Vic Rodriguez Atty. Vic Rodriguez

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January 10, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 643 views

THE condition of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. had worsened last Friday, prompting him to skip the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) hearing to take the needed rest, his chief-of-staff and spokesman has said.

Atty. Vic Rodriguez stressed this following continued disinformation on Marcos’ absence through a virtual conference during the Comelec First Division’s preliminary conference presided by (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on the disqualification cases filed against him.

“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,” said Rodriguez, who is also in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.

“A judgment call was made to let BBM continue with his needed rest, since he was in bed after taking his medicines,” Rodriguez explained.

Marcos is currently in isolation after being exposed to Rodriguez and his chief security who is also COVID-positive.

On the morning of January 6, 2022, Rodriguez said Marcos 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,” Rodriguez said.

“Mid-afternoon, however, he went on with another radio interview. We believe it was that afternoon interview which exacerbated his condition,” Rodriguez added.