Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. had a medical procedure performed on him yesterday upon the advice of his doctors in Taiwan, according to to report from the Office of the President yesterday.

Whipps left by air ambulance last week for Taiwan. Rumors of medical emergency were quelled by a statement issued on November 15th saying President Whipps was going for a “medical follow-up” and is expected to return on or about November 24th.

Yesterday, another statement was issued saying that upon the advice of his doctors, he will undergo a medical procedure and that a “positive prognosis is expected.”

At the public hearing held with Senate on November 14, the day before he left for Taiwan, President Whipps seemed to show fatigue.  President Whipps had a medical follow-up earlier in October after his state visit to Taiwan and has been traveling since then.

“I appreciate the prayers and messages from everyone, and I look forward to seeing you all soon,” expressed Whipps in his statement. (By: L.N. Reklai)

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