President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. made a bold claim on Monday, suggesting that former president Rodrigo Duterte is using fentanyl, a powerful painkiller. This comes after Duterte accused Marcos of involvement in illegal drug activities, supposedly backed by evidence from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

Marcos dismissed Duterte’s allegations, instead pointing fingers at Duterte’s alleged fentanyl use. He emphasized the drug’s potency and addictive nature, implying it might be influencing Duterte’s behavior and decisions. Marcos expressed concern for Duterte’s well-being and urged his doctors to provide better care.

“I hope his doctors take better care of them, hindi pinapabayaan itong mga nagiging problema,” Marcos remarked.

The PDEA also denied Duterte’s claim that Marcos was on drugs watch list.

“I won’t even dignify the question,” Marcos responded dismissively, implying that the accusations were baseless and unworthy of consideration. The exchange reflects ongoing political tensions in the Philippines, highlighting the personal rivalry between Marcos and Duterte.