Harry Roque

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Harry Roque said : “We hope it doesn’t happen again but I’m calling upon the DSWD to take steps to ensure that the welfare of the child will be protected,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “universal access to anti-COVID-19 technologies and products and the need for global efforts to ensure availability of safe and effective vaccines to peoples of developing nations,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “It appears that jobs are easy to attain in the tourism sector that is why we are supporting it,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s mostly my personal funds. No kidding,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That is probably true, and it’s already a lesson learned that’s why when we entered Palawan, please forgive me, I really demanded they observe social distancing,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I cannot second guess the decision of the President but I can assure that he gives a lot of weight to such recommendations of the AFP,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Sana po hindi na maulit ‘yan. But I’m calling upon the DSWD to take steps to ensure that the welfare of the child will be protected,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are therefore confident that PA Jacinto would ably and effectively discharge his duties in this new assignment,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leoncio Evasco ) : “His familiarity with the present bureaucracy would contribute greatly in his new task of streamlining government processes in the Executive. Welcome back, PA Evasco,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are therefore confident that PA Jacinto would ably and effectively discharge his duties in this new assignment,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are therefore confident that PA Jacinto would ably and effectively discharge his duties in this new assignment,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leoncio Evasco ) : “His familiarity with the present bureaucracy would contribute greatly in his new task of streamlining government processes in the Executive. Welcome back, PA Evasco,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s really to invite families to visit the malls again because right now, even if we have eased restrictions, people are still afraid to go to the malls. And it has gotten to the point that we’re now worse off,” “All countries in the world are afraid of the virus. But we really are super restrictive in terms of movement, so we are easing the rules,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "His familiarity with the present bureaucracy would contribute greatly in his new task of streamlining government processes in the Executive," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are therefore confident that PA Jacinto would ably and effectively discharge his duties in this new assignment," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “First and foremost, let’s be honest. Stop lying about red-tagging. They are really Reds according to the President. That’s the truth,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I am urging telcos, how will you repay the President with your request to fast-track the approval of telecom towers?” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s really to invite families to visit the malls again because right now, even if we have eased restrictions, people are still afraid to go to the malls. And it has gotten to the point that we’re now worse off,” “All countries in the world are afraid of the virus. But we really are super restrictive in terms of movement, so we are easing the rules,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If you’re a member of CPP, you can be legal but you have to renounce the use of arms. Why don’t they renounce the use of arms? That’s all we’re asking,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, it has to be this month. Kasi ipa-publish pa po iyan at siyempre kinakailangan din ng kaunting panahon naman ng Presidente natin para busisiin at tingnan kung siya po ay mayroong mga linya o iyong mga line veto na gagawin sa budget,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Iisa-isahin po iyong mga pondo na ibinigay sa PITC at aalamin kung alin doon ang tuloy pang proyekto at hindi. Iyong mga hindi natuloy na proyekto, iyan po iyong ibabalik ng mga ahensya nagbigay ng pondo sa PITC sa national treasurer nang magamit po ng Presidente sa ibang pamamaraan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Pero ang Presidente naman po, sabi niya, tatanggapin niya rekomendasyon ng mga ahensya, pero sisiguraduhin niya na talagang hindi na tuloy ang proyekto. Kasi gaya nga po noong P11 billion ng DND, hindi po pupuwedeng maantala iyan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s really to invite families to visit the malls again because right now, even if we have eased restrictions, people are still afraid to go to the malls. And it has gotten to the point that we’re now worse off,” “All countries in the world are afraid of the virus. But we really are super restrictive in terms of movement, so we are easing the rules,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang ikinasasama ko po ng loob, bakit ako ang pinupuruhan palagi ng Inquirer at ng ABS-CBN. Bakit nung nakikita niyo sa screen si VP Leni, nakipag-handshake-handshake pa, o hindi ba violation ito ng restrictions on social distancing? Ang tanong ko naman sa media na mga kasama natin, patas sana,” “Bakit nga ako purong-puro? Pero si VP Leni, ayan, bakit ni isang mention in any of the mainstream media, wala? Wala ang inquirer. Walang ABS-CBN, di ba? So sa akin lang, let’s be fair,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I'm happy to say that actually I have been there and done that, and I look forward to having my privacy again come 2022," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Although mandated in the charter of the PITC that they are allowed to get the 50% of the interest of every commission for any procured government projects, they will surrender the 100 percent to be used as Covid 19 funds,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Makikipag-ugnayan po ang DOF, DTI at DBM at iisa-isahin po ang mga pondo na ibinigay sa PITC at aalamin kung alin doon ang tuloy pang proyekto at hindi. Ang mga hindi pa natuloy na proyekto ay yun po ang ibabalik na pondo ng mga ahensyang nagbigay ng pondo sa PITC nang magamit po ng Presidente sa ibang pamamaraan,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “After what I’ve seen with the kind of media reporting and the kind of trolls that the opposition has, I am looking forward to retirement to government service” “Alam niyo po, buong buhay ko, I’ve always been a private person. I only became a government employee when I became congressman in 2016. I’m happy to say that ‘I have been there, done that and I look forward to having my privacy again come 2022,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang ikinasasama ko po ng loob, bakit ako ang pinupuruhan palagi ng Inquirer at ng ABS-CBN. Bakit nung nakikita niyo sa screen si VP Leni, nakipag-handshake-handshake pa, o hindi ba violation ito ng restrictions on social distancing? Ang tanong ko naman sa media na mga kasama natin, patas sana,” “Bakit nga ako purong-puro? Pero si VP Leni, ayan, bakit ni isang mention in any of the mainstream media, wala? Wala ang inquirer. Walang ABS-CBN, di ba? So sa akin lang, let’s be fair,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kinakailangan naman po talaga na makita natin ang pagbabago, at kinakailangan pong pumasok na iyong ating third telecoms player, ang DITO," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The activity where I was seen speaking before a crowd was organized by the local government, which I had no control over as a guest,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 29, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang payo po ni Presidente kinakailangan ng batas ‘yan (The President advised that the extension should be legislated). He said he would help in amending the law but people from BARMM should really coordinate with congressmen and senators),” External link

manilatimes Sunday, November 29, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I was totally taken aback by the huge crowd that came when I went to Cebu yesterday, November 27, to grace the official opening of the Bantayan Island Airport. The venue was open air as it was held by the beach but I had to reiterate for the audience to keep on their masks,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “I had no control as a guest. I was later informed, that the local official/s mentioned in interview/s that they did not expect the huge turnout of people as well. Be that as it may, they advised the public to wear face masks and there was general compliance, as seen in the pictures that came out,” “As the economy gradually reopens, let us continue to take good care of our health so we can work for our families and help the country. Tayo ay mag-ingat buhay para sa hanap-buhay,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Wilma Tiamzon ) : “The long arm of the law has finally caught up with the Tiamzon couple. We, therefore, consider this latest court decision as a triumph of the justice system,” “It clearly shows that the wheels of justice continue to grind,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 27, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is a transition phase. After a month, we may shift to general community quarantine,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, November 27, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “StaySafe.ph will be the government’s digital contact tracing application of choice and will be made mandatory for adoption and use in all national government agencies and instrumentalities, as well as LGUs,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 27, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “Congratulations to all the new doctors. Congratulations to the daughter of VP Robredo… Amid the pandemic, you are the new heroes,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 27, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “Congratulations to all the new doctors. Congratulations to the daughter of VP Robredo… Amid the pandemic, you are the new heroes,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 27, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The advice of the President is that it has to be a law because the elections of BARMM is in a law,” “He will help in amending the law but BARMM officials have to talk to congressmen” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He will help in amending the law but BARMM officials have to talk to congressmen and senators,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Office of the Executive Secretary is in charge of the 8888,” “And since the Executive Secretary is primus inter pares in the Cabinet, we are expecting that all complaints on all agencies and departments will be given the highest priority” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Those who are corrupt, lazy, incompetent in the government, be forewarned. You are now one text away,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Those who are corrupt, lazy, incompetent in the government, be forewarned. You are now one text away,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Office of the Executive Secretary is in charge of the 8888,” “And since the Executive Secretary is primus inter pares in the Cabinet, we are expecting that all complaints on all agencies and departments will be given the highest priority” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “The fight against illegal drugs is the centerpiece program of the Duterte administration. We therefore consider the appointment of Mr. Cruz as timely and relevant with his previous work at the Philippine National Police,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We confirm that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed the appointment of Mr. Gilbert de la Cruz Cruz as Permanent Member of the Dangerous Drugs Board on November 24, 2020,” External link

pna Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Wala pong pulitika diyan. Kung may pulitika po diyan, gagawin ni Presidente ang ginawa ng naunang presidente at administrasyon, ang mga kalaban ay hindi bibigyan (There’s no politics there. If there’s politics, the President won’t provide doses for members of the opposition, like what the previous administration did),” External link

pna Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Alam niyo, let’s not give too much meaning to the jokes of the President. Gano’n lang talaga si Presidente at hindi na siya pwede magbago because he’s already in his 70s. Pero wala pong any malice ang mga joke niya,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “Pakiusap ko po, ‘wag tayong parang Amerikano. ‘Yung mga Amerikano kasi, lahat binibigyan ng napakalalim na kahulugan pero dito po naman sa Pilipinas, let’s take a joke for what it is — a joke,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "Ang sabi niya, tutulong siya para maamyendahan ang batas na 'yan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kinakailangan po ng bakuna para matapos ang pandemya at ibibigay po iyan sa lahat," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Congratulations to all the new doctors. Congratulations to the daughter of VP Robredo… Amid the pandemic, you are the new heroes,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Those who are corrupt, lazy, incompetent in the government, be forewarned. You are now one text away,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is better to be ready this early. We know Christmas season is a wonderful occasion celebrated in the country, family reunions with our families,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “High risk activities include physical attendance in indoor religious activities with many attendees, shopping in crowded malls and tiangge, big gatherings in enclosed spaces, and singing, speaking loudly, and physical contact,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is better to be ready this early. We know Christmas season is a wonderful occasion celebrated in the country, family reunions with our families,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “High risk activities include physical attendance in indoor religious activities with many attendees, shopping in crowded malls and tiangge, big gatherings in enclosed spaces, and singing, speaking loudly, and physical contact,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Sa ngayon, alam natin na ang Christmas season ay isang masayang okasyon sa Pilipinas kung saan marami ang pagtitipon, pagkikita-kita at reunions ng mga miyembro ng pamilya at mahal sa buhay. Huwag kakalimutan ang minimum health protocol ng pamahalaan, (This time we are aware that Christmas season is one of the most happiest occasion in the Philippines as more people gather together, reuniting with family members and loved ones. Let's not forget to practice minimum health protocols)," External link

manilametro Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Iremind ko lang po ang mga tiangge operators na pupuwede po kayong mapasara kapag hindi ninyo i-nobserve ang social distancing, (Let me remind bazaar operators that violating social distancing measure could lead to shop closure)," External link

manilametro Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We boarded a C295 cargo. We were with medical supplies intended for Davao. So we were just incidental. There was no extra cost,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Eduardo Ano ) : “That is being probed by Secretary Año and depending on the final results of the investigation, the mayors can be kicked out of their posts and will be slapped with charges,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Mayors, you are in your posts to implement the law, not to break it and use your influence to further your businesses,” “You have seen the damage brought by illegal logging and illegal mining, especially the province of Cagayan. Blood is in your hands if you keep protecting illegal miners and illegal loggers,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Several pieces of evidence are needed and the President might not have it… So, I can only surmise that it is evidentiary,” “And number two, he stands by what he said that this entails the separation of powers. It is better if the Ombudsman will probe this matter,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “I cannot speak either for the national security adviser of the US or the spokesperson of China. I can only speak for the President,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s just say that the President has taken note of the request of the US authorities and he will decide as chief architect of foreign policy,” External link

pna Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Alam nating kinakailangang mamili para sa Pasko pero ingatan naman natin ang ating mga sarili hindi lang para sa hanapbuhay kung hindi para tayo ay magkaroon ng maligayang Pasko dahil kapag kayo ay nagkasakit, nasaan ang Merry Christmas?" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "Taliwas sa mga sinasabi ng kritiko sa panahon ng kalamidad at sakuna, walang pinipili at hindi namumulitaka ang admistrasyong Duterte," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Taliwas sa sinasabi ng mga kritiko, sa panahon ng kalamidad at sakuna, walang pinipili at hindi namumulitika ang administrasyong Duterte,” “Mataas pa sa sikat ng araw, lahat mabibigyan kaalyado man o hindi. Bumoto man o hindi,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I think isa po rin iyan na covered by NDA" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Mayroon din iyang risk, baka 'pag hindi naging successful ang vaccine, baka hindi maibalik ang pera," "Mayroon po talagang risk na kailangan i-undertake ang lahat dahil wala namang kasiguraduhan talaga" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We don’t have to adopt the suggestion because we already have the list. A bit too late because President Duterte is 10 steps ahead,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Here we are again. When the President said 4Ps beneficiaries, Ma’am vice president, there is already a list. So, thank you for the suggestion but as usual, the government has done it,” “We have a list for 4Ps, policemen and soldiers and the frontliners, the DoH (Department of Health) knows who they are,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Labor ) : “When Department of Labor and Employment and the IATF [Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases requested this, the President did not answer immediately because he coordinated with DOH Secretary Duque to ensure we have enough nurses in the country,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, November 23, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Labor ) : “When Department of Labor and Employment and the IATF [Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases requested this, the President did not answer immediately because he coordinated with DOH Secretary Duque to ensure we have enough nurses in the country,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 23, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Salvador Panelo ) : “What I know is, the President is excited to go back to Davao City once his term ends,” “That Duterte-Duterte tandem was Secretary Panelo’s personal opinion” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Salvador Panelo ) : “Ang pagkakaalam ko po eh atat na atat na si Presidenteng matapos ang kaniyang termino’t gusto na niyang umuwi dito sa Davao ‘no . So iyong Duterte-Duterte tandem po na sinasabi ni Secretary Panelo, iyan po ay kaniyang personal na opinion (What I know is the President can’t wait until the end of his term because he really wants to return to Davao. So the Duterte-Duterte tandem that Secretary Panelo is saying is his personal opinion),” External link

pna Monday, November 23, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ito po ay katarungan na rin para sa mga biktima at kamag-anak ng mga namatay," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 23, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Salvador Panelo ) : “Ang pagkakaalam ko atat na atat na si Presidente na matapos ang kanyang termino at gusto niya nang umuwi dito sa Davao,” “Yung Duterte-Duterte tandem na sinasabi ni Secretary Panelo ay personal niyang opinion,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Nu’ng ni-request po ito ng IATF, hindi po agad sumagot ang Presidente. Nakipag-ugnayan muna siya kay Secretary Duque ng DOH para masigurado nga kung sapat ang health workers sa ating bayan,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ngayon naman po, nakikita natin na napapabagal naman po natin ang pagkalat ng sakit sa Pilipinas. Pangalawa po, malapit na magkaroon ng bakuna para sa sakit na ito,” “At pangatlo, iniisip ng Pangulo na ‘yung mga nais mapabuti ang kanilang buhay ay magkaroon ng pagkakataon,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hindi ko po alam kung sino po ang nambu-bully, pero kami po ay isiniwalat lang namin ang katotohanan noong sinabi po namin na talagang nagsalita rin po iyong kaniyang mga anak doon sa isyu nga ng ‘Nasaan ang Presidente,’” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We have firm commitments from the United States... that we will have access po to COVID vaccines that may be developed in the United States," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The IATF removed the requirement for air carriers to reserve a portion of the aircraft cabin as an isolation area for suspected / ill passengers on board as part of the Covid-19 health protocols for domestic flights," "The IATF decision is based on the grounds that guidelines were issued based on available information at the time, and that more information is now available on how COVID-19 is transmitted in closed settings," External link

manilametro Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The IATF removed the requirement for air carriers to reserve a portion of the aircraft cabin as an isolation area for suspected / ill passengers on board as part of the Covid-19 health protocols for domestic flights," "The IATF decision is based on the grounds that guidelines were issued based on available information at the time, and that more information is now available on how COVID-19 is transmitted in closed settings," External link

irishsun Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We, however, hope there will be a significant increase in the number of Filipinos willing to get the COVID-19 vaccine as President Rodrigo Duterte wants all Filipinos to get vaccines, with priority given to the poor, indigents and other vulnerable sectors,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “A One Hospital Command Center will likewise be established in the city to ensure an efficient referral system as private hospitals are mandated to increase their ward bed occupancy by at least 20 percent to 30 percent,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “A One Hospital Command Center will likewise be established in the city to ensure an efficient referral system as private hospitals are mandated to increase their ward bed occupancy by at least 20 percent to 30 percent,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, November 20, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The EUA to be issued by the FDA through the EO will speed up the process for the vaccine authorization if these already have the approval of similar agencies in the country where the vaccines were developed,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “So the vaccines from China, Sinopharm, and Sinovac, anytime they get approval from the Chinese FDA, all we need is to wait 20 days then we can use these for vaccination in the Philippines, the same way we plan to access the drugs from Pfizer and Moderna so those will be available soon,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “This means that we will have a tripartite agreement among the government, pharmaceutical companies, and private companies. Local private companies have committed to purchase 1 million doses since they cannot directly make purchases from the vaccine manufacturers,” “So they will provide the financing but from 50 to 80 percent of the total will be provided to the government which is administered to poor Filipinos who can’t afford the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We agreed to pay in advance because if we don't, we might be the last among countries to get the vaccine," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, November 20, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF decision is based on the grounds that guidelines were issued based on available information at the time, and that more information is now available on how Covid-19 is transmitted in closed settings,” “Also, there are now more improved health protocols from boarding to landing to use of High-Efficiency Particulate Air filters” External link

pna Friday, November 20, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "because if we don't, we might be the last among countries to get the vaccine," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, November 20, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Law enforcement agencies are directed to assist in the enforcement of granular lockdowns upon affected communities or clusters, and if necessary, deploy personnel in the city," External link

pna Friday, November 20, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF decision is based on the grounds that guidelines were issued based on available information at the time, and that more information is now available on how COVID-19 is transmitted in closed settings,” “Also, there are now more improved health protocols from boarding to landing to use of High Efficiency Particulate Air filters. It was also pointed out that domestic flights are of short duration only generally not exceeding 1.5 hours,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We, however, hope there will be a significant increase in the number of Filipinos willing to get the COVID-19 vaccine as President Rodrigo Duterte wants all Filipinos to get vaccines, with priority given to the poor, indigents and other vulnerable sectors,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We agreed to pay in advance because if we don’t, we might be the last among countries to get the vaccine,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, November 20, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Law enforcement agencies are directed to assist in the enforcement of granular lockdowns upon affected communities or clusters, and if necessary, deploy personnel in the city,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We already agreed... because if we don’t agree to advance payments, we will be left out as other countries secure vaccines,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “If we need to sell government properties, he would do it,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The EUA to be issued by the FDA through the EO will speed up the process for the vaccine authorization if these already have the approval of similar agencies in the country where the vaccines were developed,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “So the vaccines from China, Sinopharm and Sinovac, anytime they get approval from the. Chinese FDA, all we need is to wait 20 days then we can use these for vaccination in the Philippines, the same way we plan to access the drugs from Pfizer and Moderna so those will be available soon,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “This means that we will have a tripartite agreement among the government, pharmaceutical companies and private companies. Local private companies have committed to purchase 1 million doses since they cannot directly make purchases from the vaccine manufacturers,” “So they will provide the financing but from 50 to 80 percent of the total will be provided to the government which be administered to poor Filipinos who can’t afford the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We agreed to pay in advance because if we don't, we might be the last among countries to get the vaccine," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We will enter into advanced market commitments with private vaccine developers and will give advanced payments to them," External link

manilametro Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Barry Gutierrez ) : “Kaya please lang, ‘wag naman nating sabihin na parang walang pinagmulan o walang basehan iyong mga sinasabi ni Presidente. Barry, alam mo ang sinabi mo,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque maintained : “Well, bless her po. Sa atin lang naman po, pinaninindigan natin may basehan po ang Presidente sa kaniyang mga binitawang salita at ako rin po ‘no, tumingin din ako sa Facebook at naintindihan ko naman kung bakit naghimutok ang Presidente,” “Ang konteksto po niyan iyong nagti-trending na #NasaanAng Pangulo, napakadami pong tweet ni Vice President na para bagang siya iyong in-charge sa relief operations. Tingnan ninyo, siya daw ang nagpa-deploy ng air assets, tapos siya iyong nagri-report kung anong nangyayari sa Cagayan,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “At hindi po nakakatulong na bagama’t hindi ko alam kung talagang nagsabi si Vice President kung nasaan si Presidente, eh tingnan ninyo ito, kung hindi man siya eh mayroong mga malapit sa kaniya na nagsabi,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leni Robredo ) : "Kung hindi naman lumabas iyong mga isyu na ganiyan na nasaan si Presidente, wala naman pong sinasabing masama ang Presidente kay VP Leni. Mayroon ba ho? Wala," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We will enter into advanced market commitments with private vaccine developers and will give advanced payments to them," External link

sinacom-en Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hindi naman po plastic si Presidente at hindi naman niya ngayon lang ginawa ‘yan. Consistent po ang behavior ng Presidente (The President is not plastic and it is not the only time he did that. The President’s behavior is consistent),” External link

pna Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “Hindi ko alam kung talagang nagsabi si Vice President kung nasaan si Presidente, eh tingnan ninyo ito. Kung hindi man siya eh mayroong mga malapit sa kaniya na nagsabi ‘no. Ito o, makita ninyo ‘no. Unang-una iyong tweets ng mga malapit sa kaniya ‘no, iyong sarili niyang mga anak ‘ata: ‘Tulog pa rin, alas otso na.’ Galing po iyan kay Tricia Robredo, hindi ko po alam kung anong relasyon nila. Iyong galing naman kay Aika Robredo: ‘Sabado eh, weekend’ (I don’t know if the Vice President did ask for the President’s whereabouts, but look, if not her, people close to her. Look at the tweets of those close to her, her daughters: ‘Still asleep, it’s almost 8 a.m.’ That is from Tricia Robredo, I don’t know their relationship. The one from Aika Robredo: ‘It’s Saturday, weekend’),” External link

pna Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We agreed to pay in advance because if we don't, we might be the last among countries to get the vaccine," External link

wsau Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Not only is this based on science, but it also makes sense because when you talk of rehabilitation, you talk basically of roads and bridges, and buildings destroyed by calamity, which is the turf of the DPWH,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang emergency use authorization na i-issue ng FDA sa pamamagitan ng EO, kapag nilabas ng Presidente ang order, sinabi naman ng President ilalabas niya yan, mapapabilis po ang proseso ng paggamit ng bakuna na meron na ring authorization sa mga FDAs na mga bansa kung saan na-develop ang vaccines,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “So yung bakuna sa China, Sinopharm at Sinovac, anytime pwede na pong aprubahan ng Chinese FDA, all we need is 20 days pwede na po tayong magbakuna dito sa Pilipinas, ganun din naman po pagdating sa Pfizer at Moderna na napatunayang 94 percent ang effectivity laban sa coronavirus so konting tulog na lang,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ano ang ibig sabihin po nito, magkakaroon po tayo ng kasunduan sa panig ng tatlong partido, yung gobyerno natin, pharmaceutical company at yung private companies. Nagcommit na po ang ating private companies na sila ang bibili ng isang milyong dosage dahil hindi naman sila makabili ng diretso sa mga gobyerno na nagpo-produce ng mga bakuna,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque noted : “Alam ko ayaw ni Presidente nyan pero nung nakita ni Presidente ang mga listahan na nag-aadvance payment, hindi naman tayo magpapahuli bastat meron naman tayong pondo. Kung kinakailangang ibenta ng gobyerno ang mga ari-arian ng gobyerno, gagawin niya yan pero dahil nga importanteng masiguro na meron tayong bakuna, pumayag na po siya tinatawag na advance payment,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "Hindi pa po nilalabas ni Presidente ang executive order Sinabi naman ni Presidente, ilalabas niya iyan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “And this is unusual that the President had it and spoke out against her. So, he must have his reasons,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think the issue isshe can if she wants to, but I think you have to be clear about whether or not you just use a vehicle and whether or not in fact, you’re responsible for relief goods being carried by that vehicle,” External link

pna Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "should have only been addressed to Ateneo students," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He also, I think, somehow confused the proponents of this academic strike. I explained it was the Ateneo students advocating the academic strike,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The local governments can now spend their calamity funds without restrictions ‘no. So importante po iyan dahil, otherwise, magkakaroon ng (So that’s important because, otherwise, there will be) red tape in the release of these calamity funds,” External link

pna Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “And this is unusual, that, kumbaga, napuno na si Presidente and spoke out against her. So, he must have his reasons,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Now is not the time for politics and I think the records will bear me out that every opportunity, the Vice President welcomes [the] opportunity to take a snide at the President. At a time of pandemic and even at a time of typhoon,” “And, of course, her Twitter posts making it appear that she was the one calling the shots at the time of the typhoon was completely out of order… And the President said, under the Constitutional scheme, the vice president is a spare tire and when Ulysses struck, he was in charge,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Not only is this based on science, but it also makes sense because when you talk of rehabilitation, you talk basically of roads and bridges, and buildings destroyed by calamity, which is the turf of the DPWH,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "That's why the President had to send a message na you're dealing with something that the government should be dealing. It's ahead of your time. So parang it's his way of saying aral muna kayo, bahala na muna kami rito," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "You also talk about the scientific reasons why we have typhoons of this nature, which is climate change. And that is the rationale for the DENR co-heading the task force," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “If the academic requirements are not complied with, they have the right to deprive students who did not submit or finish academic requirements of (academic) degrees,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Sir ) : “Sir, ‘yung mga estudyante po na loko-loko na ayaw pumasok, nagpo-protesta. Hindi raw sila magsu-submit ng academic requirements hanggang hindi natutulungan ang mga biktima ng typhoon,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “First of all, our public schools or those under the Department of Education are under blended learning. The primary mode of instruction is modular,” “So, it did not have much effect since we have no face-to-face classes in all our schools,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “But for now, it’s still premature because we have yet to see what will happen with the proposed budget for 2021. If it is already in the 2021 budget, a Bayanihan 3 will no longer be needed. Let us see,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The President has received the NDRRMC’s recommendation to make such a declaration in the entire island of Luzon. But pending his decision, we are expecting that badly-hit areas will be placed under state of calamity,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “The President is really prioritizing permanent solutions on climate change. Recent events showed the need to demand what we call climate justice,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Carlos Dominguez ) : “Let’s see first. Like what Secretary Dominguez said, what will come out of the budget that is being crafted in the Congress. If it is still lacking, that’s the time for a Bayanihan 3 to be passed,” “But for now, it’s still premature because we have yet to see what will happen with the proposed budget for 2021. If it’s already in the 2021 budget, then Bayanihan 3 will no longer be needed. Let’s see,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “But for now, it’s still premature because we have yet to see what will happen with the proposed budget for 2021. If it is already in the 2021 budget, a Bayanihan 3 will no longer be needed. Let us see,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “If the academic requirements are not complied with, they have the right to deprive students who did not submit or finish academic requirements of (academic) degrees,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Cagayan Valley ) : "Narito nga po tayo sa Alcala para iparating po ang kahandaang tumulong ng ating Presidente para bigyan po ng remedyo ang palaging nagiging problema lalong-lalo na dito sa Alcala at sa buong Cagayan Valley," External link

manilametro Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Rodrigo Roa Duterte ) : "The President's mandate on illegal logging issue is to further strengthen law enforcement to stop these illegal activities and I believe everyone has witnessed the effects of these illegal activities and I urged the people to support the anti-illegal logging campaign of President Duterte," External link

manilametro Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Bago pa po imungkahi iyan ng OCTA Research Group ay ina -assure ko po kayo na in place na po iyong polisiya ng gobyerno na magbigay po ng Covid testing sa mga evacuation centers at ngayon po ang gagamitin nga po natin para mas marami at mas mabilis ay ang antigen test sa lahat ng ating mga evacuation centers (Even before the OCTA Research Group made the suggestion, I assure you that policies were in place to provide Covid testing in evacuation centers. Now, we are going to use antigen tests in evacuation centers, which is faster and can cover more individuals),” External link

pna Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Minsan po talaga hindi maiwasan dahil halos napakadami po nating mga kababayan na talagang sumilong sa mga evacuation centers. (Sometimes, staying close to each other cannot be avoided due to the large number of evacuees),” External link

pna Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “First of all, our public schools or those under the Department of Education are under blended learning. The primary mode of instruction is modular,” “So, it did not have much effect since we have no face-to-face classes in all our schools,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We have firm commitments from the United States, relayed to Secretary Locsin by no less than Secretary Pompeo, that we will have access to COVID-19 vaccines that may be developed in the United States,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Carlos Dominguez ) : “Let see first, like what Secretary Dominguez said, what will come out of the budget that is being crafted in the Congress. If it is still lacking, that’s the time for a Bayanihan 3 to be passed,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The President has received the NDRRMC’s recommendation to make such a declaration in the entire island of Luzon, but pending his decision, we are expecting that badly-hit areas will be placed under state of calamity,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “The President is really prioritizing permanent solutions on climate change. Recent events showed the need to demand what we call climate justice,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "Hindi ko po masisigurado na lahat sila'y mabibigyan. Pero magkakaroon po ng testing sa mga evacuation centers, lalong-lalo na po doon sa mga mayroong sintomas," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “This body will have a clear chain of command and a direct mandate to address and monitor the multifarious issues and concerns involved in the rehabilitation and recovery phase of typhoon-affected areas,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If they file a suit, maybe this won’t be successful because you have to find proof that the dam was the proximate cause,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “You should not deny him that since he had witnessed succeeding tragedies so he can have a break from calamities. To me, that’s what it is,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There’s no superfluity. It will facilitate the easier and faster provision of relief and assistance if there’s a calamity,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, November 16, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There were no shortcomings in the government's response to typhoon Ulysses, which left at least 67 dead and submerged a northern region under the worst flooding in more than four decades,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, November 16, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There’s no superfluity. It will facilitate the easier and faster provision of relief and assistance if there’s a calamity,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 16, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There were no shortcomings in the government's response to typhoon Ulysses, which left at least 67 dead and submerged a northern region under the worst flooding in more than four decades,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 16, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Pantaleon Alvarez ) : “That was a personal decision of Congressman Alvarez and from what I understood — he called me yesterday — his reason was that he will engage in voter’s education and he could not do that if he is part of the administration’s party,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 16, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “This body will have a clear chain of command and a direct mandate to address and monitor the multifarious issues and concerns involved in the rehabilitation and recovery phase of typhoon-affected areas,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 16, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “It will start at night. There will be a Leaders’ family photo at night and there will be two sessions, and if I’m not mistaken, they’re just short sessions and there will be a break and a final session,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 16, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “This will be the first time that the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting will be held virtually,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 16, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I will take a firm stance here to say there was no information gap,” “So, I’m sorry but I beg to disagree with the Vice President yet again. There was no information gap because we conducted press briefings and invited Cabinet members even if it’s Saturday, Sunday, and Friday to answer queries and provide aid in times of emergencies” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 16, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Cagayan Valley ) : "Maraming pong factor d'yan. We anticipated, but as the governor himself said, they did not actually expect this much water discharge into Cagayan Valley," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 16, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Hindi po ninyo ‘yan dapat ipagkait sa kanya na maski sunod-sunod po ang mga trahedya para magkaroon ng kaunting break sa mga kalamidad. Sa akin, ganun lang po ‘yun,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 16, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President enumerated various ways. First is the reinvigoration of trade and economic ties. He cited the ASEAN-Australian, New Zealand Free Trade Agreement and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement,” “While he acknowledged that the pandemic has changed the way countries do business, science, innovation and technology can provide direction for economies to recover; thus, there is a need to intensify cooperation in this area,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Teodoro Locsin ) : “May nagaganap po na ASEAN pero ang Presidente po ngayon ay nakatutok sa problema sa Region 2. Kaninang umaga po ang nagbasa ng kanyang speech sa ASEAN-US Summit ay si Secretary Foreign Affairs Locsin dahil nga po sinu-supervise niya ang effort na talagang magdala po ng tulong at search and rescue sa Region 2,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque noted : “Well yan naman po ay nakaugalian na ng ating Presidente, siya po ay nag-aerial survey dito sa Metro Manila, inaasahan natin. Ang problema lang natin ay may ASEAN, pero alam ko po ay siguro gagawa ng paraan ang Presidente para makaikot sa mga lugar na yan, abangan lang po natin dahil mahirap nga po ang kanyang movement dahil hindi lang po ASEAN, panahon din po ng COVID,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Indeed, this is a challenging time for every Filipino. Together, we ask everyone to unite, help one another, and show kindness to our fellowmen," External link

pna Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Philippine Coast Guard ) : "As early as dawn yesterday, the Department of Transportation through the Philippine Coast Guard, has been working round-the-clock with the rescue of 15 individuals in Modelro, Sitio Pantalan, and Pantabangan in Tumauini, Isabela; 50 individuals in Barangay 12, Tugueguerao City, 47 individuals in Pengue Ruyu, Tugueguerao City, 13 individuals in Caritan Norte, Diversion Road, and Anufuan West, Tugueguerao City; and 70 individuals in Linao East, Tugueguerao City," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque stated : “We’ve seen calamities from volcanic eruption to typhoons to the COVID-19. They’re the reasons why we are pushing for DDR,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You should not ask where the President is. That’s nonsense caused by the opposition. The President is never absent, he is always with us. He is always thinking about our welfare,” “Only those who really don’t like the President say that because the President’s real message is ‘I sympathize with all the victims of this typhoon,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, November 13, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You should not ask where the President is. That’s just nonsense from the opposition. The President is not absent,” “He is always with us and he always thinks of the situation of our countrymen. Opposition, stop that,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That was our problem with this typhoon. It coincided with the ASEAN Summit. The President also needs to fulfill his role as chief architect of foreign policy,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The President said ASEAN encourages close cooperation, collaboration with China in the development and equitable distribution of safe, effective, affordable vaccines, diagnostics, and medicines,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : “Nakikita naman natin na sunod-sunod ang aberya natin from putok ng bulkan to bagyo to COVID. So yan po ang dahilan bakit sinusuportahan ng administrasyon ang pagbubuo ng Department of [Disaster Resilience],” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You should not ask where the President is. That’s just nonsense from the opposition. The President is not absent,” “He is always with us and he always thinks of the situation of our countrymen. Opposition, stop that,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That was our problem with this typhoon. It coincided with the ASEAN Summit. The President also needs to fulfill his role as chief architect of foreign policy,” “And he does not need to preside since you’ve heard it, all departments are on their toes even if the President was not physically present in this room,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Mayroon pong mga naghintay, pero unfortunately hindi naman instant talaga iyong ating pag-rescue sa kanila. Pero hindi naman po gaanong katagal ang kanilang paghihintay," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, November 13, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Kaya lang po nagkakaiba-iba ang casualty figures ay dahil subject po ito to local government confirmation. So bagama’t tatlo pong numero ang sinabi ngayong araw, ang controlling number yung LGU-verified,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Dahil sa ating bayanihan, nabawasan po natin ang casualty," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, November 13, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Siyempre po ‘yan ay malungkot pa ring balita pero ‘yan ay improvement doon sa 16.5 sa pagbaba ng ekonomiya noong second quarter (Of course that is sad news but that’s an improvement from the 16.5-contraction of the economy in the second quarter),” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s give him a chance,” “He has six months to prove his worth and let’s see if he will inspire people” External link

nytimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The most significant case there is the criminal case. That is still pending at the City Prosecutor of Taguig, and it means, Chief Sinas still has no criminal case,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President gave a sermon that corruption must be stopped. His giving of pastillas is symbolic of his anger against corruption, but as I said, he did not insist that they eat it,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There was no way to know because none of those 40 officials opened the pastillas” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “By doing that, I think all employees in the government heard his message. That’s why we are asking: If you want to get rich, do not work in the government. Work in private firms because in the next two years, the President will go after all corrupt officials,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He is the statutory counsel for the government, and as statutory counsel, he has an interest in knowing who actually, who legally won in the vice presidential election,” “We have an interest as a nation to find out if there is merit in fact in that election protest,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He is the statutory counsel for the government, and as statutory counsel, he has an interest in knowing who actually, who legally won in the vice presidential election,” “We have an interest as a nation to find out if there is merit in fact in that election protest,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The appointment, of course, will have no bearing on the decision on the Taguig Prosecutor's Office,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is not like that. He does not micromanage. He allows his Cabinet to give attention and act on things that are under their agency” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The appointment, of course, will have no bearing on the decision on the Taguig Prosecutor's Office,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “What I know is the President has — what do you call that machine where one runs? He has a treadmill and I know the President does treadmill almost every day,” “Health promotion is still important to fight the pandemic. It is important to remain healthy,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Salvador Panelo ) : “That’s the personal opinion of Secretary Panelo and we respect his opinion,” External link

pna Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President gave a sermon that corruption must be stopped. His giving of pastillas is symbolic of his anger against corruption but as I said, he did not insist on them to eat it,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There was no way to know because none of those 40 officials opened the pastillas” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “By doing that, I think all employees in the government heard his message. That’s why we are asking: If you want to get rich, do not work in the government. Work in private firms because, in the next two years, the President will go after all corrupt officials,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "Matapos po mabigyan ng tigi-tigisang pastillas, ang sabi ng Presidente e kainin n'yo iyan dahil iyan po ay may pera," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I don’t think so. That’s not how our laws operate” External link

arabnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I don’t think so. That’s not how our laws operate” External link

arabnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “They have proven the competence, probity and integrity of the Chinese candidate,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I hope they will help Filipinos who are now living in the United States but who have no papers because that is a major policy difference between Republican and Democratic administrations. Otherwise, we expect everything to be stable, [with] no major change," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I think the President is keeping an open mind, as he should," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I hope they will help Filipinos who are now living in the United States but who have no papers because that is a major policy difference between Republican and Democratic administrations. Otherwise, we expect everything to be stable, [with] no major change," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I think the President is keeping an open mind, as he should," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “In terms of immigration, we are hoping that there will be a policy shift under a Democratic administration because there are many Filipinos living in the United States,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We respect that recommendation coming as it does from a legal luminary within the Comelec and under the Constitution, it is tasked, of course, with the supervision and conduct of elections,” “But I’m not sure if there is a need to amend the Omnibus Election Code to include mail voting. We leave that to the wisdom of the Comelec,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Presidential appointments are very executive in character. It is a prerogative of the President. He need not make any explanation for his appointment,” “Nonetheless, the President looked into the track record of his appointee and the President is saying that the new PNP chief has a big contribution in his war on drugs,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Appointment to the post is a matter of trust and confidence and for the moment, he is the most trusted by the President. So, let’s leave it at that,” “There is no perfect person and we should look at his achievement during his tenure,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Continue the drug war and the gains we had achieved in terms of peace and order” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We respect that recommendation coming as it does from a legal luminary within the Comelec and under the Constitution, it is tasked, of course, with the supervision and conduct of elections,” “But I’m not sure if there is a need to amend the Omnibus Election Code to include mail voting. We leave that to the wisdom of the Comelec,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are encouraging everyone who can register to register. In May 2022 elections, voters must go out and vote because this is our obligation to our country,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “In terms of immigration, we are hoping that there will be a policy shift under a Democratic administration because there are many Filipinos living in the United States,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Joseph Biden ) : “It will be a new start, but we have no prejudgments as far as President-elect Biden is concerned other than the position that we’re able and willing to work with the all leaders of the world,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Xue Hanqin ) : “Judge Xue is one of the founders of the Asian Society of International Law and was also one my predecessors as President of the Asian Society of International Law,” External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, the update is, you can ask for it from the Office of the Ombudsman” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Pagdating sa larangan ng immigration, inaasahan po natin na sana magkaroon ng policy shift under a Democratic administration dahil napakarami pong Pilipino na naninirahan sa Estados Unidos," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s cross the bridge when we get there” External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Nangako po si Secretary Bello ng pondo para sa 5,000 TUPAD, yung cash for work, para nga po malinis ang mga daan ng makarating po sa mga liblib na lugar ang relief goods," External link

manilametro Monday, November 9, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Wala pong itinatago ang ating Presidente," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 9, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Xue Hanqin ) : "The support given to the Chinese candidate is number one, because of the proven track record of Judge Xue, who is already a sitting ICJ judge, but also a further manifestation of the very close relationship between the Philippines and China," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 9, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Naniniwala po si Presidente na magiging epektibo po si Chief Sinas sa kaniyang bagong katungkulan (The President believes that Chief Sinas will be effective in his new position) and let’s trust the President in his decision,” External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Presidential appointments are really very executive in character. It is a prerogative of the President. And he need not make any explanation for his appointment," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 9, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “The Philippines and the United States have long-standing bilateral relations and we are committed to further enhancing the relations with the United States under the Biden administration,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 8, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Philippines and the United States have long-standing bilateral relations and we are committed to further enhancing the relations with the United States under the Biden administration,” “We look forward to working closely with the new administration of President-elect Biden anchored on mutual respect, mutual benefit, and shared commitment to democracy, freedom and the rule of law. Congratulations and we wish him all the best,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque replied : “Let’s allow the President to say what he wants to say. Let that remain on record. It’s up to the PRC to construe what the President said,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 6, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “But, anyway, what I am saying is, there is no immediate rush for the President to decide because the notification we sent to the Americans gives them at least one year leeway before it’s abrogated,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It does not matter who wins. It won’t be a problem for our President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We thank our countrymen because they recognize the priority of our President to keep peace and order in our society,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “But, anyway, what I am saying is, there is no immediate rush for the President to decide because the notification we sent to the Americans gives them at least one year leeway before it’s abrogated,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “They (farmers) can claim from PHP10,000 up to PHP15,000 insurance benefit,” External link

pna Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That (suspension) has an option of being further extended by another six months. So, my thinking is, perhaps the President will invoke the second six-month time to finally abrogate the VFA,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It does not matter who wins. It won’t be a problem for our President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think that is the objective of ELCAC. The objective of the ELCAC is to promote development in areas with ongoing insurgencies because we know that poverty is the root cause of insurgency,” External link

pna Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You see the (U.S.) State Department ensures continuity as far as U.S. foreign policy is concerned. So we don’t expect any major changes in bilateral relations between the Philippines and the United States,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Danny Cowart ) : “Even U.S. media sources, CNN, Fox are very cautious in making their forecast now. So I think I will follow their lead and really just allow the results to come in” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Syempre po, nalulungkot po tayo dyan. Pero ‘yan naman po ay dahil sa pandemya,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “Tingin ko naman po, from now on, bubuti na ang buhay natin. Lalabas na ang bakuna at natututo na tayong mabuhay bagamat kahit nandiyan ang COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Nagpapasalamat po kami sa ating taumbayan at kahit papaano po, kinilala po nila ang prayoridad ng ating Pangulo na panatilihin talaga ang peace and order sa ating lipunan,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Malinaw na malinaw po ang paninindigan ng ating Presidente. Naniniwala po siya na ang lahat ng Pilipino ay pantay-pantay, ano man ang kanilang kasarinlan. Pero hinahayaan na po natin sa Kongreso kung anong magiging pinal na bersyon ng SOGIE bill,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’m sure somehow the action of PRC in stopping their testing somehow contributed because less testing of course means less numbers,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “But, I think by and large, people have been compliant with minimum health standards and, of course, we have the President no less endorsing in a commercial that people should wear masks, wash hands and observe social distancing,” “I think people know by now what to do to further prevent the spread of the disease and they have been cooperating,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “But, anyway, what I am saying is, there is no immediate rush for the President to decide because the notification we sent to the Americans gives them at least one year leeway before it’s abrogated,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is on top of the rehabilitation effort, the task force may not be necessary because the President is personally attending to ensure that the rehabilitation of these devastated areas would proceed as soon as possible,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “What we’re saying is number one, the government was prepared for this. We have prepositioned equipment for the Department of Public Works and Highways and food packs. Number two, the President is on top of rehabilitation efforts,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The task now is to rebuild and we’re focused now on the numbers. Catanduanes is completely isolated,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We were able to limit the casualties and it could have been more because it was a super typhoon but he’s pleased to note the local government units acted promptly in asking residents in low-lying areas to evacuate and thereby reducing... the number of casualties,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Of course, there is an issue of personal relations,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about President Trump ) : “That has an option of being further extended by another six months. So, perhaps the President will invoke the second six-month time to finally abrogate the VFA,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about President Trump ) : “You see, the State Department ensures continuity as far as US foreign policy is concerned. So, we don’t expect any major changes in bilateral relations between the Philippines and the United States,” “Of course, there is an issue of personal relations, but I think, given time, the President can establish equally warm personal relations with whoever wins this election even if it’s not President Trump,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “All the President needed maybe was a year or two and he was able to foster personal friendship with President Trump. And even if there is a new President — I am not saying that there will be, but in case there is a new President in the United States in the person of Senator Biden — I am confident that the President can also develop close personal friendship with Mr. Biden. May the best man win as of now,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Philippine Coast Guard ) : "Sixty tons of relief goods and supplies aboard the Philippine Coast Guard’s BRP Gabriela Silang, is expected to arrive Virac, Catanduanes tomorrow (Thursday)," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "All hands are indeed on deck as we mobilize our resources to assist those greatly affected by the typhoon. We ask the public to help in any way they can and demonstrate the Filipino bayanihan spirit in this time of need," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You see, the State Department ensures continuity as far as US foreign policy is concerned. So, we don’t expect any major changes in bilateral relations between the Philippines and the United States,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “All the President needed maybe was a year or two and he was able to foster personal friendship with President Trump. And even if there is a new President, I am not saying that there will be, but in case there is a new President in the United States in the person of Senator Biden, I am confident that the President can also develop close personal friendship with Mr Biden. May the best man win as of now,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “I don’t think there is a conscious effort to conceal because he has complied with it. But, he is just respecting the recent guidelines issued by the Ombudsman because after all, the Ombudsman is a constitutional body tasked with promoting accountability amongst public officers,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The times that we have talked, it’s about the typhoon. So, no, I have not brought it up but we have another meeting tomorrow and he will make another address to the nation on COVID and perhaps there, I will then bring up the matter. But, there was no opportunity to do it when we last met because it was all focused on typhoon Rolly,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “So, all he’s saying is let’s respect the guidelines issued by the Ombudsman and comply with those guidelines,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is on top of the rehabilitation effort, the task force may not be necessary because the President is personally attending to ensure that the rehabilitation of these devastated areas would proceed as soon as possible,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That has an option of being further extended by another six months. So, my thinking is, perhaps the President will invoke the second six-month time to finally abrogate the VFA,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You see the State Department ensures continuity as far as US foreign policy is concerned. So we don’t expect any major changes in bilateral relations between the Philippines and the United States,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “All the President needed maybe was a year or two and he was able to foster personal friendship with President Trump. And even if there is a new President, I am not saying that there will be, but in case there is a new President in the United States in the person of Senator Biden, I am confident that the President can also develop close personal friendship with Mr Biden. May the best man win as of now,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You see the (US) State Department ensures continuity as far as US foreign policy is concerned. So we don’t expect any major changes in bilateral relations between the Philippines and the United States,” External link

pna Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Danny Cowart ) : “Even US media sources, CNN, Fox are very cautious in making their forecast now. So I think I will follow their lead and really just allow the results to come in” External link

pna Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’m not sure if that was intentional or it (the mask) was accidentally removed. But what is important is that the President went to Guinobatan, which was among the areas badly hit by Typhoon Rolly,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’m not sure if that was intentional or it (the mask) was accidentally removed. But what is important is that the President went to Guinobatan, which was among the areas badly hit by Typhoon Rolly,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We need someone with managerial skills and used to these kinds of management processes,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army cannot deny that they do not have legal fronts” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If he removed his mask, of course, the danger was on the President. But he could not bear the suffering of Bicolanos, he exposed himself to COVID-19 threat. However, he is the President and he wants to show them that the government is there to assist them,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The vaccine operation will entail logistics. One has to have managerial skills and experience in dealing with management processes,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Pero gayunpaman (But still), legislation is the area of the Senate and the House. We welcome any and all discussion dahil in the end, sila ang magsasabatas ng panukalang batas na yan (because in the end, they are the lawmakers of that proposal),” External link

pna Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : “Gaya ng sinabi ni [Budget] Secretary [Wendel] Avisado kahapon, meron tayong PHP3.622 billion available na pondo sa NDRRMC [National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council] (Just like what Secretary Avisado said yesterday, we have PHP3.622 billion worth of funds available from the NDRRMC),” External link

pna Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "He is as good as anyone of his age," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The communication infrastructure of the government during disaster is working. I think there is no vacuum,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 2, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about William Beckford ) : “We honor our reporters in state-run PTV and the PIA. The communication infrastructure of the government works in the middle of disaster so I think there was no such vacuum,” “There are also private news agencies like TV5, GMA-7, and the brave, skillful and hardworking radio reporters. So, I think there was no communication vacuum,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, because we expected the landfall yesterday and, truth be told, that was a Sunday. But even if it was a Sunday, all the Cabinet members were here to relay the government’s preparedness in providing assistance to those affected,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “En route to Manila he will be conducting an aerial inspection in Bicolandia and CALABARZON,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The goal should be zero casualties, but since people were forcibly evacuated our casualties were reduced," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 2, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The goal should be zero casualties, but since people were forcibly evacuated our casualties were reduced,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, November 2, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The goal should be zero casualties, but since people were forcibly evacuated our casualties were reduced,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, November 2, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The goal should be zero casualties, but since people were forcibly evacuated our casualties were reduced," External link

trust2 Monday, November 2, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Wala pong itinatago ang ating Presidente," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 2, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The goal should be zero casualties but since people were forcibly evacuated our casualties were reduced,” External link

aljazeera-en Monday, November 2, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “En route to Manila he will be conducting an aerial inspection in Bicolandia and Calabarzon,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about William Beckford ) : “We honor our reporters in state-run PTV and the PIA. The communication infrastructure of the government works in the middle of disaster so I think there was no such vacuum,” “There are also private news agencies like TV5, GMA-7, and the brave, skillful and hardworking radio reporters. So, I think there was no communication vacuum,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "depending on whether or not they can fly back to Manila," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 2, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "En route to Manila he will be conducting an aerial inspection in Bicolandia and Calabarzon," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 2, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “According to the DTI, price and supply of basic necessities and price commodities remain stable,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Sa araw na ito, nananalangin tayo na ang lahat ng mga yumao nating mahal sa buhay, kabilang ang mga nasawi sa nagdaang bagyo at pandemya ay maging mapayapa sa piling ng Maykapal. Amen," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 2, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "According to the DTI, generally price and supply of basic necessities and price commodities remain stable," External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President himself ordered to have a meeting here at the NDRRMC to ensure that the needs of our countrymen affected by the typhoon would be addressed at the soonest time possible,” “The President is monitoring it and we actually expect him to address the nation but I do not know when,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “According to the DTI, the price and supply of basic necessities remain stable,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President himself ordered to have a meeting here at the NDRRMC to ensure that the needs of our countrymen affected by the typhoon would be addressed at the soonest time possible,” “The President is monitoring it and we actually expect him to address the nation but I do not know when,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 1, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ayon sa DTI (according to the DTI), generally price and supply of basic necessities and price commodities remain stable," External link

pna Sunday, November 1, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : “The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Operations Center is already on red alert status and is in close coordination with all regional disaster risk reduction and management councils and local government units that are in the track of the typhoon,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 1, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “We ask the public, especially the residents of potential areas that will be affected by the typhoon to stay calm yet vigilant, check the latest government weather advisory, listen to the radio or watch television for more information, secure their house and vehicle, and keep their family members and loved ones dry and safe,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 1, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : “The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Operations Center is already on red alert status and is in close coordination with all regional disaster risk reduction and management councils and LGU that are in the track of the typhoon,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We ask the public, especially the residents of potential areas that will be affected by the typhoon to stay calm yet vigilant, check the latest government weather advisory, listen to the radio or watch television for more information, secure their house and vehicle, and keep their family members and loved ones dry and safe,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We ask the public, especially the residents of potential areas that will be affected by the typhoon to stay calm yet vigilant, check the latest government weather advisory, listen to the radio or watch television for more information, secure their house and vehicle, and keep their family members and loved ones dry and safe," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The creation of a task force is to ensure the successful and efficient deployment of COVID-19 vaccines to the target population,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, October 30, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The creation of a task force will ensure the successful and efficient deployment of COVID-19 vaccines to the target population,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 30, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The COVID-19 Immunization Program Management Organizational Structure will be under the National Task Force Against COVID-19 with the Department of Health (DOH) as its lead," External link

manilametro Friday, October 30, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The creation of a task force is to ensure the successful and efficient deployment of COVID-19 vaccines to target population,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is only looking for evidence. No matter who, no matter how close to him, no matter his past praise, if there is evidence of corruption, our President will punish them,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 30, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President has already issued an executive order imposing price caps on medicines, so I don’t think it is impossible for him to issue this executive order,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I cannot preempt the decision of the President. What I can assure is the responsibilities of the DOH’s TWG are already completed and waiting for the signature of the President,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are just following the guidelines set by the Office of the Ombudsman but I will talk with the President to put this issue at rest. And I will ask him, maybe he would grant his permission to publicize his SALN,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Before the Ombudsman released that rule, he had been publicizing his SALN annually,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President would punish anybody, even if close to him or praised in the past, if there is evidence linking that person to corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “We have seen that in the case of General Morales of PhilHealth. Even if the President fully trusts General Morales as PhilHealth president, that did not stop the investigation against him,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “We fully support this and the reason is obvious. Traditionally, there is wide and systemic corruption in these agencies and we are elated that Secretary Guevarra chose the most notorious agencies for corruption as starting points in the expanded task force on corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President has given his go signal to the Department of Foreign Affairs to investigate former Philippine ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro. Since she is a presidential appointee, the President needs to approve the matter,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Mag-uusap po kami ng ating Presidente at para matapos na po itong isyung ito ay tatanungin ko na po, baka naman magbigay ng permiso ang Presidente para isapubliko ang kaniyang SALN (The President and I will talk to put an end to the issue, perhaps he can give his permission to make his SALN public),” External link

pna Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are just following the guidelines set by the Office of the Ombudsman but I will talk with the President to put this issue at rest. And I will ask him, maybe he would grant his permission to publicize his SALN,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Before the Ombudsman released that rule, he had been publicizing his SALNs annually,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Wala pong itinatago ang ating Presidente," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "Hindi naman po tayo naghihimasok sa issue ng PhilHealth at ng Philippine Red Cross. Kaya lang po, nagsasalita tayo sa ngalan ng ating Presidente," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Patuloy naman po ang pag-uusap sa panig ng PhilHealth at Red Cross... Kampante naman po tayo na since it was no less than the President that said that the Philippine government will pay. Ano pa ba ho ang hihingin pa ng PRC?," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “The President has directed Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra through a memorandum order to investigate the entire government for alleged corruption. The task force to be created will be effective... until June 30, 2022,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Under the directive, the DOJ shall have the authority to decide which allegations to investigate, taking into consideration the gravity thereof and the impact on the delivery of government services,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “What the President did was better, he gave DBM Secretary Wendel Avisado authority to approve the releases so they don’t have to go through the Office of the Executive Secretary,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We welcome this move of the OMB in the same way that we leave the matter to the House of Representatives to conduct an investigation, if need be, on the use of government fund during last year’s SEA Games,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 27, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I'm sorry. Itong mga doktor na ito ay respetado. Hindi ko po alam kung sino ang doktor ng OCTA group," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ito namang mga kabulastugan sa PhilHealth, ilang Presidente na rin ang dumaan d'yan at talagang iyong mga sindikato d'yan napakalalim ng kanilang penetration," "Ngayon po isa-isang nawawalan ng ugat iyong mafia d'yan" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Lahat po iyan nai-release ng DBM today," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Those who were hit by the storm, don't worry, help will come. And the President's number one concern is really the safety and well-being of those affected. Hang in there, help is coming” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 26, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Those who were hit by the storm, don't worry, help will come. And the President's number one concern is really the safety and well-being of those affected. Hang in there, help is coming” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 26, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “The President has spoken through Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when he warned both police and military authorities to be very careful in red-tagging. In fact, Secretary Lorenzana suggested that there is no need to publicize the names of suspected communists,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Just do their job without publicity. Keep quiet. That was the policy set by Secretary Lorenzana which he made for and on behalf of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That suggestion is very well taken. In fact, two months ago, I recall that the President designated a vaccine czar but that person was hesitant when I asked him if I could remind the public that he has been designated,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “The President has spoken through Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when he warned both police and military authorities to be very careful in red-tagging. In fact, Secretary Lorenzana suggested that there is no need to publicize the names of suspected communists,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Just do their job without publicity. Keep quiet. That was the policy set by Secretary Lorenzana which he made for and on behalf of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “willing to pay 50 percent right now” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 26, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Doon sa mga nasalanta ng bagyo, huwag po kayong mag-alala, darating na po ang tulong ninyo," "At ang Presidente po, talagang number one concern niya ay iyong safety at well-being ng mga nasalanta ng bagyo. Hang in there po at nandiyan na po ang tulong, parating na," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 26, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s not that easy to review the budget because this is the only time the President can use his power of ‘line-veto’… that’s why the budget submission should be made earlier because the process of reviewing it entails a line by line analysis,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We note that the Office of the Ombudsman had created a panel last year to carry out a fact-finding probe in our hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. We welcome this move of the OMB in the same way that we leave the matter to the House of Representatives to conduct an investigation, if need be, on the use of government funds during last year’s SEA Games," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The 30th Southeast Asian Games showcased not only our local athletes at their best but also demonstrated our successful hosting of a world-class sporting event. Let us, therefore, not dishonor the men and women who gave honor and glory to the country by engaging in political innuendos and witch hunts," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We welcome this move of the OMB in the same way that we leave the matter to the House of Representatives to conduct an investigation, if need be, on the use of government fund during last year’s SEA Games,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, October 25, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “What’s good is that there is no more obstacle [to their operation],” External link

inquirer Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let us, therefore, not dishonor the men and women who gave honor and glory to the country by engaging in political innuendos and witch hunts,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President has already committed to PhilHealth that it will be paid and so I think it will be paid if not this week, then next week at the latest,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, October 25, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We likewise ask the public, including our stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and overseas Filipinos (OFs), for their patience and understanding as we resolve this matter at the soonest possible time,” “We have already asked government and private laboratories to assist our OFWs and OFs in their RT-PCR(reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) testing,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, October 25, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s good news, actually, since we can utilize Angkas or Joyride,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 23, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is no longer an antigen requirement for all outbound travelers,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 23, 2020 10:34:00 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

Harry Roque disse : "Pedimos aos moradores de Jolo que permaneçam vigilantes e informem sobre qualquer atividade ou pessoa suspeita em suas áreas" External link

jconline Monday, August 24, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque déclaré : "Ce type de catastrophes naturelles font partie de notre vie et nous nous en remettons toujours" External link

msn-fr Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque déclaré : "Ce type de catastrophes naturelles font partie de notre vie et nous nous en remettons toujours" External link

LePoint Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque déclaré : "Ce type de catastrophes naturelles font partie de notre vie et nous nous en remettons toujours" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque disse : "A verdade é que a Rússia está a convidar diferentes países a ajudar na fabricação das suas vacinas" External link

portalangop Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT



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Harry Roque said : “We hope it doesn’t happen again but I’m calling upon the DSWD to take steps to ensure that the welfare of the child will be protected,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “universal access to anti-COVID-19 technologies and products and the need for global efforts to ensure availability of safe and effective vaccines to peoples of developing nations,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “It appears that jobs are easy to attain in the tourism sector that is why we are supporting it,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s mostly my personal funds. No kidding,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That is probably true, and it’s already a lesson learned that’s why when we entered Palawan, please forgive me, I really demanded they observe social distancing,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I cannot second guess the decision of the President but I can assure that he gives a lot of weight to such recommendations of the AFP,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Sana po hindi na maulit ‘yan. But I’m calling upon the DSWD to take steps to ensure that the welfare of the child will be protected,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are therefore confident that PA Jacinto would ably and effectively discharge his duties in this new assignment,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leoncio Evasco ) : “His familiarity with the present bureaucracy would contribute greatly in his new task of streamlining government processes in the Executive. Welcome back, PA Evasco,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are therefore confident that PA Jacinto would ably and effectively discharge his duties in this new assignment,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are therefore confident that PA Jacinto would ably and effectively discharge his duties in this new assignment,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leoncio Evasco ) : “His familiarity with the present bureaucracy would contribute greatly in his new task of streamlining government processes in the Executive. Welcome back, PA Evasco,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s really to invite families to visit the malls again because right now, even if we have eased restrictions, people are still afraid to go to the malls. And it has gotten to the point that we’re now worse off,” “All countries in the world are afraid of the virus. But we really are super restrictive in terms of movement, so we are easing the rules,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "His familiarity with the present bureaucracy would contribute greatly in his new task of streamlining government processes in the Executive," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are therefore confident that PA Jacinto would ably and effectively discharge his duties in this new assignment," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “First and foremost, let’s be honest. Stop lying about red-tagging. They are really Reds according to the President. That’s the truth,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I am urging telcos, how will you repay the President with your request to fast-track the approval of telecom towers?” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s really to invite families to visit the malls again because right now, even if we have eased restrictions, people are still afraid to go to the malls. And it has gotten to the point that we’re now worse off,” “All countries in the world are afraid of the virus. But we really are super restrictive in terms of movement, so we are easing the rules,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If you’re a member of CPP, you can be legal but you have to renounce the use of arms. Why don’t they renounce the use of arms? That’s all we’re asking,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, it has to be this month. Kasi ipa-publish pa po iyan at siyempre kinakailangan din ng kaunting panahon naman ng Presidente natin para busisiin at tingnan kung siya po ay mayroong mga linya o iyong mga line veto na gagawin sa budget,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Iisa-isahin po iyong mga pondo na ibinigay sa PITC at aalamin kung alin doon ang tuloy pang proyekto at hindi. Iyong mga hindi natuloy na proyekto, iyan po iyong ibabalik ng mga ahensya nagbigay ng pondo sa PITC sa national treasurer nang magamit po ng Presidente sa ibang pamamaraan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Pero ang Presidente naman po, sabi niya, tatanggapin niya rekomendasyon ng mga ahensya, pero sisiguraduhin niya na talagang hindi na tuloy ang proyekto. Kasi gaya nga po noong P11 billion ng DND, hindi po pupuwedeng maantala iyan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s really to invite families to visit the malls again because right now, even if we have eased restrictions, people are still afraid to go to the malls. And it has gotten to the point that we’re now worse off,” “All countries in the world are afraid of the virus. But we really are super restrictive in terms of movement, so we are easing the rules,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang ikinasasama ko po ng loob, bakit ako ang pinupuruhan palagi ng Inquirer at ng ABS-CBN. Bakit nung nakikita niyo sa screen si VP Leni, nakipag-handshake-handshake pa, o hindi ba violation ito ng restrictions on social distancing? Ang tanong ko naman sa media na mga kasama natin, patas sana,” “Bakit nga ako purong-puro? Pero si VP Leni, ayan, bakit ni isang mention in any of the mainstream media, wala? Wala ang inquirer. Walang ABS-CBN, di ba? So sa akin lang, let’s be fair,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I'm happy to say that actually I have been there and done that, and I look forward to having my privacy again come 2022," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Although mandated in the charter of the PITC that they are allowed to get the 50% of the interest of every commission for any procured government projects, they will surrender the 100 percent to be used as Covid 19 funds,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Makikipag-ugnayan po ang DOF, DTI at DBM at iisa-isahin po ang mga pondo na ibinigay sa PITC at aalamin kung alin doon ang tuloy pang proyekto at hindi. Ang mga hindi pa natuloy na proyekto ay yun po ang ibabalik na pondo ng mga ahensyang nagbigay ng pondo sa PITC nang magamit po ng Presidente sa ibang pamamaraan,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “After what I’ve seen with the kind of media reporting and the kind of trolls that the opposition has, I am looking forward to retirement to government service” “Alam niyo po, buong buhay ko, I’ve always been a private person. I only became a government employee when I became congressman in 2016. I’m happy to say that ‘I have been there, done that and I look forward to having my privacy again come 2022,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang ikinasasama ko po ng loob, bakit ako ang pinupuruhan palagi ng Inquirer at ng ABS-CBN. Bakit nung nakikita niyo sa screen si VP Leni, nakipag-handshake-handshake pa, o hindi ba violation ito ng restrictions on social distancing? Ang tanong ko naman sa media na mga kasama natin, patas sana,” “Bakit nga ako purong-puro? Pero si VP Leni, ayan, bakit ni isang mention in any of the mainstream media, wala? Wala ang inquirer. Walang ABS-CBN, di ba? So sa akin lang, let’s be fair,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kinakailangan naman po talaga na makita natin ang pagbabago, at kinakailangan pong pumasok na iyong ating third telecoms player, ang DITO," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The activity where I was seen speaking before a crowd was organized by the local government, which I had no control over as a guest,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 29, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang payo po ni Presidente kinakailangan ng batas ‘yan (The President advised that the extension should be legislated). He said he would help in amending the law but people from BARMM should really coordinate with congressmen and senators),” External link

manilatimes Sunday, November 29, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I was totally taken aback by the huge crowd that came when I went to Cebu yesterday, November 27, to grace the official opening of the Bantayan Island Airport. The venue was open air as it was held by the beach but I had to reiterate for the audience to keep on their masks,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “I had no control as a guest. I was later informed, that the local official/s mentioned in interview/s that they did not expect the huge turnout of people as well. Be that as it may, they advised the public to wear face masks and there was general compliance, as seen in the pictures that came out,” “As the economy gradually reopens, let us continue to take good care of our health so we can work for our families and help the country. Tayo ay mag-ingat buhay para sa hanap-buhay,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Wilma Tiamzon ) : “The long arm of the law has finally caught up with the Tiamzon couple. We, therefore, consider this latest court decision as a triumph of the justice system,” “It clearly shows that the wheels of justice continue to grind,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 27, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is a transition phase. After a month, we may shift to general community quarantine,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, November 27, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “StaySafe.ph will be the government’s digital contact tracing application of choice and will be made mandatory for adoption and use in all national government agencies and instrumentalities, as well as LGUs,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 27, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “Congratulations to all the new doctors. Congratulations to the daughter of VP Robredo… Amid the pandemic, you are the new heroes,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 27, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “Congratulations to all the new doctors. Congratulations to the daughter of VP Robredo… Amid the pandemic, you are the new heroes,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 27, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The advice of the President is that it has to be a law because the elections of BARMM is in a law,” “He will help in amending the law but BARMM officials have to talk to congressmen” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He will help in amending the law but BARMM officials have to talk to congressmen and senators,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Office of the Executive Secretary is in charge of the 8888,” “And since the Executive Secretary is primus inter pares in the Cabinet, we are expecting that all complaints on all agencies and departments will be given the highest priority” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Those who are corrupt, lazy, incompetent in the government, be forewarned. You are now one text away,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Those who are corrupt, lazy, incompetent in the government, be forewarned. You are now one text away,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Office of the Executive Secretary is in charge of the 8888,” “And since the Executive Secretary is primus inter pares in the Cabinet, we are expecting that all complaints on all agencies and departments will be given the highest priority” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “The fight against illegal drugs is the centerpiece program of the Duterte administration. We therefore consider the appointment of Mr. Cruz as timely and relevant with his previous work at the Philippine National Police,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We confirm that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed the appointment of Mr. Gilbert de la Cruz Cruz as Permanent Member of the Dangerous Drugs Board on November 24, 2020,” External link

pna Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Wala pong pulitika diyan. Kung may pulitika po diyan, gagawin ni Presidente ang ginawa ng naunang presidente at administrasyon, ang mga kalaban ay hindi bibigyan (There’s no politics there. If there’s politics, the President won’t provide doses for members of the opposition, like what the previous administration did),” External link

pna Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Alam niyo, let’s not give too much meaning to the jokes of the President. Gano’n lang talaga si Presidente at hindi na siya pwede magbago because he’s already in his 70s. Pero wala pong any malice ang mga joke niya,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “Pakiusap ko po, ‘wag tayong parang Amerikano. ‘Yung mga Amerikano kasi, lahat binibigyan ng napakalalim na kahulugan pero dito po naman sa Pilipinas, let’s take a joke for what it is — a joke,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "Ang sabi niya, tutulong siya para maamyendahan ang batas na 'yan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kinakailangan po ng bakuna para matapos ang pandemya at ibibigay po iyan sa lahat," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Congratulations to all the new doctors. Congratulations to the daughter of VP Robredo… Amid the pandemic, you are the new heroes,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Those who are corrupt, lazy, incompetent in the government, be forewarned. You are now one text away,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is better to be ready this early. We know Christmas season is a wonderful occasion celebrated in the country, family reunions with our families,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “High risk activities include physical attendance in indoor religious activities with many attendees, shopping in crowded malls and tiangge, big gatherings in enclosed spaces, and singing, speaking loudly, and physical contact,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is better to be ready this early. We know Christmas season is a wonderful occasion celebrated in the country, family reunions with our families,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “High risk activities include physical attendance in indoor religious activities with many attendees, shopping in crowded malls and tiangge, big gatherings in enclosed spaces, and singing, speaking loudly, and physical contact,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Sa ngayon, alam natin na ang Christmas season ay isang masayang okasyon sa Pilipinas kung saan marami ang pagtitipon, pagkikita-kita at reunions ng mga miyembro ng pamilya at mahal sa buhay. Huwag kakalimutan ang minimum health protocol ng pamahalaan, (This time we are aware that Christmas season is one of the most happiest occasion in the Philippines as more people gather together, reuniting with family members and loved ones. Let's not forget to practice minimum health protocols)," External link

manilametro Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Iremind ko lang po ang mga tiangge operators na pupuwede po kayong mapasara kapag hindi ninyo i-nobserve ang social distancing, (Let me remind bazaar operators that violating social distancing measure could lead to shop closure)," External link

manilametro Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We boarded a C295 cargo. We were with medical supplies intended for Davao. So we were just incidental. There was no extra cost,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Eduardo Ano ) : “That is being probed by Secretary Año and depending on the final results of the investigation, the mayors can be kicked out of their posts and will be slapped with charges,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Mayors, you are in your posts to implement the law, not to break it and use your influence to further your businesses,” “You have seen the damage brought by illegal logging and illegal mining, especially the province of Cagayan. Blood is in your hands if you keep protecting illegal miners and illegal loggers,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Several pieces of evidence are needed and the President might not have it… So, I can only surmise that it is evidentiary,” “And number two, he stands by what he said that this entails the separation of powers. It is better if the Ombudsman will probe this matter,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “I cannot speak either for the national security adviser of the US or the spokesperson of China. I can only speak for the President,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s just say that the President has taken note of the request of the US authorities and he will decide as chief architect of foreign policy,” External link

pna Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Alam nating kinakailangang mamili para sa Pasko pero ingatan naman natin ang ating mga sarili hindi lang para sa hanapbuhay kung hindi para tayo ay magkaroon ng maligayang Pasko dahil kapag kayo ay nagkasakit, nasaan ang Merry Christmas?" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "Taliwas sa mga sinasabi ng kritiko sa panahon ng kalamidad at sakuna, walang pinipili at hindi namumulitaka ang admistrasyong Duterte," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Taliwas sa sinasabi ng mga kritiko, sa panahon ng kalamidad at sakuna, walang pinipili at hindi namumulitika ang administrasyong Duterte,” “Mataas pa sa sikat ng araw, lahat mabibigyan kaalyado man o hindi. Bumoto man o hindi,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I think isa po rin iyan na covered by NDA" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Mayroon din iyang risk, baka 'pag hindi naging successful ang vaccine, baka hindi maibalik ang pera," "Mayroon po talagang risk na kailangan i-undertake ang lahat dahil wala namang kasiguraduhan talaga" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We don’t have to adopt the suggestion because we already have the list. A bit too late because President Duterte is 10 steps ahead,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Here we are again. When the President said 4Ps beneficiaries, Ma’am vice president, there is already a list. So, thank you for the suggestion but as usual, the government has done it,” “We have a list for 4Ps, policemen and soldiers and the frontliners, the DoH (Department of Health) knows who they are,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Labor ) : “When Department of Labor and Employment and the IATF [Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases requested this, the President did not answer immediately because he coordinated with DOH Secretary Duque to ensure we have enough nurses in the country,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, November 23, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Labor ) : “When Department of Labor and Employment and the IATF [Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases requested this, the President did not answer immediately because he coordinated with DOH Secretary Duque to ensure we have enough nurses in the country,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 23, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Salvador Panelo ) : “What I know is, the President is excited to go back to Davao City once his term ends,” “That Duterte-Duterte tandem was Secretary Panelo’s personal opinion” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Salvador Panelo ) : “Ang pagkakaalam ko po eh atat na atat na si Presidenteng matapos ang kaniyang termino’t gusto na niyang umuwi dito sa Davao ‘no . So iyong Duterte-Duterte tandem po na sinasabi ni Secretary Panelo, iyan po ay kaniyang personal na opinion (What I know is the President can’t wait until the end of his term because he really wants to return to Davao. So the Duterte-Duterte tandem that Secretary Panelo is saying is his personal opinion),” External link

pna Monday, November 23, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ito po ay katarungan na rin para sa mga biktima at kamag-anak ng mga namatay," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 23, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Salvador Panelo ) : “Ang pagkakaalam ko atat na atat na si Presidente na matapos ang kanyang termino at gusto niya nang umuwi dito sa Davao,” “Yung Duterte-Duterte tandem na sinasabi ni Secretary Panelo ay personal niyang opinion,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Nu’ng ni-request po ito ng IATF, hindi po agad sumagot ang Presidente. Nakipag-ugnayan muna siya kay Secretary Duque ng DOH para masigurado nga kung sapat ang health workers sa ating bayan,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ngayon naman po, nakikita natin na napapabagal naman po natin ang pagkalat ng sakit sa Pilipinas. Pangalawa po, malapit na magkaroon ng bakuna para sa sakit na ito,” “At pangatlo, iniisip ng Pangulo na ‘yung mga nais mapabuti ang kanilang buhay ay magkaroon ng pagkakataon,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hindi ko po alam kung sino po ang nambu-bully, pero kami po ay isiniwalat lang namin ang katotohanan noong sinabi po namin na talagang nagsalita rin po iyong kaniyang mga anak doon sa isyu nga ng ‘Nasaan ang Presidente,’” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We have firm commitments from the United States... that we will have access po to COVID vaccines that may be developed in the United States," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The IATF removed the requirement for air carriers to reserve a portion of the aircraft cabin as an isolation area for suspected / ill passengers on board as part of the Covid-19 health protocols for domestic flights," "The IATF decision is based on the grounds that guidelines were issued based on available information at the time, and that more information is now available on how COVID-19 is transmitted in closed settings," External link

manilametro Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The IATF removed the requirement for air carriers to reserve a portion of the aircraft cabin as an isolation area for suspected / ill passengers on board as part of the Covid-19 health protocols for domestic flights," "The IATF decision is based on the grounds that guidelines were issued based on available information at the time, and that more information is now available on how COVID-19 is transmitted in closed settings," External link

irishsun Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We, however, hope there will be a significant increase in the number of Filipinos willing to get the COVID-19 vaccine as President Rodrigo Duterte wants all Filipinos to get vaccines, with priority given to the poor, indigents and other vulnerable sectors,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “A One Hospital Command Center will likewise be established in the city to ensure an efficient referral system as private hospitals are mandated to increase their ward bed occupancy by at least 20 percent to 30 percent,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “A One Hospital Command Center will likewise be established in the city to ensure an efficient referral system as private hospitals are mandated to increase their ward bed occupancy by at least 20 percent to 30 percent,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, November 20, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The EUA to be issued by the FDA through the EO will speed up the process for the vaccine authorization if these already have the approval of similar agencies in the country where the vaccines were developed,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “So the vaccines from China, Sinopharm, and Sinovac, anytime they get approval from the Chinese FDA, all we need is to wait 20 days then we can use these for vaccination in the Philippines, the same way we plan to access the drugs from Pfizer and Moderna so those will be available soon,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “This means that we will have a tripartite agreement among the government, pharmaceutical companies, and private companies. Local private companies have committed to purchase 1 million doses since they cannot directly make purchases from the vaccine manufacturers,” “So they will provide the financing but from 50 to 80 percent of the total will be provided to the government which is administered to poor Filipinos who can’t afford the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We agreed to pay in advance because if we don't, we might be the last among countries to get the vaccine," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, November 20, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF decision is based on the grounds that guidelines were issued based on available information at the time, and that more information is now available on how Covid-19 is transmitted in closed settings,” “Also, there are now more improved health protocols from boarding to landing to use of High-Efficiency Particulate Air filters” External link

pna Friday, November 20, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "because if we don't, we might be the last among countries to get the vaccine," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, November 20, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Law enforcement agencies are directed to assist in the enforcement of granular lockdowns upon affected communities or clusters, and if necessary, deploy personnel in the city," External link

pna Friday, November 20, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The IATF decision is based on the grounds that guidelines were issued based on available information at the time, and that more information is now available on how COVID-19 is transmitted in closed settings,” “Also, there are now more improved health protocols from boarding to landing to use of High Efficiency Particulate Air filters. It was also pointed out that domestic flights are of short duration only generally not exceeding 1.5 hours,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We, however, hope there will be a significant increase in the number of Filipinos willing to get the COVID-19 vaccine as President Rodrigo Duterte wants all Filipinos to get vaccines, with priority given to the poor, indigents and other vulnerable sectors,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We agreed to pay in advance because if we don’t, we might be the last among countries to get the vaccine,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, November 20, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Law enforcement agencies are directed to assist in the enforcement of granular lockdowns upon affected communities or clusters, and if necessary, deploy personnel in the city,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 20, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We already agreed... because if we don’t agree to advance payments, we will be left out as other countries secure vaccines,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “If we need to sell government properties, he would do it,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The EUA to be issued by the FDA through the EO will speed up the process for the vaccine authorization if these already have the approval of similar agencies in the country where the vaccines were developed,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “So the vaccines from China, Sinopharm and Sinovac, anytime they get approval from the. Chinese FDA, all we need is to wait 20 days then we can use these for vaccination in the Philippines, the same way we plan to access the drugs from Pfizer and Moderna so those will be available soon,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “This means that we will have a tripartite agreement among the government, pharmaceutical companies and private companies. Local private companies have committed to purchase 1 million doses since they cannot directly make purchases from the vaccine manufacturers,” “So they will provide the financing but from 50 to 80 percent of the total will be provided to the government which be administered to poor Filipinos who can’t afford the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We agreed to pay in advance because if we don't, we might be the last among countries to get the vaccine," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We will enter into advanced market commitments with private vaccine developers and will give advanced payments to them," External link

manilametro Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Barry Gutierrez ) : “Kaya please lang, ‘wag naman nating sabihin na parang walang pinagmulan o walang basehan iyong mga sinasabi ni Presidente. Barry, alam mo ang sinabi mo,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque maintained : “Well, bless her po. Sa atin lang naman po, pinaninindigan natin may basehan po ang Presidente sa kaniyang mga binitawang salita at ako rin po ‘no, tumingin din ako sa Facebook at naintindihan ko naman kung bakit naghimutok ang Presidente,” “Ang konteksto po niyan iyong nagti-trending na #NasaanAng Pangulo, napakadami pong tweet ni Vice President na para bagang siya iyong in-charge sa relief operations. Tingnan ninyo, siya daw ang nagpa-deploy ng air assets, tapos siya iyong nagri-report kung anong nangyayari sa Cagayan,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “At hindi po nakakatulong na bagama’t hindi ko alam kung talagang nagsabi si Vice President kung nasaan si Presidente, eh tingnan ninyo ito, kung hindi man siya eh mayroong mga malapit sa kaniya na nagsabi,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leni Robredo ) : "Kung hindi naman lumabas iyong mga isyu na ganiyan na nasaan si Presidente, wala naman pong sinasabing masama ang Presidente kay VP Leni. Mayroon ba ho? Wala," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We will enter into advanced market commitments with private vaccine developers and will give advanced payments to them," External link

sinacom-en Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hindi naman po plastic si Presidente at hindi naman niya ngayon lang ginawa ‘yan. Consistent po ang behavior ng Presidente (The President is not plastic and it is not the only time he did that. The President’s behavior is consistent),” External link

pna Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “Hindi ko alam kung talagang nagsabi si Vice President kung nasaan si Presidente, eh tingnan ninyo ito. Kung hindi man siya eh mayroong mga malapit sa kaniya na nagsabi ‘no. Ito o, makita ninyo ‘no. Unang-una iyong tweets ng mga malapit sa kaniya ‘no, iyong sarili niyang mga anak ‘ata: ‘Tulog pa rin, alas otso na.’ Galing po iyan kay Tricia Robredo, hindi ko po alam kung anong relasyon nila. Iyong galing naman kay Aika Robredo: ‘Sabado eh, weekend’ (I don’t know if the Vice President did ask for the President’s whereabouts, but look, if not her, people close to her. Look at the tweets of those close to her, her daughters: ‘Still asleep, it’s almost 8 a.m.’ That is from Tricia Robredo, I don’t know their relationship. The one from Aika Robredo: ‘It’s Saturday, weekend’),” External link

pna Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We agreed to pay in advance because if we don't, we might be the last among countries to get the vaccine," External link

wsau Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Not only is this based on science, but it also makes sense because when you talk of rehabilitation, you talk basically of roads and bridges, and buildings destroyed by calamity, which is the turf of the DPWH,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang emergency use authorization na i-issue ng FDA sa pamamagitan ng EO, kapag nilabas ng Presidente ang order, sinabi naman ng President ilalabas niya yan, mapapabilis po ang proseso ng paggamit ng bakuna na meron na ring authorization sa mga FDAs na mga bansa kung saan na-develop ang vaccines,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “So yung bakuna sa China, Sinopharm at Sinovac, anytime pwede na pong aprubahan ng Chinese FDA, all we need is 20 days pwede na po tayong magbakuna dito sa Pilipinas, ganun din naman po pagdating sa Pfizer at Moderna na napatunayang 94 percent ang effectivity laban sa coronavirus so konting tulog na lang,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ano ang ibig sabihin po nito, magkakaroon po tayo ng kasunduan sa panig ng tatlong partido, yung gobyerno natin, pharmaceutical company at yung private companies. Nagcommit na po ang ating private companies na sila ang bibili ng isang milyong dosage dahil hindi naman sila makabili ng diretso sa mga gobyerno na nagpo-produce ng mga bakuna,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque noted : “Alam ko ayaw ni Presidente nyan pero nung nakita ni Presidente ang mga listahan na nag-aadvance payment, hindi naman tayo magpapahuli bastat meron naman tayong pondo. Kung kinakailangang ibenta ng gobyerno ang mga ari-arian ng gobyerno, gagawin niya yan pero dahil nga importanteng masiguro na meron tayong bakuna, pumayag na po siya tinatawag na advance payment,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "Hindi pa po nilalabas ni Presidente ang executive order Sinabi naman ni Presidente, ilalabas niya iyan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “And this is unusual that the President had it and spoke out against her. So, he must have his reasons,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think the issue isshe can if she wants to, but I think you have to be clear about whether or not you just use a vehicle and whether or not in fact, you’re responsible for relief goods being carried by that vehicle,” External link

pna Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "should have only been addressed to Ateneo students," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He also, I think, somehow confused the proponents of this academic strike. I explained it was the Ateneo students advocating the academic strike,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The local governments can now spend their calamity funds without restrictions ‘no. So importante po iyan dahil, otherwise, magkakaroon ng (So that’s important because, otherwise, there will be) red tape in the release of these calamity funds,” External link

pna Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “And this is unusual, that, kumbaga, napuno na si Presidente and spoke out against her. So, he must have his reasons,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Now is not the time for politics and I think the records will bear me out that every opportunity, the Vice President welcomes [the] opportunity to take a snide at the President. At a time of pandemic and even at a time of typhoon,” “And, of course, her Twitter posts making it appear that she was the one calling the shots at the time of the typhoon was completely out of order… And the President said, under the Constitutional scheme, the vice president is a spare tire and when Ulysses struck, he was in charge,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Not only is this based on science, but it also makes sense because when you talk of rehabilitation, you talk basically of roads and bridges, and buildings destroyed by calamity, which is the turf of the DPWH,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "That's why the President had to send a message na you're dealing with something that the government should be dealing. It's ahead of your time. So parang it's his way of saying aral muna kayo, bahala na muna kami rito," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "You also talk about the scientific reasons why we have typhoons of this nature, which is climate change. And that is the rationale for the DENR co-heading the task force," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “If the academic requirements are not complied with, they have the right to deprive students who did not submit or finish academic requirements of (academic) degrees,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Sir ) : “Sir, ‘yung mga estudyante po na loko-loko na ayaw pumasok, nagpo-protesta. Hindi raw sila magsu-submit ng academic requirements hanggang hindi natutulungan ang mga biktima ng typhoon,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “First of all, our public schools or those under the Department of Education are under blended learning. The primary mode of instruction is modular,” “So, it did not have much effect since we have no face-to-face classes in all our schools,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “But for now, it’s still premature because we have yet to see what will happen with the proposed budget for 2021. If it is already in the 2021 budget, a Bayanihan 3 will no longer be needed. Let us see,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The President has received the NDRRMC’s recommendation to make such a declaration in the entire island of Luzon. But pending his decision, we are expecting that badly-hit areas will be placed under state of calamity,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “The President is really prioritizing permanent solutions on climate change. Recent events showed the need to demand what we call climate justice,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Carlos Dominguez ) : “Let’s see first. Like what Secretary Dominguez said, what will come out of the budget that is being crafted in the Congress. If it is still lacking, that’s the time for a Bayanihan 3 to be passed,” “But for now, it’s still premature because we have yet to see what will happen with the proposed budget for 2021. If it’s already in the 2021 budget, then Bayanihan 3 will no longer be needed. Let’s see,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “But for now, it’s still premature because we have yet to see what will happen with the proposed budget for 2021. If it is already in the 2021 budget, a Bayanihan 3 will no longer be needed. Let us see,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “If the academic requirements are not complied with, they have the right to deprive students who did not submit or finish academic requirements of (academic) degrees,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Cagayan Valley ) : "Narito nga po tayo sa Alcala para iparating po ang kahandaang tumulong ng ating Presidente para bigyan po ng remedyo ang palaging nagiging problema lalong-lalo na dito sa Alcala at sa buong Cagayan Valley," External link

manilametro Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Rodrigo Roa Duterte ) : "The President's mandate on illegal logging issue is to further strengthen law enforcement to stop these illegal activities and I believe everyone has witnessed the effects of these illegal activities and I urged the people to support the anti-illegal logging campaign of President Duterte," External link

manilametro Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Bago pa po imungkahi iyan ng OCTA Research Group ay ina -assure ko po kayo na in place na po iyong polisiya ng gobyerno na magbigay po ng Covid testing sa mga evacuation centers at ngayon po ang gagamitin nga po natin para mas marami at mas mabilis ay ang antigen test sa lahat ng ating mga evacuation centers (Even before the OCTA Research Group made the suggestion, I assure you that policies were in place to provide Covid testing in evacuation centers. Now, we are going to use antigen tests in evacuation centers, which is faster and can cover more individuals),” External link

pna Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Minsan po talaga hindi maiwasan dahil halos napakadami po nating mga kababayan na talagang sumilong sa mga evacuation centers. (Sometimes, staying close to each other cannot be avoided due to the large number of evacuees),” External link

pna Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “First of all, our public schools or those under the Department of Education are under blended learning. The primary mode of instruction is modular,” “So, it did not have much effect since we have no face-to-face classes in all our schools,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We have firm commitments from the United States, relayed to Secretary Locsin by no less than Secretary Pompeo, that we will have access to COVID-19 vaccines that may be developed in the United States,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Carlos Dominguez ) : “Let see first, like what Secretary Dominguez said, what will come out of the budget that is being crafted in the Congress. If it is still lacking, that’s the time for a Bayanihan 3 to be passed,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The President has received the NDRRMC’s recommendation to make such a declaration in the entire island of Luzon, but pending his decision, we are expecting that badly-hit areas will be placed under state of calamity,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “The President is really prioritizing permanent solutions on climate change. Recent events showed the need to demand what we call climate justice,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "Hindi ko po masisigurado na lahat sila'y mabibigyan. Pero magkakaroon po ng testing sa mga evacuation centers, lalong-lalo na po doon sa mga mayroong sintomas," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “This body will have a clear chain of command and a direct mandate to address and monitor the multifarious issues and concerns involved in the rehabilitation and recovery phase of typhoon-affected areas,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If they file a suit, maybe this won’t be successful because you have to find proof that the dam was the proximate cause,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “You should not deny him that since he had witnessed succeeding tragedies so he can have a break from calamities. To me, that’s what it is,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There’s no superfluity. It will facilitate the easier and faster provision of relief and assistance if there’s a calamity,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, November 16, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There were no shortcomings in the government's response to typhoon Ulysses, which left at least 67 dead and submerged a northern region under the worst flooding in more than four decades,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, November 16, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There’s no superfluity. It will facilitate the easier and faster provision of relief and assistance if there’s a calamity,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 16, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There were no shortcomings in the government's response to typhoon Ulysses, which left at least 67 dead and submerged a northern region under the worst flooding in more than four decades,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 16, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Pantaleon Alvarez ) : “That was a personal decision of Congressman Alvarez and from what I understood — he called me yesterday — his reason was that he will engage in voter’s education and he could not do that if he is part of the administration’s party,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 16, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “This body will have a clear chain of command and a direct mandate to address and monitor the multifarious issues and concerns involved in the rehabilitation and recovery phase of typhoon-affected areas,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 16, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “It will start at night. There will be a Leaders’ family photo at night and there will be two sessions, and if I’m not mistaken, they’re just short sessions and there will be a break and a final session,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 16, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “This will be the first time that the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting will be held virtually,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 16, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I will take a firm stance here to say there was no information gap,” “So, I’m sorry but I beg to disagree with the Vice President yet again. There was no information gap because we conducted press briefings and invited Cabinet members even if it’s Saturday, Sunday, and Friday to answer queries and provide aid in times of emergencies” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 16, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Cagayan Valley ) : "Maraming pong factor d'yan. We anticipated, but as the governor himself said, they did not actually expect this much water discharge into Cagayan Valley," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 16, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Hindi po ninyo ‘yan dapat ipagkait sa kanya na maski sunod-sunod po ang mga trahedya para magkaroon ng kaunting break sa mga kalamidad. Sa akin, ganun lang po ‘yun,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 16, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President enumerated various ways. First is the reinvigoration of trade and economic ties. He cited the ASEAN-Australian, New Zealand Free Trade Agreement and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement,” “While he acknowledged that the pandemic has changed the way countries do business, science, innovation and technology can provide direction for economies to recover; thus, there is a need to intensify cooperation in this area,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Teodoro Locsin ) : “May nagaganap po na ASEAN pero ang Presidente po ngayon ay nakatutok sa problema sa Region 2. Kaninang umaga po ang nagbasa ng kanyang speech sa ASEAN-US Summit ay si Secretary Foreign Affairs Locsin dahil nga po sinu-supervise niya ang effort na talagang magdala po ng tulong at search and rescue sa Region 2,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque noted : “Well yan naman po ay nakaugalian na ng ating Presidente, siya po ay nag-aerial survey dito sa Metro Manila, inaasahan natin. Ang problema lang natin ay may ASEAN, pero alam ko po ay siguro gagawa ng paraan ang Presidente para makaikot sa mga lugar na yan, abangan lang po natin dahil mahirap nga po ang kanyang movement dahil hindi lang po ASEAN, panahon din po ng COVID,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Indeed, this is a challenging time for every Filipino. Together, we ask everyone to unite, help one another, and show kindness to our fellowmen," External link

pna Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Philippine Coast Guard ) : "As early as dawn yesterday, the Department of Transportation through the Philippine Coast Guard, has been working round-the-clock with the rescue of 15 individuals in Modelro, Sitio Pantalan, and Pantabangan in Tumauini, Isabela; 50 individuals in Barangay 12, Tugueguerao City, 47 individuals in Pengue Ruyu, Tugueguerao City, 13 individuals in Caritan Norte, Diversion Road, and Anufuan West, Tugueguerao City; and 70 individuals in Linao East, Tugueguerao City," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque stated : “We’ve seen calamities from volcanic eruption to typhoons to the COVID-19. They’re the reasons why we are pushing for DDR,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You should not ask where the President is. That’s nonsense caused by the opposition. The President is never absent, he is always with us. He is always thinking about our welfare,” “Only those who really don’t like the President say that because the President’s real message is ‘I sympathize with all the victims of this typhoon,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, November 13, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You should not ask where the President is. That’s just nonsense from the opposition. The President is not absent,” “He is always with us and he always thinks of the situation of our countrymen. Opposition, stop that,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That was our problem with this typhoon. It coincided with the ASEAN Summit. The President also needs to fulfill his role as chief architect of foreign policy,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The President said ASEAN encourages close cooperation, collaboration with China in the development and equitable distribution of safe, effective, affordable vaccines, diagnostics, and medicines,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : “Nakikita naman natin na sunod-sunod ang aberya natin from putok ng bulkan to bagyo to COVID. So yan po ang dahilan bakit sinusuportahan ng administrasyon ang pagbubuo ng Department of [Disaster Resilience],” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You should not ask where the President is. That’s just nonsense from the opposition. The President is not absent,” “He is always with us and he always thinks of the situation of our countrymen. Opposition, stop that,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That was our problem with this typhoon. It coincided with the ASEAN Summit. The President also needs to fulfill his role as chief architect of foreign policy,” “And he does not need to preside since you’ve heard it, all departments are on their toes even if the President was not physically present in this room,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Mayroon pong mga naghintay, pero unfortunately hindi naman instant talaga iyong ating pag-rescue sa kanila. Pero hindi naman po gaanong katagal ang kanilang paghihintay," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, November 13, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Kaya lang po nagkakaiba-iba ang casualty figures ay dahil subject po ito to local government confirmation. So bagama’t tatlo pong numero ang sinabi ngayong araw, ang controlling number yung LGU-verified,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Dahil sa ating bayanihan, nabawasan po natin ang casualty," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, November 13, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Siyempre po ‘yan ay malungkot pa ring balita pero ‘yan ay improvement doon sa 16.5 sa pagbaba ng ekonomiya noong second quarter (Of course that is sad news but that’s an improvement from the 16.5-contraction of the economy in the second quarter),” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s give him a chance,” “He has six months to prove his worth and let’s see if he will inspire people” External link

nytimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The most significant case there is the criminal case. That is still pending at the City Prosecutor of Taguig, and it means, Chief Sinas still has no criminal case,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President gave a sermon that corruption must be stopped. His giving of pastillas is symbolic of his anger against corruption, but as I said, he did not insist that they eat it,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There was no way to know because none of those 40 officials opened the pastillas” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “By doing that, I think all employees in the government heard his message. That’s why we are asking: If you want to get rich, do not work in the government. Work in private firms because in the next two years, the President will go after all corrupt officials,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He is the statutory counsel for the government, and as statutory counsel, he has an interest in knowing who actually, who legally won in the vice presidential election,” “We have an interest as a nation to find out if there is merit in fact in that election protest,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He is the statutory counsel for the government, and as statutory counsel, he has an interest in knowing who actually, who legally won in the vice presidential election,” “We have an interest as a nation to find out if there is merit in fact in that election protest,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The appointment, of course, will have no bearing on the decision on the Taguig Prosecutor's Office,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is not like that. He does not micromanage. He allows his Cabinet to give attention and act on things that are under their agency” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The appointment, of course, will have no bearing on the decision on the Taguig Prosecutor's Office,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “What I know is the President has — what do you call that machine where one runs? He has a treadmill and I know the President does treadmill almost every day,” “Health promotion is still important to fight the pandemic. It is important to remain healthy,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Salvador Panelo ) : “That’s the personal opinion of Secretary Panelo and we respect his opinion,” External link

pna Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President gave a sermon that corruption must be stopped. His giving of pastillas is symbolic of his anger against corruption but as I said, he did not insist on them to eat it,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There was no way to know because none of those 40 officials opened the pastillas” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “By doing that, I think all employees in the government heard his message. That’s why we are asking: If you want to get rich, do not work in the government. Work in private firms because, in the next two years, the President will go after all corrupt officials,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "Matapos po mabigyan ng tigi-tigisang pastillas, ang sabi ng Presidente e kainin n'yo iyan dahil iyan po ay may pera," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I don’t think so. That’s not how our laws operate” External link

arabnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I don’t think so. That’s not how our laws operate” External link

arabnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “They have proven the competence, probity and integrity of the Chinese candidate,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I hope they will help Filipinos who are now living in the United States but who have no papers because that is a major policy difference between Republican and Democratic administrations. Otherwise, we expect everything to be stable, [with] no major change," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I think the President is keeping an open mind, as he should," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I hope they will help Filipinos who are now living in the United States but who have no papers because that is a major policy difference between Republican and Democratic administrations. Otherwise, we expect everything to be stable, [with] no major change," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I think the President is keeping an open mind, as he should," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “In terms of immigration, we are hoping that there will be a policy shift under a Democratic administration because there are many Filipinos living in the United States,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We respect that recommendation coming as it does from a legal luminary within the Comelec and under the Constitution, it is tasked, of course, with the supervision and conduct of elections,” “But I’m not sure if there is a need to amend the Omnibus Election Code to include mail voting. We leave that to the wisdom of the Comelec,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Presidential appointments are very executive in character. It is a prerogative of the President. He need not make any explanation for his appointment,” “Nonetheless, the President looked into the track record of his appointee and the President is saying that the new PNP chief has a big contribution in his war on drugs,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Appointment to the post is a matter of trust and confidence and for the moment, he is the most trusted by the President. So, let’s leave it at that,” “There is no perfect person and we should look at his achievement during his tenure,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Continue the drug war and the gains we had achieved in terms of peace and order” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We respect that recommendation coming as it does from a legal luminary within the Comelec and under the Constitution, it is tasked, of course, with the supervision and conduct of elections,” “But I’m not sure if there is a need to amend the Omnibus Election Code to include mail voting. We leave that to the wisdom of the Comelec,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are encouraging everyone who can register to register. In May 2022 elections, voters must go out and vote because this is our obligation to our country,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “In terms of immigration, we are hoping that there will be a policy shift under a Democratic administration because there are many Filipinos living in the United States,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Joseph Biden ) : “It will be a new start, but we have no prejudgments as far as President-elect Biden is concerned other than the position that we’re able and willing to work with the all leaders of the world,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Xue Hanqin ) : “Judge Xue is one of the founders of the Asian Society of International Law and was also one my predecessors as President of the Asian Society of International Law,” External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, the update is, you can ask for it from the Office of the Ombudsman” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 9, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Pagdating sa larangan ng immigration, inaasahan po natin na sana magkaroon ng policy shift under a Democratic administration dahil napakarami pong Pilipino na naninirahan sa Estados Unidos," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 9, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s cross the bridge when we get there” External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Nangako po si Secretary Bello ng pondo para sa 5,000 TUPAD, yung cash for work, para nga po malinis ang mga daan ng makarating po sa mga liblib na lugar ang relief goods," External link

manilametro Monday, November 9, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Wala pong itinatago ang ating Presidente," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 9, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Xue Hanqin ) : "The support given to the Chinese candidate is number one, because of the proven track record of Judge Xue, who is already a sitting ICJ judge, but also a further manifestation of the very close relationship between the Philippines and China," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 9, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Naniniwala po si Presidente na magiging epektibo po si Chief Sinas sa kaniyang bagong katungkulan (The President believes that Chief Sinas will be effective in his new position) and let’s trust the President in his decision,” External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Presidential appointments are really very executive in character. It is a prerogative of the President. And he need not make any explanation for his appointment," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 9, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “The Philippines and the United States have long-standing bilateral relations and we are committed to further enhancing the relations with the United States under the Biden administration,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 8, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Philippines and the United States have long-standing bilateral relations and we are committed to further enhancing the relations with the United States under the Biden administration,” “We look forward to working closely with the new administration of President-elect Biden anchored on mutual respect, mutual benefit, and shared commitment to democracy, freedom and the rule of law. Congratulations and we wish him all the best,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque replied : “Let’s allow the President to say what he wants to say. Let that remain on record. It’s up to the PRC to construe what the President said,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 6, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “But, anyway, what I am saying is, there is no immediate rush for the President to decide because the notification we sent to the Americans gives them at least one year leeway before it’s abrogated,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It does not matter who wins. It won’t be a problem for our President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We thank our countrymen because they recognize the priority of our President to keep peace and order in our society,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “But, anyway, what I am saying is, there is no immediate rush for the President to decide because the notification we sent to the Americans gives them at least one year leeway before it’s abrogated,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “They (farmers) can claim from PHP10,000 up to PHP15,000 insurance benefit,” External link

pna Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That (suspension) has an option of being further extended by another six months. So, my thinking is, perhaps the President will invoke the second six-month time to finally abrogate the VFA,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It does not matter who wins. It won’t be a problem for our President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think that is the objective of ELCAC. The objective of the ELCAC is to promote development in areas with ongoing insurgencies because we know that poverty is the root cause of insurgency,” External link

pna Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You see the (U.S.) State Department ensures continuity as far as U.S. foreign policy is concerned. So we don’t expect any major changes in bilateral relations between the Philippines and the United States,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Danny Cowart ) : “Even U.S. media sources, CNN, Fox are very cautious in making their forecast now. So I think I will follow their lead and really just allow the results to come in” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Syempre po, nalulungkot po tayo dyan. Pero ‘yan naman po ay dahil sa pandemya,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “Tingin ko naman po, from now on, bubuti na ang buhay natin. Lalabas na ang bakuna at natututo na tayong mabuhay bagamat kahit nandiyan ang COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Nagpapasalamat po kami sa ating taumbayan at kahit papaano po, kinilala po nila ang prayoridad ng ating Pangulo na panatilihin talaga ang peace and order sa ating lipunan,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Malinaw na malinaw po ang paninindigan ng ating Presidente. Naniniwala po siya na ang lahat ng Pilipino ay pantay-pantay, ano man ang kanilang kasarinlan. Pero hinahayaan na po natin sa Kongreso kung anong magiging pinal na bersyon ng SOGIE bill,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’m sure somehow the action of PRC in stopping their testing somehow contributed because less testing of course means less numbers,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “But, I think by and large, people have been compliant with minimum health standards and, of course, we have the President no less endorsing in a commercial that people should wear masks, wash hands and observe social distancing,” “I think people know by now what to do to further prevent the spread of the disease and they have been cooperating,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “But, anyway, what I am saying is, there is no immediate rush for the President to decide because the notification we sent to the Americans gives them at least one year leeway before it’s abrogated,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is on top of the rehabilitation effort, the task force may not be necessary because the President is personally attending to ensure that the rehabilitation of these devastated areas would proceed as soon as possible,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “What we’re saying is number one, the government was prepared for this. We have prepositioned equipment for the Department of Public Works and Highways and food packs. Number two, the President is on top of rehabilitation efforts,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The task now is to rebuild and we’re focused now on the numbers. Catanduanes is completely isolated,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We were able to limit the casualties and it could have been more because it was a super typhoon but he’s pleased to note the local government units acted promptly in asking residents in low-lying areas to evacuate and thereby reducing... the number of casualties,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Of course, there is an issue of personal relations,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about President Trump ) : “That has an option of being further extended by another six months. So, perhaps the President will invoke the second six-month time to finally abrogate the VFA,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about President Trump ) : “You see, the State Department ensures continuity as far as US foreign policy is concerned. So, we don’t expect any major changes in bilateral relations between the Philippines and the United States,” “Of course, there is an issue of personal relations, but I think, given time, the President can establish equally warm personal relations with whoever wins this election even if it’s not President Trump,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “All the President needed maybe was a year or two and he was able to foster personal friendship with President Trump. And even if there is a new President — I am not saying that there will be, but in case there is a new President in the United States in the person of Senator Biden — I am confident that the President can also develop close personal friendship with Mr. Biden. May the best man win as of now,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Philippine Coast Guard ) : "Sixty tons of relief goods and supplies aboard the Philippine Coast Guard’s BRP Gabriela Silang, is expected to arrive Virac, Catanduanes tomorrow (Thursday)," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "All hands are indeed on deck as we mobilize our resources to assist those greatly affected by the typhoon. We ask the public to help in any way they can and demonstrate the Filipino bayanihan spirit in this time of need," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You see, the State Department ensures continuity as far as US foreign policy is concerned. So, we don’t expect any major changes in bilateral relations between the Philippines and the United States,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “All the President needed maybe was a year or two and he was able to foster personal friendship with President Trump. And even if there is a new President, I am not saying that there will be, but in case there is a new President in the United States in the person of Senator Biden, I am confident that the President can also develop close personal friendship with Mr Biden. May the best man win as of now,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “I don’t think there is a conscious effort to conceal because he has complied with it. But, he is just respecting the recent guidelines issued by the Ombudsman because after all, the Ombudsman is a constitutional body tasked with promoting accountability amongst public officers,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The times that we have talked, it’s about the typhoon. So, no, I have not brought it up but we have another meeting tomorrow and he will make another address to the nation on COVID and perhaps there, I will then bring up the matter. But, there was no opportunity to do it when we last met because it was all focused on typhoon Rolly,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “So, all he’s saying is let’s respect the guidelines issued by the Ombudsman and comply with those guidelines,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is on top of the rehabilitation effort, the task force may not be necessary because the President is personally attending to ensure that the rehabilitation of these devastated areas would proceed as soon as possible,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That has an option of being further extended by another six months. So, my thinking is, perhaps the President will invoke the second six-month time to finally abrogate the VFA,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You see the State Department ensures continuity as far as US foreign policy is concerned. So we don’t expect any major changes in bilateral relations between the Philippines and the United States,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “All the President needed maybe was a year or two and he was able to foster personal friendship with President Trump. And even if there is a new President, I am not saying that there will be, but in case there is a new President in the United States in the person of Senator Biden, I am confident that the President can also develop close personal friendship with Mr Biden. May the best man win as of now,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You see the (US) State Department ensures continuity as far as US foreign policy is concerned. So we don’t expect any major changes in bilateral relations between the Philippines and the United States,” External link

pna Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Danny Cowart ) : “Even US media sources, CNN, Fox are very cautious in making their forecast now. So I think I will follow their lead and really just allow the results to come in” External link

pna Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’m not sure if that was intentional or it (the mask) was accidentally removed. But what is important is that the President went to Guinobatan, which was among the areas badly hit by Typhoon Rolly,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’m not sure if that was intentional or it (the mask) was accidentally removed. But what is important is that the President went to Guinobatan, which was among the areas badly hit by Typhoon Rolly,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We need someone with managerial skills and used to these kinds of management processes,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army cannot deny that they do not have legal fronts” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If he removed his mask, of course, the danger was on the President. But he could not bear the suffering of Bicolanos, he exposed himself to COVID-19 threat. However, he is the President and he wants to show them that the government is there to assist them,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The vaccine operation will entail logistics. One has to have managerial skills and experience in dealing with management processes,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Pero gayunpaman (But still), legislation is the area of the Senate and the House. We welcome any and all discussion dahil in the end, sila ang magsasabatas ng panukalang batas na yan (because in the end, they are the lawmakers of that proposal),” External link

pna Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : “Gaya ng sinabi ni [Budget] Secretary [Wendel] Avisado kahapon, meron tayong PHP3.622 billion available na pondo sa NDRRMC [National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council] (Just like what Secretary Avisado said yesterday, we have PHP3.622 billion worth of funds available from the NDRRMC),” External link

pna Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "He is as good as anyone of his age," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The communication infrastructure of the government during disaster is working. I think there is no vacuum,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 2, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about William Beckford ) : “We honor our reporters in state-run PTV and the PIA. The communication infrastructure of the government works in the middle of disaster so I think there was no such vacuum,” “There are also private news agencies like TV5, GMA-7, and the brave, skillful and hardworking radio reporters. So, I think there was no communication vacuum,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, because we expected the landfall yesterday and, truth be told, that was a Sunday. But even if it was a Sunday, all the Cabinet members were here to relay the government’s preparedness in providing assistance to those affected,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “En route to Manila he will be conducting an aerial inspection in Bicolandia and CALABARZON,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The goal should be zero casualties, but since people were forcibly evacuated our casualties were reduced," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 2, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The goal should be zero casualties, but since people were forcibly evacuated our casualties were reduced,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, November 2, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The goal should be zero casualties, but since people were forcibly evacuated our casualties were reduced,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, November 2, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The goal should be zero casualties, but since people were forcibly evacuated our casualties were reduced," External link

trust2 Monday, November 2, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Wala pong itinatago ang ating Presidente," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 2, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The goal should be zero casualties but since people were forcibly evacuated our casualties were reduced,” External link

aljazeera-en Monday, November 2, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “En route to Manila he will be conducting an aerial inspection in Bicolandia and Calabarzon,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about William Beckford ) : “We honor our reporters in state-run PTV and the PIA. The communication infrastructure of the government works in the middle of disaster so I think there was no such vacuum,” “There are also private news agencies like TV5, GMA-7, and the brave, skillful and hardworking radio reporters. So, I think there was no communication vacuum,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "depending on whether or not they can fly back to Manila," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 2, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "En route to Manila he will be conducting an aerial inspection in Bicolandia and Calabarzon," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 2, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “According to the DTI, price and supply of basic necessities and price commodities remain stable,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Sa araw na ito, nananalangin tayo na ang lahat ng mga yumao nating mahal sa buhay, kabilang ang mga nasawi sa nagdaang bagyo at pandemya ay maging mapayapa sa piling ng Maykapal. Amen," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 2, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "According to the DTI, generally price and supply of basic necessities and price commodities remain stable," External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President himself ordered to have a meeting here at the NDRRMC to ensure that the needs of our countrymen affected by the typhoon would be addressed at the soonest time possible,” “The President is monitoring it and we actually expect him to address the nation but I do not know when,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “According to the DTI, the price and supply of basic necessities remain stable,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President himself ordered to have a meeting here at the NDRRMC to ensure that the needs of our countrymen affected by the typhoon would be addressed at the soonest time possible,” “The President is monitoring it and we actually expect him to address the nation but I do not know when,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 1, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ayon sa DTI (according to the DTI), generally price and supply of basic necessities and price commodities remain stable," External link

pna Sunday, November 1, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : “The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Operations Center is already on red alert status and is in close coordination with all regional disaster risk reduction and management councils and local government units that are in the track of the typhoon,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 1, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “We ask the public, especially the residents of potential areas that will be affected by the typhoon to stay calm yet vigilant, check the latest government weather advisory, listen to the radio or watch television for more information, secure their house and vehicle, and keep their family members and loved ones dry and safe,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 1, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Disaster Risk Reduction ) : “The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Operations Center is already on red alert status and is in close coordination with all regional disaster risk reduction and management councils and LGU that are in the track of the typhoon,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We ask the public, especially the residents of potential areas that will be affected by the typhoon to stay calm yet vigilant, check the latest government weather advisory, listen to the radio or watch television for more information, secure their house and vehicle, and keep their family members and loved ones dry and safe,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We ask the public, especially the residents of potential areas that will be affected by the typhoon to stay calm yet vigilant, check the latest government weather advisory, listen to the radio or watch television for more information, secure their house and vehicle, and keep their family members and loved ones dry and safe," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The creation of a task force is to ensure the successful and efficient deployment of COVID-19 vaccines to the target population,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, October 30, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The creation of a task force will ensure the successful and efficient deployment of COVID-19 vaccines to the target population,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 30, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The COVID-19 Immunization Program Management Organizational Structure will be under the National Task Force Against COVID-19 with the Department of Health (DOH) as its lead," External link

manilametro Friday, October 30, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The creation of a task force is to ensure the successful and efficient deployment of COVID-19 vaccines to target population,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is only looking for evidence. No matter who, no matter how close to him, no matter his past praise, if there is evidence of corruption, our President will punish them,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 30, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President has already issued an executive order imposing price caps on medicines, so I don’t think it is impossible for him to issue this executive order,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I cannot preempt the decision of the President. What I can assure is the responsibilities of the DOH’s TWG are already completed and waiting for the signature of the President,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are just following the guidelines set by the Office of the Ombudsman but I will talk with the President to put this issue at rest. And I will ask him, maybe he would grant his permission to publicize his SALN,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Before the Ombudsman released that rule, he had been publicizing his SALN annually,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President would punish anybody, even if close to him or praised in the past, if there is evidence linking that person to corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “We have seen that in the case of General Morales of PhilHealth. Even if the President fully trusts General Morales as PhilHealth president, that did not stop the investigation against him,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “We fully support this and the reason is obvious. Traditionally, there is wide and systemic corruption in these agencies and we are elated that Secretary Guevarra chose the most notorious agencies for corruption as starting points in the expanded task force on corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President has given his go signal to the Department of Foreign Affairs to investigate former Philippine ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro. Since she is a presidential appointee, the President needs to approve the matter,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Mag-uusap po kami ng ating Presidente at para matapos na po itong isyung ito ay tatanungin ko na po, baka naman magbigay ng permiso ang Presidente para isapubliko ang kaniyang SALN (The President and I will talk to put an end to the issue, perhaps he can give his permission to make his SALN public),” External link

pna Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are just following the guidelines set by the Office of the Ombudsman but I will talk with the President to put this issue at rest. And I will ask him, maybe he would grant his permission to publicize his SALN,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Before the Ombudsman released that rule, he had been publicizing his SALNs annually,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Wala pong itinatago ang ating Presidente," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "Hindi naman po tayo naghihimasok sa issue ng PhilHealth at ng Philippine Red Cross. Kaya lang po, nagsasalita tayo sa ngalan ng ating Presidente," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Patuloy naman po ang pag-uusap sa panig ng PhilHealth at Red Cross... Kampante naman po tayo na since it was no less than the President that said that the Philippine government will pay. Ano pa ba ho ang hihingin pa ng PRC?," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “The President has directed Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra through a memorandum order to investigate the entire government for alleged corruption. The task force to be created will be effective... until June 30, 2022,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Under the directive, the DOJ shall have the authority to decide which allegations to investigate, taking into consideration the gravity thereof and the impact on the delivery of government services,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “What the President did was better, he gave DBM Secretary Wendel Avisado authority to approve the releases so they don’t have to go through the Office of the Executive Secretary,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We welcome this move of the OMB in the same way that we leave the matter to the House of Representatives to conduct an investigation, if need be, on the use of government fund during last year’s SEA Games,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 27, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I'm sorry. Itong mga doktor na ito ay respetado. Hindi ko po alam kung sino ang doktor ng OCTA group," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ito namang mga kabulastugan sa PhilHealth, ilang Presidente na rin ang dumaan d'yan at talagang iyong mga sindikato d'yan napakalalim ng kanilang penetration," "Ngayon po isa-isang nawawalan ng ugat iyong mafia d'yan" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Lahat po iyan nai-release ng DBM today," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Those who were hit by the storm, don't worry, help will come. And the President's number one concern is really the safety and well-being of those affected. Hang in there, help is coming” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 26, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Those who were hit by the storm, don't worry, help will come. And the President's number one concern is really the safety and well-being of those affected. Hang in there, help is coming” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 26, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “The President has spoken through Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when he warned both police and military authorities to be very careful in red-tagging. In fact, Secretary Lorenzana suggested that there is no need to publicize the names of suspected communists,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Just do their job without publicity. Keep quiet. That was the policy set by Secretary Lorenzana which he made for and on behalf of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That suggestion is very well taken. In fact, two months ago, I recall that the President designated a vaccine czar but that person was hesitant when I asked him if I could remind the public that he has been designated,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “The President has spoken through Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when he warned both police and military authorities to be very careful in red-tagging. In fact, Secretary Lorenzana suggested that there is no need to publicize the names of suspected communists,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Just do their job without publicity. Keep quiet. That was the policy set by Secretary Lorenzana which he made for and on behalf of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 26, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “willing to pay 50 percent right now” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 26, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Doon sa mga nasalanta ng bagyo, huwag po kayong mag-alala, darating na po ang tulong ninyo," "At ang Presidente po, talagang number one concern niya ay iyong safety at well-being ng mga nasalanta ng bagyo. Hang in there po at nandiyan na po ang tulong, parating na," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 26, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s not that easy to review the budget because this is the only time the President can use his power of ‘line-veto’… that’s why the budget submission should be made earlier because the process of reviewing it entails a line by line analysis,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We note that the Office of the Ombudsman had created a panel last year to carry out a fact-finding probe in our hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. We welcome this move of the OMB in the same way that we leave the matter to the House of Representatives to conduct an investigation, if need be, on the use of government funds during last year’s SEA Games," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The 30th Southeast Asian Games showcased not only our local athletes at their best but also demonstrated our successful hosting of a world-class sporting event. Let us, therefore, not dishonor the men and women who gave honor and glory to the country by engaging in political innuendos and witch hunts," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We welcome this move of the OMB in the same way that we leave the matter to the House of Representatives to conduct an investigation, if need be, on the use of government fund during last year’s SEA Games,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, October 25, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “What’s good is that there is no more obstacle [to their operation],” External link

inquirer Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let us, therefore, not dishonor the men and women who gave honor and glory to the country by engaging in political innuendos and witch hunts,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President has already committed to PhilHealth that it will be paid and so I think it will be paid if not this week, then next week at the latest,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, October 25, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We likewise ask the public, including our stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and overseas Filipinos (OFs), for their patience and understanding as we resolve this matter at the soonest possible time,” “We have already asked government and private laboratories to assist our OFWs and OFs in their RT-PCR(reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) testing,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, October 25, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s good news, actually, since we can utilize Angkas or Joyride,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 23, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is no longer an antigen requirement for all outbound travelers,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 23, 2020 10:34:00 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

Harry Roque disse : "Pedimos aos moradores de Jolo que permaneçam vigilantes e informem sobre qualquer atividade ou pessoa suspeita em suas áreas" External link

jconline Monday, August 24, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque déclaré : "Ce type de catastrophes naturelles font partie de notre vie et nous nous en remettons toujours" External link

msn-fr Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque déclaré : "Ce type de catastrophes naturelles font partie de notre vie et nous nous en remettons toujours" External link

LePoint Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque déclaré : "Ce type de catastrophes naturelles font partie de notre vie et nous nous en remettons toujours" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque disse : "A verdade é que a Rússia está a convidar diferentes países a ajudar na fabricação das suas vacinas" External link

portalangop Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT



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president0.41%EN11/10/201710/11/2017
congressman3.67%EN11/02/201702/11/2017
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representative13.88%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
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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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