The photographic lens has caught countless times Philippine President Rodrigues Duarte to chew gum in his public appearances,
even in his meetings with leading countries.
Yesterday in a speech he explained the reason. “Chewing gum relieves the pain in my back,” according to the Daily Mail.
The chairman referred to the problem he faces with his spine, but without giving details.
In 2016 he admitted of taking a powerful analgesic that is usually prescribed to patients suffering from cancer or chronic illnesses because of the problems he has in the back caused by accidents with his motorcycle.