Duterte supporter Bruce Rivera not aware that the presidential palace has repeatedly denied that the president went to Hong Kong for medical reasons?
Duterte’s most trusted aide, Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go — who had accompanied Duterte to HK — told reporters:
“Nagpahinga lang po. Hindi siya nag-shopping doon.”
His Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said:
“He has been working since June 2016. Can they not allow him a weekend break?”
Are you saying Bong Go and Medialdea were both lying to the nation? Ulp.
Tell us how you knew what you posted. Are you, perhaps, privy to top level info? Are you going to be the next PCOO AssSec to replace you know who?
Tell us your source and I’ll update my story.