The militant group of workers is calling fpr the resignation of President Rodrigo Duterte, after the controversial head of state shared that his illness will soon lead to cancer. In Duterte's inere speech yesterday, the president recalled that his Barrett's esophagus was "near stage one cancer" - a reason to advise him to stop drinking alcohol.
The Kilusang Mayo Uno stresses that this development in Duterte's health all the more adds up to the long list of reasons why he should vacate his post immediately," KMU said in a statement, Tuesday night. "His subservience to foreign powers, tyranny, mass murder of the people and plunder of the people's resources are the primary reasons for him to be out of power. Added to this, Duterte is medically unfit. Duterte is unfit to lead the country in all respects
Prior to Duterte's health issue, the head of state and several opposition figures have long resigned from the Left, especially his alleged being "submissive" to the dictates of China, the United States and the bloody anti-drug policy. and counter-insurgency. In his speech, Digong recalled that he had only "a little time" left and "no more appetite." "You have money, you can no longer eat because the doctor said do not eat fat because you will die. You Duterte, do not drink because your Barrett is nearing stage one in cancer," he said. It was only in 2018 when Digong admitted that he was stopped drinking alcohol because of his Barrett's esophagus. However, he just announced that it could lead to cancer. Duterte also recently advised PhilHealth President and chief executive officer Ricardo Morales to resign because he was suffering from lymphoma - another type of cancer. "He must resign immediately and give the people the much needed relief amid a pandemic and economic crisis," KMU continued. "Duterte, follow the People's Prescription: RESIGN!" In an interview with CNN Philippines, Wednesday morning, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that Duterte has not yet run and has stopped drinking. "To rephrase what the President said, he almost had cancer if he didn't stop drinking. But he has since stopped drinking," Roque said. "As far as I know, there is no cancer. If there is, or any serious illness, he will report to the people." For now, he said, the president no longer has any vices, even smoking. Apart from that, he can be considered healthy for a 75-year-old. Despite the pain he felt, Senate President Vicente Sotto III underestimated Digong's illness, something that was only natural for his age. "He is past 74 years of age. It's not unusual. Im sure he will be taken cared of properly knowing the medical background of Honeylet [Avancena].
Some groups have long appealed to the Supreme Court to release the strongman's medical bulletin regarding his health. However, the court dismissed it from time to time. In October 2019, then-presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said it was not necessary to issue such an announcement regarding the president's health. Aside from his Barrett's esophagus, he also has myasthenia gravis, recurrent migraines and the president has had a motorcycle accident
Ayon sa Article VII, Section 8 ng 1987 Constitution, papalitan ng bise presidente ang pangulo oras na hindi niya magampanan ang kanyang trabaho kaugnay ng biglaang kamatayan, karamdaman atbp.
"In case of death, permanent disability, removal from office, or resignation of the President, the Vice-President shall become the President to serve the unexpired term. In case of death, permanent disability, removal from office, or resignation of both the President and Vice-President, the President of the Senate or, in case of his inability, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, shall then act as President until the President or Vice-President shall have been elected and qualified."
Kung susundan ang Saligang Batas, si Bise President Leni Robredo ang hahalili sa pwesto ni Duterte oras na may mangyaring masama sa presidente. Bahagi si Robredo ng oposisyon.