Manila, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Monday he was taking marijuana to keep him awake, citing his hectic schedule.
“It’s a killing activity, and I think the my age, ako hindi masyado, kasi nagmamarijuana ako eh, para magising. Sa iba, hindi na kaya,” Duterte said in a speech during the conferment of awards to the Asean-National Organizing Council officials in Malacañang.
The President did not elaborate.
But prior to this, the Chief Executive talked about his hectic schedule during the 33rd Asean Summit in Singapore.
“We start at 8:30 in the morning… and we end up almost 10, 11 [p.m.], nandyan man sila lahat. Every 30 minutes, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, tapos iba na naman,” he said.
“Baka akala ng Asean Secretariat [na] Boy Scout kami. Hindi kaya iyan. It’s whole day. Hindi kaya,” he added.