Oct 25, 2021 @ 16:57
Jetsetter Roque confirms he’s in the US again
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is making the most out of eased COVID-19 restrictions and is out of the country once more in a month’s time.
The former human rights lawyer confirmed that he’s in the United States again, explaining his use of a virtual background for his regular Malacañang briefing.
He did not elaborate why he’s there, but his last trip to New York in September was to personally campaign for his seat in the International Law Commission – one that’s vehemently opposed by various Philippine civic groups, including his alma mater, the University of the Philippines.
The groups said he’s unfit to land a seat in a job that requires a clean track record and respect for human rights and basic laws – something which Roque supposedly threw out the window when he agreed to be President Rodrigo Duterte’s mouthpiece.