Duterte unannounced Hong Kong trip for medical treatment, fund transfer – Trillanes

President Rodrigo Duterte with Honeylet Avanceña  and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV / composite photo from Bong Go and Politiko

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV claims that President Rodrigo Duterte did not fly to Hong Kong for a short rest and recreation but for medical treatment and to transfer funds.

“Nagpagamot ka or naglabas ka ng pera or both. but definitely, hindi ka pumunta dun para magpahinga or magshopping lang,” the opposition senator said on a tweet.

This remark from Trillanes came after Malacañang confirmed the President’s latest unannounced foreign getaway.

Meanwhile, Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said Duterte was in Hong Kong to celebrate the 49th birthday of his partner Honeylet Avanceña. 

Former SAP Bong Go said that the president's daughter Kitty was the one who requested for the trip as a "gift."

"They have done this before when PRRD (President Duterte) was still mayor of Davao City. The weekend getaway is for rest and recreation," Go said in a statement. 

Photos were also released showing the President and his family is celebrating Avanceña's birthday in a restaurant.

Go said that the president left the country Firday night and expected to return on Sunday.

Last October, the president and his family also went to Hong Kong after he admitted to undergoing medical tests and raised the possibility that he may have cancer.

The president, later on, announced he had been tested negative for cancer.

Source: Politiko

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