Comment by Jose Maria Sison
First, it was reported that Duterte was suffering extreme unbearable pain from his spinal column and had to return to the Philippines. Now, it is made to appear that he had mere superficial muscle spasms and was able to go directly to the wake of Nene Pimentel.
At the same time, it is bruited about that he faked severe illness and left Japan abruptly because he was not going to be seated in the front row among the heads of state but among the ambassadors deep in the back rows.
The latest of events and reports underscore the fact that Duterte is physically ill to a certain extent and worse that he is mentally sick to a serious extent that makes him unfit to occupy his position.
He flip-flopped about going to the enthronement ceremonies in Japan. First he said that he would not go. Then close to the event, he decided to go at the expense of at least 35 million pesos of public funds only to find out and resent that he was going to be seated in the back rows.
Indeed, the Philippines has the misfortune of having to suffer a flighty president who wastes public funds on his mindless whim and who is mentally unfit to occupy his position. The worst fact about his character is that he is morally sick–treasonous, tyrannical, bloodthirsty, corrupt and mendacious.