Dec 1, 2020 @ 18:28
Nandamay pa! Harry Roque doesn’t apologize for Cebu mass gathering, drags VP Leni instead
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is not admitting to any mistake for appearing and tolerating a huge crowd of spectators in Bantayan Island, Cebu. Instead, he looked for someone else to drag down with him.
His choice: Vice President Leni Robredo, as he equated the gathering of hundreds of people for a tourism-related event to the VP shaking some hands while doing relief operations.
Roque even cried foul that he was “singled out” by media in the major violation of social distancing rules, dismissing it as politics.
“Ang ikinakasama ko ng loob, bakit ako pinupuruhan palagi ng Inquirer at ng ABS-CBN? Bakit noong nakikita ninyo sa screen si VP Leni nakipag-handshake-handshake pa, o hindi ba violation ito ng restriction on social distancing? Ang tanong ko naman sa mga media na mga kasama natin, patas sana,” he said in his Tuesday briefing, even taking the time to post Robredo’s photos on national TV.
Roque went on to claim that he scolded the people when he was handed the mic, but later on condoned it to say that it’s okay since they are in an open space. He said the event finally ended barely an hour after his reminder.
“Hanggang ngayon hindi ko pa tanggap iyon kaya nga tuwang-tuwa iyong mga vloggers ng dilawan,” he added. When will he move on?