Duterte takes day off from campaign after migraine attack

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Rodrigo Duterte

Davao City (CNN Philippines) — Other presidential candidates are continuing their campaign in several areas, but Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is taking a day off on Friday (February 12).

On Thursday, Duterte was on his way to a speaking engagement before a group of health professionals in Pasig before he suffered a migraine attack.

He was walking along a hallway in the venue of the forum when he suddenly stopped and leaned on the wall. This forced him to cancel his appearance.

Vice presidential candidate Alan Peter Cayetano said their recent sorties they have been giving Duterte a bad migraine. But he was quick to say that it is nothing serious.

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Peter Laviña, Duterte's spokesman, said the mayor did not feel well and opted to take a rest after going through sorties in Tarlac, Binondo, Tondo, and Tuguegarao in the past few days.

Laviña also said they were advised to postpone Duterte's scheduled event in Davao City Friday.

The spokesman added that Duterte will resume his schedule on Saturday (February 13) in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

Davao-based journalist Ben O. Tesiorna contributed to this report.