Duterte napping during some Association of Southeast Asian Nations meetings

November 15, 2018

WHAT’S wrong with taking a “power nap”?

President Rodrigo Duterte said he felt great after taking a “power nap” during his absence in some events on the second day of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore.

On Wednesday, Duterte skipped six meetings with regional leaders and was instead represented by Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.

After news reports surfaced about the President’s absence, Malacañang said the President “took power naps to catch on sleep” amid his “constantly punishing work schedule.”

“What’s wrong with my nap? I do not eat breakfast and I’m sure you ladies know that,” he told reporters in an ambush interview there before attending his first ASEAN event on the third day of the summit.

Asked if he already had a good night’s sleep, he said, “Still not good enough but enough to sustain the endurance for the last days.”

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte was set to attend all his engagements with ASEAN and world leaders yesterday.

Duterte said he would still have to see if he would attend the ASEAN US Summit.

“I’ll see. Maybe I’ll come back to you to consult,” he said.

“Maybe. Could be. Can be a possibility,” the President added.