Philippine President Rodrigo duterte on the 17th denied that he went to Singapore for emergency medical treatment last weekend, refuting previous online rumors. “If I want to go to Singapore, I will,” duterte said in a late night meeting with ministers, the Straits Times reported on the 18th. If it’s a personal matter or if I want to go to a friend’s funeral, I’ll go… ” But duterte said the trip did not happen. He also said, “I don’t need to keep (my itinerary) confidential because I don’t use government money.” According to the South China Morning Post on the 17th, duterte himself made a live video broadcast on social media “facebook” that day, saying that he “has been in Davao City”. He also reminded the public to take preventive measures such as washing hands, wearing masks and staying at home. < p > < p > there were rumors on the Internet that the 75 year old duterte flew from Davao, Philippines, to Singapore for emergency treatment by ambulance on the 15th. Duterte began to stay in his hometown of Davao in early August. In response, Philippine presidential spokesman Harry Roque and the leader of the presidential security task force said duterte had never left Davao. Philippine Senator Bong go released a video of duterte dining with his wife and daughter in Davo on the 17th, and uploaded a video of duterte before meeting the minister on social media “facebook”. < / P > < p > duterte’s health has repeatedly become the focus of attention. The Straits Times reported that duterte had disappeared from public view several times, causing rumors that his health condition had deteriorated, but the Philippine government repeatedly refuted the rumors. The article quoted duterte as saying that if he had to leave the Philippines because of an emergency, he would first appoint the Minister of defense and other temporary deputy positions. Duterte has never given control of the government to the vice president, Leni Robredo, from the opposition party, during an official visit abroad, and has publicly said that Robredo is not fit to govern the country. < p > < p > duterte announced in October last year that he had a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disease that affects eye movement. Duterte also had back problems, migraines, throat problems and problems affecting blood circulation, the Straits Times reported.