- President Rodrigo Duterte cut his Japan trip short due to ‘unbearable’ back pain injury from a motorbike accident
- The accident supposedly inconvenienced the Philippine president with only minor injuries and nothing grave
- He was able to attend Emperor Naruhito’s enthronemen with the help of a cane but will miss out on the banquet as he returns back to the country tonight
President Rodrigo Duterte decided to cut his Japan trip short due to his ‘unbearable’ back pain injury from his motorbike accident last Thursday, October 17.
He is supposedly flying back to the country on Thursday, October 24 but the Palace announced that he’ll be back Tuesday night, October 22 instead.
"The Palace announces that the President will cut short his trip to Japan due to unbearable pain in his spinal column near the pelvic bone as a consequence of his fall during his motorcycle ride last Thursday, October 17," Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a statement.
After the motorbike incident, it supposedly should have inconvenienced the president with nothing but grave and only minor injuries such as scratches and bruises so Malacañang brushed off the issue.
But now, as mentioned by the spokesman, the 74-year-old leader is scheduled to see his neurologist on Wednesday for consultation purposes regarding the back pain.
Though the Philippine president was able to attend Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement aided by a cane, he will miss out on the banquet due to his early departure from Japan.
Guaranteeing the public, Panelo said that that there's nothing to be bothered and concerned about the president's physical health and condition.
The Palace is yet to give further updates on President Duterte's injury.
Rodrigo Duterte is the 16th and current president of the Republic of the Philippines.
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