Duterte to go home to Davao for 3 days, will continue working

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) — President Rodrigo Duterte will go back to Davao on Tuesday, and stay home for around three days.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, in a new statement Monday evening, said Duterte will continue to work in his hometown.

The announcement revised his earlier declaration at a media briefing that the president would be in Davao for a "break" of about three days. However, he also said that this schedule was subject to change.

In his earlier announcement, Panelo said that he did not know if this was based on medical advise, but said that Duterte "lacks sleep".

"Palagay ko yun lang kulang niya. Lagi siyang kulang ng tulog," Panelo said.

[Translation: I think that's what he lacks. He always lacks sleep.]

In a later statement, Panelo clarified that Duterte will take some paperwork with him to Davao, and that he will continue working.

"The President has declined the suggestion of well meaning friends to have a rest for a few days. The Chief Executive will fly to Davao tonight after attending the wake of the late John Gokongwei, Jr. at the Heritage [Park] and will continue working at his residence there," Panelo said in a statement Monday evening.