Presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos
MANILA — The spokesperson of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sunday night issued an official statement claiming the leading candidate for the highest elective post of the land was really unwell before and during the Commission on Elections (Comelec) hearing on the disqualification petitions against him.
Atty. Vic Rodriguez, legal counsel and spokesperson of BBM, issued the statement to clarify the real health condition of BBM after netizens refuted the former senator’s medical certificate.
Rodriguez maintained that Marcos Jr. was really unwell on Jan. 6, but he still granted two interviews, which eventually “exacerbated his condition.”
The full text of his official statement appears as follows:
OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF ATTY. VICTOR D. RODRIGUEZ (in isolation as Covid-19 positive) in response to disinformation on BBM’s failure to attend Comelec hearing)
On the morning of January 6, 2022, BBM proceeded with his scheduled morning interview despite feeling unwell.
After the interview, his physician arrived and determined that he had a fever and throat swelling. BBM was instructed to take a midday rest.
Mid-afternoon, however, he went on with another radio interview. We believe it was that afternoon interview that exacerbated his condition.
On the morning of January 7, BBM was obliged to go in isolation because his condition worsened. It was at that time that the Comelec wanted him to appear even through a video conference.
A judgment call was made to let BBM continue with his needed rest since he was in bed after taking his medicines.