President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. believed that former President Rodrigo Duterte’s long use of Fentanyl already took a toll on his mental health.
In an interview with the press before leaving the country for his visit to Vietnam, Marcos said that Duterte’s long-term use of the said painkiller was the possible reason why the former President accused him of being on PDEA’s watchlist.
“I think it’s the fentanyl. Fentanyl is the strongest painkiller that you can buy. It is highly addictive, and it has very serious side effects. PRRD has been taking the drug for a very long time now,” Marcos said.
“When was the last time he told us he was taking fentanyl, mga 5 or 6 years ago? After 5 or 6 years it has affected him kaya palagay ko nagkakaganyan. I hope his doctors better take care of him,” he added.
It can be recalled that the former President admitted that he was taking Fentanyl to treat his spinal condition.
As of writing, Duterte has yet to give his response to Marcos’ claims.