PNoy now back to work


Posted at Jan 03 2014 06:16 PM | Updated as of Jan 04 2014 02:16 AM

MANILA -- The Palace on Friday said President Benigno Aquino III has started reporting to work after taking a holiday break.

"He's actually back to work already. He's attending to paperwork," deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.

Aquino took a break from work starting December 27 upon the recommendation of Health Secretary Enrique Ona, the Palace earlier said.

But he interrupted his break to pay tribute to Jose Rizal on December 30, according to presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda.

Concerns about the President's health have cropped up from time to time, especially since he is a smoker.

Ona earlier said Aquino is in good health despite a coughing fit during his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA). -- From a report by Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News