President Rodrigo Duterte is “cancer-free” and can finish his term, his top aide said Tuesday.

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go is the latest among high-ranking administration officials to attest to the health of the President, amid rumors that the 73-year-old chief executive could be suffering from a serious ailment.

“Sorry to disappoint his critics, the President is very healthy and in high spirits. I know for a fact that he is cancer-free,” Go told reporters.

“He will finish his term and live beyond 2022. Tuloy lang po ang aming trabaho. Salamat po sa inyong concern sa kaniyang kalusugan. I assure you, there is nothing to worry about.”

(He will finish his term and live beyond 2022. We will continue our work. Thank you for your concern on his health. I assure you, there is nothing to worry about.)

BongGO-1024x675READ2In ‘tip-top shape’

Acting Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said the President told his Cabinet members on Monday that the result of his recent medical test yielded a “negative” result.

“He disclosed to us that the result of the test was negative, the one where they took samples from his intestines,” Año told reporters.

The President is strong as an ox,” Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said Tuesday, belying reports that President Rodrigo Duterte is suffering from a major health illness.

“We saw it yesterday, he is in good spirits,” Zubiri added during an ambush interview at the Senate.

Zubiri and seven other senators went to meet Duterte in Malacañang on Monday for an emergency meeting over the fate of the coco levy fund bill.

The Majority Leader said Duterte is back to his jovial self when they met him.

“He is in high spirits. He is happy yesterday, cracking a lot of jokes,” Zubiri said.

Zubiri also bared that the President has tested negative for cancer.

Duterte reportedly underwent digestive track procedures on the request of his doctors last week.

Zubiri said while they did not personally ask Duterte about the results of the test, it was Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go who bared the results to them.

“Sabi ni Bong Go the cancer is negative. May polyp growth sa intestines, but it’s benign,” the Senate leader said.

Duterte’s health has been the talk of the town since his unscheduled visit to a private hospital last Wednesday for the tests.

Members of the opposition have been strongly clamoring for Malacañang to release information on Duterte’s true condition. (PNA)

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