MANILA - A psychic on Monday said presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte should be careful with his health, given the difficult tasks ahead as the country's chief executive and commander-in-chief.
"He has to be careful with his health, because we know he will be doing a tough job," well-known psychic Stargazer told ABS-CBN News.
Duterte, 71, will be the Philippines' oldest president when he assumes office on June 30. He will be 77 when he steps down in 2022. He has admitted to having Buerger's disease, which forced him to stop smoking, and Barrett's esophagus.
Stargazer also warned Duterte to be careful, especially since some groups may not like the policies and changes he wants to implement.
"And it's a fact that he has to be careful with his safety. Kasi hindi na natin alam anong factions ito eh. 'Pag tayo, may sinusuheto, may nagagalit. Normal. So ako, nararamdaman ko na 'yung enerhiya, 'pag inayos niya ito, bato ng pagbabago, lagi naman eh. Meron namang mga grupo na kahit sinong umupo, wala nang tama sa kanila kasi may mga personal interests," Stargazer added.
Stargazer, who hosts a weekly radio program on DZMM, said some of Duterte's friends may be disgruntled with all the changes that are bound to happen under the new administration.
"As I said, merong sumasama ang loob, meron ding matutuwa. It's always the yin and the yang."
"Ang friends, 'yun ang question ko. Meron magiging disgruntled eh. Kasi nga, it's because of personal interests. I will be very frank about it," she added.
'THERE WILL BE CHAOS'
In a separate interview on DZMM on Monday, Stargazer said she sees chaos in the next six years as a result of the changes Duterte wants.
"Meron pang chaos e. Meron talaga, definitely. And 'yun nga, sabihin mo na with the turncoats in society, turncoats in the government, medyo hindi ko masabi na... 'Yung expectations kasi ng tao baka... Siyempre mamimeet 'yung iba, pero mababaw."
Among the possible changes under the new administration are restoration of the death penalty, peace talks with Communist rebels, a strong push for artificial contraceptives and population control, a tough campaign against criminality, and a shift from a unitary to federal form of government.
She also encouraged new officials to know when to draw the line in implementing the changes that they want.
"Kasi syempre ang gusto nila is talagang change. But then kasi we have to draw the line, 'yung ano ba 'yung tamang change. 'Yun 'yung gusto kong mapagnilayan nila na tama naman eh. Maraming dapat ayusin, pero gaya sa sinasabi, walang relihiyon, pero 'yung pagiging tao," Stargazer added.
Stargazer, likewise, said that people should also participate in the process of change, and not only depend on the new leaders.
"Ako nag-aappeal ngayon naman ako sa tao. Alam ko binoto niyo karamihan nga ng nagkakaraoke na maingay na 'yan, 'Duterte! Duterte!' 'Yan ang sasabihin nila. Pero sana, sana sila 'yung sumunod. Kasi ganito eh. Okay, binoto niyo 'yung isang tao for change. Tapos ito ka, hindi mo gagawin tapos babatikos ka na naman. Tigilan natin. 'Yung sinasabi mo nga maturity, let it start from within. Sa atin," she added.