President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday explained why he has difficulty hearing, citing injuries he got from motorcycle accidents. Speaking to reporters, Duterte explained the impact of his injuries after he failed to hear a question from a reporter in his press conference on Tuesday night in Davao City.
According to Duterte, he often presses his thumb behind his right ear to help his hearing.
“The reason why nag-gaganun ako is I’m pushing my thumb against the (neck) kasi ‘yung pagkadisgrasya ko sa motor, back when I was 67 years old, created two issues dito sa spine ko,” he said.
He added that he has been injured from several vehicular accidents which affected his hearing.
“Kaya ‘yan dinidiin ko ‘to, nakaganun ako kasi I’m pushing behind the ear, kasi ito, may bali na noon, semplang rin. Tapos naulit. Kaya hard ako sa hearing,” Duterte said.
Source: ABS- CBN News