Addressing a crowd in Davao City on Friday, the controversial Philippines leader admitted that he used the pain relief drug fentanyl, saying it made him feel like he was on “cloud nine”.
For the past two months, the President has been plagued by questions over whether his use of the drug constitutes “addiction”, with ongoing calls for the leader to release his health records.
Mr Duterte, 71, has been dubbed “The Punisher” for his brutal crackdown on drug addicts and criminals in the Philippines.
Police have reported killing more than 2500 people they accused of being drug suspects, while nearly 4000 others have died in unexplained circumstances amid the crackdown.
Amid reports on his painkiller addiction, the leader has been called out on the irony of his drug crackdown.
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In his Davao address last week, Mr Duterte explained that he was prescribed fentanyl due to a severe spinal injury.
He said …
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