Fact: Smoking president Noynoy Aquino is allergic to flowers

President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, a known smoker, is allergic to flowers. PNoy’s allergic reaction to pollen forced him to rest.

President Aquino allergy flowers pollen

According to presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, President Aquino’s allergy started when he attended the anniversary celebration of the Philippine National Police on Tuesday.

Lacierda said the presence of flowers at the venue inside the PNP headquarters at Camp Crame aggravated the President’s allergy to pollen.

“We would like to clarify that his allergy acted up since Tuesday when he attended the PNP’s 112th Police Service Anniversary and so during the course of the few days, his allergy has been quite active,” Lacierda said.

While resting, Aquino underwent anti-allergy medication since Thursday. No report yet if he’s back on duty.

PNoy is usually seen coughing during delivery of speeches. Observers noted that he coughed 8 times in his 2013 State of the Nation Address. Netizens say it manifests bad effects of smoking on the president’s health.