Duterte admits feeling “a bit tired” over the stress of being President

  • President Rodrigo Duterte said he already feels “a bit tired” of the workload required of his job
  • He said he is under “tremendous stress” of flying and managing so many things
  • Despite it, Duterte said he will continue to work just as he did when he first entered politics in 1988

President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that being the President of the Philippines is taking a bit of a toll on him.

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The 74-year-old President said that his job involves a lot of workload and strenuous travels that like anyone, he also gets exhausted.

In an interview with Russia Today, Duterte was asked if he is already tired with politics involved in his job. Duterte replied, “Yes, a bit.”

He explained that being president he is always expected to be everywhere and be on top of things.

“Yes, I would say physically there’s is always a diminution in the many hours you can stay awake and the number of days you’re out in the field inspecting public works and military camps and all, and going to the fronts… So, those are the things that, maybe, added stress to me,” Duterte said.

The President said he is always under tremendous stress and he has to travel all the time. He also had to overcome security risks.

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“When you say bone-weary, when you are really weary of doing things, and I said [so] because aside from the fact that you have to stay late and you have to travel, and then there’s the tremendous stress of flying where the bullets were whizzing around, and I got a hole in one of the helicopters that I was [on],” Duterte said.

But just like the time he entered politics, Duterte said he continues to be hardworking. “I do my work just the same as earlier when I first entered politics in 1988,” Duterte said.

Source :

Manila Times, PNA