Ang power nap ay napaka importante — Health Secretary Duque - The Daily Sentry

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ang power nap ay napaka importante — Health Secretary Duque

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III / Photo from Manila Bulletin
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Saturday, implied that “power nap is important as it is one of the ways to help recharge one’s body, especially among elderly people.”

In an interview with DZBB, Duque said, “Sa mga nakakatanda, ang power nap ay napaka importante nyan dahil umiiksi ang panahon para sa tulog kapag ang isang tao ay tumatanda. So, yung pagkakataon na pagka inantok sila at pwede namang mag power nap, sige lang kasi hindi naman katagalan pag tinawag mong power nap. Maigsi lang yan pero malalim ang tulog mo kahit na maiksi. Pakiramdam mo para kang na rerecharge.”

Duque made the statement days after mainstream media huddled on the issue that President Rodrigo Duterte skipped key events on the second day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore to take power naps to ‘catch on sleep’.

Previous reports noted that President Duterte missed the ASEAN summits with Australia and South Korea, a working lunch with ASEAN host and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Summit.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III / Photo from Philippine Canadian Inquirer
Citing that being ‘President’ entails having one of the most difficult job in the world, Duque encouraged taking POWER NAPS should the need arises.

“Natural lang iyon dahil minsan sobrang pagka-busy katulad ng ating Presidente na talaga namang walang tigil, halos araw-araw na tumutugon sa pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan… Hayaan na magpower nap, para sa ganoon manumbalik ang kanyang sigla at mas maging epektibo sa pagtugon ng mga problema ng ating mga kababayan [It’s only natural (power napping)… like for the President, he’s always working with regards to the needs of our countrymen. Let him power nap, so he can regain his strength and be effective in addressing the problems of our countrymen),” Duque said while justifying the President’s ‘power nap’.

President In ‘TIP-TOP’ Shape

While the President’s health has been a constant source of speculation over the year, Palace Spokesman Salvador Panelo said that the President have always worked late and only have a few hours of sleep.

Brushing aside criticisms, Panelo clarified that President Duterte’s absence had “nothing to do with his overall health”.
Photo from abs-cbn news
In a statement, Panelo said, "The president's constantly punishing work schedule is proof that he is in top physical shape.”

The 73 – year old President also defended his actions in a presser, saying, “What's wrong with my nap?" insisting that there was entirely nothing wrong with his absence from the events as he chose to take a nap. “I don't eat breakfast and I'm sure you know that," the President told the reporters

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr, instead, attended the meetings on his behalf.

Panelo pointed out that the President never missed the ASEAN – China Summit and also witnessed the Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Eurasian Economic Commission and ASEAN on Economic Cooperation.


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