Manila has been bubbling with rumours over the whereabouts and health of President Rodrigo Duterte, prompting him to address citizens in a Facebook live video on Monday evening.

It started with a post on Facebook on Sunday morning about a medical jet from Singapore landing in Davao City – Duterte’s hometown – and then taking off again, apparently on a return flight. The original post, by Josef Leroi Garcia, did not mention Duterte but as the story was shared on social media many users began…