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Duterte assures public he is 'fine' after SONA stumble

By Jennylou Canon

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After losing balance as he entered Batasang Pambansa's plenary hall, President Rodrigo Duterte assured that he is fine.

"Kasi may nagtapak sa paa ko," Duterte said, explaining his stumble during his last State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Duterte added that he can still walk well even without a cane.



Furthermore, Malacañang also assured public that the president is still in good shape, and has no "extraordinary" health problem.

Prior to his stumble, Duterte slipped from the podium during the Independence Day rites in June.

However, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque explained that the slip was only due to a "misstep."