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Duterte admits he has neuromuscular disease

President Rodrigo Duterte admitted in Moscow, Russia that he is suffering from a neuromuscular disease or what he described as “nerve malfunction.”

“May talent ako. Magtingin ako sa ‘yo, ‘yung isang mata ko bumaba. Tingnan mo maliit ‘yung isa. ‘Di ba maliit? Nagsasariling biyahe ‘yan. Actually, that’s myasthenia gravis. It’s a nerve malfunction. I got it from my grandfather. Ganun rin siya. So I believe, really, in genetics,” Duterte said.

Duterte made the remarks after he had a duet with a woman during his meeting with the Filipino community in Russia.

“Gusto ko siyang tingnan sa mata. Pero ang mata ko, ‘yung isang mata ko dito sa mata niya, ‘yung isang mata ko, umiikot, kung saan-saan pumupunta,” he added.

Myasthenia gravis is an auto-immune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles.

The disease affects eye control and eyelid movement.

Duterte has revealed that he has migraines, Buerger’s Disease, Barrett’s Esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

The President however announced that he tested negative for cancer after a biopsy.

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