Defending her father from reports of being comatose, Presidential daughter Mayor Sara Duterte fired back saying the Facebook post of Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, the founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines, about the president is “not rational.”
But Sison said the elder Duterte “should be gratified that the report I have ventilated has given him the chance to deny that he is comatose.”
In her message, Sara said she doubts whether it was really Sison or just a caretaker who made the post.
“His recent Facebook posts about the dying PRD is not rational and napaisip ako kung siya ba ang nagpost or baka caretaker nalang ni Joma,” she said in her message.
“My guess is, at the rate that he or his caretaker is unraveling, he will soon say PRD is not human but an alien in the form of Rodrigo Duterte,” the mayor added.
The mayor cited that she had a good relationship with Joma.
“Some years ago, Joma Sison sent me chocolates and a note. It was a surprise because I did not think he knew me then, nevertheless, the message was rational and pleasant,” the mayor said.
Last Sunday, Sison posted on his Facebook page the alleged condition of the president.
But Sison yesterday clarified his early statement. This after the President himself released a video confirming he was not in coma.
“With regard to the report that Duterte was comatose in the afternoon or evening of Sunday, August 19, I never claimed it to be certainly true but I cautioned the readers of my Facebook Timeline that the report is subject to verification or negation by the public appearance of Duterte and by credible medical bulletin,” Sison said in his latest Facebook post.
“If the video showing Duterte hotel—dating a young woman was really recorded on Monday night (Davao time), I am pleased to see that Duterte is still alive and that there is a chance of his living long enough to be held accountable for his crimes against the people and be tried by the people´s court or by the International Criminal Court,” the current Chief Political Consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines said.
Sison said he is gratified that the video shows Duterte “truly looking very tired and dispirited, his face still very dark and his right eye drooping. He looks like he just came from dialysis or some other kind of treatment on Sunday.”
The exiled communist leader said the Duterte’s video appearance “somehow confirms the report that on Saturday, August 18 his face was darker than usual and that he was slow and unstable while shaking hands with his Lex Taliones fraternity brods. The video indicates that Duterte suffers from some serious illness, such as the aggravation of his self-admitted Buerger´s disease and/or his kidney problem due to frequent use of pain killers, including fentanyl.”
Sison added that he does not have any death wish for Duterte. “In fact, I wish him to live long enough to receive a warrant of arrest, unlike the so many thousands of victims of Oplans Tokhang and Kapayapaan.”
“I agree with all the forces of the broad united front that Duterte is unfit for the position of president of even the semicolonial and semifeudal state of big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats. It is not just because of his self-admitted physical infirmities. It is more importantly because of his mental incompetence and most importantly because of his moral depravity in view of his crimes of mass murder, drug empire-building and plunder and his scheme of imposing a fascist dictatorship on the Filipino people,” Sison said.
In his statement on Monday, Sison said the medical status of Duterte, which is of public interest in his case, “has to be clarified and cannot be waved away by shallow explanations that he forgets to powder his face or that this has become darker than usual because of beauty tanning.”
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