A screen shot of Veronica Duterte in her hospital room in Davao City, Philippines.
PHOTO BY INSTAGRAM STORIES
DUBAI – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s youngest daughter is recovering in hospital after contracting dengue, according to the presidential spokesman on Tuesday (October 8).
Veronica, fondly called Kitty, took to Instagram to share a video of Duterte visiting her in her hospital room in Davao City, Philippines.
Kitty is Duterte’s only child with partner Honeylet Avanceña. She is reportedly among more than 800,000 Filipinos immunized with the controversial anti-dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia.
“As far I as know, she is getting better now,” said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, quoting Avanceña. He refused to comment on whether Kitty’s case would prove reports against the safety of Dengvaxia.
The Philippines stopped the use of Dengvaxia in 2017 after its manufacturer reported that patients who did not have prior exposure to dengue had a higher risk of severe dengue if vaccinated with Dengvaxia. ICA/Expat Media
Rodrigo Duterte to visit Dubai for Philippine pavilion Expo 2020 launch
2 new Instagram changes to keep youngsters safe
Abu Dhabi steakhouse rewards guests who spot elephant
Philippine Halal products to take UAE spotlight
Emirati jailed after hunting gazelle in UAE reserve
What Filipina Big Ticket Abu Dhabi winner plans to do with Dh12 million
Car catches fire after crashing into UAE electric pole
Watch: Mohanlal, Ravindhar prepare for UAE Golden Jubilee
Philippine Typhoon Kammuri death toll rises
Dh440 million investment scam targets UAE residents
Driverless vehicles may hit UAE roads in 2021