Harry Roque

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Harry Roque said : “What is clear is this, the wearing of face shields is no longer required outdoors because this was not appealed by the IATF,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 21, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is correct that we have P18.4 billion or 13 percent that has not yet been obligated,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 21, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “President Duterte was still on top of his drug war because the government will continue to go after rogue cops,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 21, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hindi po magbabago iyong ating border controls (The imposition of border control will not change)," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 21, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, June 21, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Acting on the advice of health experts and in view of the Delta variant, PRRD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte) declared that the wearing of face shields, both indoor and outdoor, is still mandatory," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 21, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Acting on the advice of health experts and in view of the Delta variant, PRRD declared that the wearing of face shields, both indoor and outdoor, is still mandatory,” External link

pna Monday, June 21, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Wala po akong mga ganiyang impormasyon na nalalaman bilang opisyal na tagapagsalita ng IATF (inter-agency task force) at tagapagsalita ng Presidente sa lahat ng bagay ukol po sa COVID-19," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 21, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "There's 240,000 PNP personnel. Siguro kung mayroong mga bugok (perhaps if there are rotten eggs), they constitute the exception rather than the rule," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 21, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Definitely, that is not the rule. That is the exception to the rule. Wala po tayong magagawa, sa kahit anong organisasyon may paisa-isang bugok," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 21, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Yung hindi naman po inapela, that's immediately executory (What we did not appeal, that's immediately executory)," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 21, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "Face mask na lang po pag lalabas tayo except for public transportation at tsaka dun sa mga enclosed or di naman kaya yung mataong lugar gaya ng public markets (use face mask when going out except for public transportation and enclosed spaces, crowded areas like public markets)," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 21, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang malinaw po ganito, ha: Hindi na po kinakailangan ang face shield sa labas kasi hindi naman po inapila ‘yan ng IATF. Ang inapela lang ng IATF yung pagsuot ng face shield sa loob kasama na po sa mga malls at iba pang mga commercial establishments at saka sa mga pampublikong transportasyon (What’s clear is this: Face shields are no longer required outdoors because that is not what the IATF appealed. Their appeal is to use face shields indoors including malls, commercial establishments, and public transportation),” External link

pna Monday, June 21, 2021 10:21:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "The IATF only appealed about the wearing of face shields indoors, including in malls, commercial establishments, and public transportation," External link

rappler Monday, June 21, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "enclosed/indoor spaces of hospitals, schools, workplaces, commercial establishments (such as but not limited to food establishments, malls and public markets), public transport and terminals, and places of worship," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 21, 2021 8:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Let it be clear, however, that Filipinos covered by the repatriation programs of the government and repatriation activities of manning/recruitment agencies cleared by the Bureau of Quarantine are not prohibited from entering the Philippines," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “They can enter the country, subject to testing and quarantine protocols,” External link

rappler Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “We are confident it will not prosper beyond this stage because in the first place, you need cooperation of the state if you are going to resort to a case buildup. But right now, all (it has) is hearsay information,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “As a lawyer, we know that media sources are considered hearsay. We need to present people who have actual personal knowledge of events to prove particularly criminal liability, which is proof beyond a reasonable doubt,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The reality is the alleged killings arising from the drug war were not intended to target civilians. They were collateral damage, so to speak, arising from valid police operations,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Obviously, this is intended to embarrass the president, but the president is a lawyer, he knows what the procedures are. They will fail,” “The president has said that, if need be, he will argue the case personally before the International Criminal Court” External link

pri Friday, June 18, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Inter-Agency Task Force on (June 17) increased the annual deployment ceiling of new hire healthcare workers (HCWs) for Mission Critical Skills to 6,500,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 18, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF reiterates the strict enforcement of current testing and quarantine protocols duly approved and issued by the IATF for inbound international travelers in all ports of the country regardless of any specific protocols that may be issued to the local government units to the contrary,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 18, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "While waiting for the President's decision on the matter, the existing policy on the use of face shields remains in effect," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 18, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated two or more weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series, or two or more weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 18, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "must carry his or her vaccination card which must be verified prior to his/her departure prior to boarding, and a certification issued prior to his/her departure by the Department of Information and Communications Technology or the City Health Officer of the local government unit which administered the last dose necessary for full vaccination," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 18, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President did say that the wearing of face shields should only be in hospitals. All I’m confirming is the President said that and of course what the President said becomes a presidential policy,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 18, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "It is not in pursuit of substantial justice," External link

rappler Friday, June 18, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF moved the effectivity date of the implementation of the testing and shortened quarantine protocols for the inbound travel of individuals who were fully vaccinated in the Philippines to June 22, 2021,” External link

pna Friday, June 18, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The IATF moved the effectivity date of the implementation of the testing and shortened quarantine protocols for the inbound travel of individuals who were fully vaccinated in the Philippines to June 22, 2021," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 18, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated two or more weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series, or two or more weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 18, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Inter-Agency Task Force on Thursday, June 17, 2021, increased the annual deployment ceiling of new hire healthcare workers (HCWs) for Mission Critical Skills (MCS) to 6,500,” External link

pna Friday, June 18, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Did the President disagree with the vote? Yes, he did. Can it be taken back? Apparently not,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “This is now a political issue. The President will never cooperate until his term ends in June 2022,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "When the President speaks then that becomes policy. But let's wait for an appeal if one will be lodged and we will find out today," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "While waiting for the President's decision on the matter, the existing policy on the use of face shields remains in effect," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Did the President disagree with the vote, yes he did. Can it be taken back? Apparently not," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Talagang nagkakaproblema po tayo sa ating internet connection. I appeal to all our internet partners, this is the presidential press briefing," "And siguro naman alam ninyo na po na this is important for the nation" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s await the further actions of IATF, if any,” “I will be the one to personally raise this if IATF would want to appeal kasi (because) as it stands po, nagsalita ang Presidente (the President has already spoken)” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Dahil iyan po ay desisyon ng Korte Suprema, hahanapan at hahanapan po iyan ng pondo. Kung wala pong pondong mahanap sa existing budget, then baka sa supplemental budget (Because that is the decision of the Supreme Court, we will look for funding. If we cannot get funding from the existing budget, then perhaps from the supplemental budget),” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “After we saw the 52-page decision, knowing that they were citing Rappler and ABS-CBN and Inquirer, eh medyo napayapa na po kami (we have felt relaxed) because, in law, all these newspaper accounts are mere hearsay,” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "He claimed that I lied, and I take offense with that," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Let's be more careful about alleging other public officials [are] lying to the public because I do not lie," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rufus Rodriguez ) : “I will call the attention of Congressman Rufus Rodriguez, who is my very good friend. But I did not lie, because he claimed that I lied and I take offense with that. I merely repeated what the President said, that he has ordered a more equitable distribution of vaccines because of the rise of cases in other parts of the country,” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is nothing in the executive issuance on mining which is EO No. 130 which lifts the ban on open-pit mining. I have conferred with [DENR] USec. Benny Antiporda and he says the matter is still being studied by the DENR,” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s await the further actions of IATF, if any,” “I will be the one to personally raise this if IATF would want to appeal kasi (because) as it stands po, nagsalita ang Presidente (the President has already spoken)” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I was correct when I said that, normally, we leave it to the DFA. However, this is a vote where the President has expressed concerns on the mechanism and procedure that led to our vote in the UN Human Rights Council," External link

rappler Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So, hintayin na lang po natin (Let’s just wait). At this point, we cannot definitely say that he (Duterte) will or will not run. And that’s his right because he still has until October to decide,” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "After we saw the 5-page decision, knowing that they were citing Rappler, and ABS-CBN, and Inquirer, medyo napayapa na po kami because in law, all these newspaper accounts are mere hearsay," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "shrugged off the opinion after checking the sources, media sources," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We will not cooperate because we are no longer a member," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Iyong boto pong iyan sa (the vote in the) UN Human Rights Council does not in any way, or should not in any way affect our excellent bilateral relations with Israel," "Wala naman pong kinalaman iyan doon sa napakalapit na samahan natin with the state of Israel," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The reality is the alleged killings arising from the drug war were not killings intended to target civilians as such. They were collateral damage so to speak arising from a valid police operation to deal with the growing threat of drugs,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Fatou Bensouda ) : “It’s an insult to all Filipinos for a foreigner like Bensouda and fellow Filipinos to say that our legal institution in the Philippines are not working and not dispensing justice,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We will not co-operate because we are no longer a member," External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines," External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The president will never, ever cooperate,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “This is now a political issue,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Where there are deaths as an incident to a lawful operation in connection with the war against drugs … it was coincidental or collateral damage, either because the policeman had the right to defend himself using reasonable force or they were, in fact, the subject of an attack and therefore justified by the principle of necessity and proportionality,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines,” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:40:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The President will never cooperate until the end of his term on June 30, 2022," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hindi po totoo 'yan, na ginipit natin ang ibang parte ng Pilipinas (It is not true that we stalled the distribution in other areas of the Philippines)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President will never cooperate until his term ends on 30 June 2022,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Willie Revillame ) : “I have a copy of the video greeting of the President where he said (Revillame) is capable of running for senator. He also said in the last part of the video that Willie Revillame can be president,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We will not co-operate because we are no longer a member,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We don't need foreigners to investigate the killings in the drug war because the systems in the Philippines are working," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We will not cooperate because we are no longer a member," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque declarou : "O presidente nunca vai cooperar até o fim de seu mandato, em 30 de junho de 2022" External link

uol Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president will never cooperate until the end of his term on June 30, 2022," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Fatou Bensouda ) : “It’s an insult to all Filipinos for a foreigner like Bensouda and fellow Filipinos to say that our legal institution in the Philippines are not working and not dispensing justice,” External link

highlandstoday Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Fatou Bensouda ) : “It’s an insult to all Filipinos for a foreigner like Bensouda and fellow Filipinos to say that our legal institution in the Philippines are not working and not dispensing justice,” External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about William Hussey ) : "Hinding-hindi tayo magku-cooperate dahil hindi na tayo miyembro at kahit anong pilit na gawin nila hindi tayo magku-cooperate (We will never cooperate because we are no longer a member [of the ICC], and no matter how much they force us, we would never cooperate)," External link

pna Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Fatou Bensouda ) : “It’s an insult to all Filipinos for a foreigner like Bensouda and fellow Filipinos to say that our legal institution in the Philippines are not working and not dispensing justice,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Fatou Bensouda ) : “It’s an insult to all Filipinos for a foreigner like Bensouda and fellow Filipinos to say that our legal institution in the Philippines are not working and not dispensing justice,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president will never cooperate until the end of his term on June 30, 2022," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president will never cooperate until the end of his term on June 30, 2022," External link

JakartaPost Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "I believe the decision to move forward into a formal investigation stage is legally erroneous and politically motivated," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "This is now a political issue. Hinding-hindi magko-cooperate ang Presidente hanggang matapos ng kanyang termino sa June 30, 2022 (The President will never cooperate until his term ends on June 30, 2022)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president will never cooperate until the end of his term on Jun 30, 2022," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president will never cooperate until the end of his term on June 30, 2022," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president will never cooperate until the end of his term on June 30, 2022,” External link

justiceinfo Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president will never cooperate until the end of his term on June 30, 2022," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "This is now a political issue. Hinding-hindi magko-cooperate ang Presidente hanggang tapos ng kaniyang termino sa June 30, 2022," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “We will not cooperate because we are no longer a member,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We will not cooperate because we are no longer a member," External link

trust Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “From the Office of the Executive Secretary, the President has decided that the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) protocols must be implemented by the Cebu province,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 14, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Only two are possible takers and they are VP Leni Robredo and former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 14, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The President has decided that the IATF protocols must be implemented by the Cebu province," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 14, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It was a simple misstep. Malinaw naman po sa video that the President was turning on a podium, some kind of a podium so medyo na -out of balance lang po. Wala naman pong problema sa kalusugan (It is clear in the video that the President was turning on a podium, so he got a bit out of balance. There is no problem with his health),” External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The President has also considered the DOH critique and has decided that Cebu province must abide with the IATF arrival protocols," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 14, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Province ) : “From the office of the Executive Secretary: The President has decided that the IATF protocols must be implemented by the Cebu Province,” External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Province ) : “The last extension was just a preparation for full implementation of that decision. So, the President has also considered the DOH (Department of Health) critique and has decided that Cebu Province must abide with the IATF arrival protocols,” External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It has always been the protocol which deviates from the IATF protocol that in Cebu arriving passengers are given PCR upon arrival and thenon the seventh but if they test negative on the third day then they are sent for home quarantine,” External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So, is it likely to be MGCQ? I have very serious doubts na magiging MGCQ po iyan . Is it likely na magiging regular GCQ? Most likely po pero antayin na lang natin dahil oras na lang po ang binibilang bago po mag -recommend ang ating IATF (that it will be MGCQ. Is it likely to be regular GCQ? Most likely but we have to wait for our IATF to make a recommendation),” External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "An ordinary GCQ will result in higher percentage capacity, particularly for indoor dining and indoor facilities," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 14, 2021 10:15:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Willie Revillame ) : “I have a copy of the video greeting of the President where he said [Revillame] is capable of running for senator. He also said in the last part of the video that Willie Revillame can be president,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 14, 2021 9:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The movement of fully vaccinated seniors is, however, limited to travel within their zone as interzonal travel is still prohibited, except for point-to-point travel that was previously allowed," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 11, 2021 8:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : "Guided tours in these historical sites and museums, however, remain prohibited," External link

manilametro Friday, June 11, 2021 3:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The movement of fully vaccinated senior is, however, limited to travel within their zone as interzonal travel is still prohibited, except for point-to-point travel that was previously allowed," External link

manilametro Friday, June 11, 2021 3:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : "Guided tours in these historical sites and museums, however, remain prohibited," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 11, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The movement of fully vaccinated senior is, however, limited to travel within their zone as interzonal travel is still prohibited, except for point-to-point travel that was previously allowed," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 11, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about On Thursday ) : “The Inter-Agency Task Force on Thursday, June 10, 2021, allowed the opening of indoor non-contact sports venues with Safety Seal Certifications such as gyms, fitness studios, skating rinks, and racket sports courts in the National Capital Region Plus areas at 30 percent venue capacity,” External link

pna Friday, June 11, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Sisiguraduhin natin na ang ating mga lokal na pamahalaan ay magkakaroon ng mga bakuna,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 11, 2021 6:46:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The IATF likewise allowed the movement of fully vaccinated senior citizens in areas under General Community Quarantine and Modified General Community Quarantine, subject to presentation of a duly issued Covid-19 vaccination card, and strict observance of the minimum public health standards," "The movement of fully vaccinated seniors is, however, limited to travel within their zone as interzonal travel is still prohibited, except for point-to-point travel that was previously allowed," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 11, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The Inter-Agency Task Force on Thursday, June 10, 2021, allowed the opening of indoor non-contact sports venues with Safety Seal Certifications such as gyms, fitness studios, skating rinks, and racket sports courts in the National Capital Region Plus areas at 30% venue capacity," External link

rappler Friday, June 11, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The movement of fully-vaccinated seniors is, however, limited to travel within their zone as interzonal travel is still prohibited, except for point-to-point travel that was previously allowed," External link

rappler Friday, June 11, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President would personally attend the commemoration of our Independence Day. It would be done outside Metro Manila, but I’m not at liberty to say where for security reasons,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “The President was very appreciative of the suggestion and ordered his staff to conduct a review of this,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We would finally know what his decision would be in December when the period for substitution would lapse,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "For Metro Manila, the numbers are looking good. The hospital care utilization remains very low. We're at 53 percent in ICU beds, which is isa sa mga importanteng (one of the important) factor[s] for escalation," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I don't think na may kinalaman iyong bakuna sa resurgence. Kung hindi, siguro nagkakaroon sila nang false sense of security dahil marami nang nabakunahan, nagpapabaya na sila sa mask, hugas, iwas (I don't think the vaccine can be blamed for the surge. It may have also been because of a false sense of security after many of their citizens got vaccinated. They did away with wearing masks, washing their hands and safe distancing)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “I’ve added my voice to the voices of many who believe that she should be the next president of the country,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We would finally know what his decision would be in December, when the period for substitution would lapse,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "For Metro Manila, the numbers are looking good. The hospital care utilization remains very low, we're at 53 percent in ICU beds which is isa sa mga importanteng factor for escalation (which is one of the factors for escalation)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "He (Duterte) immediately asked that it be subjected to complete staff work and he was very appreciative of the suggestion," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Narinig po ni Presidente ang hiling at iyak ng pamilya ni Keith ng hustisiya lalo na at nagsabi ang pamilya na binaril ang mga biktima (The President heard the wish and the cries of Keith's family for justice, especially since they claimed that the victims were shot)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Based on the figures, Metro Manila Plus might be looking at the de-escalation. It might not be to MGCQ (modified GCQ) but it could be to ordinary GCQ because ang GCQ po natin ngayon ay mayroon pang mga restriction (the current status of GCQ [in NCR Plus] have restrictions),” External link

pna Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Sara Duterte ) : “I support the ‘Run, Sara, Run’ movement but I respect that the decision will have to be made by Mayor Sara herself. But I have added my voice to the voices of many who believe she should be the next president of the country,” External link

pna Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Sara Duterte ) : “As to whether or not I will run, well, depende nga po iyan sa maraming mga kunsiderasyon (that depends on many considerations) funding, health, and of course, I don’t want to be presumptuous, hindi ko po alam kung sino ang iimbitahing mga kasama ni Mayor Sara (I don’t know who will Mayor Sara invite), if and when she decides to run,” External link

pna Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, the President’s words are clear. I don’t have to construe or interpret. He is resisting. That is the word. So, ayaw po niya (he does not want it). Pero hindi pa naman niya sinasabing hindi (But he does not totally say no)” External link

pna Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang mensahe po natin, talagang ang Pilipino, sa mula't mula iaalay ang buhay para sa kalayaan ng inang bayan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President would personally attend the commemoration of our Independence Day. It would be done outside Metro Manila, but I’m not at liberty to say where for security reasons,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is a test of our law enforcement capability. Pero ito po ay problema nga (But this is a problem) that has existed for many, many years now. Pero (But) I’m hoping that with this badge of dishonor, baka po maging radical din ang mga hakbang na gagawin ng ating gobyerno para malinis na once and for all ‘yung Pasig River na iyan (perhaps the government’s action to this would be radical to clean Pasig River once and for all),” External link

pna Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Other areas po na nasa MECQ ay binabantayan po talaga natin 'yan, and we are always data driven po," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Narinig po ni Presidente ang hiling at iyak ng pamilya ni Kieth ng hustisya lalo na at nagsabi ang pamilya na binaril ang mga biktima. Nangako ang Pangulo na masusi itong iimbestigahan at pagbabayarin ang may mga sala (The President learned of Kieth family’s cry for justice, especially since they claimed the victims were also shot. The President vowed to conduct a thorough investigation and hold the culprits accountable),” External link

pna Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In making a decision, I would ask my doctor if there is a need for an open-heart surgery before elections. I would resign early if I need to undergo an operation,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “My advice to everyone is you can speculate all you want, but we’ll find out whether or not he’ll file his certificate of candidacy only in October. We’re not even sure of October, because there’s a period for substitution sometime in December,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Senator Bong Go says he will only run if President Duterte will run as his vice president,” “If he (Duterte) runs for vice president, it’s a certainty Senator Bong Go will run for the presidency” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio ) : “I’m one of those praying that Mayor Sara will in fact seek the presidency,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “I don’t agree with Secretary Sal Panelo’s interpretation. It is still better to have a quarantine law,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “We would finally know what his decision would be in December when the period for substitution would lapse,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kung tatakbo po si Mayor Inday Sara, sigurado po ako hindi siya tatakbo ng vice president (If Mayor Inday Sara will run, I'm sure he (Duterte) will not run for vice president)," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Naniniwala po ako na gusto ng magretiro ng Presidente, pero naniniwala din po ako na gagawa ng decision ang Presidente na mas makakabuti sa ating sambayanan (I believe that the President wants to retire but I also believe that he will make a decision that will benefit the people)," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So, kung ako po ay magdidesisyon, tatanungin ko po iyong aking doctor kung kinakailangang magpabukas na bago mag -election tayo po ay magri -resign early para po magpa-opera kung kinakailangang magpa-opera (In making a decision, I would ask my doctor if there is a need for an open-heart surgery before elections. I would resign early if I need to undergo operation),” External link

pna Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ako po ay nagdadasal at talagang kumonsulta sa mga doctor dahil minsan tayo ay nagplano at nabigo naman tayo dahil sa aking kalusugan, ayaw ko na pong maulit iyong heartbreak na iyon (I am really praying and consulting my doctors because based on my experience, I decided to run but had to withdraw due to health reason. I do not want a repeat of such heartbreak),” External link

pna Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Sa tingin ko po iyong isyu kung siya ay tatakbo o hindi, nakadepende po iyan, unang-una kung tatakbo si Mayor Inday Sara. Kung tatakbo po si Mayor Inday Sara, sigurado po ako hindi siya tatakbo ng vice president (I think the issue as to whether he will run or not depends on whether Mayor Inday Sara will run. If Mayor Sara runs, I am sure he will not run for vice president),” External link

pna Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Senator Bong Go says he will only run if President Duterte will run as his vice president," "If he (Duterte) runs for vice president, it’s a certainty Senator Bong Go will run for presidency" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We have nothing to do with that. That is not government policy. If there is a government personnel doing that, perhaps it’s in their personal capacities” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “So on the 13th of June, the protocols on arriving OFWs and ROFs will be implemented in Cebu,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It was a short meeting, a very short meeting. No [mention of] politics” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I continue to ponder and pray,” External link

pna Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The office [of Secretary Medialdea] extends the diversion of international flights bound for MCIA to Ninoy International Airport until 23:59 (11:59 p.m.) of 12 June 2021,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Iyan po ay isang international crime at importanteng mahuli, malitis, maparasuahan ang mga tao ng NPA na patuloy pong gumagamit ng landmine (That is an international crime and it is important to apprehend, investigate, and punish NPA members who continue to use landmines),” External link

pna Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You are all welcome to express your views and he will consider it before making a decision,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “All those who want to suggest are welcome because the President is still in the process of making a decision,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Upon resumption of flights to Mactan-Cebu International’s Airport, the travel and testing protocols approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious diseases will be fully and seamlessly implemented,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kasama na po d'yan 'yong second na dose ni Presidente dahil hindi pa po nagkakaroon ng second dose ang ating Presidente dahil hinihintay nga po iyong EUA (emergency use authorization)," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Wala pa naman pong desisyon kasi si Presidente Duterte. So, lahat po nang gustong mag-mungkahi, mag-bigay ng suhestiyon, welcome naman po sila dahil nasa proseso pa lang ng pagdedesisyon ang ating Presidente (President Duterte has no decision yet. So all those who want to give advice or suggestion, that is welcome because the President is still in the process of deciding),” External link

pna Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It was a short meeting, a very short meeting. No [mention of] politics” External link

pna Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is absolutely no ban for a president to run for vice president. If you can show me a provision which bars the president to run for the position of vice president, then, of course, the president will honor that prohibition. But as it is, there is no literal provision in the Constitution that states that principle,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 7, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “To those who have yet to receive their second shot, do not worry. Youmay still receive the second shot,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 7, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is absolutely no prohibition for a president to run for vice president. There is no literal provision in the Constitution that states that principle,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 7, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In choosing a leader, we should look at his abilities, experience, and the many problems of our country that need solving,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 7, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "See you on election day. Taumbayan po ang magdedesisyon diyan (The people will decide on that)," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 7, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang personal kong pananaw... baka kinakailangan magkaroon ng isang international na kasunduan kung dapat magkaroon ng standard na vaccination certificate, nang sa ganoon hindi po problema ang pag-authenticate kung totoo o peke yung vaccination card," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 7, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Siguro naman po, kung nakapag-antay naman tayo nang mahigit isang taon bago dumating ang bakuna, makapag-aantay naman tayo nang konting panahon para magkaroon ng pagkakataon ang buong mundo na magkaroon ng kasunduan kung paano nga bang gagawin sa mga taong nabakunahan na," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 7, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is absolutely no ban for a president to run for vice president. If you can show me a provision which bars the president to run for the position of vice president, then, of course, the president will honor that prohibition. But as it is, there is no literal provision in the Constitution that states that principle,” External link

pna Monday, June 7, 2021 9:51:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "have to undergo the regular quarantine and testing protocols, which is, to complete a 10-day facility-based quarantine," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 4, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The President does not micromanage. Sapagkat (Because) although he is the chief architect of foreign policy, 'yung paano po boboto ang ating delegasyon sa UN Human Rights Council ay pinapaubaya po niya sa ating delegasyon (he lets our delegation to the UN Human Rights Council to vote on their own)," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 4, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "In the case of non-Philippine government repatriation, all Filipino repatriates from the countries with travel restrictions must present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 48 hours prior to boarding the aircraft or vessel," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, June 4, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated two or more weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series, or two or more weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine,” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, June 4, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “approved health and safety protocols and the use of fully functional contact tracing application of off-track betting stations,” External link

pna Friday, June 4, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque explained : "An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated two or more weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series, or two or more weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine," External link

sinacom-en Friday, June 4, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "All inbound fully vaccinated individuals shall be required to undergo a seven-day facility-based quarantine upon arrival," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 4, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) test shall only be done when the individual manifests Covid-19 symptoms within the 7-day quarantine," "After completing the seven-day facility-based quarantine, the BOQ shall issue a Quarantine Certificate indicating the individual's vaccination status," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 4, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque explained : "An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated two or more weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series, or two or more weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 4, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated two or more weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series, or two or more weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine,” External link

pna Friday, June 4, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Oro City ) : “The Inter-Agency Task Force on Thursday, June 3, 2021, approved to place Davao City under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine beginning June 5 until June 20, 2021. The IATF likewise approved the General Community Quarantine status of General Santos City starting June 5 until June 30, 2021,” External link

pna Friday, June 4, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Bong Go ) : “In the end, should Sara decide not to run, or Bong Go, because he will only run for president if the President runs for vice president, the President will have to choose who has the numbers,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Let's just say that madaming options na nabanggit na ang Presidente (that the President had many options), and I would just repeat it. Ang mga options na pupwedeng tumakbo (His list of those he wanted to be his successor) includes also Mayor Sara Duterte. It includes Senator Manny Pacquiao. It includes former senator Bongbong Marcos. It includes even Manila Mayor Isko Moreno. 'Yun ang mga naririnig (That's what I heard), and I think it includes also Senator Bong Go," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “There was no basis on claims that this is a desperate attempt for the President to hold on to power,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President won’t remain in his post beyond his term of office in June next year,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Iyong boto pong iyan sa (the vote in the) UN Human Rights Council does not in any way, or should not in any way affect our excellent bilateral relations with Israel," "Wala naman pong kinalaman iyan doon sa napakalapit na samahan natin with the state of Israel," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "So right now, parang walang kinakailangan na compromise because it is a scientific fact na nakakatulong po ang pagsusuot ng face shield," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Statistically, kapag ikaw ay nag-face mask, face shield, at social distancing, halos equivalent ang protection niyan sa bakuna. Sa akin po, sa siyensa, may basehan po iyan,” External link

rappler Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Let's just say that madaming options na nabanggit na ang Presidente and I would just repeat it. Ang mga options na pupwedeng tumakbo includes also Mayor Sara Duterte, it includes Senator Manny Pacquaio, it includes former senator Bongbong Marcos, it includes even Manila Mayor Isko Moreno. Yun ang mga naririnig and I think it includes also Senator Bong Go," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s just say that there are many options the President had mentioned and I will just repeat it. His options on those who can run include Mayor Sara Duterte, Senator Manny Pacquiao, former Senator Bongbong Marcos, and even Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, and Senator Bong Go,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio ) : “I heard the President personally on that matter as of last Monday. Somebody called him whom I would no longer disclose. He said he still recommends to Mayor Inday Sara not to run for president,” “That’s the latest I heard from the President’s mouth” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is a scientific fact that the wearing of both masks and face shields contribute substantially to the reduction of Covid-19 cases,” External link

pna Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’m sure narinig ng IATF ang rekomendasyon ni Mayor Yorme. At kung ito po ay magiging rekomendasyon ng lahat ng mga mayor sa Metro Manila eh talagang pinapakinggan naman po ang implementers dahil sila po ang nagpapatupad ng mga IATF policies (I’m sure the IATF already heard about the mayor’s proposal. And if it will be the recommendation of all Metro Manila mayors, it will be considered because we are listening to the implementers enforcing the IATF policies),” External link

pna Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang rekomendasyon niya ay ‘wag tumakbo [si Sara]. That’s the latest I heard from the President’s own mouth," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Noong kinausap ko siya d'yan, wala pa siyang desisyon. Mayroon lang siya talagang mga options na sinabi," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “First of all, the President has not yet decided whether he will run for vice president,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The safety of everyone remains our main concern. Let us, therefore, remain alert and vigilant, and cooperate with authorities while observing the minimum public health standards against COVID-19 during this storm,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “It was clear that for the last six months, the President’s trust and satisfaction ratings did not slip lower than 90 to 91 percent despite having noisy critics,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The safety of everyone remains our main concern. Let us, therefore, remain alert and vigilant, and cooperate with authorities while observing the minimum public health standards against Covid-19 during this storm,” External link

pna Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “All of entertainment venues are prohibited. Recreational venues are also prohibited,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President understands this, especially the point on the humanitarian aspect of OFWsthere are times that it is really difficult to implement a 10-day quarantine,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “How can that be a joke when there’s no decision yet?” “Maybe the joke's on them” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "Sa lahat po ng nagtatanong kung ano ang kasagutan ng Presidente, ang kasagutan po ay pag-iisipan po niya (To everyone who's asking what the President's answer is, he will think about it)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Paano po magkakaroon ng plano, e wala pa pong desisyon ang Presidente? Ang sinabi lang po niya, pag-iisipan niya dahil siya ay na-nominate. Hindi naman po puwedeng balewalain 'yon (How can there be a plan when the President is yet to make a decision? He just said he would think about it because he was nominated. That cannot be brushed off)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “On one hand, he said, he has served the country. On the other hand, he said, he had to think what is best for the country,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “How can this be part of a plan when the President said he had to think about his nomination?” “Since he has yet to make a decision, that shows that there was no plan” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President has yet to make a decision on the matter. What I can say is, maybe the joke would be on them” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang sabi pa rin ng Presidente, ang mga national policies dapat sinusunod ng lahat (The President said everyone should follow national policies)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Siguro dapat magkaroon din ng openness ang ating mga kasama, at tatanungin natin ang mga sarili, bakit nga ba ang Cebu province, 10 buwan nang nasa MGCQ, samantalang ang Metro Manila nananaginip lang ng MGCQ (Perhaps our colleagues should have a bit of openness and ask ourselves why Cebu has been under MGCQ [modified general community quarantine] for 10 months, while Metro Manila is only dreaming of MGCQ)," "Baka naman po mayroon tayong pupuwedeng magaya sa Cebu. Bigyan po natin ng pagkakataon na mag-critique ang Department of Health hanggang Huwebes (Maybe there is something we can copy from Cebu. Let us give the Department of Health a chance to critique until Thursday)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "some restrictions shall still be in place in these areas limiting the capacities of certain industries." External link

manilametro Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "Sa lahat po ng nagtatanong kung ano ang kasagutan ng Presidente, ang kasagutan po ay pag-iisipan po niya. Syempre po, sya ay na-nominate, kailangan pag-isipan (To everyone who's asking what the President's answer is, he will think about it. Because he was nominated, it has to be thought about)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 1, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Of course, those sensitive information involving live investigations cannot be released, but everything to do with accountability and improving professionalism among our police force is not covered," External link

rappler Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "some restrictions shall still be in place in these areas limiting the capacities of certain industries" External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : "Wala pa naman pong desisyon ang Presidente. Ang masasabi ko lang, baka the joke may be on them," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Siguro dapat magkaroon din ng openness ang ating mga kasama, at tatanungin natin ang mga sarili, bakit nga ba ang Cebu province, 10 buwan nang nasa MGCQ, samantalang ang Metro Manila nananaginip lang ng MGCQ," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “On one hand, he said, he has served the country. On the other hand, he said, he had to think what is best for the country,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “How can this be part of a plan when the President said he had to think about his nomination?” “Since he has yet to make a decision, that shows that there was no plan” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We hope that through this measure, we would not only generate the much needed revenues in the country, but also place the industry under stricter government oversight,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 31, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Sinabi niyo na po kanina (You already said earlier that) you’re inclined to grant the request so maraming salamat po (so thank you very much),” External link

pna Monday, May 31, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “A message from God, because he said he leaves it (his decision) to God,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 31, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If it is God’s will, he will make the proper announcement in due course,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 31, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We welcome Bayanihan 3 as a fallback but it looks like there’s no urgent need to pass it because we are still spending funds from our existing budget,” “There will be no problem if Bayanihan 3 is not passed during the second regular session of the 18th Congress,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 31, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "If the President thinks it is God's will, he will make the proper announcement in due course," External link

straitstimesSG Monday, May 31, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Gwen Garcia ) : "Napakahirap pong magkaso ako kay Governor Gwen dahil unang-una, hindi po 'yan kasama sa katungkulan ko bilang isa spox. Laway lang po ako bilang isang spox," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 31, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "If the President thinks it is God's will, he will make the proper announcement in due course," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 31, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Bill No ) : “The Chief Executive has likewise certified as urgent Senate Bill No. 2234, entitled ‘An Act Creating the Department of Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos,’ to provide a more efficient, whole-of-government approach to protect the rights and promote the welfare and interest of overseas Filipinos,” External link

pna Monday, May 31, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has certified as urgent Senate Bill No. 2232, entitled ‘An Act Taxing Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations, Amending for the Purpose Sections 22, 25, 27, 28 and Adding a New Section 125-A of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, As Amended, and For Other Purposes’,” External link

pna Monday, May 31, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We hope that through thgis measure we would not only generate the much needed revenues in the country but also place the industry under stricter government oversight," External link

rappler Monday, May 31, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “A message from God because he said he leaves it (his decision) to God,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 31, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If it is God’s will, he will make the proper announcement in due course,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 31, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "This move, which is part of the democratic exercise, aims to consult party members and have fruitful and productive exchanges on issues affecting PDP-Laban," External link

manilatimes Monday, May 31, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque replied : "Wala po sa calendar (It's not been calendared)" External link

manilatimes Monday, May 31, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "If the President thinks it is God's will, he will make the proper announcement in due course," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 31, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Not at all. As you can see, life continues in Malacañang,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 31, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The President has been pondering on the issue and has a bigger framework of analysis. And let's just await his decision because he is the only one who can decide on this matter," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 31, 2021 12:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "If the President thinks it is God's will, he will make the proper announcement in due course," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 31, 2021 12:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "As you can see, life continues on in Malacañang. Meetings are scheduled, meetings will be held, decisions will be made, decisions will be announced," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 31, 2021 12:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Nais ba nating mas maraming bakuna ang dumating? Siyempre, dahil mas ninanais nating mabigyan ng proteksyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 31, 2021 12:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Yung pagpapalabas po after the vaccination, tingin ko po depende yan kung maaachieve na natin yung population protection,” External link

inquirer Monday, May 31, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I have no idea other than he's got a full schedule also in the Palace. As you know, in the afternoons, we’re fully-booked,” External link

pna Monday, May 31, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “This move, which is part of the democratic exercise, aims to consult party members and have fruitful and productive exchanges on issues affecting PDP-Laban,” External link

pna Monday, May 31, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Gwen Garcia ) : “Wala pong katotohanan ang mga lumalabas na report na may plano ako kasama diumano si Justice Secretary Meynard Guevarra na mag sampa ng kaso laban po kay Governor Gwen Garcia (There is no truth to the reports that I have a plan with Justice Secretary Meynard Guevarra to file a case against Governor Gwen Garcia),” External link

pna Monday, May 31, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque replied : “I have no idea other than he’s got a full schedule also in [the] Palace. As you know, the afternoons are fully booked,” External link

inquirer Monday, May 31, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “This move, which is part of the democratic exercise, aims to consult party members and have fruitful and productive exchanges on issues affecting PDP-Laban,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “This move, which is part of the democratic exercise, aims to consult party members and have fruitful and productive exchanges on issues affecting PDP-Laban,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi as Vice Chairman of the ruling party PDP-Laban was directed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, who serves as Chairman, to organize, convene and preside over the council meeting,” External link

pna Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "This move, which is part of the democratic exercise, aims to consult party members and have fruitful and productive exchanges on issues affecting PDP-Laban," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is no preferential treatment there. It’s a reality that Pfizer was really made for first world conditions,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, May 28, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That appears to be wishful thinking,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 28, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “I do not know the process that by that company for such survey,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 28, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “After the airport was forced to halt receiving international flights due to lack of quarantine hotels, we are rerouting the flights as a temporary measure until there are enough hotel rooms in Cebu,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 28, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Siguro po darating ‘yan dahil darating na rin ‘yong bulto ng ating supply," "Pero ngayon pong kulang ang supply, pina-prioritize po natin iyong A1, A2, A3," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 28, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "private sector workers required to be physically present at their designated workplace outside their residences," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 28, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "informal sector workers and self-employed who may be required to work outside their residences, and those working in private households," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 28, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So, wala pong preferential treatment iyan. Realidad lang po ‘no na talagang Pfizer was made for first world conditions (There is no preferential treatment there. It’s a reality that Pfizer was really made for first world conditions),” External link

pna Friday, May 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are racing against the new variants. At ito po ay dapat maging dahilan kung bakit dapat paigtingin pa natin ‘yung mask, hugas, iwas (This should be the reason why we need to wear mask, wash hands, and prevent the spread of the disease),” External link

pna Friday, May 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Mukhang wishful thinking po iyan at hindi ko pa naririnig kung anong polling company na iyan (Perhaps, that is a wishful thinking because I never heard of that polling company),” External link

pna Friday, May 28, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Inaprubahan [ng IATF] ang rekomendasyon na i-improve at gawing mas simple ang priority group A4 ng COVID-19 immunization program," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 28, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Employees in government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned and controlled corporations and local government units also belong to A4," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 28, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We will study it. The President said there may be a basis for the request,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 28, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “That’s why it’s important to have an international agreement, otherwise we have ‘apartheid’ all over again,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 28, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There should be a higher penalty to be imposed on individuals who will be responsible for super spreader events because as you know, the case for reckless imprudence, there’s hardly any imprisonment. And it is subject to settlement,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “There are existing laws which you can apply for now but I want more effective laws that would provide for more stringent penalties so there would be more compliance for quarantine classifications,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is a likelihood that the quarantine classification will relax based on a formula, but subject to the recommendation of Metro mayors that further reopening should be gradual,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF is a collegial body. I do not want to preempt it,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Under existing criteria, that’s generally a basis for relaxation of quarantine classification. But we have to decide considering all factors, including the recommendations of our implementers, our mayors,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is a likelihood that the quarantine classification will relax based on formula, but subject to the recommendation of Metro mayors that further reopening should be gradual,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF is a collegial body. I do not want to preempt it,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Under existing criteria, that’s generally a basis for relaxation of quarantine classification. But we have to decide considering all factors, including the recommendations of our implementers, our mayors,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Bakit naman natin sinasabi na Pamalakaya lang ang pupuwedeng magsalita sa usaping ito? Alam naman nating identified ang Pamalakaya sa BAYAN (Why would we just listen to Pamalakaya regarding this issue? We know that Pamalakaya is identified with BAYAN),” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We will study it. The President said there may be a basis for the request,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “That’s why it’s important to have an international agreement, otherwise we have ‘apartheid’ all over again,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kung meron naman po talagang basehan at ito'y magiging pre-condition para sa hanapbuhay ng ating mga kababayan, may posibilidad po," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Of course, we’re still aiming for mawawala talaga yung (eliminating) Covid-19, which is herd immunity. Meanwhile, dahil talaga namang (because) we are an archipelago unless 70 percent of the entire population is vaccinated, we’re aiming for population protection in areas where the cases are highest,” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That’s his perception. Ang tingin ko po (I think) it was really volunteering,” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Humanitarian Law ) : “Ang liability po nila ay dahil sa paglabag sa International Humanitarian Law (Their liability lies on their International Humanitarian Law violations),” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, of course the President listens to everyone,” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hinahayaan po natin iyan dahil iyan po ay initiative talaga ng Kongreso. Ang nangyayari po ay amendment pursuant to constituent assembly (Let them be because that is the Congress’ initiative. What is happening is Congress is introducing amendment pursuant to constituent assembly),” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think, I will quote the President, he leaves it to God,” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque maintained : “I think you have to accept his answer for what it is. He leaves it to God” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang pagkakaalam ko po eh, atat na atat na si Presidenteng matapos ang kaniyang termino at gusto na niyang umuwi dito sa Davao," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ito po ay pambayad doon sa mga hotels dahil nga po sa mas mahabang quarantine na niri-require natin sa mga bumabalik na OFW," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our call to the local government units is if they could pass an ordinance imposing penalties on those selling slots we could have a clear legal basis to punish persons doing this,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are letting DFA decide whether that is true or not. If that is true, it will be the one to decide whether it should file a diplomatic protest or not,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We believe that we can still recover,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are calling on local government units to pass ordinances that will penalize those selling slots for Covid-19 vaccines, so there will be a clear basis for punishing those behind the scam,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “No vaccine yet has been granted a commercial use authorization. It cannot be sold as it remains under clinical trials,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Malacañang has nothing to do with that, but we respect the belief of our countrymen that Mayor Sara Duterte should be the next president,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He is a former PCOO official. Meaning, he is now a private citizen. Malacañang is not behind that,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In truth, the majority of the cases are in Metro Manila Plus. This is why even as half of the vaccine supply will be distributed across the country, more or less half will also be concentrated in Metro Manila Plus, Cebu and Davao,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Malacañang has nothing to do with that, but we respect the belief of our countrymen that Mayor Sara Duterte should be the next president,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are calling on local government units to pass ordinances that will penalize those selling slots for Covid-19 vaccines, so there will be a clear basis for punishing those behind the scam,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “No vaccine yet has been granted a commercial use authorization. It cannot be sold as it remains under clinical trials,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Although some parts of their meeting were confidential, I think it’s not bad if I share that the President is appalled over the killings in Negros Oriental,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The President asked the DENR to resolve conflicting claims to the untitled lands in the Negros province which have been causing the killings. He said, ‘Everything else being equal, resolved these disputes in favor of the poor,’” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We believe that we can still recover,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Pero matatapos na po iyong kaniyang prayoridad. Kumbaga, back to the end of the line. That’s only fair," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Naiintindihan naman po natin ‘yan. Talaga namang sa ating kasaysayan, ang mga Pilipino ay mas humahanga sa mga [galing] stateside," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang panawagan nga po namin sa mga lokal na pamahalaan ay kung pupuwede po magpasa rin sila ng ordinansa na nagpapataw ng parusa doon sa magbebenta ng slots, para malinaw po na mayroon tayong legal na basehan para parusahan ang mga taong gumagawa nito (Our appeal to local governments is to pass an ordinance that will impose penalty on those selling slots so we have legal basis to punish them),” External link

pna Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Kaunting tulog na lang po, magkakaroon na tayo ng vaccine protection eh bakit naman ngayon pa kayo pupunta sa mga super spreader event (We will soon have vaccine protection so why would you have to go to super spreader events)?” External link

pna Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Iniiwan na po natin sa DFA para tingnan kung tama ito; at kung tama ito, sila na po ang magde-desisyon kung dapat bang mag -file ng diplomatic protest o hindi (We are letting DFA decide whether that is true or not. If that is true, it will be the one to decide whether it should file a diplomatic protest or not),” External link

pna Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang panawagan nga po namin sa mga lokal na pamahalaan ay kung pupuwede po magpasa rin sila ng ordinansa na nagpapataw ng parusa doon sa magbebenta ng slots, para malinaw po na mayroon tayong legal na basehan para parusahan ang mga taong gumagawa nito," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He (Duterte) will be completely neutral pero gagampanan ng estado ang kaniyang obligasyon na imbestigahan, litisin, at parusahan ang mga taong pumapatay sa Negros Oriental (but the state will fulfill his obligation to investigate and punish killers in Negros Oriental),” External link

pna Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Sara Duterte ) : “Nirerespeto namin ‘yung paninindigan ng marami nating kababayan na dapat maging susunod na presidente si Mayor Sara Duterte (We respect the stance of many of our countrymen that Mayor Sara Duterte should be the next president),” External link

pna Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Sana hindi naman po (I hope that [the forecast] won’t happen),” External link

pna Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Na-move pong muli. It was initially scheduled for tonight, pero mamo-move po siya for tomorrow," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang sabi po ng Presidente (our President said), everything else being equal, resolve these disputes in favor of the poor," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kung hinintay po natin iyong pagdating ng Pfizer, hindi po tayo makakabakuna sana ng 4.3 million na nagawa na natin ngayon," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Pero matatapos na po iyong kaniyang prayoridad. Kumbaga, back to the end of the line. That’s only fair," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Naiintindihan naman po natin ‘yan. Talaga namang sa ating kasaysayan, ang mga Pilipino ay mas humahanga sa mga [galing] stateside," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It seems that there is no urgency to talk about this matter either with the National Security Council or with former presidents,” “So this is not a done deal, it was something that the President was speculating on before JPE fully concurred with his policy on the WPS,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 24, 2021 11:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is the lone architect of foreign policy. It is not true that our bilateral approach to the West Philippine Sea is not working because after five years of the President’s term, we have not lost territory to China, we have no conflict with China. So, I beg to disagree, the President’s policy has been working for the past five years,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 24, 2021 11:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It appears that after JPE concurred that the President is pursuing the right policy on the West Philippine Sea, there is no urgency to talk about this issue, either with the National Security Council or with the former presidents,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “My impression is, he is satisfied that his policy on the West Philippine Sea is working,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That is prohibited… If you were found illegally selling the jabs, you will be jailed pursuant to the law which formed the Food and Drug Authority because it has a penal clause,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “And learning from the experience of Cebu , kung talagang nagkukulang ng mga health professionals, magpapadala din ta yo (if there is a lack of health professionals, then we shall be sending them),” External link

pna Monday, May 24, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President po is the lone architect of foreign policy. Hindi po totoo na hindi gumagana ang ating bilateral approach to the West Philippine Sea kasi matapos po ang halos limang taong termino ng Presidente, wala po tayong nawalang teritoryo sa Tsina, wala po tayong hidwaan sa Tsina (It is not true that our bilateral approach to the West Philippine Sea is not working because after five years of the President’s term, we have not lost territory to China, we have no conflict with China). So, I beg to disagree, the President’s policy has been working for the past five years,” External link

pna Monday, May 24, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “But itong (this) possibility na ito was before Senator JPE shared his views on the WPS. Pero mukha namang (But it seems) after JPE concurred that the President is pursuing the right policy on the West Philippine Sea, eh wala naman pong urgency na pag-usapan itong bagay na ito (there is no urgency to discuss this thing), either with the National Security Council or with the former presidents ‘no. So this is not a done deal po . It was something that President was speculating on, before JPE fully concurred with his policy on the WPS,” External link

pna Monday, May 24, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Let’s put it in context. Hindi po namili ang Presidente ng stateside na brand. Ang pinili po niya ay Chinese brand at ang problema natin ngayon, tila marami talagang gusto stateside na mga bakuna," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 24, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Pupuwedeng ma-realign ang ilang mga pondo na hindi pa po siya naa-align for a specific purpose. Pero ito po, completely bidded out and partially executed, so kinakailangan pong tapusin iyan," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 24, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It appears that after JPE concurred that the President is pursuing the right policy on the West Philippine Sea, there is no urgency to talk about this issue, either with the National Security Council or with the former presidents,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “My impression is, he is satisfied that his policy on the West Philippine Sea is working,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That is prohibited… If you were found illegally selling the jabs, you will be jailed pursuant to the law which formed the Food and Drug Authority because it has a penal clause,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “The President takes the modernization of the Armed Forces seriously because he knows that even if we make friends, we should learn from history. Of course, diplomacy and friendship do not guarantee that you will not be exploited if you do not have capability to defend your territory,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So, we should first be enlightened about the real stance of VP Robredo because from the very start, the President keeps on saying that the most effective vaccine is the vaccine that we currently have,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, May 21, 2021 10:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “IATF has already approved the recommendation to prioritize the vaccination of the athletes, coaches and officials that will compete in the Tokyo Olympics and the SEA Games,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, we are happy that vaccine confidence has increased to 51 percent. As a matter of fact, it boosts the confidence of an individual once he hears that his neighbor is already vaccinated, it has an influence,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “We are happy that we have 30 percent that still needs to be convinced and we will launch new massive information campaign and for the 17 percent, we will not give up because what is important is to ensure all Filipinos will be inoculated,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF approved the recommendation to the Interim National Immunization Technical Advisory Group to prioritize the vaccination of athletes, coaches, delegates, and officials bound for the Tokyo Olympics and the Southeast Asian Games,” External link

bworldcom Friday, May 21, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I don’t have an update but let me clarify that President Duterte has been consistent on his policies on the West Philippine Sea. The government has not experienced a problem until critics used it as political issue,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF also approved the Technical Working Group’s recommendation to the Interim National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (iNITAG) to prioritize the vaccination of athletes, coaches, delegates and officials bound for the Tokyo Olympics and the South East Asian Games,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “In this connection, the delegates of the National Selection Meet shall be considered as Authorized Persons Outside of Residence and shall be allowed interzonal travel,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Obligasyon po natin sang-ayon sa regulasyon ng COVAX na ibigay po iyan sa medical frontliners, sa mga seniors, sa mga may comorbidities at saka mga indigent o mga mahihirap," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 21, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Thursday, 20 May 2021, noted that the Metro Manila Council has allowed religious gatherings at 30 percent venue capacity. The IATF earlier allowed religious gatherings up to 10 percent of the venue capacity under the General Community Quarantine with heightened restrictions,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “Local government units, however, are given the discretion to increase the venue capacity of religious gatherings as long as these would not exceed the 30 percent allowable venue capacity,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “As far as I know, VP Leni has questioned the use of Chinese vaccines. So, I cannot see her endorsing all the vaccines, regardless of the brand. If she can say that, it (infomercial) can probably push through but we all know that even the vaccination program of the government is being used in politicking,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Leni Robredo ) : “If you recall, Robredo was saying that the Chinese vaccines were inferior and these were already proven wrong because based on the studies vaccines have the same efficacy rate. Just look at the billions of China’s population, if the vaccines are not effective, how come their lives are now back to normal and they are effectively addressing the problem on COVID cases,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So, linawin muna natin kung ano ang paninindigan talaga ni VP Robredo. Dahil sa mula’t mula naman po, ang Presidente, walang tigil na nagsasabi na ang bakunang pinakamagaling ay ang bakunang naririyan na (So, we should first be enlightened about the real stance of VP Robredo because from the very start, the President keeps on saying that the most effective vaccine is the vaccine that we currently have),” External link

pna Friday, May 21, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hindi po natin masasabi dahil karamihan ng seniors, meron ding comorbidities. So, kinakailangang pag-ingatan pa rin po. Sa ngayon po, let us become home-liners, mga senior (We could not predict what will happen to seniors because many of them have comorbidities. So, they still need to be careful. For now, to seniors, let us become home-liners),” External link

pna Friday, May 21, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, we are happy that the vaccine confidence has increased to 51 percent. As a matter of fact, it boosts the confidence of an individual once he hears that his neighbor is already vaccinated, it has an influence,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “We are happy that we have 30 percent who still need to be convinced and we will launch new massive information campaign and for the 17 percent, we will not give up because what is important is to ensure all Filipinos will be inoculated” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Inter-Agency Task Force on Thursday, May 20, 2021, noted that the Metro Manila Council has allowed religious gatherings at 30-percent venue capacity,” External link

pna Friday, May 21, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “retail trade operators and front-liners,” External link

pna Friday, May 21, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Commission ) : "subject to the applicable guidelines of the Philippine Sports Commission, the Games and Amusement Board and the Department of Health," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 21, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Actually, the President mentioned that to me. The problem with the National Security Council is that nothing is resolved during the times he attended,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I mentioned it to the President, but he said the problem was that the National Security Council did not resolve any issues during the times he had attended its meetings,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “President Duterte has a consistent West Philippine Sea policy and it seemingly works because China is respecting the status quo,” “There’s no confusion on the President’s policy — set aside conflicts, and advance whatever it is that we can such as trade and commerce,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Kung kinakailangan, iniisip niya na imbitahin ang mga dating presidente, ilang mga personalidad para magkaroon ng isang pagpupulong to discuss the issue (If needed, he is thinking of inviting former presidents, some personalities to a meeting to discuss the issue),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Wala pong confusing sa stand ni Presidente sa West Philippine Sea (There is nothing confusing with the President’s stand on the West Philippine Sea),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “This is part of the President’s initial directive that Filipinos should be vaccinated for free. No one will be left behind,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President ordered that Pfizer vaccines should be given to the poor or the indigent population because that’s the policy of COVAX Facility,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I mentioned it to the President, but he said the problem was that the National Security Council did not resolve any issues during the times when he had attended its meetings,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is considering the idea of an alternative to convening the National Security Council. Pero ‘yun po (However, that is) still in the process of consideration,” External link

pna Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Pero hinding-hindi tayo mamimigay ng teritoryo at paninindigan at pangangalagaan natin ang pangnasyunal na soberenya at ang ating mga sovereign rights," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Iyong mga karanasan nga niya sa National Security Council eh walang resolusyon na nangyayari, so parang bakit pa eh puwede naman po iyan through informal consultations," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The President is considering the idea of an alternative to convening the National Security Council. Pero iyon po, still in the process of consideration," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ipinag-utos din po ng Pangulo na ibigay ang Pfizer sa mga mahihirap or sa indigent population dahil ‘yan po ang patakaran ng COVAX," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ipagsasabay lang natin kasi ang naging consensus na talaga at ang naging utos na rin ng Presidente, talagang palawakin na natin iyong puwedeng bakunahan dahil marami talaga ang gustong mabakuna[han] at naiinip nga dahil hindi pa kanilang turn," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Asahan natin na tataas pa ito habang ang kumpiyansa sa bakuna ay tumataas din," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Andiyan naman po ang ating coast guard para pangalagaan din po ang interes ng ating mga mangingisda," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang informed consent po ay sinasabi o sasabihan ang ating mga mamamayan na dumaan po sa proseso ang lahat ng bakuna na ibinibigay sa ating mga kababayan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hinihingi po namin ang pagkakaintindi ng ating mga kababayan," "Ang pinakaligtas na bakuna ay ang bakunang nasa inyong braso, anumang brand po ‘yan dahil lahat naman po 'yan ay dumaan sa masusing pag-aaral at lahat po 'yan napatunayang ligtas at epektibo," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Sang-ayon po sa Saligang Batas, talagang hurisdiksyon po ‘yan ng kamara de representante. Pinauubaya natin ‘yan sa kamara (According to the Constitution, that is the jurisdiction of the House of Representatives. We leave that to the chamber),” External link

pna Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So hinahanda na po ‘yung posibleng repatriation at binibigyan na po sila ng warning na kung pupuwede po ay mag-ingat dahil dito sa mga pag-iinit ng mga pangyayari diyan sa Israel at sa occupied territory (So we are preparing for Filipinos’ possible repatriation and they are given a warning to stay safe because of the escalating tensions in Israel and its occupied territory),” External link

pna Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Defeating the COVID-19 pandemic is high on both the Philippines and Japan’s agenda and remains a key point of cooperation,” “The decision to postpone a planned Official Visit based on this ground, therefore, deserves support” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We did not lose territory under the administration of President Duterte. That happened under a different administration,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “Diplomatic communications are covered by executive privilege,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our principal position and stand on the West Philippine Sea remains. I have said it before and I will say it again. Our agencies have been directed to do what they must and should to protect and defend our nation’s interests,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Philippine Navy, the Philippine Coast Guard, and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources will be where they need to be,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In terms of quarantine classification, we would look into the daily attack average rate, two-week attack rates, and health care utilization rates, including the social and political implications of lockdown,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The instruction of the president was clear. Only the secretary of foreign affairs and myself can speak on the issue now,” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque confirmed : "The President will be giving his social fund to finance the construction, procurement of materials, and new medical equipment," External link

pna Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our principal position and stand on the West Philippine Sea remains. I have said it before and I will say it again. Our agencies have been directed to do what they must and should to protect and defend our nation’s interests,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Philippine Navy, the Philippine Coast Guard, and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources will be where they need to be,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I think the President's message was clear, and I don't have to interpret it," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The instruction of the President was clear... that only the secretary of Foreign Affairs and myself can speak on the issue now," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ito ay isang matinding hamon sa ating communication effort," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Doc Legaspi, whatever you need, just tell us. The President already offered a large amount in the past so whatever you need to repair the damage, we could tap from the President’s Social Fund because that has been offered to the PGH before,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 17, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s put it in context and perhaps in the President’s language, he may not be as accurate but his statements have been consistent,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 17, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Later tonight, former senator Juan Ponce Enrile will join the talk to the people. Just like what the President had said, former senator Enrile was there right at the beginning,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 17, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The loss of Scarborough Shoal, if you remember, signaled the conflict in the West Philippine Sea which used to be peaceful,” “Scarborough shoal was also among the reasons why China built its military bases and artificial islands in the majority of our islands in our exclusive economic zone,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 17, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Mayors and governors implement the prevention, detection, isolation, treatment, and rehabilitation, which are cornerstones of our Covid-19 program. They implement localized lockdowns, vaccinations, and they are really instruments in our fight against Covid-19,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 17, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Mamayang gabi ay magiging panauhin po si dating Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile sa talk to the people. Sabi nga ng Pangulo , former senator Enrile was there right at the beginning. (Later tonight, former senator Juan Ponce Enrile will join the talk to the people. Just like what the President had said, former senator Enrile was there right at the beginning)," External link

pna Monday, May 17, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hndi po ganitong kainit ang West philippine Sea, kung hindi po dito sa pangyayari ng Scarborough," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 17, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "You can only hope that China, as a member-state of the UN and as a permanent member of the Security Council will of course, comply with its obligations under International law. But beyond that, talagang wala pong ibang pamamaraan (we have no other way)," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 17, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Doc Legaspi, kung anong kailangan niyo, sabihin niyo lang. Because dati na siya nag-offer ng mas malaking halaga so kung anong kinakailangan ngayon para ma -repair ang mga damage, puwede po i-tap yung Presidential Social Fund dahil ‘yan po ay dati na pong inoffer sa PGH (Doc Legaspi, whatever you need, just tell us. The President already offered a large amount in the past so whatever you need to repair the damage, we could tap from the Presidential Social Fund because that has been offered to the PGH in before),” External link

pna Monday, May 17, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "In other words, iyan ang reaksyon ng Tsina kaya binabalewala po iyan ng Tsina," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 17, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "That is why you have to construe his statement in the proper context, and that context is what he said in the UN General Assembly," "The context, the proper construction should be pursuant to what he said to the UN General Assembly, which is the most authoritative declaration of the Duterte administration policy on the West Philippine Sea," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 17, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Iyong prayoridad, alam naman natin it’s because alam naman natin, ito talaga iyong hotspots sa COVID-19, which is not a badge of honor," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 17, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Mayors and governors implement the prevention, detection, isolation, treatment, and rehabilitation cornerstone of our COVID program. They implement localized lockdowns, they implement vaccinations, they are really instruments in our fight vs COVID-19," External link

rappler Monday, May 17, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Sila po talaga ang ating instrumento dito sa paglaban natin sa COVID-19," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 17, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are preparing for Filipinos’ possible repatriation and they are given a warning to stay safe because of the escalating tensions in Israel and its occupied territory,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “The Department of Transportation should ensure that airlines are directed not to allow the boarding of passengers who are prohibited from entering the country pursuant to travel restrictions imposed by the Office of the President and IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force) resolutions except if they are part of the repatriation efforts of the national government,” External link

albawaba-en Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “Passengers already in transit from the abovementioned countries and all those who have been to the same within 14 days immediately preceding arrival to the Philippines, who arrive before 0001H of May 15, 2021, shall not be subject to the above restriction, but shall nevertheless be required to undergo stricter quarantine and testing protocols, i.e. the observation of a fourteen-day facility-based quarantine period upon arrival, notwithstanding a negative Reverse Transcription - Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) result,” “The Department of Transportation should ensure that airlines are directed not to allow the boarding of passengers who are prohibited from entering the country pursuant to travel restrictions imposed by the Office of the President and IATF resolutions except if they are part of the repatriation efforts of the national government” External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are confident that MGEN Centino will continue the initiatives to professionalize and modernize the principal branch of the Armed Forces of the Philippines while building the gains to serve our people and secure our land. All the best to the new Army chief,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed the designation of MGEN Andres C. Centino as Commanding General of the Philippine Army on May 14, 2021,” External link

pna Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “The Department of Transportation should ensure that airlines are directed not to allow the boarding of passengers who are prohibited from entering the country pursuant to travel restrictions imposed by the Office of the President and IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force) resolutions except if they are part of the repatriation efforts of the national government,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque asked ( about Scarborough Shoal ) : “Carlo, first of all, are you able to work now? Isn’t it true that under the Aquino administration, which had an aggressive stance against China, you weren’t able to fish in Scarborough Shoal?” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 14, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “Let us remove from our minds that protecting sovereignty only means being at war with China. There are various ways to protect our sovereignty,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 14, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque replied : “This is not OK, but what can we do?” External link

AsiaOne Friday, May 14, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "All travelers coming from Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or those with travel history to these two countries within the last 14 days preceding arrival shall be prohibited from entering the Philippines beginning 00:01 of May 15, 2021, until 23:59 of May 31, 2021," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, May 14, 2021 4:36:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “All existing travel restrictions of passengers coming from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka are extended until 2359H of May 31, 2021,” External link

pna Friday, May 14, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "However, the conduct of the activity is subject to conditions, such as said in-person assessments shall be held only in TESDA Training Institutions and in-person assessments remain prohibited in private assessment centers," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "to ensure strict compliance to health and safety protocols and the observance of minimum public health standards," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "All existing travel restrictions of passengers coming from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are extended until 2359H of May 31, 2021," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So we are preparing for Filipinos’ possible repatriation and they ar given a warning to stay safe because of the escalating tensions in Israel and its occupied territory,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The construction of the mega-site there is under the police powers of the President… Nayong Pilipino should follow even if it has its own board,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “First, it’s free to dream, let us allow former Senator Trillanes to dream of becoming president, that’s his right as a Filipino,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If he has any case to file, he should file it now. The problem with Senator Trillanes is he just keeps on yakking. If he has any evidence that the President had ordered someone killed, he should file it now,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Further allowed in the NCR Plus are specialized markets of the Department of Tourism (DOT) following the minimum public health standards and implementation of protocols and restrictions as set by the DOT," "Also continued to be allowed in GCQ areas with heightened restrictions are non-contact sports in outdoor contact sports, games, scrimmages; and personal care services that allow for services not requiring mask removal, such as salons, parlors, beauty clinics, etc at 30% capacity" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque insisté : "Le virus est l'ennemi, pas le gouvernement" External link

france24 Saturday, March 27, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque insisté : "Le virus est l'ennemi, pas le gouvernement" External link

afp-fr Saturday, March 27, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque insisté : "Le virus est l'ennemi, pas le gouvernement" External link

msn-fr Saturday, March 27, 2021 5:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque afirmou : “O presidente apagou a punição restante contra Pemberton (…) Agora ele pode voltar para casa pelo indulto” External link

istoe Monday, September 7, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque disse : "Condenamos da forma mais forte possível os incidentes de explosão em Jolo" External link

extra Monday, August 24, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque disse : "Pedimos aos moradores de Jolo que permaneçam vigilantes e informem sobre qualquer atividade ou pessoa suspeita em suas áreas" External link

uol Monday, August 24, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT



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Harry Roque said : “What is clear is this, the wearing of face shields is no longer required outdoors because this was not appealed by the IATF,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 21, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is correct that we have P18.4 billion or 13 percent that has not yet been obligated,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 21, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “President Duterte was still on top of his drug war because the government will continue to go after rogue cops,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 21, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hindi po magbabago iyong ating border controls (The imposition of border control will not change)," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 21, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, June 21, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Acting on the advice of health experts and in view of the Delta variant, PRRD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte) declared that the wearing of face shields, both indoor and outdoor, is still mandatory," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 21, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Acting on the advice of health experts and in view of the Delta variant, PRRD declared that the wearing of face shields, both indoor and outdoor, is still mandatory,” External link

pna Monday, June 21, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Wala po akong mga ganiyang impormasyon na nalalaman bilang opisyal na tagapagsalita ng IATF (inter-agency task force) at tagapagsalita ng Presidente sa lahat ng bagay ukol po sa COVID-19," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 21, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "There's 240,000 PNP personnel. Siguro kung mayroong mga bugok (perhaps if there are rotten eggs), they constitute the exception rather than the rule," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 21, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Definitely, that is not the rule. That is the exception to the rule. Wala po tayong magagawa, sa kahit anong organisasyon may paisa-isang bugok," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 21, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Yung hindi naman po inapela, that's immediately executory (What we did not appeal, that's immediately executory)," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 21, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "Face mask na lang po pag lalabas tayo except for public transportation at tsaka dun sa mga enclosed or di naman kaya yung mataong lugar gaya ng public markets (use face mask when going out except for public transportation and enclosed spaces, crowded areas like public markets)," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 21, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang malinaw po ganito, ha: Hindi na po kinakailangan ang face shield sa labas kasi hindi naman po inapila ‘yan ng IATF. Ang inapela lang ng IATF yung pagsuot ng face shield sa loob kasama na po sa mga malls at iba pang mga commercial establishments at saka sa mga pampublikong transportasyon (What’s clear is this: Face shields are no longer required outdoors because that is not what the IATF appealed. Their appeal is to use face shields indoors including malls, commercial establishments, and public transportation),” External link

pna Monday, June 21, 2021 10:21:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "The IATF only appealed about the wearing of face shields indoors, including in malls, commercial establishments, and public transportation," External link

rappler Monday, June 21, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "enclosed/indoor spaces of hospitals, schools, workplaces, commercial establishments (such as but not limited to food establishments, malls and public markets), public transport and terminals, and places of worship," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 21, 2021 8:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Let it be clear, however, that Filipinos covered by the repatriation programs of the government and repatriation activities of manning/recruitment agencies cleared by the Bureau of Quarantine are not prohibited from entering the Philippines," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “They can enter the country, subject to testing and quarantine protocols,” External link

rappler Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “We are confident it will not prosper beyond this stage because in the first place, you need cooperation of the state if you are going to resort to a case buildup. But right now, all (it has) is hearsay information,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “As a lawyer, we know that media sources are considered hearsay. We need to present people who have actual personal knowledge of events to prove particularly criminal liability, which is proof beyond a reasonable doubt,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The reality is the alleged killings arising from the drug war were not intended to target civilians. They were collateral damage, so to speak, arising from valid police operations,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Obviously, this is intended to embarrass the president, but the president is a lawyer, he knows what the procedures are. They will fail,” “The president has said that, if need be, he will argue the case personally before the International Criminal Court” External link

pri Friday, June 18, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Inter-Agency Task Force on (June 17) increased the annual deployment ceiling of new hire healthcare workers (HCWs) for Mission Critical Skills to 6,500,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 18, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF reiterates the strict enforcement of current testing and quarantine protocols duly approved and issued by the IATF for inbound international travelers in all ports of the country regardless of any specific protocols that may be issued to the local government units to the contrary,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 18, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "While waiting for the President's decision on the matter, the existing policy on the use of face shields remains in effect," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 18, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated two or more weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series, or two or more weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 18, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "must carry his or her vaccination card which must be verified prior to his/her departure prior to boarding, and a certification issued prior to his/her departure by the Department of Information and Communications Technology or the City Health Officer of the local government unit which administered the last dose necessary for full vaccination," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 18, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President did say that the wearing of face shields should only be in hospitals. All I’m confirming is the President said that and of course what the President said becomes a presidential policy,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 18, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "It is not in pursuit of substantial justice," External link

rappler Friday, June 18, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF moved the effectivity date of the implementation of the testing and shortened quarantine protocols for the inbound travel of individuals who were fully vaccinated in the Philippines to June 22, 2021,” External link

pna Friday, June 18, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The IATF moved the effectivity date of the implementation of the testing and shortened quarantine protocols for the inbound travel of individuals who were fully vaccinated in the Philippines to June 22, 2021," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 18, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated two or more weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series, or two or more weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 18, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Inter-Agency Task Force on Thursday, June 17, 2021, increased the annual deployment ceiling of new hire healthcare workers (HCWs) for Mission Critical Skills (MCS) to 6,500,” External link

pna Friday, June 18, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Did the President disagree with the vote? Yes, he did. Can it be taken back? Apparently not,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “This is now a political issue. The President will never cooperate until his term ends in June 2022,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "When the President speaks then that becomes policy. But let's wait for an appeal if one will be lodged and we will find out today," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "While waiting for the President's decision on the matter, the existing policy on the use of face shields remains in effect," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Did the President disagree with the vote, yes he did. Can it be taken back? Apparently not," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Talagang nagkakaproblema po tayo sa ating internet connection. I appeal to all our internet partners, this is the presidential press briefing," "And siguro naman alam ninyo na po na this is important for the nation" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s await the further actions of IATF, if any,” “I will be the one to personally raise this if IATF would want to appeal kasi (because) as it stands po, nagsalita ang Presidente (the President has already spoken)” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Dahil iyan po ay desisyon ng Korte Suprema, hahanapan at hahanapan po iyan ng pondo. Kung wala pong pondong mahanap sa existing budget, then baka sa supplemental budget (Because that is the decision of the Supreme Court, we will look for funding. If we cannot get funding from the existing budget, then perhaps from the supplemental budget),” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “After we saw the 52-page decision, knowing that they were citing Rappler and ABS-CBN and Inquirer, eh medyo napayapa na po kami (we have felt relaxed) because, in law, all these newspaper accounts are mere hearsay,” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "He claimed that I lied, and I take offense with that," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Let's be more careful about alleging other public officials [are] lying to the public because I do not lie," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rufus Rodriguez ) : “I will call the attention of Congressman Rufus Rodriguez, who is my very good friend. But I did not lie, because he claimed that I lied and I take offense with that. I merely repeated what the President said, that he has ordered a more equitable distribution of vaccines because of the rise of cases in other parts of the country,” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is nothing in the executive issuance on mining which is EO No. 130 which lifts the ban on open-pit mining. I have conferred with [DENR] USec. Benny Antiporda and he says the matter is still being studied by the DENR,” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s await the further actions of IATF, if any,” “I will be the one to personally raise this if IATF would want to appeal kasi (because) as it stands po, nagsalita ang Presidente (the President has already spoken)” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I was correct when I said that, normally, we leave it to the DFA. However, this is a vote where the President has expressed concerns on the mechanism and procedure that led to our vote in the UN Human Rights Council," External link

rappler Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So, hintayin na lang po natin (Let’s just wait). At this point, we cannot definitely say that he (Duterte) will or will not run. And that’s his right because he still has until October to decide,” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "After we saw the 5-page decision, knowing that they were citing Rappler, and ABS-CBN, and Inquirer, medyo napayapa na po kami because in law, all these newspaper accounts are mere hearsay," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "shrugged off the opinion after checking the sources, media sources," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We will not cooperate because we are no longer a member," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Iyong boto pong iyan sa (the vote in the) UN Human Rights Council does not in any way, or should not in any way affect our excellent bilateral relations with Israel," "Wala naman pong kinalaman iyan doon sa napakalapit na samahan natin with the state of Israel," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The reality is the alleged killings arising from the drug war were not killings intended to target civilians as such. They were collateral damage so to speak arising from a valid police operation to deal with the growing threat of drugs,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Fatou Bensouda ) : “It’s an insult to all Filipinos for a foreigner like Bensouda and fellow Filipinos to say that our legal institution in the Philippines are not working and not dispensing justice,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We will not co-operate because we are no longer a member," External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines," External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The president will never, ever cooperate,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “This is now a political issue,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Where there are deaths as an incident to a lawful operation in connection with the war against drugs … it was coincidental or collateral damage, either because the policeman had the right to defend himself using reasonable force or they were, in fact, the subject of an attack and therefore justified by the principle of necessity and proportionality,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines,” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:40:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The President will never cooperate until the end of his term on June 30, 2022," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hindi po totoo 'yan, na ginipit natin ang ibang parte ng Pilipinas (It is not true that we stalled the distribution in other areas of the Philippines)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President will never cooperate until his term ends on 30 June 2022,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Willie Revillame ) : “I have a copy of the video greeting of the President where he said (Revillame) is capable of running for senator. He also said in the last part of the video that Willie Revillame can be president,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We will not co-operate because we are no longer a member,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We don't need foreigners to investigate the killings in the drug war because the systems in the Philippines are working," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We will not cooperate because we are no longer a member," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque declarou : "O presidente nunca vai cooperar até o fim de seu mandato, em 30 de junho de 2022" External link

uol Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president will never cooperate until the end of his term on June 30, 2022," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Fatou Bensouda ) : “It’s an insult to all Filipinos for a foreigner like Bensouda and fellow Filipinos to say that our legal institution in the Philippines are not working and not dispensing justice,” External link

highlandstoday Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Fatou Bensouda ) : “It’s an insult to all Filipinos for a foreigner like Bensouda and fellow Filipinos to say that our legal institution in the Philippines are not working and not dispensing justice,” External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about William Hussey ) : "Hinding-hindi tayo magku-cooperate dahil hindi na tayo miyembro at kahit anong pilit na gawin nila hindi tayo magku-cooperate (We will never cooperate because we are no longer a member [of the ICC], and no matter how much they force us, we would never cooperate)," External link

pna Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Fatou Bensouda ) : “It’s an insult to all Filipinos for a foreigner like Bensouda and fellow Filipinos to say that our legal institution in the Philippines are not working and not dispensing justice,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Fatou Bensouda ) : “It’s an insult to all Filipinos for a foreigner like Bensouda and fellow Filipinos to say that our legal institution in the Philippines are not working and not dispensing justice,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president will never cooperate until the end of his term on June 30, 2022," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president will never cooperate until the end of his term on June 30, 2022," External link

JakartaPost Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "I believe the decision to move forward into a formal investigation stage is legally erroneous and politically motivated," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "This is now a political issue. Hinding-hindi magko-cooperate ang Presidente hanggang matapos ng kanyang termino sa June 30, 2022 (The President will never cooperate until his term ends on June 30, 2022)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president will never cooperate until the end of his term on Jun 30, 2022," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president will never cooperate until the end of his term on June 30, 2022," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president will never cooperate until the end of his term on June 30, 2022,” External link

justiceinfo Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president will never cooperate until the end of his term on June 30, 2022," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "This is now a political issue. Hinding-hindi magko-cooperate ang Presidente hanggang tapos ng kaniyang termino sa June 30, 2022," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “We will not cooperate because we are no longer a member,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We do not need foreigners to investigate killings in the drug war because the legal system is working in the Philippines,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We will not cooperate because we are no longer a member," External link

trust Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “From the Office of the Executive Secretary, the President has decided that the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) protocols must be implemented by the Cebu province,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 14, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Only two are possible takers and they are VP Leni Robredo and former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 14, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The President has decided that the IATF protocols must be implemented by the Cebu province," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 14, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It was a simple misstep. Malinaw naman po sa video that the President was turning on a podium, some kind of a podium so medyo na -out of balance lang po. Wala naman pong problema sa kalusugan (It is clear in the video that the President was turning on a podium, so he got a bit out of balance. There is no problem with his health),” External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The President has also considered the DOH critique and has decided that Cebu province must abide with the IATF arrival protocols," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 14, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Province ) : “From the office of the Executive Secretary: The President has decided that the IATF protocols must be implemented by the Cebu Province,” External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Province ) : “The last extension was just a preparation for full implementation of that decision. So, the President has also considered the DOH (Department of Health) critique and has decided that Cebu Province must abide with the IATF arrival protocols,” External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It has always been the protocol which deviates from the IATF protocol that in Cebu arriving passengers are given PCR upon arrival and thenon the seventh but if they test negative on the third day then they are sent for home quarantine,” External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So, is it likely to be MGCQ? I have very serious doubts na magiging MGCQ po iyan . Is it likely na magiging regular GCQ? Most likely po pero antayin na lang natin dahil oras na lang po ang binibilang bago po mag -recommend ang ating IATF (that it will be MGCQ. Is it likely to be regular GCQ? Most likely but we have to wait for our IATF to make a recommendation),” External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "An ordinary GCQ will result in higher percentage capacity, particularly for indoor dining and indoor facilities," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 14, 2021 10:15:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Willie Revillame ) : “I have a copy of the video greeting of the President where he said [Revillame] is capable of running for senator. He also said in the last part of the video that Willie Revillame can be president,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 14, 2021 9:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The movement of fully vaccinated seniors is, however, limited to travel within their zone as interzonal travel is still prohibited, except for point-to-point travel that was previously allowed," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 11, 2021 8:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : "Guided tours in these historical sites and museums, however, remain prohibited," External link

manilametro Friday, June 11, 2021 3:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The movement of fully vaccinated senior is, however, limited to travel within their zone as interzonal travel is still prohibited, except for point-to-point travel that was previously allowed," External link

manilametro Friday, June 11, 2021 3:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : "Guided tours in these historical sites and museums, however, remain prohibited," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 11, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The movement of fully vaccinated senior is, however, limited to travel within their zone as interzonal travel is still prohibited, except for point-to-point travel that was previously allowed," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 11, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about On Thursday ) : “The Inter-Agency Task Force on Thursday, June 10, 2021, allowed the opening of indoor non-contact sports venues with Safety Seal Certifications such as gyms, fitness studios, skating rinks, and racket sports courts in the National Capital Region Plus areas at 30 percent venue capacity,” External link

pna Friday, June 11, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Sisiguraduhin natin na ang ating mga lokal na pamahalaan ay magkakaroon ng mga bakuna,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 11, 2021 6:46:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The IATF likewise allowed the movement of fully vaccinated senior citizens in areas under General Community Quarantine and Modified General Community Quarantine, subject to presentation of a duly issued Covid-19 vaccination card, and strict observance of the minimum public health standards," "The movement of fully vaccinated seniors is, however, limited to travel within their zone as interzonal travel is still prohibited, except for point-to-point travel that was previously allowed," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 11, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The Inter-Agency Task Force on Thursday, June 10, 2021, allowed the opening of indoor non-contact sports venues with Safety Seal Certifications such as gyms, fitness studios, skating rinks, and racket sports courts in the National Capital Region Plus areas at 30% venue capacity," External link

rappler Friday, June 11, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The movement of fully-vaccinated seniors is, however, limited to travel within their zone as interzonal travel is still prohibited, except for point-to-point travel that was previously allowed," External link

rappler Friday, June 11, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President would personally attend the commemoration of our Independence Day. It would be done outside Metro Manila, but I’m not at liberty to say where for security reasons,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “The President was very appreciative of the suggestion and ordered his staff to conduct a review of this,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We would finally know what his decision would be in December when the period for substitution would lapse,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "For Metro Manila, the numbers are looking good. The hospital care utilization remains very low. We're at 53 percent in ICU beds, which is isa sa mga importanteng (one of the important) factor[s] for escalation," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I don't think na may kinalaman iyong bakuna sa resurgence. Kung hindi, siguro nagkakaroon sila nang false sense of security dahil marami nang nabakunahan, nagpapabaya na sila sa mask, hugas, iwas (I don't think the vaccine can be blamed for the surge. It may have also been because of a false sense of security after many of their citizens got vaccinated. They did away with wearing masks, washing their hands and safe distancing)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “I’ve added my voice to the voices of many who believe that she should be the next president of the country,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We would finally know what his decision would be in December, when the period for substitution would lapse,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "For Metro Manila, the numbers are looking good. The hospital care utilization remains very low, we're at 53 percent in ICU beds which is isa sa mga importanteng factor for escalation (which is one of the factors for escalation)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "He (Duterte) immediately asked that it be subjected to complete staff work and he was very appreciative of the suggestion," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Narinig po ni Presidente ang hiling at iyak ng pamilya ni Keith ng hustisiya lalo na at nagsabi ang pamilya na binaril ang mga biktima (The President heard the wish and the cries of Keith's family for justice, especially since they claimed that the victims were shot)," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Based on the figures, Metro Manila Plus might be looking at the de-escalation. It might not be to MGCQ (modified GCQ) but it could be to ordinary GCQ because ang GCQ po natin ngayon ay mayroon pang mga restriction (the current status of GCQ [in NCR Plus] have restrictions),” External link

pna Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Sara Duterte ) : “I support the ‘Run, Sara, Run’ movement but I respect that the decision will have to be made by Mayor Sara herself. But I have added my voice to the voices of many who believe she should be the next president of the country,” External link

pna Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Sara Duterte ) : “As to whether or not I will run, well, depende nga po iyan sa maraming mga kunsiderasyon (that depends on many considerations) funding, health, and of course, I don’t want to be presumptuous, hindi ko po alam kung sino ang iimbitahing mga kasama ni Mayor Sara (I don’t know who will Mayor Sara invite), if and when she decides to run,” External link

pna Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, the President’s words are clear. I don’t have to construe or interpret. He is resisting. That is the word. So, ayaw po niya (he does not want it). Pero hindi pa naman niya sinasabing hindi (But he does not totally say no)” External link

pna Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang mensahe po natin, talagang ang Pilipino, sa mula't mula iaalay ang buhay para sa kalayaan ng inang bayan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President would personally attend the commemoration of our Independence Day. It would be done outside Metro Manila, but I’m not at liberty to say where for security reasons,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is a test of our law enforcement capability. Pero ito po ay problema nga (But this is a problem) that has existed for many, many years now. Pero (But) I’m hoping that with this badge of dishonor, baka po maging radical din ang mga hakbang na gagawin ng ating gobyerno para malinis na once and for all ‘yung Pasig River na iyan (perhaps the government’s action to this would be radical to clean Pasig River once and for all),” External link

pna Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Other areas po na nasa MECQ ay binabantayan po talaga natin 'yan, and we are always data driven po," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Narinig po ni Presidente ang hiling at iyak ng pamilya ni Kieth ng hustisya lalo na at nagsabi ang pamilya na binaril ang mga biktima. Nangako ang Pangulo na masusi itong iimbestigahan at pagbabayarin ang may mga sala (The President learned of Kieth family’s cry for justice, especially since they claimed the victims were also shot. The President vowed to conduct a thorough investigation and hold the culprits accountable),” External link

pna Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In making a decision, I would ask my doctor if there is a need for an open-heart surgery before elections. I would resign early if I need to undergo an operation,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “My advice to everyone is you can speculate all you want, but we’ll find out whether or not he’ll file his certificate of candidacy only in October. We’re not even sure of October, because there’s a period for substitution sometime in December,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Senator Bong Go says he will only run if President Duterte will run as his vice president,” “If he (Duterte) runs for vice president, it’s a certainty Senator Bong Go will run for the presidency” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio ) : “I’m one of those praying that Mayor Sara will in fact seek the presidency,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “I don’t agree with Secretary Sal Panelo’s interpretation. It is still better to have a quarantine law,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “We would finally know what his decision would be in December when the period for substitution would lapse,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kung tatakbo po si Mayor Inday Sara, sigurado po ako hindi siya tatakbo ng vice president (If Mayor Inday Sara will run, I'm sure he (Duterte) will not run for vice president)," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Naniniwala po ako na gusto ng magretiro ng Presidente, pero naniniwala din po ako na gagawa ng decision ang Presidente na mas makakabuti sa ating sambayanan (I believe that the President wants to retire but I also believe that he will make a decision that will benefit the people)," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So, kung ako po ay magdidesisyon, tatanungin ko po iyong aking doctor kung kinakailangang magpabukas na bago mag -election tayo po ay magri -resign early para po magpa-opera kung kinakailangang magpa-opera (In making a decision, I would ask my doctor if there is a need for an open-heart surgery before elections. I would resign early if I need to undergo operation),” External link

pna Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ako po ay nagdadasal at talagang kumonsulta sa mga doctor dahil minsan tayo ay nagplano at nabigo naman tayo dahil sa aking kalusugan, ayaw ko na pong maulit iyong heartbreak na iyon (I am really praying and consulting my doctors because based on my experience, I decided to run but had to withdraw due to health reason. I do not want a repeat of such heartbreak),” External link

pna Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Sa tingin ko po iyong isyu kung siya ay tatakbo o hindi, nakadepende po iyan, unang-una kung tatakbo si Mayor Inday Sara. Kung tatakbo po si Mayor Inday Sara, sigurado po ako hindi siya tatakbo ng vice president (I think the issue as to whether he will run or not depends on whether Mayor Inday Sara will run. If Mayor Sara runs, I am sure he will not run for vice president),” External link

pna Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Senator Bong Go says he will only run if President Duterte will run as his vice president," "If he (Duterte) runs for vice president, it’s a certainty Senator Bong Go will run for presidency" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We have nothing to do with that. That is not government policy. If there is a government personnel doing that, perhaps it’s in their personal capacities” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “So on the 13th of June, the protocols on arriving OFWs and ROFs will be implemented in Cebu,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It was a short meeting, a very short meeting. No [mention of] politics” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I continue to ponder and pray,” External link

pna Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The office [of Secretary Medialdea] extends the diversion of international flights bound for MCIA to Ninoy International Airport until 23:59 (11:59 p.m.) of 12 June 2021,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Iyan po ay isang international crime at importanteng mahuli, malitis, maparasuahan ang mga tao ng NPA na patuloy pong gumagamit ng landmine (That is an international crime and it is important to apprehend, investigate, and punish NPA members who continue to use landmines),” External link

pna Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You are all welcome to express your views and he will consider it before making a decision,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “All those who want to suggest are welcome because the President is still in the process of making a decision,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Upon resumption of flights to Mactan-Cebu International’s Airport, the travel and testing protocols approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious diseases will be fully and seamlessly implemented,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kasama na po d'yan 'yong second na dose ni Presidente dahil hindi pa po nagkakaroon ng second dose ang ating Presidente dahil hinihintay nga po iyong EUA (emergency use authorization)," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Wala pa naman pong desisyon kasi si Presidente Duterte. So, lahat po nang gustong mag-mungkahi, mag-bigay ng suhestiyon, welcome naman po sila dahil nasa proseso pa lang ng pagdedesisyon ang ating Presidente (President Duterte has no decision yet. So all those who want to give advice or suggestion, that is welcome because the President is still in the process of deciding),” External link

pna Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It was a short meeting, a very short meeting. No [mention of] politics” External link

pna Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is absolutely no ban for a president to run for vice president. If you can show me a provision which bars the president to run for the position of vice president, then, of course, the president will honor that prohibition. But as it is, there is no literal provision in the Constitution that states that principle,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 7, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “To those who have yet to receive their second shot, do not worry. Youmay still receive the second shot,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 7, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is absolutely no prohibition for a president to run for vice president. There is no literal provision in the Constitution that states that principle,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 7, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In choosing a leader, we should look at his abilities, experience, and the many problems of our country that need solving,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 7, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "See you on election day. Taumbayan po ang magdedesisyon diyan (The people will decide on that)," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 7, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang personal kong pananaw... baka kinakailangan magkaroon ng isang international na kasunduan kung dapat magkaroon ng standard na vaccination certificate, nang sa ganoon hindi po problema ang pag-authenticate kung totoo o peke yung vaccination card," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 7, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Siguro naman po, kung nakapag-antay naman tayo nang mahigit isang taon bago dumating ang bakuna, makapag-aantay naman tayo nang konting panahon para magkaroon ng pagkakataon ang buong mundo na magkaroon ng kasunduan kung paano nga bang gagawin sa mga taong nabakunahan na," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 7, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is absolutely no ban for a president to run for vice president. If you can show me a provision which bars the president to run for the position of vice president, then, of course, the president will honor that prohibition. But as it is, there is no literal provision in the Constitution that states that principle,” External link

pna Monday, June 7, 2021 9:51:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "have to undergo the regular quarantine and testing protocols, which is, to complete a 10-day facility-based quarantine," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 4, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The President does not micromanage. Sapagkat (Because) although he is the chief architect of foreign policy, 'yung paano po boboto ang ating delegasyon sa UN Human Rights Council ay pinapaubaya po niya sa ating delegasyon (he lets our delegation to the UN Human Rights Council to vote on their own)," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 4, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "In the case of non-Philippine government repatriation, all Filipino repatriates from the countries with travel restrictions must present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 48 hours prior to boarding the aircraft or vessel," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, June 4, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated two or more weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series, or two or more weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine,” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, June 4, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “approved health and safety protocols and the use of fully functional contact tracing application of off-track betting stations,” External link

pna Friday, June 4, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque explained : "An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated two or more weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series, or two or more weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine," External link

sinacom-en Friday, June 4, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "All inbound fully vaccinated individuals shall be required to undergo a seven-day facility-based quarantine upon arrival," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 4, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) test shall only be done when the individual manifests Covid-19 symptoms within the 7-day quarantine," "After completing the seven-day facility-based quarantine, the BOQ shall issue a Quarantine Certificate indicating the individual's vaccination status," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 4, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque explained : "An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated two or more weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series, or two or more weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 4, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “An individual shall be considered as having been fully vaccinated two or more weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series, or two or more weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine,” External link

pna Friday, June 4, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Oro City ) : “The Inter-Agency Task Force on Thursday, June 3, 2021, approved to place Davao City under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine beginning June 5 until June 20, 2021. The IATF likewise approved the General Community Quarantine status of General Santos City starting June 5 until June 30, 2021,” External link

pna Friday, June 4, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Bong Go ) : “In the end, should Sara decide not to run, or Bong Go, because he will only run for president if the President runs for vice president, the President will have to choose who has the numbers,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Let's just say that madaming options na nabanggit na ang Presidente (that the President had many options), and I would just repeat it. Ang mga options na pupwedeng tumakbo (His list of those he wanted to be his successor) includes also Mayor Sara Duterte. It includes Senator Manny Pacquiao. It includes former senator Bongbong Marcos. It includes even Manila Mayor Isko Moreno. 'Yun ang mga naririnig (That's what I heard), and I think it includes also Senator Bong Go," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “There was no basis on claims that this is a desperate attempt for the President to hold on to power,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President won’t remain in his post beyond his term of office in June next year,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Iyong boto pong iyan sa (the vote in the) UN Human Rights Council does not in any way, or should not in any way affect our excellent bilateral relations with Israel," "Wala naman pong kinalaman iyan doon sa napakalapit na samahan natin with the state of Israel," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "So right now, parang walang kinakailangan na compromise because it is a scientific fact na nakakatulong po ang pagsusuot ng face shield," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Statistically, kapag ikaw ay nag-face mask, face shield, at social distancing, halos equivalent ang protection niyan sa bakuna. Sa akin po, sa siyensa, may basehan po iyan,” External link

rappler Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Let's just say that madaming options na nabanggit na ang Presidente and I would just repeat it. Ang mga options na pupwedeng tumakbo includes also Mayor Sara Duterte, it includes Senator Manny Pacquaio, it includes former senator Bongbong Marcos, it includes even Manila Mayor Isko Moreno. Yun ang mga naririnig and I think it includes also Senator Bong Go," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s just say that there are many options the President had mentioned and I will just repeat it. His options on those who can run include Mayor Sara Duterte, Senator Manny Pacquiao, former Senator Bongbong Marcos, and even Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, and Senator Bong Go,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio ) : “I heard the President personally on that matter as of last Monday. Somebody called him whom I would no longer disclose. He said he still recommends to Mayor Inday Sara not to run for president,” “That’s the latest I heard from the President’s mouth” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is a scientific fact that the wearing of both masks and face shields contribute substantially to the reduction of Covid-19 cases,” External link

pna Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’m sure narinig ng IATF ang rekomendasyon ni Mayor Yorme. At kung ito po ay magiging rekomendasyon ng lahat ng mga mayor sa Metro Manila eh talagang pinapakinggan naman po ang implementers dahil sila po ang nagpapatupad ng mga IATF policies (I’m sure the IATF already heard about the mayor’s proposal. And if it will be the recommendation of all Metro Manila mayors, it will be considered because we are listening to the implementers enforcing the IATF policies),” External link

pna Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang rekomendasyon niya ay ‘wag tumakbo [si Sara]. That’s the latest I heard from the President’s own mouth," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Noong kinausap ko siya d'yan, wala pa siyang desisyon. Mayroon lang siya talagang mga options na sinabi," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “First of all, the President has not yet decided whether he will run for vice president,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The safety of everyone remains our main concern. Let us, therefore, remain alert and vigilant, and cooperate with authorities while observing the minimum public health standards against COVID-19 during this storm,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “It was clear that for the last six months, the President’s trust and satisfaction ratings did not slip lower than 90 to 91 percent despite having noisy critics,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The safety of everyone remains our main concern. Let us, therefore, remain alert and vigilant, and cooperate with authorities while observing the minimum public health standards against Covid-19 during this storm,” External link

pna Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “All of entertainment venues are prohibited. Recreational venues are also prohibited,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President understands this, especially the point on the humanitarian aspect of OFWsthere are times that it is really difficult to implement a 10-day quarantine,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “How can that be a joke when there’s no decision yet?” “Maybe the joke's on them” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "Sa lahat po ng nagtatanong kung ano ang kasagutan ng Presidente, ang kasagutan po ay pag-iisipan po niya (To everyone who's asking what the President's answer is, he will think about it)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Paano po magkakaroon ng plano, e wala pa pong desisyon ang Presidente? Ang sinabi lang po niya, pag-iisipan niya dahil siya ay na-nominate. Hindi naman po puwedeng balewalain 'yon (How can there be a plan when the President is yet to make a decision? He just said he would think about it because he was nominated. That cannot be brushed off)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “On one hand, he said, he has served the country. On the other hand, he said, he had to think what is best for the country,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “How can this be part of a plan when the President said he had to think about his nomination?” “Since he has yet to make a decision, that shows that there was no plan” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President has yet to make a decision on the matter. What I can say is, maybe the joke would be on them” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang sabi pa rin ng Presidente, ang mga national policies dapat sinusunod ng lahat (The President said everyone should follow national policies)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Siguro dapat magkaroon din ng openness ang ating mga kasama, at tatanungin natin ang mga sarili, bakit nga ba ang Cebu province, 10 buwan nang nasa MGCQ, samantalang ang Metro Manila nananaginip lang ng MGCQ (Perhaps our colleagues should have a bit of openness and ask ourselves why Cebu has been under MGCQ [modified general community quarantine] for 10 months, while Metro Manila is only dreaming of MGCQ)," "Baka naman po mayroon tayong pupuwedeng magaya sa Cebu. Bigyan po natin ng pagkakataon na mag-critique ang Department of Health hanggang Huwebes (Maybe there is something we can copy from Cebu. Let us give the Department of Health a chance to critique until Thursday)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "some restrictions shall still be in place in these areas limiting the capacities of certain industries." External link

manilametro Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "Sa lahat po ng nagtatanong kung ano ang kasagutan ng Presidente, ang kasagutan po ay pag-iisipan po niya. Syempre po, sya ay na-nominate, kailangan pag-isipan (To everyone who's asking what the President's answer is, he will think about it. Because he was nominated, it has to be thought about)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 1, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Of course, those sensitive information involving live investigations cannot be released, but everything to do with accountability and improving professionalism among our police force is not covered," External link

rappler Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "some restrictions shall still be in place in these areas limiting the capacities of certain industries" External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : "Wala pa naman pong desisyon ang Presidente. Ang masasabi ko lang, baka the joke may be on them," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Siguro dapat magkaroon din ng openness ang ating mga kasama, at tatanungin natin ang mga sarili, bakit nga ba ang Cebu province, 10 buwan nang nasa MGCQ, samantalang ang Metro Manila nananaginip lang ng MGCQ," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “On one hand, he said, he has served the country. On the other hand, he said, he had to think what is best for the country,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “How can this be part of a plan when the President said he had to think about his nomination?” “Since he has yet to make a decision, that shows that there was no plan” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We hope that through this measure, we would not only generate the much needed revenues in the country, but also place the industry under stricter government oversight,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 31, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Sinabi niyo na po kanina (You already said earlier that) you’re inclined to grant the request so maraming salamat po (so thank you very much),” External link

pna Monday, May 31, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “A message from God, because he said he leaves it (his decision) to God,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 31, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If it is God’s will, he will make the proper announcement in due course,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 31, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We welcome Bayanihan 3 as a fallback but it looks like there’s no urgent need to pass it because we are still spending funds from our existing budget,” “There will be no problem if Bayanihan 3 is not passed during the second regular session of the 18th Congress,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 31, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "If the President thinks it is God's will, he will make the proper announcement in due course," External link

straitstimesSG Monday, May 31, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Gwen Garcia ) : "Napakahirap pong magkaso ako kay Governor Gwen dahil unang-una, hindi po 'yan kasama sa katungkulan ko bilang isa spox. Laway lang po ako bilang isang spox," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 31, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "If the President thinks it is God's will, he will make the proper announcement in due course," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 31, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Bill No ) : “The Chief Executive has likewise certified as urgent Senate Bill No. 2234, entitled ‘An Act Creating the Department of Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos,’ to provide a more efficient, whole-of-government approach to protect the rights and promote the welfare and interest of overseas Filipinos,” External link

pna Monday, May 31, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has certified as urgent Senate Bill No. 2232, entitled ‘An Act Taxing Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations, Amending for the Purpose Sections 22, 25, 27, 28 and Adding a New Section 125-A of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, As Amended, and For Other Purposes’,” External link

pna Monday, May 31, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We hope that through thgis measure we would not only generate the much needed revenues in the country but also place the industry under stricter government oversight," External link

rappler Monday, May 31, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “A message from God because he said he leaves it (his decision) to God,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 31, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If it is God’s will, he will make the proper announcement in due course,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 31, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "This move, which is part of the democratic exercise, aims to consult party members and have fruitful and productive exchanges on issues affecting PDP-Laban," External link

manilatimes Monday, May 31, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque replied : "Wala po sa calendar (It's not been calendared)" External link

manilatimes Monday, May 31, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "If the President thinks it is God's will, he will make the proper announcement in due course," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 31, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Not at all. As you can see, life continues in Malacañang,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 31, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The President has been pondering on the issue and has a bigger framework of analysis. And let's just await his decision because he is the only one who can decide on this matter," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 31, 2021 12:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "If the President thinks it is God's will, he will make the proper announcement in due course," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 31, 2021 12:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "As you can see, life continues on in Malacañang. Meetings are scheduled, meetings will be held, decisions will be made, decisions will be announced," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 31, 2021 12:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Nais ba nating mas maraming bakuna ang dumating? Siyempre, dahil mas ninanais nating mabigyan ng proteksyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 31, 2021 12:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Yung pagpapalabas po after the vaccination, tingin ko po depende yan kung maaachieve na natin yung population protection,” External link

inquirer Monday, May 31, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I have no idea other than he's got a full schedule also in the Palace. As you know, in the afternoons, we’re fully-booked,” External link

pna Monday, May 31, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “This move, which is part of the democratic exercise, aims to consult party members and have fruitful and productive exchanges on issues affecting PDP-Laban,” External link

pna Monday, May 31, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Gwen Garcia ) : “Wala pong katotohanan ang mga lumalabas na report na may plano ako kasama diumano si Justice Secretary Meynard Guevarra na mag sampa ng kaso laban po kay Governor Gwen Garcia (There is no truth to the reports that I have a plan with Justice Secretary Meynard Guevarra to file a case against Governor Gwen Garcia),” External link

pna Monday, May 31, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque replied : “I have no idea other than he’s got a full schedule also in [the] Palace. As you know, the afternoons are fully booked,” External link

inquirer Monday, May 31, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “This move, which is part of the democratic exercise, aims to consult party members and have fruitful and productive exchanges on issues affecting PDP-Laban,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “This move, which is part of the democratic exercise, aims to consult party members and have fruitful and productive exchanges on issues affecting PDP-Laban,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi as Vice Chairman of the ruling party PDP-Laban was directed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, who serves as Chairman, to organize, convene and preside over the council meeting,” External link

pna Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "This move, which is part of the democratic exercise, aims to consult party members and have fruitful and productive exchanges on issues affecting PDP-Laban," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is no preferential treatment there. It’s a reality that Pfizer was really made for first world conditions,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, May 28, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That appears to be wishful thinking,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 28, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “I do not know the process that by that company for such survey,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 28, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “After the airport was forced to halt receiving international flights due to lack of quarantine hotels, we are rerouting the flights as a temporary measure until there are enough hotel rooms in Cebu,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 28, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Siguro po darating ‘yan dahil darating na rin ‘yong bulto ng ating supply," "Pero ngayon pong kulang ang supply, pina-prioritize po natin iyong A1, A2, A3," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 28, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "private sector workers required to be physically present at their designated workplace outside their residences," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 28, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "informal sector workers and self-employed who may be required to work outside their residences, and those working in private households," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 28, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So, wala pong preferential treatment iyan. Realidad lang po ‘no na talagang Pfizer was made for first world conditions (There is no preferential treatment there. It’s a reality that Pfizer was really made for first world conditions),” External link

pna Friday, May 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are racing against the new variants. At ito po ay dapat maging dahilan kung bakit dapat paigtingin pa natin ‘yung mask, hugas, iwas (This should be the reason why we need to wear mask, wash hands, and prevent the spread of the disease),” External link

pna Friday, May 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Mukhang wishful thinking po iyan at hindi ko pa naririnig kung anong polling company na iyan (Perhaps, that is a wishful thinking because I never heard of that polling company),” External link

pna Friday, May 28, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Inaprubahan [ng IATF] ang rekomendasyon na i-improve at gawing mas simple ang priority group A4 ng COVID-19 immunization program," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 28, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Employees in government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned and controlled corporations and local government units also belong to A4," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 28, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We will study it. The President said there may be a basis for the request,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 28, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “That’s why it’s important to have an international agreement, otherwise we have ‘apartheid’ all over again,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 28, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There should be a higher penalty to be imposed on individuals who will be responsible for super spreader events because as you know, the case for reckless imprudence, there’s hardly any imprisonment. And it is subject to settlement,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “There are existing laws which you can apply for now but I want more effective laws that would provide for more stringent penalties so there would be more compliance for quarantine classifications,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is a likelihood that the quarantine classification will relax based on a formula, but subject to the recommendation of Metro mayors that further reopening should be gradual,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF is a collegial body. I do not want to preempt it,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Under existing criteria, that’s generally a basis for relaxation of quarantine classification. But we have to decide considering all factors, including the recommendations of our implementers, our mayors,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is a likelihood that the quarantine classification will relax based on formula, but subject to the recommendation of Metro mayors that further reopening should be gradual,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF is a collegial body. I do not want to preempt it,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Under existing criteria, that’s generally a basis for relaxation of quarantine classification. But we have to decide considering all factors, including the recommendations of our implementers, our mayors,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Bakit naman natin sinasabi na Pamalakaya lang ang pupuwedeng magsalita sa usaping ito? Alam naman nating identified ang Pamalakaya sa BAYAN (Why would we just listen to Pamalakaya regarding this issue? We know that Pamalakaya is identified with BAYAN),” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We will study it. The President said there may be a basis for the request,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “That’s why it’s important to have an international agreement, otherwise we have ‘apartheid’ all over again,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kung meron naman po talagang basehan at ito'y magiging pre-condition para sa hanapbuhay ng ating mga kababayan, may posibilidad po," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Of course, we’re still aiming for mawawala talaga yung (eliminating) Covid-19, which is herd immunity. Meanwhile, dahil talaga namang (because) we are an archipelago unless 70 percent of the entire population is vaccinated, we’re aiming for population protection in areas where the cases are highest,” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That’s his perception. Ang tingin ko po (I think) it was really volunteering,” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Humanitarian Law ) : “Ang liability po nila ay dahil sa paglabag sa International Humanitarian Law (Their liability lies on their International Humanitarian Law violations),” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, of course the President listens to everyone,” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hinahayaan po natin iyan dahil iyan po ay initiative talaga ng Kongreso. Ang nangyayari po ay amendment pursuant to constituent assembly (Let them be because that is the Congress’ initiative. What is happening is Congress is introducing amendment pursuant to constituent assembly),” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think, I will quote the President, he leaves it to God,” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque maintained : “I think you have to accept his answer for what it is. He leaves it to God” External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang pagkakaalam ko po eh, atat na atat na si Presidenteng matapos ang kaniyang termino at gusto na niyang umuwi dito sa Davao," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ito po ay pambayad doon sa mga hotels dahil nga po sa mas mahabang quarantine na niri-require natin sa mga bumabalik na OFW," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our call to the local government units is if they could pass an ordinance imposing penalties on those selling slots we could have a clear legal basis to punish persons doing this,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are letting DFA decide whether that is true or not. If that is true, it will be the one to decide whether it should file a diplomatic protest or not,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We believe that we can still recover,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are calling on local government units to pass ordinances that will penalize those selling slots for Covid-19 vaccines, so there will be a clear basis for punishing those behind the scam,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “No vaccine yet has been granted a commercial use authorization. It cannot be sold as it remains under clinical trials,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Malacañang has nothing to do with that, but we respect the belief of our countrymen that Mayor Sara Duterte should be the next president,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He is a former PCOO official. Meaning, he is now a private citizen. Malacañang is not behind that,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In truth, the majority of the cases are in Metro Manila Plus. This is why even as half of the vaccine supply will be distributed across the country, more or less half will also be concentrated in Metro Manila Plus, Cebu and Davao,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Malacañang has nothing to do with that, but we respect the belief of our countrymen that Mayor Sara Duterte should be the next president,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are calling on local government units to pass ordinances that will penalize those selling slots for Covid-19 vaccines, so there will be a clear basis for punishing those behind the scam,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “No vaccine yet has been granted a commercial use authorization. It cannot be sold as it remains under clinical trials,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Although some parts of their meeting were confidential, I think it’s not bad if I share that the President is appalled over the killings in Negros Oriental,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The President asked the DENR to resolve conflicting claims to the untitled lands in the Negros province which have been causing the killings. He said, ‘Everything else being equal, resolved these disputes in favor of the poor,’” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We believe that we can still recover,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Pero matatapos na po iyong kaniyang prayoridad. Kumbaga, back to the end of the line. That’s only fair," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Naiintindihan naman po natin ‘yan. Talaga namang sa ating kasaysayan, ang mga Pilipino ay mas humahanga sa mga [galing] stateside," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang panawagan nga po namin sa mga lokal na pamahalaan ay kung pupuwede po magpasa rin sila ng ordinansa na nagpapataw ng parusa doon sa magbebenta ng slots, para malinaw po na mayroon tayong legal na basehan para parusahan ang mga taong gumagawa nito (Our appeal to local governments is to pass an ordinance that will impose penalty on those selling slots so we have legal basis to punish them),” External link

pna Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Kaunting tulog na lang po, magkakaroon na tayo ng vaccine protection eh bakit naman ngayon pa kayo pupunta sa mga super spreader event (We will soon have vaccine protection so why would you have to go to super spreader events)?” External link

pna Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Iniiwan na po natin sa DFA para tingnan kung tama ito; at kung tama ito, sila na po ang magde-desisyon kung dapat bang mag -file ng diplomatic protest o hindi (We are letting DFA decide whether that is true or not. If that is true, it will be the one to decide whether it should file a diplomatic protest or not),” External link

pna Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang panawagan nga po namin sa mga lokal na pamahalaan ay kung pupuwede po magpasa rin sila ng ordinansa na nagpapataw ng parusa doon sa magbebenta ng slots, para malinaw po na mayroon tayong legal na basehan para parusahan ang mga taong gumagawa nito," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He (Duterte) will be completely neutral pero gagampanan ng estado ang kaniyang obligasyon na imbestigahan, litisin, at parusahan ang mga taong pumapatay sa Negros Oriental (but the state will fulfill his obligation to investigate and punish killers in Negros Oriental),” External link

pna Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Sara Duterte ) : “Nirerespeto namin ‘yung paninindigan ng marami nating kababayan na dapat maging susunod na presidente si Mayor Sara Duterte (We respect the stance of many of our countrymen that Mayor Sara Duterte should be the next president),” External link

pna Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Sana hindi naman po (I hope that [the forecast] won’t happen),” External link

pna Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Na-move pong muli. It was initially scheduled for tonight, pero mamo-move po siya for tomorrow," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang sabi po ng Presidente (our President said), everything else being equal, resolve these disputes in favor of the poor," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kung hinintay po natin iyong pagdating ng Pfizer, hindi po tayo makakabakuna sana ng 4.3 million na nagawa na natin ngayon," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Pero matatapos na po iyong kaniyang prayoridad. Kumbaga, back to the end of the line. That’s only fair," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Naiintindihan naman po natin ‘yan. Talaga namang sa ating kasaysayan, ang mga Pilipino ay mas humahanga sa mga [galing] stateside," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It seems that there is no urgency to talk about this matter either with the National Security Council or with former presidents,” “So this is not a done deal, it was something that the President was speculating on before JPE fully concurred with his policy on the WPS,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 24, 2021 11:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is the lone architect of foreign policy. It is not true that our bilateral approach to the West Philippine Sea is not working because after five years of the President’s term, we have not lost territory to China, we have no conflict with China. So, I beg to disagree, the President’s policy has been working for the past five years,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 24, 2021 11:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It appears that after JPE concurred that the President is pursuing the right policy on the West Philippine Sea, there is no urgency to talk about this issue, either with the National Security Council or with the former presidents,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “My impression is, he is satisfied that his policy on the West Philippine Sea is working,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That is prohibited… If you were found illegally selling the jabs, you will be jailed pursuant to the law which formed the Food and Drug Authority because it has a penal clause,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “And learning from the experience of Cebu , kung talagang nagkukulang ng mga health professionals, magpapadala din ta yo (if there is a lack of health professionals, then we shall be sending them),” External link

pna Monday, May 24, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President po is the lone architect of foreign policy. Hindi po totoo na hindi gumagana ang ating bilateral approach to the West Philippine Sea kasi matapos po ang halos limang taong termino ng Presidente, wala po tayong nawalang teritoryo sa Tsina, wala po tayong hidwaan sa Tsina (It is not true that our bilateral approach to the West Philippine Sea is not working because after five years of the President’s term, we have not lost territory to China, we have no conflict with China). So, I beg to disagree, the President’s policy has been working for the past five years,” External link

pna Monday, May 24, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “But itong (this) possibility na ito was before Senator JPE shared his views on the WPS. Pero mukha namang (But it seems) after JPE concurred that the President is pursuing the right policy on the West Philippine Sea, eh wala naman pong urgency na pag-usapan itong bagay na ito (there is no urgency to discuss this thing), either with the National Security Council or with the former presidents ‘no. So this is not a done deal po . It was something that President was speculating on, before JPE fully concurred with his policy on the WPS,” External link

pna Monday, May 24, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Let’s put it in context. Hindi po namili ang Presidente ng stateside na brand. Ang pinili po niya ay Chinese brand at ang problema natin ngayon, tila marami talagang gusto stateside na mga bakuna," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 24, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Pupuwedeng ma-realign ang ilang mga pondo na hindi pa po siya naa-align for a specific purpose. Pero ito po, completely bidded out and partially executed, so kinakailangan pong tapusin iyan," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 24, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It appears that after JPE concurred that the President is pursuing the right policy on the West Philippine Sea, there is no urgency to talk about this issue, either with the National Security Council or with the former presidents,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “My impression is, he is satisfied that his policy on the West Philippine Sea is working,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That is prohibited… If you were found illegally selling the jabs, you will be jailed pursuant to the law which formed the Food and Drug Authority because it has a penal clause,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “The President takes the modernization of the Armed Forces seriously because he knows that even if we make friends, we should learn from history. Of course, diplomacy and friendship do not guarantee that you will not be exploited if you do not have capability to defend your territory,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So, we should first be enlightened about the real stance of VP Robredo because from the very start, the President keeps on saying that the most effective vaccine is the vaccine that we currently have,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, May 21, 2021 10:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “IATF has already approved the recommendation to prioritize the vaccination of the athletes, coaches and officials that will compete in the Tokyo Olympics and the SEA Games,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, we are happy that vaccine confidence has increased to 51 percent. As a matter of fact, it boosts the confidence of an individual once he hears that his neighbor is already vaccinated, it has an influence,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “We are happy that we have 30 percent that still needs to be convinced and we will launch new massive information campaign and for the 17 percent, we will not give up because what is important is to ensure all Filipinos will be inoculated,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF approved the recommendation to the Interim National Immunization Technical Advisory Group to prioritize the vaccination of athletes, coaches, delegates, and officials bound for the Tokyo Olympics and the Southeast Asian Games,” External link

bworldcom Friday, May 21, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I don’t have an update but let me clarify that President Duterte has been consistent on his policies on the West Philippine Sea. The government has not experienced a problem until critics used it as political issue,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF also approved the Technical Working Group’s recommendation to the Interim National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (iNITAG) to prioritize the vaccination of athletes, coaches, delegates and officials bound for the Tokyo Olympics and the South East Asian Games,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “In this connection, the delegates of the National Selection Meet shall be considered as Authorized Persons Outside of Residence and shall be allowed interzonal travel,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Obligasyon po natin sang-ayon sa regulasyon ng COVAX na ibigay po iyan sa medical frontliners, sa mga seniors, sa mga may comorbidities at saka mga indigent o mga mahihirap," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 21, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Thursday, 20 May 2021, noted that the Metro Manila Council has allowed religious gatherings at 30 percent venue capacity. The IATF earlier allowed religious gatherings up to 10 percent of the venue capacity under the General Community Quarantine with heightened restrictions,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “Local government units, however, are given the discretion to increase the venue capacity of religious gatherings as long as these would not exceed the 30 percent allowable venue capacity,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “As far as I know, VP Leni has questioned the use of Chinese vaccines. So, I cannot see her endorsing all the vaccines, regardless of the brand. If she can say that, it (infomercial) can probably push through but we all know that even the vaccination program of the government is being used in politicking,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Leni Robredo ) : “If you recall, Robredo was saying that the Chinese vaccines were inferior and these were already proven wrong because based on the studies vaccines have the same efficacy rate. Just look at the billions of China’s population, if the vaccines are not effective, how come their lives are now back to normal and they are effectively addressing the problem on COVID cases,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So, linawin muna natin kung ano ang paninindigan talaga ni VP Robredo. Dahil sa mula’t mula naman po, ang Presidente, walang tigil na nagsasabi na ang bakunang pinakamagaling ay ang bakunang naririyan na (So, we should first be enlightened about the real stance of VP Robredo because from the very start, the President keeps on saying that the most effective vaccine is the vaccine that we currently have),” External link

pna Friday, May 21, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hindi po natin masasabi dahil karamihan ng seniors, meron ding comorbidities. So, kinakailangang pag-ingatan pa rin po. Sa ngayon po, let us become home-liners, mga senior (We could not predict what will happen to seniors because many of them have comorbidities. So, they still need to be careful. For now, to seniors, let us become home-liners),” External link

pna Friday, May 21, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, we are happy that the vaccine confidence has increased to 51 percent. As a matter of fact, it boosts the confidence of an individual once he hears that his neighbor is already vaccinated, it has an influence,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “We are happy that we have 30 percent who still need to be convinced and we will launch new massive information campaign and for the 17 percent, we will not give up because what is important is to ensure all Filipinos will be inoculated” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 21, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Inter-Agency Task Force on Thursday, May 20, 2021, noted that the Metro Manila Council has allowed religious gatherings at 30-percent venue capacity,” External link

pna Friday, May 21, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “retail trade operators and front-liners,” External link

pna Friday, May 21, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Commission ) : "subject to the applicable guidelines of the Philippine Sports Commission, the Games and Amusement Board and the Department of Health," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 21, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Actually, the President mentioned that to me. The problem with the National Security Council is that nothing is resolved during the times he attended,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I mentioned it to the President, but he said the problem was that the National Security Council did not resolve any issues during the times he had attended its meetings,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “President Duterte has a consistent West Philippine Sea policy and it seemingly works because China is respecting the status quo,” “There’s no confusion on the President’s policy — set aside conflicts, and advance whatever it is that we can such as trade and commerce,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Kung kinakailangan, iniisip niya na imbitahin ang mga dating presidente, ilang mga personalidad para magkaroon ng isang pagpupulong to discuss the issue (If needed, he is thinking of inviting former presidents, some personalities to a meeting to discuss the issue),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Wala pong confusing sa stand ni Presidente sa West Philippine Sea (There is nothing confusing with the President’s stand on the West Philippine Sea),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “This is part of the President’s initial directive that Filipinos should be vaccinated for free. No one will be left behind,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President ordered that Pfizer vaccines should be given to the poor or the indigent population because that’s the policy of COVAX Facility,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I mentioned it to the President, but he said the problem was that the National Security Council did not resolve any issues during the times when he had attended its meetings,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is considering the idea of an alternative to convening the National Security Council. Pero ‘yun po (However, that is) still in the process of consideration,” External link

pna Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Pero hinding-hindi tayo mamimigay ng teritoryo at paninindigan at pangangalagaan natin ang pangnasyunal na soberenya at ang ating mga sovereign rights," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Iyong mga karanasan nga niya sa National Security Council eh walang resolusyon na nangyayari, so parang bakit pa eh puwede naman po iyan through informal consultations," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The President is considering the idea of an alternative to convening the National Security Council. Pero iyon po, still in the process of consideration," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ipinag-utos din po ng Pangulo na ibigay ang Pfizer sa mga mahihirap or sa indigent population dahil ‘yan po ang patakaran ng COVAX," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ipagsasabay lang natin kasi ang naging consensus na talaga at ang naging utos na rin ng Presidente, talagang palawakin na natin iyong puwedeng bakunahan dahil marami talaga ang gustong mabakuna[han] at naiinip nga dahil hindi pa kanilang turn," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Asahan natin na tataas pa ito habang ang kumpiyansa sa bakuna ay tumataas din," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Andiyan naman po ang ating coast guard para pangalagaan din po ang interes ng ating mga mangingisda," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang informed consent po ay sinasabi o sasabihan ang ating mga mamamayan na dumaan po sa proseso ang lahat ng bakuna na ibinibigay sa ating mga kababayan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hinihingi po namin ang pagkakaintindi ng ating mga kababayan," "Ang pinakaligtas na bakuna ay ang bakunang nasa inyong braso, anumang brand po ‘yan dahil lahat naman po 'yan ay dumaan sa masusing pag-aaral at lahat po 'yan napatunayang ligtas at epektibo," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Sang-ayon po sa Saligang Batas, talagang hurisdiksyon po ‘yan ng kamara de representante. Pinauubaya natin ‘yan sa kamara (According to the Constitution, that is the jurisdiction of the House of Representatives. We leave that to the chamber),” External link

pna Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So hinahanda na po ‘yung posibleng repatriation at binibigyan na po sila ng warning na kung pupuwede po ay mag-ingat dahil dito sa mga pag-iinit ng mga pangyayari diyan sa Israel at sa occupied territory (So we are preparing for Filipinos’ possible repatriation and they are given a warning to stay safe because of the escalating tensions in Israel and its occupied territory),” External link

pna Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Defeating the COVID-19 pandemic is high on both the Philippines and Japan’s agenda and remains a key point of cooperation,” “The decision to postpone a planned Official Visit based on this ground, therefore, deserves support” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We did not lose territory under the administration of President Duterte. That happened under a different administration,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “Diplomatic communications are covered by executive privilege,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our principal position and stand on the West Philippine Sea remains. I have said it before and I will say it again. Our agencies have been directed to do what they must and should to protect and defend our nation’s interests,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Philippine Navy, the Philippine Coast Guard, and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources will be where they need to be,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In terms of quarantine classification, we would look into the daily attack average rate, two-week attack rates, and health care utilization rates, including the social and political implications of lockdown,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The instruction of the president was clear. Only the secretary of foreign affairs and myself can speak on the issue now,” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque confirmed : "The President will be giving his social fund to finance the construction, procurement of materials, and new medical equipment," External link

pna Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our principal position and stand on the West Philippine Sea remains. I have said it before and I will say it again. Our agencies have been directed to do what they must and should to protect and defend our nation’s interests,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Philippine Navy, the Philippine Coast Guard, and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources will be where they need to be,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I think the President's message was clear, and I don't have to interpret it," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The instruction of the President was clear... that only the secretary of Foreign Affairs and myself can speak on the issue now," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ito ay isang matinding hamon sa ating communication effort," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Doc Legaspi, whatever you need, just tell us. The President already offered a large amount in the past so whatever you need to repair the damage, we could tap from the President’s Social Fund because that has been offered to the PGH before,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 17, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s put it in context and perhaps in the President’s language, he may not be as accurate but his statements have been consistent,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 17, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Later tonight, former senator Juan Ponce Enrile will join the talk to the people. Just like what the President had said, former senator Enrile was there right at the beginning,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 17, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The loss of Scarborough Shoal, if you remember, signaled the conflict in the West Philippine Sea which used to be peaceful,” “Scarborough shoal was also among the reasons why China built its military bases and artificial islands in the majority of our islands in our exclusive economic zone,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 17, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Mayors and governors implement the prevention, detection, isolation, treatment, and rehabilitation, which are cornerstones of our Covid-19 program. They implement localized lockdowns, vaccinations, and they are really instruments in our fight against Covid-19,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 17, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Mamayang gabi ay magiging panauhin po si dating Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile sa talk to the people. Sabi nga ng Pangulo , former senator Enrile was there right at the beginning. (Later tonight, former senator Juan Ponce Enrile will join the talk to the people. Just like what the President had said, former senator Enrile was there right at the beginning)," External link

pna Monday, May 17, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hndi po ganitong kainit ang West philippine Sea, kung hindi po dito sa pangyayari ng Scarborough," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 17, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "You can only hope that China, as a member-state of the UN and as a permanent member of the Security Council will of course, comply with its obligations under International law. But beyond that, talagang wala pong ibang pamamaraan (we have no other way)," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 17, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Doc Legaspi, kung anong kailangan niyo, sabihin niyo lang. Because dati na siya nag-offer ng mas malaking halaga so kung anong kinakailangan ngayon para ma -repair ang mga damage, puwede po i-tap yung Presidential Social Fund dahil ‘yan po ay dati na pong inoffer sa PGH (Doc Legaspi, whatever you need, just tell us. The President already offered a large amount in the past so whatever you need to repair the damage, we could tap from the Presidential Social Fund because that has been offered to the PGH in before),” External link

pna Monday, May 17, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "In other words, iyan ang reaksyon ng Tsina kaya binabalewala po iyan ng Tsina," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 17, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "That is why you have to construe his statement in the proper context, and that context is what he said in the UN General Assembly," "The context, the proper construction should be pursuant to what he said to the UN General Assembly, which is the most authoritative declaration of the Duterte administration policy on the West Philippine Sea," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 17, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Iyong prayoridad, alam naman natin it’s because alam naman natin, ito talaga iyong hotspots sa COVID-19, which is not a badge of honor," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 17, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Mayors and governors implement the prevention, detection, isolation, treatment, and rehabilitation cornerstone of our COVID program. They implement localized lockdowns, they implement vaccinations, they are really instruments in our fight vs COVID-19," External link

rappler Monday, May 17, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Sila po talaga ang ating instrumento dito sa paglaban natin sa COVID-19," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 17, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are preparing for Filipinos’ possible repatriation and they are given a warning to stay safe because of the escalating tensions in Israel and its occupied territory,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “The Department of Transportation should ensure that airlines are directed not to allow the boarding of passengers who are prohibited from entering the country pursuant to travel restrictions imposed by the Office of the President and IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force) resolutions except if they are part of the repatriation efforts of the national government,” External link

albawaba-en Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “Passengers already in transit from the abovementioned countries and all those who have been to the same within 14 days immediately preceding arrival to the Philippines, who arrive before 0001H of May 15, 2021, shall not be subject to the above restriction, but shall nevertheless be required to undergo stricter quarantine and testing protocols, i.e. the observation of a fourteen-day facility-based quarantine period upon arrival, notwithstanding a negative Reverse Transcription - Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) result,” “The Department of Transportation should ensure that airlines are directed not to allow the boarding of passengers who are prohibited from entering the country pursuant to travel restrictions imposed by the Office of the President and IATF resolutions except if they are part of the repatriation efforts of the national government” External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are confident that MGEN Centino will continue the initiatives to professionalize and modernize the principal branch of the Armed Forces of the Philippines while building the gains to serve our people and secure our land. All the best to the new Army chief,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed the designation of MGEN Andres C. Centino as Commanding General of the Philippine Army on May 14, 2021,” External link

pna Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “The Department of Transportation should ensure that airlines are directed not to allow the boarding of passengers who are prohibited from entering the country pursuant to travel restrictions imposed by the Office of the President and IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force) resolutions except if they are part of the repatriation efforts of the national government,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque asked ( about Scarborough Shoal ) : “Carlo, first of all, are you able to work now? Isn’t it true that under the Aquino administration, which had an aggressive stance against China, you weren’t able to fish in Scarborough Shoal?” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 14, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “Let us remove from our minds that protecting sovereignty only means being at war with China. There are various ways to protect our sovereignty,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 14, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque replied : “This is not OK, but what can we do?” External link

AsiaOne Friday, May 14, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "All travelers coming from Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or those with travel history to these two countries within the last 14 days preceding arrival shall be prohibited from entering the Philippines beginning 00:01 of May 15, 2021, until 23:59 of May 31, 2021," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, May 14, 2021 4:36:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “All existing travel restrictions of passengers coming from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka are extended until 2359H of May 31, 2021,” External link

pna Friday, May 14, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "However, the conduct of the activity is subject to conditions, such as said in-person assessments shall be held only in TESDA Training Institutions and in-person assessments remain prohibited in private assessment centers," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "to ensure strict compliance to health and safety protocols and the observance of minimum public health standards," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "All existing travel restrictions of passengers coming from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are extended until 2359H of May 31, 2021," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So we are preparing for Filipinos’ possible repatriation and they ar given a warning to stay safe because of the escalating tensions in Israel and its occupied territory,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The construction of the mega-site there is under the police powers of the President… Nayong Pilipino should follow even if it has its own board,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “First, it’s free to dream, let us allow former Senator Trillanes to dream of becoming president, that’s his right as a Filipino,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If he has any case to file, he should file it now. The problem with Senator Trillanes is he just keeps on yakking. If he has any evidence that the President had ordered someone killed, he should file it now,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Further allowed in the NCR Plus are specialized markets of the Department of Tourism (DOT) following the minimum public health standards and implementation of protocols and restrictions as set by the DOT," "Also continued to be allowed in GCQ areas with heightened restrictions are non-contact sports in outdoor contact sports, games, scrimmages; and personal care services that allow for services not requiring mask removal, such as salons, parlors, beauty clinics, etc at 30% capacity" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque insisté : "Le virus est l'ennemi, pas le gouvernement" External link

france24 Saturday, March 27, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque insisté : "Le virus est l'ennemi, pas le gouvernement" External link

afp-fr Saturday, March 27, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque insisté : "Le virus est l'ennemi, pas le gouvernement" External link

msn-fr Saturday, March 27, 2021 5:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque afirmou : “O presidente apagou a punição restante contra Pemberton (…) Agora ele pode voltar para casa pelo indulto” External link

istoe Monday, September 7, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque disse : "Condenamos da forma mais forte possível os incidentes de explosão em Jolo" External link

extra Monday, August 24, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque disse : "Pedimos aos moradores de Jolo que permaneçam vigilantes e informem sobre qualquer atividade ou pessoa suspeita em suas áreas" External link

uol Monday, August 24, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT



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president0.41%EN11/10/201710/11/2017
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représentants0.41%FR08/22/201622/08/2016
legal counsel1.63%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
counsel0.41%EN06/21/201621/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Harry RoqueEN97.12%
Harry RoqueFR2.64%
Harry RoquePT0.24%


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