With his Barong Tagalog taken off, featured images (above and below) show Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana being rushed by aides to his car after he collapsed from extreme heat and exhaustion from official functions here and abroad during the Independence Day flag-raising rites at the Rizal Park in Manila today, Sunday, 12 June 2022.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate medical attention. The DND has yet to issue an official statement but his head and body allegedly hit the ground witnesses aver.
His aides quoted Lorenzana as saying “exhaustion from a recent series of international engagements, coupled with Sunday’s extremely hot and humid weather, caused his collapse.
Lorenzana remains in the hospital where he was rushed for treatment but his aides aver the Defense Chief is “fine, doing well.” (Kiara Lauren Ibanez/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/ai/mtvn)