Harry Roque

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Harry Roque said : “Yes. He’s in Davao now,” External link

pna Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s not quarrel, it would be better to discuss the best moves since we have an ambassador there, and if this is really misinformation then the government should explain,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Europe, go ahead. At the time of the pandemic, the whole world will pay tribute to you...They will be the biggest contributor to the violation of the right to life in the Philippines. Let’s leave it at that” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s not quarrel, it would be better to discuss the best moves since we have an ambassador there, and if this is really misinformation then the government should explain,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s not quarrel, it would be better to discuss the best moves since we have an ambassador there, and if this is really misinformation then the government should explain,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : “The deadline given to Attorney Gierran is a deadline to clean up the organization. File all the cases that need to be filed, suspend, terminate, whatever you need to do in order to cleanse the ranks of PhilHealth,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s not quarrel, it would be better to discuss the best moves since we have an ambassador there, and if this is really misinformation then the government should explain,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "In addition to physical distancing, the commuting public must adhere to health protocols, such as wearing of face mask, face shield, and no talking and no eating inside the public mode of transport," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If they want to add to the burden of the Filipino nation during this pandemic, so be it. We will accept that as history repeating itself. Let’s stop these discussions,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Matapos pong pag-aralan ni Presidente ang rekomendasyon ng parehong panig na nagsasabi na dapat manatili sa 1 meter ang physical distancing sa pampublikong transportasyon at 'yung mga nagsasabi na pupuwede naman itong pababain basta may face shield, face mask, walang salita... nagdesisyon na po ang Presidente kahapon. Ang desisyon, mananatili po ang 1-meter social distancing sa pampublikong transportasyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “As former Private Prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “What the President did not erase was the conviction that Pemberton is still a murderer, but other than that any additional penalties have been removed,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “China does not recognize the decision but because it is a party to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, it gave its consent to settle all disputes through the settlement procedure stated in that law,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, September 18, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If we do something else, such as bring it up before the UNGA, that will already be black propaganda. We can do that, but let us be realistic. We cannot sway the 197 members of the UN if our opponent is China because we have limited resources,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, September 18, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Europe, go ahead. At the time of the pandemic, the whole world will pay tribute to you...They will be the biggest contributor to the violation of the right to life in the Philippines. Let’s leave it at that” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, September 18, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We will revert to the one-meter physical distancing in public transportation because President Duterte is yet to make a decision if we can bring it down to .75 meter,” “We expect that the President may announce his decision on Monday during his next public address,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Reducing the space or distance between passengers was approved by the IATF because we cannot reopen the economy without transportation but we will not be deaf on the opinion of medical frontliners,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our medical frontliners raised their observations and we cannot set aside that, so we will listen to them,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is an ultimatum; you need to clean up PhilHealth by the end of the year,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 18, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Iyong sinasabi nila na dapat gawin sa UN General Assembly, puwede po iyan pero let’s be realistic. Hindi po natin mase-sway ang 197 member ng UN kung ang kalaban po natin ay Tsina dahil alam naman natin limited ang ating kakayahan," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 18, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Michelle Bachelet ) : “With all due respect to Madame Bachelet, as a former president of Chile she knows that we have domestic institutions to promote accountability. We will rely on these domestic institutions” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, September 18, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Puwede naman po tayo dumalaw bago isara at matapos isara ang mga sementeryo pero 30 percent nga po ang capacity, kinakailangan face masks, face shields,” External link

pna Friday, September 18, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "What else can I say? At a time of pandemic they're threatening us? Susmaryosep. What else do we lose?" "Ang ating demokrasya ay nakikita ng lahat pero hindi po tayo makukuha ng pananakot sa panahon ng pandemya dahil we have hit rock bottom," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 18, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hindi ko po alam kung mayroon ngang sabotahe, pinag-aaralan pa po iyan," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 18, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Lahat ng mga pribado at pampublikong mga sementeryo at memorial parks ay isasara sa mga bisita mula Oct. 29 hanggang Nov. 4, 2020," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 18, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “What the President did not erase was the conviction that Pemberton is still a murderer, but other than that any additional penalties have been removed,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is a mechanism to be followed. Follow the mechanism. If that does fail, then pursue further avenues under existing laws,” “The case of Chavez says that the remedy is, file a writ of mandamus if you must, but you need to exercise your rights. If you think your rights are being violated and if that right is freedom of information then do as you must,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about President Trump ) : “I was not surprised to be honest. Because I know that there is a higher or more important national interest that should be protected by the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about President Trump ) : “Possible. In my opinion, it was not just linked to his meeting with the former ambassador of the US but also to President Trump. But no one is privy to their conversation so let us trust the wisdom of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “Firstly, that was my personal opinion. I said that when I was asked what was my reaction” “Secondly, Jennifer Laude was not ‘pampalit’ (swap) because we had attained justice. Pemberton was imprisoned and he paid over P4-million for damages,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “My personal opinion is, the reason why I’m comfortable with the decision, is if there is a vaccine, we are expecting that because of the bond between the Philippines and America… we will benefit from the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The 0.75 meter rule is suspended. We are back to the one-meter rule until the President decides on this matter,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : “The President wants to clean up PhilHealth, and that is why the deadline given to Attorney Gierran is to enable him—or a deadline to clean up the organization,” “File all the cases that need to be filed, suspend, terminate, whatever you need to do in order to cleanse the ranks of PhilHealth,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Manila Bay ) : “I am happy that we have a beautiful attraction here in Manila… As a Manila resident, I’m happy that we also had the beautification of Manila Bay. We, from Manila, also need to have access to beautiful beaches at these times since we are not allowed to go outside Metro Manila,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Manila Bay ) : “The plan to put white sand in Manila Bay was in the 2020 budget – which was approved in 2019. We did not expect that we would have COVID-19,” “We know the rules in the budget. If it’s in the line item, we can only use the funds for that. So, it’s not as if we planned this project at the time of COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The 0.75 meter rule is suspended. We are back to the one-meter rule until the President decides on this matter,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque stated : “I don’t know what they want. They claim to be supporters of the President. So why would they want to unseat a constitutional president? I find it strange,” “The whole exercise to me is incomprehensible,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I join the President in his call that the Constitution should be upheld because all public officers took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the land,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We will revert to the one-meter physical distancing in public transportation because President Duterte is yet to make a decision if we can bring it down to .75 meter,” “We expect that the President may announce his decision on Monday during his next public address,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We will revert to the one-meter physical distancing in public transportation because President Duterte is yet to make a decision if we can bring it down to .75 meter,” “We expect that the President may announce his decision on Monday during his next public address,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Marine Corp ) : “The American authorities, including the representative of the [United States] Marine Corps, promised [after his conviction] that if ever Pemberton is freed it would only mean the [legal] process in the Philippines would end,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “had we not imposed the lockdown when we did, 100,000 people could have been killed” External link

bworldcom Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The Duterte Administration is ready to work with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in further strengthening the strategic bilateral cooperation, building on the special relationship established with former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang concern ng mga namumuhunan at negosyante na lubhang naapektuhan ng pandemya ay paano masugpo ang red tape at korapsiyon at mapaikli ang mga proseso sa government transactions (The concern of investors and businessmen heavily affected by the pandemic is how to eradicate red tape and corruption and to shorten the process of government transactions),” External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “But we can do better and we will do better,” External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “When I was in Congress isa po sa sinulong natin iyong libreng (one of the measures that i pushed for is free) internet and we will make sure po that now that we’re in the Executive, na iyong libreng internet talaga ay ma -implement (that free internet would be really implemented) on a nationwide basis,” External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Samuel Martires ) : “We respect po the constitutional prerogative of a constitutional body such as the Ombudsman. We will leave the matter to the Ombudsman. We respect his (Ombudsman Samuel Martires’) prerogatives,” External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The remedy is to go to the Ombudsman for a copy of the SALN, if you’re not able to get it from the agency itself but you have to comply with requirements of the Ombudsman," External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I will confirm that the President had favorable reaction to it. But it really is the call of the legislative branch of government," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I think Congress, this particular Congress, has proven track record of passing the relevant and urgent legislation at the soonest time possible" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So, suspended po ang 0.75, balik po sa one meter habang wala pang decision ang ating Presidente sa bagay na ito (So, the 0.75 meter rule is suspended. We are back to the one-meter rule until the President decides on this matter,” External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Kaugnay nito, sinabi ko po na baka today (Sept. 17) ang decision ni President, baka hindi po mangyari yan, dahil ang report po na pag-aaralan ng Presidente ay isusumite pa lamang today at siguro po magkakaroon ng decision ang Presidente sa susunod na Lunes sa kanyang talumpati sa taong bayan (In relation to this, I said that the President might decide today, it might not happen because the President has still to review the report which will be submitted today and perhaps the President will have his decision next Monday in his talk to the people),” External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Arthur Tugade ) : “Kanina po nagsalita si Sec. Tugade, ang sabi nya (A while ago, Secretary Tugade said) because I don’t want to pressure the President into making his decision as if he is duty bound to make it in a period of time dahil kung i- implement yan , (if it will be implemented) it becomes urgent, the President must act on it right away. So, he said, to give the President all the time he needs to study the matter, balik muna tayo sa (return first to) one meter and until he says so, we will not implement the 0.75 (meter),” External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We respect the constitutional prerogative of a constitutional body such as the Ombudsman. We leave the matter to the Ombudsman," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kung mayroon po ganyang rule ang Ombudsman, as the specialized constitutional agency to promote accountability, kinakailangan respetuhin," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : "The President wants to clean up PhilHealth, and that is why the deadline given to Attorney Gierran is to enable himor a deadline to clean up the organization," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Yes, definitely [it will be extended]. It's in (sic) the desk of the President, probably signed by now," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang report po na pag-aaralan ni Presidente ay isusumite pa lamang ngayong araw," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Inaasahan natin na siguro po magkakaroon ng desisyon ang Presidente sa Lunes," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Balik 1-meter distancing po muna tayo sa pampublikong transportasyon habang wala pa pong desisyon ang Presidente kung pupuwede itong maibaba sa 0.75 meters," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Solicitor General ) : “There is a mechanism to be followed. Follow the mechanism. If that does fail, then pursue further avenues under existing laws,” “The case of (former Solicitor General Frank) Chavez says that the remedy is, file a writ of mandamus if you must, but you need to exercise your rights. If you think your rights are being violated and if that right is freedom of information then do as you must,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The body came up with a recommendation to be submitted to the President, and it will be the President who will ultimately decide,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “She can say all the negative things about the administration but people still support the President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “All in all, I think we deserve a very good grade, I would give it a grade of 85 percent,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Solicitor General ) : “There is a mechanism to be followed. Follow the mechanism. If that does fail, then pursue further avenues under existing laws,” “The case of (former Solicitor General Frank) Chavez says that the remedy is, file a writ of mandamus if you must, but you need to exercise your rights. If you think your rights are being violated and if that right is freedom of information then do as you must,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “She can say all the negative things about the administration but people still support the President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “All in all, I think we deserve a very good grade, I would give it a grade of 85 percent,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The body came up with a recommendation to be submitted to the President, and it will be the President who will ultimately decide,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The body came up with a recommendation to be submitted to the President, and it will be the President who will ultimately decide,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Make sure that you are healthy and prepare for quarantine and RT-PCR test since these are part of our minimum health standards,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is a mechanism to be followed. Follow the mechanism. If that does fail, then pursue further avenues under existing laws,” “The case of Chavez says that the remedy is, file a writ of mandamus if you must, but you need to exercise your rights. If you think your rights are being violated and if that right is freedom of information then do as you must,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Wala pong hindi doktor ang nagbibigay ng polisiya pagdating sa COVID," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Si Presidente na po ang magde-decide. Ang aking ulit-ulit na sinasabi, nakabase po ito sa siyensa at sa mga advice ng mga doctor, dahil ang mga doctor, iba-iba rin po ang mga pananaw," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It was previously approved in the last IATF meeting last Thursday so until the President revokes it, I think it will be implemented,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about National Health ) : “Persons who are supposed to set the policies and operational guidelines for the management of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation the board of directors and the executive committee have not shown the due diligence required of them in the discharge of their duties, particularly in the disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “fail to check, investigate, prosecute and penalize the wrongdoing of PhilHealth personnel as well as health care institutions and professionals,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about National Health ) : “Persons who are supposed to set the policies and operational guidelines for the management of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation the board of directors and the executive committee have not shown the due diligence required of them in the discharge of their duties, particularly in the disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “fail to check, investigate, prosecute and penalize the wrongdoing of PhilHealth personnel as well as health care institutions and professionals,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I don’t think the President is keeping anything from the public. The fact is, he is the only branch of government that has in fact issued an issuance, an Executive Order on transparency,” “If you think it is not being made available to you, I enjoin you to resort to the EO [Executive Order] 1 in seeking the document that you want” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Nakasaad din po sa report na magpapatuloy po ang imbestigasyon ng NBI at ng DOJ at magpapatuloy pa rin po ang mga imbestigasyon ng Ombudsman (It was also stated in the report that the investigation of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice will continue, as well as the Ombudsman's)," External link

pna Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We’d like to highlight that number one, iyon nga po ‘no, iyong expectations ng mga dalubhasa, mga mathematicians na aabot na tayo dapat ng three million noong buwan pa ng Hunyo hindi po nangyari iyan . (the expectations of experts, mathematicians, that [the number of infections] would reach three million by June, did not happen),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "What I’m sure about is that it has been filed," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "All in all, I think we deserve a very good grade, I would give it a grade of 85 percent," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Wala pong hindi doktor ang nagbibigay ng polisiya pagdating sa COVID," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “From what I know, the President did not make such a promise,” “What the President promised was that justice would prevail for the death of Jennifer Laude, and Pemberton was in fact jailed for nearly six years” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, September 14, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Reducing the space or distance between passengers was approved by the IATF because we cannot reopen the economy without transportation but we will not be deaf on the opinion of medical frontliners,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our medical frontliners raised their observations and we cannot set aside that, so we will listen to them,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Reducing the space or distance between passengers was approved by the IATF because we cannot reopen the economy without transportation but we will not be deaf on the opinion of medical frontliners,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our medical frontliners raised their observations and we cannot set aside that, so we will listen to them,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang pangako po nila, kung makakalabas si Pemberton, ibig sabihin matatapos lang ang proseso sa Pilipinas, pero pag-uwi raw po ni Pemberton, tuloy pa rin iyong kaniyang court martial proceedings (They promised that even if Pemberton is released and the process is finished in the Philippines, once he goes back [to US], the court martial proceedings will continue)," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : "Ang alam ko po, walang ganiyang promise ang Presidente. Ang pangako po ni Presidente ay bibigyan ng katarungan ang pagkamatay ni Jennifer Laude, at nakulong naman po si Pemberton nang halos anim na taon (As far as I know, the President did not give such a promise. The President's promise is to bring justice to the death of Jennifer Laude, and Pemberton was imprisoned for almost six years)," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Most likely po [it will be extended], dahil habang wala pong bakuna, habang walang gamot sa Covid, patuloy po ang epekto ng pandemya (Most likely it will be extended because while there is still no vaccine, while there is still no cure for Covid, the effects of the pandemic will linger)," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "In fairness, na- approve po talaga iyan ng IATF at noong in -approve po iyan wala naman pong nag -object (that was approved by the IATF and no one objected) because I was present in that meeting," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Since DOTr stated kung ano iyong mga bagong spaces in between, nagkaroon po ng mga observations ang mga medical front-liners na hindi naman po pupuwedeng isantabi. So, pakikinggan po natin sila bukas (Since DOTr stated the new [measurements] of the spaces in between, there were observations made by medical front-liners that cannot be disregarded. So, we will have to hear from them tomorrow)," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Syempre po, hindi naman tayo magbibingi-bingihan sa opinyon ng ating mga medical frontliners so bubuksan po ulit ang usapin dito bukas po, sa susunod na meeting ng IATF," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 14, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Pag-uwi raw po ni Pemberton, tuloy pa rin 'yung kanyang court martial proceedings at doon po malalaman kung mayroon pang additional na parusang ipapataw sa kanya at 'yung kanyang qualification to remain in service," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 14, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Talagang unti-unti nating binubuksan ang ating ekonomiya at ito pong pinaplano natin ng DOT ay alinsunod naman sa unti-unting pagbubukas ng sektor ng turismo," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 14, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : "Hindi po na-meet ni Mrs. Laude ang ating Presidente. Ang alam ko po walang ganyang promise ang Presidente. Ang pangako po ng Presidente, bibigyan ng katarungan ang pagkamatay ni Jennifer Laude at nakulong naman po si Pemberton ng halos 6 na taon," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 14, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Naparusahan po si Pemberton at bagama't nakaalis na siya ng bansa, hindi po siya umalis bilang isang desirable alien...Kahit saan po siya makarating sa mundong ito, mayroon pa rin bansag sa kanya 'convicted killer Pemberton'," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 14, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang pangako po nila, kung makakalabas si Pemberton, ibig sabihin matatapos lang ang proseso sa Pilipinas. Pero pag-uwi daw ni Pemberton tuloy pa rin ang kaniyang court martial proceedings," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 14, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We confirm that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed into law the Bayanihan 2 or the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act,” External link

pna Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We consider the Bayanihan 2 crucial in our efforts to gradually reopen the economy, support businesses, and revitalize growth as we make our country resilient to Covid-19 by strengthening our health sector, particularly our health care capacity and pandemic response,” External link

pna Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We consider the Bayanihan II crucial in our efforts to gradually re-open the economy, support businesses and revitalize growth as we make our country resilient to Covid-19 by strengthening our health sector, particularly our healthcare capacity and pandemic response,” External link

pna Friday, September 11, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

manilametro Friday, September 11, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

polandsun Friday, September 11, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

irishsun Friday, September 11, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about President Trump ) : “I was not surprised to be honest. Because I know that there is a higher or more important national interest that should be protected by the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about President Trump ) : “Possible. In my opinion, it was not just linked to his meeting with the former ambassador of the US but also to President Trump. But no one is privy to their conversation so let us trust the wisdom of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “Firstly, that was my personal opinion. I said that when I was asked what was my reaction” “Secondly, Jennifer Laude was not ‘pampalit’ (swap) because we had attained justice. Pemberton was imprisoned and he paid over P4-million for damages,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “My personal opinion is, the reason why I’m comfortable with the decision, is if there is a vaccine, we are expecting that because of the bond between the Philippines and America… we will benefit from the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I accept the reality that the president is upholding the higher national interest,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, September 11, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “As we all know our president has emphasised the need for a vaccine,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, September 11, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The higher interest is saving lives,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, September 11, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

myanmarnews Friday, September 11, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I accept the reality that the president is upholding the higher national interest," External link

mizzima Friday, September 11, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "As we all know our president has emphasised the need for a vaccine," External link

mizzima Friday, September 11, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The higher interest is saving lives," External link

mizzima Friday, September 11, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

manilametro Friday, September 11, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

irishsun Friday, September 11, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about President Trump ) : “I was not surprised to be honest. Because I know that there is a higher or more important national interest that should be protected by the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “Firstly, that was my personal opinion. I said that when I was asked what was my reaction” “Secondly, Jennifer Laude was not ‘pampalit’ (swap) because we had attained justice. Pemberton was imprisoned and he paid over P4-million for damages,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “My personal opinion is, the reason why I’m comfortable with the decision, is if there is a vaccine, we are expecting that because of the bond between the Philippines and America… we will benefit from the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about President Trump ) : “Possible. In my opinion, it was not just linked to his meeting with the former ambassador of the US but also to President Trump. But no one is privy to their conversation so let us trust the wisdom of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I accept the reality that the president is upholding the higher national interest," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, September 11, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "As we all know our president has emphasised the need for a vaccine," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, September 11, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The higher interest is saving lives," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, September 11, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "His decision didn't surprise me. Why? Because I know he is upholding the higher national interest" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I think this pardon, although this is my personal opinion, was to ensure Filipinos would benefit from a vaccine against COVID-19 should the Americans develop one," "I don't see any problem with that" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about President Trump ) : “I was not surprised to be honest. Because I know that there is a higher or more important national interest that should be protected by the President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “Firstly, that was my personal opinion. I said that when I was asked what was my reaction” “Secondly, Jennifer Laude was not used as pampalit (swap) because we had attained justice. Pemberton was imprisoned and he paid over P4-million for damages,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “My personal opinion is, the reason why I’m comfortable with the decision, is if there is a vaccine, we are expecting that because of the bond between the Philippines and America… we will benefit from the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "His decision didn't surprise me. Why? Because I know he is upholding the higher national interest" External link

wsau Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I think this pardon, although this is my personal opinion, was to ensure Filipinos would benefit from a vaccine against COVID-19 should the Americans develop one," "I don't see any problem with that" External link

wsau Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about President Trump ) : “I was not surprised to be honest. Because I know that there is a higher or more important national interest that should be protected by the President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “Firstly, that was my personal opinion. I said that when I was asked what was my reaction” “Secondly, Jennifer Laude was not ‘pampalit’ (swap) because we had attained justice. Pemberton was imprisoned and he paid over P4-million for damages,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “My personal opinion is, the reason why I’m comfortable with the decision, is if there is a vaccine, we are expecting that because of the bond between the Philippines and America… we will benefit from the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about President Trump ) : “Possible. In my opinion, it was not just linked to his meeting with the former ambassador of the US but also to President Trump. But no one is privy to their conversation so let us trust the wisdom of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about President Trump ) : “I was not surprised to be honest. Because I know that there is a higher or more important national interest that should be protected by the President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about President Trump ) : “Possible. In my opinion, it was not just linked to his meeting with the former ambassador of the US but also to President Trump. But no one is privy to their conversation so let us trust the wisdom of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “Firstly, that was my personal opinion. I said that when I was asked what was my reaction” “Secondly, Jennifer Laude was not ‘pampalit’ (swap) because we had attained justice. Pemberton was imprisoned and he paid over P4-million for damages,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “My personal opinion is, the reason why I’m comfortable with the decision, is if there is a vaccine, we are expecting that because of the bond between the Philippines and America… we will benefit from the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hindi ko naman po pupuwedeng tanggapin ang conclusion ng hindi ko nakikita iyong pag-aaral. Hindi ko po nakikita kung ano iyong hakbang na ginawa nila para magkaroon ng conclusion (I cannot just accept the conclusion without seeing the study. I have not seen what steps were taken to arrive at that conclusion),” External link

pna Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ganyan talaga ang trabaho ng mga human rights groups. Mag-ingay para iyong mga gobyerno eh pakinggan sila. Pero hindi naman ibig sabihin na lahat ng sinasabi nila ay gospel truth (That’s how human rights groups work. They make noise so the government would listen to them. But it does not mean that everything they say is gospel truth),” External link

pna Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I accept the reality that the president is upholding the higher national interest," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "As we all know our president has emphasised the need for a vaccine," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The higher interest is saving lives," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I accept the reality that the president is upholding the higher national interest,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “As we all know our president has emphasised the need for a vaccine,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The higher interest is saving lives,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The abrogation has been suspended but the decision has not been changed,” External link

pna Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Naintindihan po natin kung bakit pessimistic ang ating mga kababayan pero ang sinasabi naman po ng mga economic managers (I understand why our citizens are pessimistic but like our economic managers say), ‘We have hit rock bottom and the only way to go is up’,” External link

pna Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Tingin ko po bumabangon na po tayo (I think we are already recovering). It will not be as bad, it can only be better,” External link

pna Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Tapos na po iyong pagbibigay lamang ng ayuda dahil hindi na po natin plano na magkaroon nang malawakang lockdowns," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Dahil nga po sa matinding epekto ng lockdown, ang kinakailangan po natin ngayon ay engganyuhin ang lahat na pag-ingatan ang ating mga buhay para po tayo ay makapaghanapbuhay," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : "Bagama't tayo po ang tumayong abogado ng pamilyang Laude eh kung ang ibig sabihin naman niyan ay lahat ng Pilipino ay magkakaroon ng vaccine kung ang mga Amerikano ang maka-develop, wala po akong problema diyan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hindi na po ako nasorpresa sa totoo lang po. Bakit po? Kasi alam ko po na may mas mataas o mas importanteng national interest na kiinakailangan pangalagaan ang Presidente," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Nagtagumpay po kami, na-convict po namin si Pemberton. Ang binura lang po ni Presidente 'yung karagdagang parusa kung mayroon pa. Hindi po binura ni Presidente 'yung desisyon na mamamatay tao po si Pemberton," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kinakailangan po muna konsultahin ang Presidente kasi 'yung desisyon po na mag-impose muna ng moratorium ay desisyon po ng Presidente," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Titingnan po natin kung mayroong mga alternatibo dahil naniniwala naman po ako na importante sa mga Pilipino ang Undas," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I, like the rest of the members of the Cabinet, serve at the pleasure of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "On the Pemberton issue, I respect the wisdom of the President, which is grounded on a broader national interest," "The President and I share the same deep conviction on major policy issues affecting the country, such as charting an independent foreign policy course and zero-tolerance against corruption," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “We know the rules in the budget. If it’s in the line item, we can only use the funds for that. So, it’s not as if we planned this project at the time of COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “We know the rules in the budget. If it’s in the line item, we can only use the funds for that. So, it’s not as if we planned this project at the time of COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “We know the rules in the budget. If it’s in the line item, we can only use the funds for that. So, it’s not as if we planned this project at the time of COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

time Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We wish him good luck in his new assignment,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are confident that Mr. Mancao’s professional credentials would contribute to cybercrime prevention in the country,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are confident that Mr. Mancao’s professional credentials would contribute in cybercrime prevention in the country. We wish him good luck in his new assignment," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Manila Bay ) : “I am happy that we have a beautiful attraction here in Manila… As a Manila resident, I’m happy that we also had the beautification of Manila Bay. We, from Manila, also need to have access to beautiful beaches at these times since we are not allowed to go outside Metro Manila,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Manila Bay ) : “The plan to put white sand in Manila Bay was in the 2020 budget – which was approved in 2019. We did not expect that we would have COVID-19,” “We know the rules in the budget. If it’s in the line item, we can only use the funds for that. So, it’s not as if we planned this project at the time of COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He's still a killer," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque announced : "The president has erased the remaining punishment against Pemberton," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “What the President did not erase was the conviction that Pemberton is still a murderer, but other than that any additional penalties have been removed,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We respect the decision of Chairman Rachel Arenas and other members of MTRCB. But our suggestion, Ma’am Rachel, in times of budget (deliberations), it is difficult to ignore the suggestions of the Congress, especially when the Speaker of the House spoke on the matter,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “What the President did not erase was the conviction that Pemberton is still a murderer, but other than that any additional penalties have been removed,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

startribune Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

foxnews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The President has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton," External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

wcvb Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Monday, September 7, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Manila Bay ) : “I am happy that we have a beautiful attraction here in Manila… As a Manila resident, I’m happy that we also had the beautification of Manila Bay. We, from Manila, also need to have access to beautiful beaches at these times since we are not allowed to go outside Metro Manila,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Manila Bay ) : “The plan to put white sand in Manila Bay was in the 2020 budget – which was approved in 2019. We did not expect that we would have COVID-19,” “We know the rules in the budget. If it’s in the line item, we can only use the funds for that. So, it’s not as if we planned this project at the time of COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Manila Bay ) : “I am happy that we have a beautiful attraction here in Manila… As a Manila resident, I’m happy that we also had the beautification of Manila Bay. We, from Manila, also need to have access to beautiful beaches at these times since we are not allowed to go outside Metro Manila,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Manila Bay ) : “The plan to put white sand in Manila Bay was in the 2020 budget – which was approved in 2019. We did not expect that we would have COVID-19,” “We know the rules in the budget. If it’s in the line item, we can only use the funds for that. So, it’s not as if we planned this project at the time of COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He's still a killer," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, September 7, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He's still a killer," External link

dw-en Monday, September 7, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 7, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The reason why it’s taking a little long, though it hasn’t been that long yet, is the consultation with concerned government agencies,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, September 7, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

12news Monday, September 7, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We respect the decision of Chairman Rachel Arenas and other members of MTRCB. But our suggestion, Ma’am Rachel, in times of budget (deliberations), it is difficult to ignore the suggestions of the Congress, especially when the Speaker of the House spoke on the matter,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “What the President did not erase was the conviction that Pemberton is still a murderer, but other than that any additional penalties have been removed,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “What the President did not erase was the conviction that Pemberton is still a murderer, but other than that any additional penalties have been removed,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We respect the decision of Chairman Rachel Arenas and other members of MTRCB. But our suggestion, Ma’am Rachel, in times of budget (deliberations), it is difficult to ignore the suggestions of the Congress, especially when the Speaker of the House spoke on the matter,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The reason why it’s taking a little long, though it hasn’t been that long yet, is the consultation with concerned government agencies,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, September 7, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton, who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner," External link

CBSnews Monday, September 7, 2020 6:35:00 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 told : "The president has erased the remaining punishment against Pemberton... He can now go home because of the pardon," External link

digitaljournal Monday, September 7, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

guardian Monday, September 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president has erased the remaining punishment against Pemberton... He can now go home because of the pardon," External link

pulse Monday, September 7, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The president has erased whatever punishment that Pemberton still faced,” “What was never erased in the mind of the president is the conviction of Pemberton, who is a killer” External link

nytimes Monday, September 7, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 7, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president has erased the remaining punishment against Pemberton ... He can now go home because of the pardon," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, September 7, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, September 7, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president has erased the remaining punishment against Pemberton... He can now go home because of the pardon," External link

yahoo-au Monday, September 7, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang transient residents ay hindi kasama sa trial unless magpakita sila ng katibayan na sila ay mamamalagi sa lugar sa loob ng dalawang taon," External link

irishsun Monday, September 7, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

ABCnews Monday, September 7, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He's still a killer," External link

startribune Monday, September 7, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Binura na po ng Presidente kung ano mang parusa ang dapat pang ipapataw kay Pemberton. Ang hindi po nabura ng Presidente, 'yang conviction ni Pemberton. Mamamatay-tao pa rin po siya," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 7, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I am on a self-imposed quarantine because one of my security aides tested positive for COVID-19 last Saturday," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 7, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang aking suggestion bagama’t hindi po nanghihimasok ang Presidente, hindi po nagma-micro manage ang ating Presidente, eh i-consider po ang mga suggestions ng ating mga mambabatas, dahil sila naman po ang nagpupondo ng ating mga ahensiya," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 7, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I don't think the first two weeks of September will pass without the bill being signed. I think they're aiming that the bill should be signed this week--next week at the latest," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 7, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Itong beach enhancement po na ito ay para makaiwas sa soil erosion at para makatulong din po sa flood control. Although primarily it is beautification, mayroon din pong dahilan bakit ginawa yan, it is a [anti] soil erosion project," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 7, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Manila Bay ) : "As a Manila resident, I'm happy na magkakaroon po tayo ng beautification of Manila Bay kasi kaming mga taga-Maynila ay kinakailangan naman magkaroon din ng access sa magandang beach sa mga panahon na hindi naman pupwedeng lumabas ng Metro Manila," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 7, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "One of the best cities (to) emulate is Pasay dahil napakahaba po ng case doubling rate, umaabot na po ng halos 15 percent kung ikukumpara sa 9 percent sa buong Metro Manila (because it has the longest case doubling reaching 15 percent compared to the 9 percent of the entire Metro Manila," External link

pna Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "With the white beach there, it would be one of the most picturesque sceneries in the whole world," External link

pna Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Manila Bay ) : "This forms part of the cleaning up of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program with an allocated budget, which began even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic," External link

manilametro Saturday, September 5, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Manila Bay ) : "This forms part of the cleaning up of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program with an allocated budget, which began even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic," External link

irishsun Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “To those holding Pemberton, let or give the executive branch a chance to move for reconsideration because the decision on the allowance for good conduct is an executive function. The decision of the judge based on a reckoning of good conduct credits purportedly earned by the convicted prisoner is an instance of judicial overreach,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 4, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Under the law that gives allowance for good conduct, there must be a recommendation from the Bureau of Corrections,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 4, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If you recall, he has ordered the abrogation of the VFA because it is not pursuant to our national interest,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 4, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Manila Bay ) : “On the issue of the Manila Bay rehabilitation, per the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the report that ‘white sand’ is being used to fill the stretch of the bay walk is erroneous,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 4, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 4, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “What the judge did – giving credits for good conduct – is an instance of judicial overreach,” External link

eurasiareview Friday, September 4, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’m speaking as the [Presidential] spokesperson. It appears that the decision of the court is contrary to the recommendation of the Bureau of Corrections,” External link

eurasiareview Friday, September 4, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Friday, September 4, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That’s a sovereign decision [on] who will be allowed to enter one’s territory,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Do not release him yet. The decision is not yet final and executory,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, that’s a sovereign decision,” “I’m not saying we’re happy. We regret the decision but we respect the sovereign decision of Malaysia,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

startribune Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He’s clean-living, no more smoking, no drinking alcohol as advised by his doctors,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “As former Private Prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “What the judge did in deciding how he should be given credit for good conduct was an instance of judicial overreach,” External link

bworldcom Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If that is the case, when it comes to government nurses, maybe the solution there is to change the classification of nurses in the Salary Standardization Law so they can receive higher salaries,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The positive assessment on the Philippines reflects two things. First, the country did not suffer from a persistent low-growth problem before Covid-19 started. This is an important advantage relative to countries that entered the global shock in a weak position” External link

pna Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “Second, in relative terms, the Philippines can afford more public spending to fight the pandemic than other emerging markets, this is because public debt isn’t too high and because the debt path has been favorable debt hasn’t increased fast in recent years,” External link

pna Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Do not release him yet. The decision is not yet final and executory," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Do not release him yet. The decision is not yet final and executory,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Our fellow citizen cannot be treated like an animal, with just a slap on the wrist as punishment,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Salvador Medialdea ) : “Apparently, it’s the Executive Secretary (Salvador Medialdea) who said that it’s enough to confirm appointments. We don’t have to post appointment papers,” External link

pna Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’ll ask the Executive Secretary,” External link

pna Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It turns out na ang desisyon po ng hukuman ay labag po o (that the court’s decision is a violation of or) contrary to the recommendation made by the Bureau of Corrections,” External link

pna Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

washtimes Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

680news Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Do not release him yet. The decision is not yet final and executory," External link

pulse Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist," External link

startribune Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “Laude's death personifies the death of Philippine sovereignty,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Do not release him yet. The decision is not yet final and executory," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : "As former private prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "That’s a sovereign decision who will be allowed to enter one’s territory," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : "As to the appointment of Gierran, well, dati-rati po we post it, pero ngayon ang policy po namin sa OPS (Office of the Presidential Spokesperson) (we used to post, but now the policy of OPS is), it’s up to the appointed official to post it if they want," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Nandiyan pa rin po ang transparency dahil nga inaanunsyo naman namin kung sino iyong na-appoint," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Sa mga naghahawak po sa pagkatao ni Pemberton, hayaan niyo naman, bigyan niyo ng pagkakataon na mag-move for reconsideration ang executive branch dahil ang desisyon naman po for allowance for good conduct is an executive function," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Parang pinapakita na hindi mahalaga ang buhay ng Pilipino," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Wag niyo muna palalabasin po dahil hindi pa naman final and executory ang desisyon na yan. Pwede pa po mag-motion for reconsideration ang Republika ng Pilipinas," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Nais ko po munang makita kung ano talaga iyong specific emergency powers na gustong ibigay po ng Kamara at iyan naman po ay most welcome kung talaga pong kinakailangan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "In so far as the power of Congress is concerned, they have the power to grant emergency powers," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, that’s a sovereign decision ‘no, who will be allowed to enter one’s territory ‘no,” “I’m not saying we’re happy, I’m saying na we regret the decision but we respect the sovereign decision of Malaysia,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Do not release him yet. The decision is not yet final and executory," External link

afp-en Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Rerespetuhin ng Presidente kung ano ang maging desisyon ng policymakers sa Kongreso," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Merong pond distansiya talaga, ini-ensure nila na merong at least 2 metrong distansiya doon sa mga lumalapit sa presidente,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The Sangley project will push through,” External link

phnompenhpost Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “As former private prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner,” “Laude’s death personifies the death of Philippine sovereignty and the light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the President’s independent foreign policy, that Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “As former private prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner,” “Laude’s death personifies the death of Philippine sovereignty and the light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the President’s independent foreign policy, that Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

boston Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The strategy on the war on drugs was last 2016. It should be evaluated in such a way that there should be a technical working group that will discuss the lapses and everything that has to be done,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “While the series is based on fiction where everyone in government explodes away because of a terrorist attack during the State of the Nation Address, there is that scenario that should be addressed,” “We have a clear line of succession all the way down to the House speaker, but what happens if similar to what happened in the TV series where everyone perishes? Perhaps, there is definitely wisdom in the bill filed by Senator Lacson,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think within the month of September, the President would like to see their findings,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You would expect that the evaluation of evidence and appreciation of evidence would be, should I say, far more in-depth than the Senate investigation. That’s why we are awaiting the findings of the task force,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Perhaps there is definitely wisdom in the bill filed by Senator Lacson,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Okay na okay po ang kalusugan ng Presidente. Mamaya po, sasapi po siya sa doon sa tinatawag na Aqaba Process, isang pagpupulong ng mga iba’t ibang nagpupulong na mga lider sa buong daigdig (The President is in very good health. Later, he will join the Aqaba Process, a meeting that will be joined by other world leaders),” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The strategy on the war on drugs was last 2016. It should be evaluated in such a way that there should be a technical working group that will discuss the lapses and everything that has to be done,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque stated : “I don’t know what they want. They claim to be supporters of the President. So why would they want to unseat a constitutional president? I find it strange,” “The whole exercise to me is incomprehensible,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I join the President in his call that the Constitution should be upheld because all public officers took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the land,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “As former private prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton, who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

wsoctv Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “As former Private Prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : "As former Private Prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner. Laude’s death personifies the death of Philippine sovereignty," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Okay na okay po ang kalusugan ng Presidente. Mamaya po, sasapi po siya sa doon sa tinatawag na Aqaba Process, isang pagpupulong ng mga iba’t ibang nagpupulong na mga lider sa buong daigdig (The President is in very good health. Later, he will join the Aqaba Process, a meeting that will be joined by other world leaders),” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So Sangley and all other projects, regardless of who the Chinese contractor is, will continue. Our national interest is to ensure that the ‘Build, Build, Build’ flagship projects will be completed,” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Si Presidente naman po ay nagtitiwala pa rin kay Secretary Duque pero antayin po natin ang rekomendasyon ng task force dahil kung meron din ganyang rekomendasyon ang task force ay rerespetuhin din ng Presidente ang rekomendasyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In fairness, I don’t know what they want. They claim to be supporters of the President so why would they want to unseat a constitutional president. So I find it strange. The whole exercise to me is incomprehensible,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “Perhaps, there is definitely wisdom in the bill filed by Senator Lacson,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So you would expect that the evaluation of evidence and appreciation of evidence would be, should I say, far more in-depth than the Senate investigation. That’s why we are awaiting the findings of the task force,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think within the month of September, the President would like to see their findings,” “As I said, let’s await the recommendations of the task force. If the task force has a similar recommendation as the Senate, so be it” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Number one, of course, is to uphold the integrity of the rule of law as far as the PNP is concerned,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Number three, sustain the gains of the drug war,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about US Air Force ) : "I will be categorical. [The] Sangley project will continue [and] all other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the U.S. can continue in the Philippines," "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is still prohibited to go outside your home unless for indispensable needs or going to work for industries allowed to operate,” External link

laht Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Teodoro Locsin ) : “We have already discussed it in the Inter-Agency Task Force and we all concurred with the opinion of the President except for Secretary Locsin,” “The President encourages free thought even among Cabinet secretaries especially on matters that do not fall within their primary jurisdiction” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “And by equipping/acquiring themselves with the skills and competence their profession entails, they have not only helped our people during this time of global health emergency crisis, but they, too, would have been provided the work experience that would open doors for opportunities for overseas employment,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “I have already the name initially given to me, but I was given instructions to hold the announcement,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I will be categorical: Sangley Airport project will continue. All other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the United States can continue in the Philippines” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The reshuffling refers to Customs and PhilHealth. NBI is not included” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Gierran’s experience as a criminal investigator and as a certified public accountant will help weed out corruption within PhilHealth,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s important to follow minimum public health standards, such as social distancing and use of face mask, among others,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If there are people, sectors who have any resentment and think that there is a need for a revolutionary government to address these resentments, that’s where the public discourse on important issues in our country come in,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President believes in free speech because, with free speech, there is a discourse on issues that affect our daily lives,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I will be categorical, the Sangley project will continue. All other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the United States can continue in the Philippines,” External link

nwitimes Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : “It’s important that whoever is appointed to the post according to the President is someone who can clean its ranks. That is why Attorney Gierran was appointed because he is a CPA and lawyer at the same time. He knows the financial aspect and the legal aspect,” “There is a need to have the prowess in gathering evidence and because crime is taking place in PhilHealth, and executives are the ones suspected of doing it, there is a need to also have a knowledge in accounting,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest,” External link

tribune Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I will be categorical, the Sangley project will continue. All other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the United States can continue in the Philippines,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I will be categorical, the Sangley project will continue. All other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the United States can continue in the Philippines,” External link

680news Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "All projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the US can continue in the Philippines," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I will be categorical, the Sangley project will continue. All other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the United States can continue in the Philippines," External link

startribune Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I will be categorical, the Sangley project will continue. All other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the United States can continue in the Philippines ,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The Sangley project will push through," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The Sangley project will push through," External link

pulse Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The Sangley project will push through," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Iyong tinukoy na reshuffling kagabi ay reshuffling sa Customs at sa PhilHealth. Hindi po kasama ang NBI," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Tuluy-tuloy po ang weekly public address ni Presidente (The President’s weekly public address will push continue),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Kung merong mga tao, mga sektor na merong hinanakit at tingin nila kinakailangan ng revolutionary government para ma -address itong mga hinanakit nila, e diyan po papasok yung diskurso (na) pambuliko sa mga issues na mahalaga sa ating pang araw-araw na buhay bilang isang bansa (If there are people, sectors who have any resentment and think that there is a need for a revolutionary government to address these resentments, that’s where the public discourse on important issues in our country come in),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang Presidente ay naniniwala sa malayang pananalita dahil pag merong malayang pananalita, nagkakaroon ng diskurso sa mga issue na nakaka-apekto sa ating pang araw-araw na buhay (The President believes in free speech because, with free speech, there is a discourse on issues that affect our daily lives),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Wala naman po siyang bahid ng korapsyon (He is corrupt-free). He is a CPA-lawyer and a seasoned investigator, indispensable po para malinis ang PhilHealth (to cleanse PhilHealth),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “He does not need it because he has a Constitutional government,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President declared last night that the Americans ay pupuwede po nilang ipatupad iyong blacklisting ng mga Chinese companies sa kanilang teritoryo sa Amerika at siguro doon sa kanilang mga base militar na nasa ilalim ng nga kanilang hurisdiksyon (can blacklist Chinese companies in their territories in America and perhaps their military bases under their jurisdiction),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Minabuti na po ng IATF na gawing isang buwan para magkaroon ng stability ang iba’t ibang mga local na pamahalaan. Napakahirap po kasi kung magbabago ang rules every two weeks (The IATF decided to [impose a month-long community quarantine] to ensure the stability of local government’s [Covid-19 response]. It’s very difficult to change the rules every two weeks),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Okay lang po ‘yan (That’s okay) because the President encourages naman free thought even amongst the Cabinet secretaries, especially on matters that do not fall within their primary jurisdiction,” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

4-traders Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I will be categorical, Sangley project will continue. All other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the US can continue in the Philippines," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Malinaw po ang sinabi ni Presidente. Hindi siya susunod sa direktiba ng mga Amerikano dahil tayo po ay malaya at independienteng bansa at kinakailangan po natin ang mga namumuhunan galing sa bansang Tsina," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : "I think Director Gierran is the best choice dahil siya ay CPA at lawyer din po," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : "Director Gierran already has 7 years management experience hindi naman kinakailangan na health economic experience...Wala naman po siyang bahid ng korapsyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hindi naman kinakailangan na talagang ikaw ay health expert para mapagana ang isang PhilHealth. Importante lang po siguro, mawala iyong korapsyon diyan nang sa ganoon eh magamit iyong pondo ng PhilHealth para sa kalusugan ng lahat (You need not to be health expert to manage PhilHealth. I think what important is to eliminate corruption so that PhilHealth funds will be used for the health of everyone),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Pinayagan na po ang 10 percent seating capacity. Sa [National Capital Region], pinayagan na rin po ang religious gatherings up to 10 percent hindi lamang sa 10 katao," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Bawal po lumabas unless para po sa mga indispensable na pangangailangan natin o kaya para magtrabaho para sa mga industriya na pinapayagan (It is still prohibit to go outside your home unless for indispensable needs or going to work for industries allowed to operate),” External link

pna Monday, August 31, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He is 75 years old, he is as healthy as anyone can be,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “All I can confirm is you’re correct ‘no. The case doubling rate has to be twenty plus days before we can hit MGCQ,” “That will be a decision of the IATF for which I cannot preempt them ‘no,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He is expected back in Manila tonight (Sunday),” External link

pna Sunday, August 30, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "He is expected back in Manila tonight," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, August 30, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So abangan na lang po natin kung ano ang desisyon pero dalawang pong alternatiboo tatlo ‘no : as is, martial law or iyong Anti-Terror law (Let’s just wait for his decision but he has two alternatives or three: as is, martial law, or the Anti-Terror law),” External link

pna Sunday, August 30, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s speculative. Let’s see first if a press briefing will take place, and if it does, it will have to be similar to what we’re having right now,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He’s clean-living, no more smoking, no drinking alcohol as advised by his doctors,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President listened to the advice of his doctor. He stopped drinking, so now he is in good condition,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President accepted his resignation but there is no replacement yet,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We hope that both partners of the Philippines will be able to draw an understanding and resolve any and all issues between them amicably and peacefully,” External link

pna Friday, August 28, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is considering all recommendations … So let’s just wait for the decision,” External link

inquirer Friday, August 28, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “The President has always been of the opinion that health should come first. He is hoping that the resignation will lead to the recovery of Morales from his current ailment,” External link

inquirer Friday, August 28, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is really choosing who is qualified to help PhilHealth rise again. The President admitted that Philhealth needs his personal attention. He even said he will devote [the] remaining two years of his term to clean up PhilHealth,” External link

inquirer Friday, August 28, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We don’t have enough money. You know it’s public funds. We cannot spend if we don’t have a source of possible expenditure,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President accepted his resignation but there is no replacement yet,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s speculative. Let’s see first if a press briefing will take place, and if it does, it will have to be similar to what we’re having right now,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He’s clean-living, no more smoking, no drinking alcohol as advised by his doctors,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President listened to the advice of his doctor. He stopped drinking, so now he is in good condition,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President does not care about that call,” “His focus is on the government’s fight against COVID-19” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Rephrasing what the President said, he almost had cancer if he did not stop drinking, but he has since stopped drinking,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I am a lawyer myself, the President is a lawyer. We will comply with the constitutional provision. If there is a serious illness, the people will know, he will not hide it,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “whatever it is, it could not have been cancerous” “As you see, the condition of the President is he is fine,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Alam ninyo po iyang desisyon kung sinong papapasukin sa teritoryo ng isang bansa ay desisyon po iyan ng isang soberenyang bansa. So nirirespeto po natin iyang desisyon na iyan at hindi na po kinakailangang komentuhan,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Whether or not it is inciting to sedition, it is really the realm of the police and the prosecutors, but from what I’ve seen, there is no clear and present danger,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think that advice was given to him a long time ago when the President was still drinking. He has since stopped drinking and as far as I know since he became president he has not resumed drinking,” “So you’re talking of a medical advice that happened many years ago, even prior to the presidency. And I think the reason why the President stopped drinking is to prevent it from developing into stage 1 cancer. That is the context of what the President said,” External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “It’s not true that our response is lacking. Maybe it’s easy to criticize if one is not in the middle of the fight and not the one expected to act,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “The President is not criticizing VP Leni. He has recognized and he has been recognizing the contributions of VP Leni,” “The President’s call is to unite amid this pandemic. Set aside politics. It’s still far from now. Many things will still happen until 2022,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “Well, the President has always been of the opinion that health should come first. That is why he is hoping that the resignation of Gen. Morales will lead to his recovery. There is a need for him to get better and the President thinks it was best for him to resign and concentrate on his health,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’m presidential spokesperson, I’m busy with my job right now,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, there are already names being considered pero nag-iingat po ang Presidente sa pagpili,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Our diplomats lodge protests like that if we believe our sovereign rights are violated," External link

manilametro Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So abangan na lang po natin kung ano ang desisyon pero dalawang pong alternatiboo tatlo ‘no : as is, martial law or iyong Anti-Terror Law (Let’s just wait for his decision but he has two alternatives or three: as is, martial law, or the Anti-Terror Law),” External link

pna Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Iyang desisyon kung sino ang papapasukin sa teritoryo ng isang bansa ay desisyon po iyan ng isang soberenyang bansa . So nirerespeto po natin iyang desisyon na iyan (That decision as to who can enter the territory of a country is a decision made by a sovereign state. So we are respecting that decision),” External link

pna Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Malinaw po ang posisyon ni Presidente. Ang itataguyod po niya ay ang pang -national na interest ng Pilipinas sa gitna po ng banggaan ng dalawang dambuhalang mga bansa (The President’s position is clear. He will uphold the Philippines’ national interest amid the ongoing spat between the two giant countries),” External link

pna Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Determining who can enter a country’s territory is a decision which lies on that sovereign country. So we respect that decision and we do not need to comment on it,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hindi po totoo na hindi sapat ang ating response. Siguro, madali po magpula dahil hindi tayo nasa gitna ng pandemya at hindi tayo ang inaasahang gumalaw. So, napakadali talaga na ika'y magpula," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leni Robredo ) : "Pero ang Presidente, hindi naman pinupulaan si VP Leni. Kinilala niya ang mga tulong na ginawa ni VP Leni. Ang pakiusap lang po ni Presidente, magkaisa sa panahon ng pandemya. Isantabi muna ang pulitika," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "He (Duterte) is a lawyer; he knows his obligation. He took an oath as a lawyer and as president to uphold the laws of the land and the Constitution," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The Constitution only says, if there is a serious illness, there is an obligation to reveal to the public the details of his health condition. So susundin po iyan ng Presidente (the President will follow that)," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The law is very clear: If there is a criminal liability incurred when you are in office, it subsists; and public officers can be held liable for them whether or not they continue to be in office," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : "Well, General Morales, I’m praying for your good health. May you recover and may you live long," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "Ang sabi nga niya (Duterte), iyong natitirang dalawang taon niya igugugol niya diyan sa paglilinis ng PhilHealth. So kinakailangan ang maa-appoint niya diyan magiging kabalikat niya sa pagbabalik-tiwala ng taumbayan sa PhilHealth," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “Tinaggap na po ang resignation ni General Morales. Wala pa pong kapalit,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “Well, the president has always been of the opinion health should come first kaya nga po he’s hoping the resignation of General Morales will lead to the recovery of General Morales from his current ailment. Kinakailangan magpagaling po si General Morales at sa tingin naman ni presidente makakabuti naman ang desisyon na mag resign na muna at mag concentrate sya sa kanyang kalusugan,” “Wala naman pong timeline kung kailan po magtatalaga ng kapalit si presidente pero kinakailangan po ang iuupo dyan ay walang bahid ng korapsyon, meron pong manegerial skill, meron pong kakayahan sa larangan mismo sa insurance at tsaka ng health service. Dahil ang ating PhilHealth naman po hindi lang insurance company, yan po ay magpapatupad ng Universal Health Care,,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Para maprotektahan ang publiko sa COVID-19, magiging cashless, contactless na transactions ang tollways no later than Nov. 2, 2020 ayon sa DOTr (Department of Transportation)," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "But as of now, there is no serious condition," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Our diplomats lodge protests like that if we believe our sovereign rights are violated," External link

irishsun Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There will have to be notice given to Congress... [which] will have to be satisfied with both the legal and factual basis for the declaration,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The fact that the President did not say anything, it’s probably because he has given the necessary orders to the top brass of the AFP and the PNP, and you don’t discuss what you intend to do as far as the situation on the ground is concerned publicly,” “The command conference was confidential in nature. I was not even allowed to sit through the meeting,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are still awaiting President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s further action/instruction on the matter,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, the President will, of course, consider this recommendation as will both Congress and the Supreme Court. Because, as you know, a declaration of martial law now contains safeguards not found in the 1935 Constitution,” “Now, they will have to be a notice given to Congress, and Congress would have to be satisfied with both the legal and factual basis for the declaration and this is without prejudice to judicial review on both the factual and legal considerations for the imposition of martial law,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “So, although the recommendation has been made, the President has to be very careful that it will pass the scrutiny of both the legislative and the judicial branches of government,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We have previously issued a statement condemning the attack. It is a violation of the laws and customs of warfare and previous to that, he had a command conference where it was discussed but the command conference was confidential in nature,” “I was not even allowed to sit in through the meeting where he met with the top leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police. So the fact that he did not say anything, it’s probably because he has given the necessary orders to the top brass of the AFP and the PNP, and he doesn’t discuss what he intend to do as far as situation on the ground is, publicly,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He has a policy of not just condoling with the family, but providing financial assistance for the family and the victims of this latest attack will not be an exception to the rule; they will be given due recognition as modern-day heroes,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think that advice was given to him a long time ago when the President was still drinking. He has since stopped drinking and as far as I know since he became President he has not resumed drinking,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “As of now he has no serious condition,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our government’s policy has been consistent. This unresolved issue on our territory will not be a hindrance for us to push through with our diplomatic relations with China on other matters, such as trade and investment,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think people are putting too much meaning in that statement. I think that advice was given to him a long time ago when the President was still drinking,” “He has since stopped drinking and as far as I know, since he became President, he has not resumed drinking” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “As far as the President’s medical condition is concerned, take note that it comes from his own mouth. So it is not as if he [was] trying to hide anything. He’s very transparent,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If the endoscopy turned out that there was cancer there, then we would see in the President’s physical condition if there already was cancer,” “There would be chemotherapy, for instance, and chemotherapy leads to hair loss and general weakeninga condition you do not see in the President. He is fit and healthy for a person his age” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas” External link

phnompenhpost Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “it’s the discretion of the police authorities and the Palace respect any probe” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In fact, whether it is inciting sedition or not is really the realm of the police and prosecutors at the DOJ. But from what I’ve seen, there’s no clear and present danger,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “What is important is that the President has said he is not in support of revolutionary government because obviously he is for a constitutional government,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “This is to confirm that the Office of the President has received today, August 26, the resignation letter of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) President and Chief Executive Officer Ricardo C. Morales,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are still awaiting President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's further action/instruction on the matter," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “This is to confirm that the Office of the President has received today, August 26, the resignation letter of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) President and Chief Executive Officer Ricardo C. Morales,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There has to be clear and present danger. And I don’t see any clear and present danger. It’s simply advocate and in no position really to threaten the existence of the Republic,” External link

pna Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "you don’t really see in the President," "I don’t think the people should worry about lack of transparency, because the President himself will say what his condition is. But as of now, there is no serious condition," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque stated : “First and foremost, we would like to make it clear that the president is the leader of a constitutional government and we don’t need a revolutionary government right now. Anyway, those who are pushing for it are entitled to free speech, so let them be. What is important, it is very clear that that is a private initiative and that is not party of the priorities of the president right now,” “It does not enjoy any support from the government right now, it is a private initiative. But the private individuals can express freely their views as part of freedom of speech,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are scheduled to buy for 20 million people at two doses so that’s 40 million no. Forty million ang bibilhin natin (We will purchase 40 million vaccine doses),” External link

pna Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Mayroon naman po silang karapatan ng malayang pamamahayag so hayaan na po natin sila,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas,” External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the explosion incidents in Jolo, Sulu today, which left scores dead and wounded, including soldiers. We likewise condole with the families and loved ones of those who died in these tragic incidents,” External link

laht Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Maybe the grade is not to the level of magna cum laude but still it’s a passing grade because, first and foremost, the delay was due to the verification to make sure no double entries and this is the reason why around a million was stricken off the list,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If you are having suspicions that he will stay beyond his term, that’s the farthest [from the] mind of the President, I can assure you that,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Duterte has said he would be willing to cut short his six-year term if a new constitution is in place,” “The only way for charter change for a federal form of government is a constitutional convention, constitutional assembly, at people’s initiative,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The call to establish a revolutionary government came from a private group and the organizers are free to publicly express their opinion. The focus, however, of the administration is addressing COVID-19 and mitigating its socioeconomic impact,” “A revolutionary government is not one of the constitutional options because the President is duly-elected,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

news-yahoo Monday, August 24, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, August 24, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We have nothing to hide. We welcome the call of some senators for a special audit of the government’s expenses to curb the spread and impact of COVID-19 in the country,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 24, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Our diplomats routinely lodge protests like that if we believe our sovereign rights are violated," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 24, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Authorities are now conducting an investigation, which includes identifying individuals or groups behind these dastardly attacks," External link

bbc Monday, August 24, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Authorities are now conducting an investigation, which includes identifying individuals or groups behind these dastardly attacks," External link

yahoo-au Monday, August 24, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Although I will see the President later but I may not get a chance, I’d like to publicly apologize to the President for past mistakes last Monday especially when I said (that he was) in ‘perpetual isolation,’” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 24, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He’s in perpetual isolation, in the sense that the PSG has done a very good job in making sure that no one really comes close to the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 24, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the explosion incidents in Jolo, Sulu today, which left scores dead and wounded, including soldiers. We likewise condole with the families and loved ones of those who died in these tragic incidents,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 24, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Consistent naman po ang ating Presidente (The President has always been consistent). He will not give even an inch of our national territory or sovereign rights to any other state,” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hindi po magiging dahilan itong unresolved issue sa ating teritoryo bilang hadlang para isulong sa ating diplomatic bilateral relations with China iyong mga bagay na pupuwede namang isulong kagaya po ng kalakal at investments (Our unresolved issues concerning our territory will not prevent us from pushing for such things as trade and investment, in our diplomatic bilateral relations with China),” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Siguro po opinyon ng Tsina iyan. Pero tayo po, patuloy po tayong nagpapalipad ng mga supplies papunta po sa Kalayaan, at patuloy po tayong nagpapalipad or nagkakaroon ng overflights diyan po sa Bajo de Masinloc (Perhaps that’s China’s opinion. But we continue to send aircraft carrying supplies to Kalayaan, and we continue to have overflights over Bajo de Masinloc) and we maintain also that it’s part of our sovereignty or our sovereign rights,” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I believe the earliest that it can reach the desk of the President will be tomorrow (Tuesday),” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 5:10:00 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 said : "We condemn in the strongest possible terms the explosion incidents in Jolo, Sulu today, which left scores dead and wounded, including soldiers. We likewise condole with the families and loved ones of those who died in these tragic incidents," External link

efe Monday, August 24, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, August 24, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

ibtimes 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

uol Monday, August 24, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We condemn in the strongest possible terms the explosion incidents in Jolo, Sulu today, which left scores dead and wounded, including soldiers. We likewise condole with the families and loved ones of those who died in these tragic incidents," External link

efe Monday, August 24, 2020 3:30:00 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 said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

digitaljournal Monday, August 24, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

afp-en Monday, August 24, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We likewise condole with the families and loved ones of those who died in these tragic incidents," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our diplomats routinely lodge protests like that if we believe our sovereign rights are violated,” External link

arabnews Monday, August 24, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

france24-en Monday, August 24, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Consistent naman po ang ating Presidente. He will not give even an inch of our national territory or sovereign rights to any other state," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang consistent policy rin po ng ating gobyerno, hindi po magiging dahilan itong unresolved issue sa ating teritoryo bilang hadlang para isulong sa ating diplomatic bilateral relations with China iyong mga bagay na pupuwede namang isulong, kagaya po ng kalakal at investments," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Bagama't makikita ko po si Presidente mamaya, baka wala po akong pagkakataon, I'd like to publicly apologize to the President for past mistakes I had last Monday, lalong lalo na po doon sa sinabi kong perpetual isolation," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Pinauubaya ko na po ‘yan sa (Armed Forces of the Philippines) dahil alam naman nila ang kanilang pangangailangan (I leave it to the AFP because they know their needs),” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Robin Padilla ) : “Siyempre po hindi natin matatanggi na ang media personalities like Robin Padilla, ay sila po talaga ay kilala ng tao at pinakikinggan ng tao (Of course, we cannot deny that media personalities like Robin Padilla, they are known by and listened to by the people),” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

afp-en Monday, August 24, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Sa tingin ko po, sa panahon ng pandemiya, mananaig naman po ang nasyonalismo sa puso at damdamin ng ating mga nurses (I think at the time of the pandemic, nationalism will prevail in the hearts and feelings of our nurses),” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Whether it be a medical professional or a spiritual leader, kinakailangan lang po humanap tayo ng kausap (We just need to find someone to talk to),” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Mag-a-address po ang ating Presidente, isa po sa hiningi ni Presidente ngayon para sa talumpati niya ay iyong report sa lahat ng ahensiya ng gobyerno kung paano po nagastos ang mga COVID related expenses," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "Iri-report po iyan ng ating Presidente," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "It does not enjoy any support from the government right now," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "Malinaw po na yan ay isang pribadong initiative at yan po ay hindi kabahagi ng kaniyang (Duterte) priorities sa ngayon," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "Hindi po natin kinakailangan ng revolutionary government sa ngayon," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Sana nga po, mangyari iyon ‘no, dahil ang inaantay lang natin pagdating ng katapusan ng buwan na ito, eh kung mas mababa po iyong mare-record na kaso kung ikukumpara natin doon sa naging forecast ng UP study group. Kung hindi po ako nagkakamali, parang 250,000 yata ang kanilang forecast. So, tingnan po natin," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Our diplomats routinely lodge protests like that if we believe our sovereign rights are violated," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, August 24, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque asked : “Kailangan ba ho natin ng mas maraming linya para ngayon pa lang po sa press briefing natin matawagan po natin si Mr. Pangilinan at Mr. Zobel (Do we need additional lines so that we can call Mr. Pangilinan and Mr. Zobel during our press briefing)?” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Our diplomats routinely lodge protests like that if we believe our sovereign rights are violated," External link

pulse Monday, August 24, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Our diplomats routinely lodge protests like that if we believe our sovereign rights are violated," External link

ibtimes Monday, August 24, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Our diplomats routinely lodge protests like that if we believe our sovereign rights are violated," External link

news-yahoo Monday, August 24, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The organizers are free to publicly express their opinion,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque claimed : "Ang ating GCQ naman po halos 75% ng ating mga industriya ay bukas na. So sa tingin ko po, minimal na ang epekto sa ating ekonomiya (Almost 75% of our industries are open under GCQ. I think this will only have a minimal effect on our economy)," External link

manilametro Sunday, August 23, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The organizers are free to publicly express their opinion,” External link

pna Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The call to establish a revolutionary government came from a private group and the organizers are free to publicly express their opinion,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “As an officer of the court, being a lawyer, the President adheres to the rule of law and he wants the wheels of justice to grind, for the sake of the victims of abuse and violence and their families,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Palace acknowledges that the COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine restrictions have adversely affected the socioeconomic conditions of our people for the respondents of the survey to have this opinion,” “It is for this reason government economists have prepared a whole-of-society program in our recovery plan called Recharge PH to mitigate its impact,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, August 22, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is no truth to the alleged report that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte instructed the Philippine National Police not to release or share their information to the Commission on Human Rights regarding the recent attacks against right defenders and activists,” External link

pna Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We hope to revitalize the economy and stimulate growth for the betterment of the lives of our people," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Those protests are something that our diplomats normally file whenever they think our sovereign rights are violated,” External link

eurasiareview Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Face shields should also be worn in enclosed commercial establishments like malls,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 21, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hindi dapat pinapansin iyan dahil wala naman maniniwala na tayo ay probinsya ng Tsina (You shouldn’t pay attention to that because no one will believe that we are a province of China.),” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 21, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is preposterous that certain quarters have continued to peddle the false narrative of the Singapore trip in relation to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s health,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 21, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is preposterous that certain quarters have continued to peddle the false narrative of the Singapore trip in relation to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s health,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 21, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Face shields should also be worn in enclosed commercial establishments such as malls,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Face shields should also be worn in enclosed commercial establishments such as malls,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Yang ) : "Hindi naman po [makakaapekto]. 'Yang mga protests naman ginagawa talaga 'yan ng ating mga diplomats kung mayroon sa tingin natin na lalalabag sa ating soberenya o doon sa ating tinatawag nating sovereign rights," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 21, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The Inter-Agency Task Force welcomes any group, organization, or individual, outside the members of the IATF, to join the discussion of any of its meetings,” External link

pna Friday, August 21, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "We are a nation of laws; and violence has no place in any civilized society," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 21, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Officials of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry can therefore serve as resource persons on matters related to trade, business and the economy in the same way that IATF has invited health experts from different medical associations to give their inputs related to their field of expertise," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 21, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Sa akin, kalokohan lang iyan”. “Hindi dapat pinapansin iyan dahil wala naman maniniwala na tayo ay probinsya ng Tsina," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 21, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque saying : “It runs counter to our objective (to provide health care). That’s the responsibility of the government that should be done” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Health is a right for citizens and it is the obligation of the state. If you give it to private companies, that’s merely insurance,” “We have seen that the scheme of insurance is not working in other countries — such as the United States — since the poor cannot afford to pay for their insurance,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, August 21, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Health professionals with OEC [overseas employment certificates] issued by POEA and have verified employment contracts as of March 8, 2020, can leave the country,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “To me that’s nonsense. We should not be paying any attention to that,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are proud to be Filipinos and we will never allow to be subjugated by any foreign body,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I know that when he leaves Manila, we bring him a mountain of documents so he works nonstop,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’m sure our President, a former mayor, is checking them one by one before he signs them off, so he continues to work wherever he is,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I know that when he leaves Manila, we bring him a mountain of documents so he works nonstop,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’m sure our President, a former mayor, is checking them one by one before he signs them off, so he continues to work wherever he is,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President has made his promise that justice will be served in this case,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are elated because Bayanihan 2 was swiftly passed… I think they were faithful to Palace’s request,” “We are thankful for the cooperation extended by both houses of Congress,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque saying : “It runs counter to our objective (to provide health care). That’s the responsibility of the government that should be done” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Health is a right for citizens and it is the obligation of the state. If you give it to private companies, that’s merely insurance,” “We have seen that the scheme of insurance is not working in other countries — such as the United States — since the poor cannot afford to pay for their insurance,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “All of us are loving the country. We are proud to be Filipinos and we will never allow to be subjugated by any country,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Sa tingin ko po, sa panahon ng pandemiya, mananaig naman po ang nasyonalismo sa puso at damdamin ng ating mga nurses (I think at a time of pandemic, nationalism will prevail in the hearts and feelings of our nurses),” External link

pna Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Sa tingin ko po,sa panahon ng pandemiya, mananaig naman po ang nasyonalismo sa puso at damdamin ng ating mga nurses (I think at a time of pandemic, nationalism will prevail in the hearts and feelings of our nurses),” External link

pna Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Kaya po iyan (PhilHealth) nasa ilalim ng gobyerno dahil ang pagbigay po ng kalusugan ay isang karapatan ng taumbayan at obligasyon ng estado (The reason why it’s under the government is to ensure that the public’s right to health is protected and the state’s obligation is fulfilled),” External link

pna Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hiwalay po ito sa company clinic. Ang designated isolation area ay kailangang may sapat na ventilation at mayroong available PPEs para sa mga health personnel at face shields na medical-grade para naman po sa symptomatic na mga pasyente," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Sa tingin ko po, sa panahon ng pandemya, mananaig naman ang nasyonalismo sa puso at damdamin ng ating mga nurses," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Pupwede naman po na mag -online tayo sa ngayon at obserbahan muna natin ‘yung 10 persons dahil ito naman po ay temporary lamang (We can do online mass for now and observe the 10-person capacity for religious services because it’s just temporary),” External link

pna Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Sa akin, kalokohan lang iyan. Hindi dapat pinapansin iyan dahil wala naman maniniwala na tayo ay probinsya ng Tsina," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Maraming mga kaso ng COVID ang bigla na lang nagkahawaan dahil dito sa mga religious worship. So, sa akin, puwede naman po mag-online tayo sa ngayon at obserbahan 'yung 10 persons dahil ito naman ay temporary lamang," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "In the same spirit po, para maiwasan 'yung pagkalat ng COVID, pasensya na po muna at hindi naman ito forever," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “One thing going for Masbate is that they have very low cases of COVID-19, but nonetheless, they should not be too complacent; even if they will be staying in temporary shelters, they have to observe social distancing,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There was an NTF meeting and we considered the recommendations of the mayors to actually impose a stricter GCQ because when we consulted the mayors, they were in agreement that it should be GCQ but it should be of a strict type similar to what was imposed in June,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “They’re not required to wear the barriers. However, they are still required to wear a helmet, face mask, and face shield. If they are of different addresses, then they will have the angkas-side barrier. But in any case, only private motorcycles are allowed,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In areas that are covered by localized or granular lockdowns, quarantine passes are a must,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is amused that so many people are wishing him ill, but he is confident he still has the support of the overwhelming majority of our people,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In other words, going abroad for the President is very difficult to keep secret because there’s a designation of a caretaker, as well of course the right of the people to be informed where he’s going,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The public should no longer speculate because they have seen him,” “I understand that many of our detractors are sad that the President is fine, but they would just have to wait until 2022 because the President is healthy and is in control” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “One thing going for Masbate is that they have very low cases of COVID-19, but nonetheless, they should not be too complacent; even if they will be staying in temporary shelters, they have to observe social distancing,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We could see that we probably will not have enough for the time being although we field quite a number of We Heal as One Centers, as well as Ligtas Centers maintained by the local government units,” “If there are, for instance, 4,000 positives daily, if you’re going to trace 10 of their closest contacts, that’s going to be 40,000 a day of individuals that you would have to isolate,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The good thing is that with the public schools, we don’t really need to build structures. We just have to buy beds, linens and provide for kitchens for these public schools when we use them as isolation centers,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is no need for him to do that,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That television appearance is enough to prove that the President is not sick,” “He has not been in close contact with Secretary Año, too. The PSG (Presidential Security Group) makes sure nobody gets close to the President at these times” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque stated : “The Constitution is also very clear. Why? Because there is no obligation for a medical certificate,” “It is explicit on the medical requirement. Only when he is suffering from a serious illness. He is definitely not” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We denounce any form of violence perpetuated against citizens, including activists. We are a nation of laws; and violence has no place in any civilized society,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Face shields, apart from face masks, are required in commercial places, indoor workplaces and public transport," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We denounce any form of violence perpetuated against citizens, including activists. We are a nation of laws; and violence has no place in any civilized society,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I understand that the mayors voted and there was a majority that the curfew hours should be 8 (p.m.) to 5 (a.m.),” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There’s a bit of confusion here because the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) issued guidelines that these businesses are allowed,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The mayors asked for more discretion in opening sensitive industries and businesses,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Face shields, apart from face masks, are required in commercial places, indoor workplaces and public transport," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We could see that we probably will not have enough for the time being although we field quite a number of We Heal as One Centers, as well as Ligtas Centers maintained by the local government units,” “If there are, for instance, 4,000 positives daily, if you’re going to trace 10 of their closest contacts, that’s going to be 40,000 a day of individuals that you would have to isolate,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The good thing is that with the public schools, we don’t really need to build structures. We just have to buy beds, linens, and provide for kitchens for these public schools when we use them as isolation centers,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Conchita Carpio Morales ) : "Inimbestigahan naman po ito ng Ombudsman Conchita Morales at na-dismiss po 'yung kaso," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We denounce any form of violence perpetuated against citizens, including activists. We are a nation of laws; and violence has no place in any civilized society,” External link

pna Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “As we said, we’re moving towards expanding our isolation facilities. We, however, concede that we probably will not have enough for the time being,” External link

pna Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If they are for instance, 4,000 positive [Covid-19 cases] daily, if you are going to trace 10 of their closes contacts, that’s going to be 40,000 a day of individuals that you will have to isolate,” External link

pna Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We realize that there is no other alternative but also to subject to institutional isolation even the close contacts of those that have tested positive,” “All those who had close contacts with the positive can also be subjected to the testing now” External link

pna Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are now building more isolation facilities. As you know, the Department of Education has agreed to lend us 50 percent of all schools. While they’re not yet ready for immediate use, we are looking forward to using these as isolation centers,” External link

pna Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The good thing is that with the public schools, we don’t really need to build structures. We just have to buy beds, linens, and provide for kitchens for these public schools when we use them as isolation centers,” External link

pna Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “If he has ceased to have trust and confidence, then Secretary Duque will no longer be in office because all Cabinet members serve at the pleasure of the President,” External link

pna Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In any case, the ongoing investigation in the Senate is about PhilHealth and the President himself has created a task force to address the many issues and he’s awaiting the report of the task force,” External link

pna Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about National Health ) : “In a time of the pandemic, you could imagine that the Secretary of Health will be the busiest person in the country. I think his designation in PhilHealth is because he is ex-officio (chairperson) as Secretary of Health and his designation as IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) chair is also because he is Secretary of Health. So in other words, although there are many hats, it is still in connection with the fact that he remains to be the Secretary of Health,” External link

pna Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Blaming state forces as the people behind these murders is unfounded as investigation on the killings of Randall Enchanis and Zara Alvarez is now underway," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Let us wait for the formal report from the authorities," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Yung mga lugar na under localized or granular lockdowns kinakailangan ng quarantine passes," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “But they will still be required to wear helmets, face masks, and face shields,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There’s a bit of confusion here because the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) issued guidelines that these businesses are allowed,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The mayors asked for more discretion in opening sensitive industries and businesses,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Surely, the President wants to visit the affected areas,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "These natural disasters are a part of our lives and we always recover," External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "These natural disasters are a part of our lives and we always recover," External link

jordantimes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:31:00 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

Harry Roque said ( about Harry Roque ) : “sole and exclusive prerogative" to pick his appointees, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a virtual press briefing. Sang-ayon po sa Saligang Batas ay wala pong kahit sinong pupwedeng mag-kwestiyon sa mga ganyang appointment. Nasa pleasure na po iyan ng Presidente (According to the Constitution, no one can question any presidential appointment. It’s at the pleasure of the President),” External link

pna Friday, August 7, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT



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Harry Roque said : “Yes. He’s in Davao now,” External link

pna Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s not quarrel, it would be better to discuss the best moves since we have an ambassador there, and if this is really misinformation then the government should explain,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Europe, go ahead. At the time of the pandemic, the whole world will pay tribute to you...They will be the biggest contributor to the violation of the right to life in the Philippines. Let’s leave it at that” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s not quarrel, it would be better to discuss the best moves since we have an ambassador there, and if this is really misinformation then the government should explain,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s not quarrel, it would be better to discuss the best moves since we have an ambassador there, and if this is really misinformation then the government should explain,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : “The deadline given to Attorney Gierran is a deadline to clean up the organization. File all the cases that need to be filed, suspend, terminate, whatever you need to do in order to cleanse the ranks of PhilHealth,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Let’s not quarrel, it would be better to discuss the best moves since we have an ambassador there, and if this is really misinformation then the government should explain,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "In addition to physical distancing, the commuting public must adhere to health protocols, such as wearing of face mask, face shield, and no talking and no eating inside the public mode of transport," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If they want to add to the burden of the Filipino nation during this pandemic, so be it. We will accept that as history repeating itself. Let’s stop these discussions,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Matapos pong pag-aralan ni Presidente ang rekomendasyon ng parehong panig na nagsasabi na dapat manatili sa 1 meter ang physical distancing sa pampublikong transportasyon at 'yung mga nagsasabi na pupuwede naman itong pababain basta may face shield, face mask, walang salita... nagdesisyon na po ang Presidente kahapon. Ang desisyon, mananatili po ang 1-meter social distancing sa pampublikong transportasyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “As former Private Prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “What the President did not erase was the conviction that Pemberton is still a murderer, but other than that any additional penalties have been removed,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “China does not recognize the decision but because it is a party to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, it gave its consent to settle all disputes through the settlement procedure stated in that law,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, September 18, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If we do something else, such as bring it up before the UNGA, that will already be black propaganda. We can do that, but let us be realistic. We cannot sway the 197 members of the UN if our opponent is China because we have limited resources,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, September 18, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Europe, go ahead. At the time of the pandemic, the whole world will pay tribute to you...They will be the biggest contributor to the violation of the right to life in the Philippines. Let’s leave it at that” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, September 18, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We will revert to the one-meter physical distancing in public transportation because President Duterte is yet to make a decision if we can bring it down to .75 meter,” “We expect that the President may announce his decision on Monday during his next public address,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Reducing the space or distance between passengers was approved by the IATF because we cannot reopen the economy without transportation but we will not be deaf on the opinion of medical frontliners,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our medical frontliners raised their observations and we cannot set aside that, so we will listen to them,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is an ultimatum; you need to clean up PhilHealth by the end of the year,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 18, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Iyong sinasabi nila na dapat gawin sa UN General Assembly, puwede po iyan pero let’s be realistic. Hindi po natin mase-sway ang 197 member ng UN kung ang kalaban po natin ay Tsina dahil alam naman natin limited ang ating kakayahan," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 18, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Michelle Bachelet ) : “With all due respect to Madame Bachelet, as a former president of Chile she knows that we have domestic institutions to promote accountability. We will rely on these domestic institutions” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, September 18, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Puwede naman po tayo dumalaw bago isara at matapos isara ang mga sementeryo pero 30 percent nga po ang capacity, kinakailangan face masks, face shields,” External link

pna Friday, September 18, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "What else can I say? At a time of pandemic they're threatening us? Susmaryosep. What else do we lose?" "Ang ating demokrasya ay nakikita ng lahat pero hindi po tayo makukuha ng pananakot sa panahon ng pandemya dahil we have hit rock bottom," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 18, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hindi ko po alam kung mayroon ngang sabotahe, pinag-aaralan pa po iyan," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 18, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Lahat ng mga pribado at pampublikong mga sementeryo at memorial parks ay isasara sa mga bisita mula Oct. 29 hanggang Nov. 4, 2020," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 18, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “What the President did not erase was the conviction that Pemberton is still a murderer, but other than that any additional penalties have been removed,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is a mechanism to be followed. Follow the mechanism. If that does fail, then pursue further avenues under existing laws,” “The case of Chavez says that the remedy is, file a writ of mandamus if you must, but you need to exercise your rights. If you think your rights are being violated and if that right is freedom of information then do as you must,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about President Trump ) : “I was not surprised to be honest. Because I know that there is a higher or more important national interest that should be protected by the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about President Trump ) : “Possible. In my opinion, it was not just linked to his meeting with the former ambassador of the US but also to President Trump. But no one is privy to their conversation so let us trust the wisdom of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “Firstly, that was my personal opinion. I said that when I was asked what was my reaction” “Secondly, Jennifer Laude was not ‘pampalit’ (swap) because we had attained justice. Pemberton was imprisoned and he paid over P4-million for damages,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “My personal opinion is, the reason why I’m comfortable with the decision, is if there is a vaccine, we are expecting that because of the bond between the Philippines and America… we will benefit from the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The 0.75 meter rule is suspended. We are back to the one-meter rule until the President decides on this matter,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : “The President wants to clean up PhilHealth, and that is why the deadline given to Attorney Gierran is to enable him—or a deadline to clean up the organization,” “File all the cases that need to be filed, suspend, terminate, whatever you need to do in order to cleanse the ranks of PhilHealth,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Manila Bay ) : “I am happy that we have a beautiful attraction here in Manila… As a Manila resident, I’m happy that we also had the beautification of Manila Bay. We, from Manila, also need to have access to beautiful beaches at these times since we are not allowed to go outside Metro Manila,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Manila Bay ) : “The plan to put white sand in Manila Bay was in the 2020 budget – which was approved in 2019. We did not expect that we would have COVID-19,” “We know the rules in the budget. If it’s in the line item, we can only use the funds for that. So, it’s not as if we planned this project at the time of COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The 0.75 meter rule is suspended. We are back to the one-meter rule until the President decides on this matter,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque stated : “I don’t know what they want. They claim to be supporters of the President. So why would they want to unseat a constitutional president? I find it strange,” “The whole exercise to me is incomprehensible,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I join the President in his call that the Constitution should be upheld because all public officers took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the land,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We will revert to the one-meter physical distancing in public transportation because President Duterte is yet to make a decision if we can bring it down to .75 meter,” “We expect that the President may announce his decision on Monday during his next public address,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We will revert to the one-meter physical distancing in public transportation because President Duterte is yet to make a decision if we can bring it down to .75 meter,” “We expect that the President may announce his decision on Monday during his next public address,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Marine Corp ) : “The American authorities, including the representative of the [United States] Marine Corps, promised [after his conviction] that if ever Pemberton is freed it would only mean the [legal] process in the Philippines would end,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “had we not imposed the lockdown when we did, 100,000 people could have been killed” External link

bworldcom Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The Duterte Administration is ready to work with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in further strengthening the strategic bilateral cooperation, building on the special relationship established with former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang concern ng mga namumuhunan at negosyante na lubhang naapektuhan ng pandemya ay paano masugpo ang red tape at korapsiyon at mapaikli ang mga proseso sa government transactions (The concern of investors and businessmen heavily affected by the pandemic is how to eradicate red tape and corruption and to shorten the process of government transactions),” External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “But we can do better and we will do better,” External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “When I was in Congress isa po sa sinulong natin iyong libreng (one of the measures that i pushed for is free) internet and we will make sure po that now that we’re in the Executive, na iyong libreng internet talaga ay ma -implement (that free internet would be really implemented) on a nationwide basis,” External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Samuel Martires ) : “We respect po the constitutional prerogative of a constitutional body such as the Ombudsman. We will leave the matter to the Ombudsman. We respect his (Ombudsman Samuel Martires’) prerogatives,” External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The remedy is to go to the Ombudsman for a copy of the SALN, if you’re not able to get it from the agency itself but you have to comply with requirements of the Ombudsman," External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I will confirm that the President had favorable reaction to it. But it really is the call of the legislative branch of government," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I think Congress, this particular Congress, has proven track record of passing the relevant and urgent legislation at the soonest time possible" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So, suspended po ang 0.75, balik po sa one meter habang wala pang decision ang ating Presidente sa bagay na ito (So, the 0.75 meter rule is suspended. We are back to the one-meter rule until the President decides on this matter,” External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Kaugnay nito, sinabi ko po na baka today (Sept. 17) ang decision ni President, baka hindi po mangyari yan, dahil ang report po na pag-aaralan ng Presidente ay isusumite pa lamang today at siguro po magkakaroon ng decision ang Presidente sa susunod na Lunes sa kanyang talumpati sa taong bayan (In relation to this, I said that the President might decide today, it might not happen because the President has still to review the report which will be submitted today and perhaps the President will have his decision next Monday in his talk to the people),” External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Arthur Tugade ) : “Kanina po nagsalita si Sec. Tugade, ang sabi nya (A while ago, Secretary Tugade said) because I don’t want to pressure the President into making his decision as if he is duty bound to make it in a period of time dahil kung i- implement yan , (if it will be implemented) it becomes urgent, the President must act on it right away. So, he said, to give the President all the time he needs to study the matter, balik muna tayo sa (return first to) one meter and until he says so, we will not implement the 0.75 (meter),” External link

pna Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We respect the constitutional prerogative of a constitutional body such as the Ombudsman. We leave the matter to the Ombudsman," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kung mayroon po ganyang rule ang Ombudsman, as the specialized constitutional agency to promote accountability, kinakailangan respetuhin," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : "The President wants to clean up PhilHealth, and that is why the deadline given to Attorney Gierran is to enable himor a deadline to clean up the organization," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Yes, definitely [it will be extended]. It's in (sic) the desk of the President, probably signed by now," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang report po na pag-aaralan ni Presidente ay isusumite pa lamang ngayong araw," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Inaasahan natin na siguro po magkakaroon ng desisyon ang Presidente sa Lunes," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Balik 1-meter distancing po muna tayo sa pampublikong transportasyon habang wala pa pong desisyon ang Presidente kung pupuwede itong maibaba sa 0.75 meters," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Solicitor General ) : “There is a mechanism to be followed. Follow the mechanism. If that does fail, then pursue further avenues under existing laws,” “The case of (former Solicitor General Frank) Chavez says that the remedy is, file a writ of mandamus if you must, but you need to exercise your rights. If you think your rights are being violated and if that right is freedom of information then do as you must,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The body came up with a recommendation to be submitted to the President, and it will be the President who will ultimately decide,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “She can say all the negative things about the administration but people still support the President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “All in all, I think we deserve a very good grade, I would give it a grade of 85 percent,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Solicitor General ) : “There is a mechanism to be followed. Follow the mechanism. If that does fail, then pursue further avenues under existing laws,” “The case of (former Solicitor General Frank) Chavez says that the remedy is, file a writ of mandamus if you must, but you need to exercise your rights. If you think your rights are being violated and if that right is freedom of information then do as you must,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “She can say all the negative things about the administration but people still support the President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “All in all, I think we deserve a very good grade, I would give it a grade of 85 percent,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The body came up with a recommendation to be submitted to the President, and it will be the President who will ultimately decide,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The body came up with a recommendation to be submitted to the President, and it will be the President who will ultimately decide,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Make sure that you are healthy and prepare for quarantine and RT-PCR test since these are part of our minimum health standards,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There is a mechanism to be followed. Follow the mechanism. If that does fail, then pursue further avenues under existing laws,” “The case of Chavez says that the remedy is, file a writ of mandamus if you must, but you need to exercise your rights. If you think your rights are being violated and if that right is freedom of information then do as you must,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Wala pong hindi doktor ang nagbibigay ng polisiya pagdating sa COVID," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Si Presidente na po ang magde-decide. Ang aking ulit-ulit na sinasabi, nakabase po ito sa siyensa at sa mga advice ng mga doctor, dahil ang mga doctor, iba-iba rin po ang mga pananaw," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It was previously approved in the last IATF meeting last Thursday so until the President revokes it, I think it will be implemented,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about National Health ) : “Persons who are supposed to set the policies and operational guidelines for the management of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation the board of directors and the executive committee have not shown the due diligence required of them in the discharge of their duties, particularly in the disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “fail to check, investigate, prosecute and penalize the wrongdoing of PhilHealth personnel as well as health care institutions and professionals,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about National Health ) : “Persons who are supposed to set the policies and operational guidelines for the management of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation the board of directors and the executive committee have not shown the due diligence required of them in the discharge of their duties, particularly in the disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “fail to check, investigate, prosecute and penalize the wrongdoing of PhilHealth personnel as well as health care institutions and professionals,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I don’t think the President is keeping anything from the public. The fact is, he is the only branch of government that has in fact issued an issuance, an Executive Order on transparency,” “If you think it is not being made available to you, I enjoin you to resort to the EO [Executive Order] 1 in seeking the document that you want” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Nakasaad din po sa report na magpapatuloy po ang imbestigasyon ng NBI at ng DOJ at magpapatuloy pa rin po ang mga imbestigasyon ng Ombudsman (It was also stated in the report that the investigation of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice will continue, as well as the Ombudsman's)," External link

pna Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We’d like to highlight that number one, iyon nga po ‘no, iyong expectations ng mga dalubhasa, mga mathematicians na aabot na tayo dapat ng three million noong buwan pa ng Hunyo hindi po nangyari iyan . (the expectations of experts, mathematicians, that [the number of infections] would reach three million by June, did not happen),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "What I’m sure about is that it has been filed," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "All in all, I think we deserve a very good grade, I would give it a grade of 85 percent," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Wala pong hindi doktor ang nagbibigay ng polisiya pagdating sa COVID," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “From what I know, the President did not make such a promise,” “What the President promised was that justice would prevail for the death of Jennifer Laude, and Pemberton was in fact jailed for nearly six years” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, September 14, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Reducing the space or distance between passengers was approved by the IATF because we cannot reopen the economy without transportation but we will not be deaf on the opinion of medical frontliners,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our medical frontliners raised their observations and we cannot set aside that, so we will listen to them,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Reducing the space or distance between passengers was approved by the IATF because we cannot reopen the economy without transportation but we will not be deaf on the opinion of medical frontliners,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our medical frontliners raised their observations and we cannot set aside that, so we will listen to them,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 14, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang pangako po nila, kung makakalabas si Pemberton, ibig sabihin matatapos lang ang proseso sa Pilipinas, pero pag-uwi raw po ni Pemberton, tuloy pa rin iyong kaniyang court martial proceedings (They promised that even if Pemberton is released and the process is finished in the Philippines, once he goes back [to US], the court martial proceedings will continue)," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : "Ang alam ko po, walang ganiyang promise ang Presidente. Ang pangako po ni Presidente ay bibigyan ng katarungan ang pagkamatay ni Jennifer Laude, at nakulong naman po si Pemberton nang halos anim na taon (As far as I know, the President did not give such a promise. The President's promise is to bring justice to the death of Jennifer Laude, and Pemberton was imprisoned for almost six years)," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Most likely po [it will be extended], dahil habang wala pong bakuna, habang walang gamot sa Covid, patuloy po ang epekto ng pandemya (Most likely it will be extended because while there is still no vaccine, while there is still no cure for Covid, the effects of the pandemic will linger)," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "In fairness, na- approve po talaga iyan ng IATF at noong in -approve po iyan wala naman pong nag -object (that was approved by the IATF and no one objected) because I was present in that meeting," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Since DOTr stated kung ano iyong mga bagong spaces in between, nagkaroon po ng mga observations ang mga medical front-liners na hindi naman po pupuwedeng isantabi. So, pakikinggan po natin sila bukas (Since DOTr stated the new [measurements] of the spaces in between, there were observations made by medical front-liners that cannot be disregarded. So, we will have to hear from them tomorrow)," External link

pna Monday, September 14, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Syempre po, hindi naman tayo magbibingi-bingihan sa opinyon ng ating mga medical frontliners so bubuksan po ulit ang usapin dito bukas po, sa susunod na meeting ng IATF," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 14, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Pag-uwi raw po ni Pemberton, tuloy pa rin 'yung kanyang court martial proceedings at doon po malalaman kung mayroon pang additional na parusang ipapataw sa kanya at 'yung kanyang qualification to remain in service," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 14, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Talagang unti-unti nating binubuksan ang ating ekonomiya at ito pong pinaplano natin ng DOT ay alinsunod naman sa unti-unting pagbubukas ng sektor ng turismo," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 14, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : "Hindi po na-meet ni Mrs. Laude ang ating Presidente. Ang alam ko po walang ganyang promise ang Presidente. Ang pangako po ng Presidente, bibigyan ng katarungan ang pagkamatay ni Jennifer Laude at nakulong naman po si Pemberton ng halos 6 na taon," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 14, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Naparusahan po si Pemberton at bagama't nakaalis na siya ng bansa, hindi po siya umalis bilang isang desirable alien...Kahit saan po siya makarating sa mundong ito, mayroon pa rin bansag sa kanya 'convicted killer Pemberton'," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 14, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang pangako po nila, kung makakalabas si Pemberton, ibig sabihin matatapos lang ang proseso sa Pilipinas. Pero pag-uwi daw ni Pemberton tuloy pa rin ang kaniyang court martial proceedings," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 14, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We confirm that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed into law the Bayanihan 2 or the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act,” External link

pna Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We consider the Bayanihan 2 crucial in our efforts to gradually reopen the economy, support businesses, and revitalize growth as we make our country resilient to Covid-19 by strengthening our health sector, particularly our health care capacity and pandemic response,” External link

pna Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We consider the Bayanihan II crucial in our efforts to gradually re-open the economy, support businesses and revitalize growth as we make our country resilient to Covid-19 by strengthening our health sector, particularly our healthcare capacity and pandemic response,” External link

pna Friday, September 11, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

manilametro Friday, September 11, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

polandsun Friday, September 11, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

irishsun Friday, September 11, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about President Trump ) : “I was not surprised to be honest. Because I know that there is a higher or more important national interest that should be protected by the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about President Trump ) : “Possible. In my opinion, it was not just linked to his meeting with the former ambassador of the US but also to President Trump. But no one is privy to their conversation so let us trust the wisdom of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “Firstly, that was my personal opinion. I said that when I was asked what was my reaction” “Secondly, Jennifer Laude was not ‘pampalit’ (swap) because we had attained justice. Pemberton was imprisoned and he paid over P4-million for damages,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “My personal opinion is, the reason why I’m comfortable with the decision, is if there is a vaccine, we are expecting that because of the bond between the Philippines and America… we will benefit from the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I accept the reality that the president is upholding the higher national interest,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, September 11, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “As we all know our president has emphasised the need for a vaccine,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, September 11, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The higher interest is saving lives,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, September 11, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

myanmarnews Friday, September 11, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I accept the reality that the president is upholding the higher national interest," External link

mizzima Friday, September 11, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "As we all know our president has emphasised the need for a vaccine," External link

mizzima Friday, September 11, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The higher interest is saving lives," External link

mizzima Friday, September 11, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

manilametro Friday, September 11, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

irishsun Friday, September 11, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about President Trump ) : “I was not surprised to be honest. Because I know that there is a higher or more important national interest that should be protected by the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “Firstly, that was my personal opinion. I said that when I was asked what was my reaction” “Secondly, Jennifer Laude was not ‘pampalit’ (swap) because we had attained justice. Pemberton was imprisoned and he paid over P4-million for damages,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “My personal opinion is, the reason why I’m comfortable with the decision, is if there is a vaccine, we are expecting that because of the bond between the Philippines and America… we will benefit from the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about President Trump ) : “Possible. In my opinion, it was not just linked to his meeting with the former ambassador of the US but also to President Trump. But no one is privy to their conversation so let us trust the wisdom of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 11, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I accept the reality that the president is upholding the higher national interest," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, September 11, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : "As we all know our president has emphasised the need for a vaccine," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, September 11, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The higher interest is saving lives," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, September 11, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "His decision didn't surprise me. Why? Because I know he is upholding the higher national interest" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I think this pardon, although this is my personal opinion, was to ensure Filipinos would benefit from a vaccine against COVID-19 should the Americans develop one," "I don't see any problem with that" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about President Trump ) : “I was not surprised to be honest. Because I know that there is a higher or more important national interest that should be protected by the President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “Firstly, that was my personal opinion. I said that when I was asked what was my reaction” “Secondly, Jennifer Laude was not used as pampalit (swap) because we had attained justice. Pemberton was imprisoned and he paid over P4-million for damages,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “My personal opinion is, the reason why I’m comfortable with the decision, is if there is a vaccine, we are expecting that because of the bond between the Philippines and America… we will benefit from the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "His decision didn't surprise me. Why? Because I know he is upholding the higher national interest" External link

wsau Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I think this pardon, although this is my personal opinion, was to ensure Filipinos would benefit from a vaccine against COVID-19 should the Americans develop one," "I don't see any problem with that" External link

wsau Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about President Trump ) : “I was not surprised to be honest. Because I know that there is a higher or more important national interest that should be protected by the President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “Firstly, that was my personal opinion. I said that when I was asked what was my reaction” “Secondly, Jennifer Laude was not ‘pampalit’ (swap) because we had attained justice. Pemberton was imprisoned and he paid over P4-million for damages,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “My personal opinion is, the reason why I’m comfortable with the decision, is if there is a vaccine, we are expecting that because of the bond between the Philippines and America… we will benefit from the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about President Trump ) : “Possible. In my opinion, it was not just linked to his meeting with the former ambassador of the US but also to President Trump. But no one is privy to their conversation so let us trust the wisdom of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about President Trump ) : “I was not surprised to be honest. Because I know that there is a higher or more important national interest that should be protected by the President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about President Trump ) : “Possible. In my opinion, it was not just linked to his meeting with the former ambassador of the US but also to President Trump. But no one is privy to their conversation so let us trust the wisdom of the President,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “Firstly, that was my personal opinion. I said that when I was asked what was my reaction” “Secondly, Jennifer Laude was not ‘pampalit’ (swap) because we had attained justice. Pemberton was imprisoned and he paid over P4-million for damages,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “My personal opinion is, the reason why I’m comfortable with the decision, is if there is a vaccine, we are expecting that because of the bond between the Philippines and America… we will benefit from the vaccine,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hindi ko naman po pupuwedeng tanggapin ang conclusion ng hindi ko nakikita iyong pag-aaral. Hindi ko po nakikita kung ano iyong hakbang na ginawa nila para magkaroon ng conclusion (I cannot just accept the conclusion without seeing the study. I have not seen what steps were taken to arrive at that conclusion),” External link

pna Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ganyan talaga ang trabaho ng mga human rights groups. Mag-ingay para iyong mga gobyerno eh pakinggan sila. Pero hindi naman ibig sabihin na lahat ng sinasabi nila ay gospel truth (That’s how human rights groups work. They make noise so the government would listen to them. But it does not mean that everything they say is gospel truth),” External link

pna Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I accept the reality that the president is upholding the higher national interest," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "As we all know our president has emphasised the need for a vaccine," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The higher interest is saving lives," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I accept the reality that the president is upholding the higher national interest,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “As we all know our president has emphasised the need for a vaccine,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The higher interest is saving lives,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The abrogation has been suspended but the decision has not been changed,” External link

pna Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Naintindihan po natin kung bakit pessimistic ang ating mga kababayan pero ang sinasabi naman po ng mga economic managers (I understand why our citizens are pessimistic but like our economic managers say), ‘We have hit rock bottom and the only way to go is up’,” External link

pna Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Tingin ko po bumabangon na po tayo (I think we are already recovering). It will not be as bad, it can only be better,” External link

pna Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Tapos na po iyong pagbibigay lamang ng ayuda dahil hindi na po natin plano na magkaroon nang malawakang lockdowns," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Dahil nga po sa matinding epekto ng lockdown, ang kinakailangan po natin ngayon ay engganyuhin ang lahat na pag-ingatan ang ating mga buhay para po tayo ay makapaghanapbuhay," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : "Bagama't tayo po ang tumayong abogado ng pamilyang Laude eh kung ang ibig sabihin naman niyan ay lahat ng Pilipino ay magkakaroon ng vaccine kung ang mga Amerikano ang maka-develop, wala po akong problema diyan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hindi na po ako nasorpresa sa totoo lang po. Bakit po? Kasi alam ko po na may mas mataas o mas importanteng national interest na kiinakailangan pangalagaan ang Presidente," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Nagtagumpay po kami, na-convict po namin si Pemberton. Ang binura lang po ni Presidente 'yung karagdagang parusa kung mayroon pa. Hindi po binura ni Presidente 'yung desisyon na mamamatay tao po si Pemberton," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Kinakailangan po muna konsultahin ang Presidente kasi 'yung desisyon po na mag-impose muna ng moratorium ay desisyon po ng Presidente," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Titingnan po natin kung mayroong mga alternatibo dahil naniniwala naman po ako na importante sa mga Pilipino ang Undas," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I, like the rest of the members of the Cabinet, serve at the pleasure of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "On the Pemberton issue, I respect the wisdom of the President, which is grounded on a broader national interest," "The President and I share the same deep conviction on major policy issues affecting the country, such as charting an independent foreign policy course and zero-tolerance against corruption," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “We know the rules in the budget. If it’s in the line item, we can only use the funds for that. So, it’s not as if we planned this project at the time of COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “We know the rules in the budget. If it’s in the line item, we can only use the funds for that. So, it’s not as if we planned this project at the time of COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “We know the rules in the budget. If it’s in the line item, we can only use the funds for that. So, it’s not as if we planned this project at the time of COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

time Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We wish him good luck in his new assignment,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are confident that Mr. Mancao’s professional credentials would contribute to cybercrime prevention in the country,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are confident that Mr. Mancao’s professional credentials would contribute in cybercrime prevention in the country. We wish him good luck in his new assignment," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Manila Bay ) : “I am happy that we have a beautiful attraction here in Manila… As a Manila resident, I’m happy that we also had the beautification of Manila Bay. We, from Manila, also need to have access to beautiful beaches at these times since we are not allowed to go outside Metro Manila,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Manila Bay ) : “The plan to put white sand in Manila Bay was in the 2020 budget – which was approved in 2019. We did not expect that we would have COVID-19,” “We know the rules in the budget. If it’s in the line item, we can only use the funds for that. So, it’s not as if we planned this project at the time of COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He's still a killer," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque announced : "The president has erased the remaining punishment against Pemberton," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “What the President did not erase was the conviction that Pemberton is still a murderer, but other than that any additional penalties have been removed,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We respect the decision of Chairman Rachel Arenas and other members of MTRCB. But our suggestion, Ma’am Rachel, in times of budget (deliberations), it is difficult to ignore the suggestions of the Congress, especially when the Speaker of the House spoke on the matter,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : “What the President did not erase was the conviction that Pemberton is still a murderer, but other than that any additional penalties have been removed,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

startribune Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

foxnews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The President has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton," External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

wcvb Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Monday, September 7, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Manila Bay ) : “I am happy that we have a beautiful attraction here in Manila… As a Manila resident, I’m happy that we also had the beautification of Manila Bay. We, from Manila, also need to have access to beautiful beaches at these times since we are not allowed to go outside Metro Manila,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Manila Bay ) : “The plan to put white sand in Manila Bay was in the 2020 budget – which was approved in 2019. We did not expect that we would have COVID-19,” “We know the rules in the budget. If it’s in the line item, we can only use the funds for that. So, it’s not as if we planned this project at the time of COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told ( about Manila Bay ) : “I am happy that we have a beautiful attraction here in Manila… As a Manila resident, I’m happy that we also had the beautification of Manila Bay. We, from Manila, also need to have access to beautiful beaches at these times since we are not allowed to go outside Metro Manila,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Manila Bay ) : “The plan to put white sand in Manila Bay was in the 2020 budget – which was approved in 2019. We did not expect that we would have COVID-19,” “We know the rules in the budget. If it’s in the line item, we can only use the funds for that. So, it’s not as if we planned this project at the time of COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He's still a killer," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, September 7, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He's still a killer," External link

dw-en Monday, September 7, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 7, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The reason why it’s taking a little long, though it hasn’t been that long yet, is the consultation with concerned government agencies,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, September 7, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

12news Monday, September 7, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We respect the decision of Chairman Rachel Arenas and other members of MTRCB. But our suggestion, Ma’am Rachel, in times of budget (deliberations), it is difficult to ignore the suggestions of the Congress, especially when the Speaker of the House spoke on the matter,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “What the President did not erase was the conviction that Pemberton is still a murderer, but other than that any additional penalties have been removed,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “What the President did not erase was the conviction that Pemberton is still a murderer, but other than that any additional penalties have been removed,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We respect the decision of Chairman Rachel Arenas and other members of MTRCB. But our suggestion, Ma’am Rachel, in times of budget (deliberations), it is difficult to ignore the suggestions of the Congress, especially when the Speaker of the House spoke on the matter,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, September 7, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The reason why it’s taking a little long, though it hasn’t been that long yet, is the consultation with concerned government agencies,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, September 7, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton, who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner," External link

CBSnews Monday, September 7, 2020 6:35:00 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 told : "The president has erased the remaining punishment against Pemberton... He can now go home because of the pardon," External link

digitaljournal Monday, September 7, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

guardian Monday, September 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president has erased the remaining punishment against Pemberton... He can now go home because of the pardon," External link

pulse Monday, September 7, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The president has erased whatever punishment that Pemberton still faced,” “What was never erased in the mind of the president is the conviction of Pemberton, who is a killer” External link

nytimes Monday, September 7, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 7, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president has erased the remaining punishment against Pemberton ... He can now go home because of the pardon," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, September 7, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, September 7, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president has erased the remaining punishment against Pemberton... He can now go home because of the pardon," External link

yahoo-au Monday, September 7, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang transient residents ay hindi kasama sa trial unless magpakita sila ng katibayan na sila ay mamamalagi sa lugar sa loob ng dalawang taon," External link

irishsun Monday, September 7, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He’s still a killer,” External link

ABCnews Monday, September 7, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The president has erased the punishment that should be imposed on Pemberton. What the president did not erase was the conviction of Pemberton. He's still a killer," External link

startribune Monday, September 7, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Binura na po ng Presidente kung ano mang parusa ang dapat pang ipapataw kay Pemberton. Ang hindi po nabura ng Presidente, 'yang conviction ni Pemberton. Mamamatay-tao pa rin po siya," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 7, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I am on a self-imposed quarantine because one of my security aides tested positive for COVID-19 last Saturday," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 7, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang aking suggestion bagama’t hindi po nanghihimasok ang Presidente, hindi po nagma-micro manage ang ating Presidente, eh i-consider po ang mga suggestions ng ating mga mambabatas, dahil sila naman po ang nagpupondo ng ating mga ahensiya," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 7, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I don't think the first two weeks of September will pass without the bill being signed. I think they're aiming that the bill should be signed this week--next week at the latest," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 7, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Itong beach enhancement po na ito ay para makaiwas sa soil erosion at para makatulong din po sa flood control. Although primarily it is beautification, mayroon din pong dahilan bakit ginawa yan, it is a [anti] soil erosion project," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 7, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Manila Bay ) : "As a Manila resident, I'm happy na magkakaroon po tayo ng beautification of Manila Bay kasi kaming mga taga-Maynila ay kinakailangan naman magkaroon din ng access sa magandang beach sa mga panahon na hindi naman pupwedeng lumabas ng Metro Manila," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 7, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "One of the best cities (to) emulate is Pasay dahil napakahaba po ng case doubling rate, umaabot na po ng halos 15 percent kung ikukumpara sa 9 percent sa buong Metro Manila (because it has the longest case doubling reaching 15 percent compared to the 9 percent of the entire Metro Manila," External link

pna Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "With the white beach there, it would be one of the most picturesque sceneries in the whole world," External link

pna Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Manila Bay ) : "This forms part of the cleaning up of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program with an allocated budget, which began even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic," External link

manilametro Saturday, September 5, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Manila Bay ) : "This forms part of the cleaning up of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program with an allocated budget, which began even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic," External link

irishsun Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “To those holding Pemberton, let or give the executive branch a chance to move for reconsideration because the decision on the allowance for good conduct is an executive function. The decision of the judge based on a reckoning of good conduct credits purportedly earned by the convicted prisoner is an instance of judicial overreach,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 4, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Under the law that gives allowance for good conduct, there must be a recommendation from the Bureau of Corrections,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 4, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If you recall, he has ordered the abrogation of the VFA because it is not pursuant to our national interest,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 4, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Manila Bay ) : “On the issue of the Manila Bay rehabilitation, per the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the report that ‘white sand’ is being used to fill the stretch of the bay walk is erroneous,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 4, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, September 4, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “What the judge did – giving credits for good conduct – is an instance of judicial overreach,” External link

eurasiareview Friday, September 4, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’m speaking as the [Presidential] spokesperson. It appears that the decision of the court is contrary to the recommendation of the Bureau of Corrections,” External link

eurasiareview Friday, September 4, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Friday, September 4, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “That’s a sovereign decision [on] who will be allowed to enter one’s territory,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Do not release him yet. The decision is not yet final and executory,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, that’s a sovereign decision,” “I’m not saying we’re happy. We regret the decision but we respect the sovereign decision of Malaysia,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

startribune Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He’s clean-living, no more smoking, no drinking alcohol as advised by his doctors,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “As former Private Prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “What the judge did in deciding how he should be given credit for good conduct was an instance of judicial overreach,” External link

bworldcom Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If that is the case, when it comes to government nurses, maybe the solution there is to change the classification of nurses in the Salary Standardization Law so they can receive higher salaries,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The positive assessment on the Philippines reflects two things. First, the country did not suffer from a persistent low-growth problem before Covid-19 started. This is an important advantage relative to countries that entered the global shock in a weak position” External link

pna Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “Second, in relative terms, the Philippines can afford more public spending to fight the pandemic than other emerging markets, this is because public debt isn’t too high and because the debt path has been favorable debt hasn’t increased fast in recent years,” External link

pna Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Do not release him yet. The decision is not yet final and executory," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Do not release him yet. The decision is not yet final and executory,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “Our fellow citizen cannot be treated like an animal, with just a slap on the wrist as punishment,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Salvador Medialdea ) : “Apparently, it’s the Executive Secretary (Salvador Medialdea) who said that it’s enough to confirm appointments. We don’t have to post appointment papers,” External link

pna Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’ll ask the Executive Secretary,” External link

pna Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It turns out na ang desisyon po ng hukuman ay labag po o (that the court’s decision is a violation of or) contrary to the recommendation made by the Bureau of Corrections,” External link

pna Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

washtimes Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

680news Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Do not release him yet. The decision is not yet final and executory," External link

pulse Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist," External link

startribune Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “Laude's death personifies the death of Philippine sovereignty,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Do not release him yet. The decision is not yet final and executory," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our compatriot cannot be treated like an animal then the punishment will just be a tap on the wrist,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : "As former private prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "That’s a sovereign decision who will be allowed to enter one’s territory," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : "As to the appointment of Gierran, well, dati-rati po we post it, pero ngayon ang policy po namin sa OPS (Office of the Presidential Spokesperson) (we used to post, but now the policy of OPS is), it’s up to the appointed official to post it if they want," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Nandiyan pa rin po ang transparency dahil nga inaanunsyo naman namin kung sino iyong na-appoint," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Sa mga naghahawak po sa pagkatao ni Pemberton, hayaan niyo naman, bigyan niyo ng pagkakataon na mag-move for reconsideration ang executive branch dahil ang desisyon naman po for allowance for good conduct is an executive function," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Parang pinapakita na hindi mahalaga ang buhay ng Pilipino," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Wag niyo muna palalabasin po dahil hindi pa naman final and executory ang desisyon na yan. Pwede pa po mag-motion for reconsideration ang Republika ng Pilipinas," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Nais ko po munang makita kung ano talaga iyong specific emergency powers na gustong ibigay po ng Kamara at iyan naman po ay most welcome kung talaga pong kinakailangan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "In so far as the power of Congress is concerned, they have the power to grant emergency powers," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, that’s a sovereign decision ‘no, who will be allowed to enter one’s territory ‘no,” “I’m not saying we’re happy, I’m saying na we regret the decision but we respect the sovereign decision of Malaysia,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Do not release him yet. The decision is not yet final and executory," External link

afp-en Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Rerespetuhin ng Presidente kung ano ang maging desisyon ng policymakers sa Kongreso," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Merong pond distansiya talaga, ini-ensure nila na merong at least 2 metrong distansiya doon sa mga lumalapit sa presidente,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque told : “The Sangley project will push through,” External link

phnompenhpost Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “As former private prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner,” “Laude’s death personifies the death of Philippine sovereignty and the light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the President’s independent foreign policy, that Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “As former private prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner,” “Laude’s death personifies the death of Philippine sovereignty and the light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the President’s independent foreign policy, that Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

boston Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The strategy on the war on drugs was last 2016. It should be evaluated in such a way that there should be a technical working group that will discuss the lapses and everything that has to be done,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “While the series is based on fiction where everyone in government explodes away because of a terrorist attack during the State of the Nation Address, there is that scenario that should be addressed,” “We have a clear line of succession all the way down to the House speaker, but what happens if similar to what happened in the TV series where everyone perishes? Perhaps, there is definitely wisdom in the bill filed by Senator Lacson,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think within the month of September, the President would like to see their findings,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “You would expect that the evaluation of evidence and appreciation of evidence would be, should I say, far more in-depth than the Senate investigation. That’s why we are awaiting the findings of the task force,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Perhaps there is definitely wisdom in the bill filed by Senator Lacson,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Okay na okay po ang kalusugan ng Presidente. Mamaya po, sasapi po siya sa doon sa tinatawag na Aqaba Process, isang pagpupulong ng mga iba’t ibang nagpupulong na mga lider sa buong daigdig (The President is in very good health. Later, he will join the Aqaba Process, a meeting that will be joined by other world leaders),” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The strategy on the war on drugs was last 2016. It should be evaluated in such a way that there should be a technical working group that will discuss the lapses and everything that has to be done,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque stated : “I don’t know what they want. They claim to be supporters of the President. So why would they want to unseat a constitutional president? I find it strange,” “The whole exercise to me is incomprehensible,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I join the President in his call that the Constitution should be upheld because all public officers took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the land,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “As former private prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton, who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

wsoctv Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The light penalty imposed on Pemberton proves that despite the president’s independent foreign policy, Americans continue to have the status of conquering colonials in our country,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “As former Private Prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : "As former Private Prosecutor for the Laude family, I deplore the short period of imprisonment meted on Pemberton who killed a Filipino under the most gruesome manner. Laude’s death personifies the death of Philippine sovereignty," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Okay na okay po ang kalusugan ng Presidente. Mamaya po, sasapi po siya sa doon sa tinatawag na Aqaba Process, isang pagpupulong ng mga iba’t ibang nagpupulong na mga lider sa buong daigdig (The President is in very good health. Later, he will join the Aqaba Process, a meeting that will be joined by other world leaders),” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So Sangley and all other projects, regardless of who the Chinese contractor is, will continue. Our national interest is to ensure that the ‘Build, Build, Build’ flagship projects will be completed,” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Si Presidente naman po ay nagtitiwala pa rin kay Secretary Duque pero antayin po natin ang rekomendasyon ng task force dahil kung meron din ganyang rekomendasyon ang task force ay rerespetuhin din ng Presidente ang rekomendasyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In fairness, I don’t know what they want. They claim to be supporters of the President so why would they want to unseat a constitutional president. So I find it strange. The whole exercise to me is incomprehensible,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “Perhaps, there is definitely wisdom in the bill filed by Senator Lacson,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So you would expect that the evaluation of evidence and appreciation of evidence would be, should I say, far more in-depth than the Senate investigation. That’s why we are awaiting the findings of the task force,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think within the month of September, the President would like to see their findings,” “As I said, let’s await the recommendations of the task force. If the task force has a similar recommendation as the Senate, so be it” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Number one, of course, is to uphold the integrity of the rule of law as far as the PNP is concerned,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Number three, sustain the gains of the drug war,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about US Air Force ) : "I will be categorical. [The] Sangley project will continue [and] all other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the U.S. can continue in the Philippines," "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It is still prohibited to go outside your home unless for indispensable needs or going to work for industries allowed to operate,” External link

laht Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Teodoro Locsin ) : “We have already discussed it in the Inter-Agency Task Force and we all concurred with the opinion of the President except for Secretary Locsin,” “The President encourages free thought even among Cabinet secretaries especially on matters that do not fall within their primary jurisdiction” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “And by equipping/acquiring themselves with the skills and competence their profession entails, they have not only helped our people during this time of global health emergency crisis, but they, too, would have been provided the work experience that would open doors for opportunities for overseas employment,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque explained : “I have already the name initially given to me, but I was given instructions to hold the announcement,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I will be categorical: Sangley Airport project will continue. All other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the United States can continue in the Philippines” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The reshuffling refers to Customs and PhilHealth. NBI is not included” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Gierran’s experience as a criminal investigator and as a certified public accountant will help weed out corruption within PhilHealth,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s important to follow minimum public health standards, such as social distancing and use of face mask, among others,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If there are people, sectors who have any resentment and think that there is a need for a revolutionary government to address these resentments, that’s where the public discourse on important issues in our country come in,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President believes in free speech because, with free speech, there is a discourse on issues that affect our daily lives,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I will be categorical, the Sangley project will continue. All other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the United States can continue in the Philippines,” External link

nwitimes Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : “It’s important that whoever is appointed to the post according to the President is someone who can clean its ranks. That is why Attorney Gierran was appointed because he is a CPA and lawyer at the same time. He knows the financial aspect and the legal aspect,” “There is a need to have the prowess in gathering evidence and because crime is taking place in PhilHealth, and executives are the ones suspected of doing it, there is a need to also have a knowledge in accounting,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest,” External link

tribune Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I will be categorical, the Sangley project will continue. All other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the United States can continue in the Philippines,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I will be categorical, the Sangley project will continue. All other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the United States can continue in the Philippines,” External link

680news Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "All projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the US can continue in the Philippines," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I will be categorical, the Sangley project will continue. All other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the United States can continue in the Philippines," External link

startribune Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I will be categorical, the Sangley project will continue. All other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the United States can continue in the Philippines ,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The Sangley project will push through," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The Sangley project will push through," External link

pulse Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "The Sangley project will push through," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Iyong tinukoy na reshuffling kagabi ay reshuffling sa Customs at sa PhilHealth. Hindi po kasama ang NBI," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Tuluy-tuloy po ang weekly public address ni Presidente (The President’s weekly public address will push continue),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Kung merong mga tao, mga sektor na merong hinanakit at tingin nila kinakailangan ng revolutionary government para ma -address itong mga hinanakit nila, e diyan po papasok yung diskurso (na) pambuliko sa mga issues na mahalaga sa ating pang araw-araw na buhay bilang isang bansa (If there are people, sectors who have any resentment and think that there is a need for a revolutionary government to address these resentments, that’s where the public discourse on important issues in our country come in),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Ang Presidente ay naniniwala sa malayang pananalita dahil pag merong malayang pananalita, nagkakaroon ng diskurso sa mga issue na nakaka-apekto sa ating pang araw-araw na buhay (The President believes in free speech because, with free speech, there is a discourse on issues that affect our daily lives),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Wala naman po siyang bahid ng korapsyon (He is corrupt-free). He is a CPA-lawyer and a seasoned investigator, indispensable po para malinis ang PhilHealth (to cleanse PhilHealth),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “He does not need it because he has a Constitutional government,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President declared last night that the Americans ay pupuwede po nilang ipatupad iyong blacklisting ng mga Chinese companies sa kanilang teritoryo sa Amerika at siguro doon sa kanilang mga base militar na nasa ilalim ng nga kanilang hurisdiksyon (can blacklist Chinese companies in their territories in America and perhaps their military bases under their jurisdiction),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Minabuti na po ng IATF na gawing isang buwan para magkaroon ng stability ang iba’t ibang mga local na pamahalaan. Napakahirap po kasi kung magbabago ang rules every two weeks (The IATF decided to [impose a month-long community quarantine] to ensure the stability of local government’s [Covid-19 response]. It’s very difficult to change the rules every two weeks),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Okay lang po ‘yan (That’s okay) because the President encourages naman free thought even amongst the Cabinet secretaries, especially on matters that do not fall within their primary jurisdiction,” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : "We are not a vassal state of any foreign power and we will pursue our national interest," External link

4-traders Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "I will be categorical, Sangley project will continue. All other projects involving Chinese companies that are banned in the US can continue in the Philippines," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Malinaw po ang sinabi ni Presidente. Hindi siya susunod sa direktiba ng mga Amerikano dahil tayo po ay malaya at independienteng bansa at kinakailangan po natin ang mga namumuhunan galing sa bansang Tsina," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : "I think Director Gierran is the best choice dahil siya ay CPA at lawyer din po," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Dante Gierran ) : "Director Gierran already has 7 years management experience hindi naman kinakailangan na health economic experience...Wala naman po siyang bahid ng korapsyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hindi naman kinakailangan na talagang ikaw ay health expert para mapagana ang isang PhilHealth. Importante lang po siguro, mawala iyong korapsyon diyan nang sa ganoon eh magamit iyong pondo ng PhilHealth para sa kalusugan ng lahat (You need not to be health expert to manage PhilHealth. I think what important is to eliminate corruption so that PhilHealth funds will be used for the health of everyone),” External link

pna Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Pinayagan na po ang 10 percent seating capacity. Sa [National Capital Region], pinayagan na rin po ang religious gatherings up to 10 percent hindi lamang sa 10 katao," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Bawal po lumabas unless para po sa mga indispensable na pangangailangan natin o kaya para magtrabaho para sa mga industriya na pinapayagan (It is still prohibit to go outside your home unless for indispensable needs or going to work for industries allowed to operate),” External link

pna Monday, August 31, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He is 75 years old, he is as healthy as anyone can be,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “All I can confirm is you’re correct ‘no. The case doubling rate has to be twenty plus days before we can hit MGCQ,” “That will be a decision of the IATF for which I cannot preempt them ‘no,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He is expected back in Manila tonight (Sunday),” External link

pna Sunday, August 30, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "He is expected back in Manila tonight," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, August 30, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So abangan na lang po natin kung ano ang desisyon pero dalawang pong alternatiboo tatlo ‘no : as is, martial law or iyong Anti-Terror law (Let’s just wait for his decision but he has two alternatives or three: as is, martial law, or the Anti-Terror law),” External link

pna Sunday, August 30, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s speculative. Let’s see first if a press briefing will take place, and if it does, it will have to be similar to what we’re having right now,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He’s clean-living, no more smoking, no drinking alcohol as advised by his doctors,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President listened to the advice of his doctor. He stopped drinking, so now he is in good condition,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President accepted his resignation but there is no replacement yet,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We hope that both partners of the Philippines will be able to draw an understanding and resolve any and all issues between them amicably and peacefully,” External link

pna Friday, August 28, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is considering all recommendations … So let’s just wait for the decision,” External link

inquirer Friday, August 28, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “The President has always been of the opinion that health should come first. He is hoping that the resignation will lead to the recovery of Morales from his current ailment,” External link

inquirer Friday, August 28, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President is really choosing who is qualified to help PhilHealth rise again. The President admitted that Philhealth needs his personal attention. He even said he will devote [the] remaining two years of his term to clean up PhilHealth,” External link

inquirer Friday, August 28, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We don’t have enough money. You know it’s public funds. We cannot spend if we don’t have a source of possible expenditure,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President accepted his resignation but there is no replacement yet,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “It’s speculative. Let’s see first if a press briefing will take place, and if it does, it will have to be similar to what we’re having right now,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He’s clean-living, no more smoking, no drinking alcohol as advised by his doctors,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President listened to the advice of his doctor. He stopped drinking, so now he is in good condition,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The President does not care about that call,” “His focus is on the government’s fight against COVID-19” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Rephrasing what the President said, he almost had cancer if he did not stop drinking, but he has since stopped drinking,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I am a lawyer myself, the President is a lawyer. We will comply with the constitutional provision. If there is a serious illness, the people will know, he will not hide it,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “whatever it is, it could not have been cancerous” “As you see, the condition of the President is he is fine,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Alam ninyo po iyang desisyon kung sinong papapasukin sa teritoryo ng isang bansa ay desisyon po iyan ng isang soberenyang bansa. So nirirespeto po natin iyang desisyon na iyan at hindi na po kinakailangang komentuhan,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Whether or not it is inciting to sedition, it is really the realm of the police and the prosecutors, but from what I’ve seen, there is no clear and present danger,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think that advice was given to him a long time ago when the President was still drinking. He has since stopped drinking and as far as I know since he became president he has not resumed drinking,” “So you’re talking of a medical advice that happened many years ago, even prior to the presidency. And I think the reason why the President stopped drinking is to prevent it from developing into stage 1 cancer. That is the context of what the President said,” External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque told : “It’s not true that our response is lacking. Maybe it’s easy to criticize if one is not in the middle of the fight and not the one expected to act,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leni Robredo ) : “The President is not criticizing VP Leni. He has recognized and he has been recognizing the contributions of VP Leni,” “The President’s call is to unite amid this pandemic. Set aside politics. It’s still far from now. Many things will still happen until 2022,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “Well, the President has always been of the opinion that health should come first. That is why he is hoping that the resignation of Gen. Morales will lead to his recovery. There is a need for him to get better and the President thinks it was best for him to resign and concentrate on his health,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I’m presidential spokesperson, I’m busy with my job right now,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, there are already names being considered pero nag-iingat po ang Presidente sa pagpili,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Our diplomats lodge protests like that if we believe our sovereign rights are violated," External link

manilametro Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “So abangan na lang po natin kung ano ang desisyon pero dalawang pong alternatiboo tatlo ‘no : as is, martial law or iyong Anti-Terror Law (Let’s just wait for his decision but he has two alternatives or three: as is, martial law, or the Anti-Terror Law),” External link

pna Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Iyang desisyon kung sino ang papapasukin sa teritoryo ng isang bansa ay desisyon po iyan ng isang soberenyang bansa . So nirerespeto po natin iyang desisyon na iyan (That decision as to who can enter the territory of a country is a decision made by a sovereign state. So we are respecting that decision),” External link

pna Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Malinaw po ang posisyon ni Presidente. Ang itataguyod po niya ay ang pang -national na interest ng Pilipinas sa gitna po ng banggaan ng dalawang dambuhalang mga bansa (The President’s position is clear. He will uphold the Philippines’ national interest amid the ongoing spat between the two giant countries),” External link

pna Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Determining who can enter a country’s territory is a decision which lies on that sovereign country. So we respect that decision and we do not need to comment on it,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Hindi po totoo na hindi sapat ang ating response. Siguro, madali po magpula dahil hindi tayo nasa gitna ng pandemya at hindi tayo ang inaasahang gumalaw. So, napakadali talaga na ika'y magpula," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Leni Robredo ) : "Pero ang Presidente, hindi naman pinupulaan si VP Leni. Kinilala niya ang mga tulong na ginawa ni VP Leni. Ang pakiusap lang po ni Presidente, magkaisa sa panahon ng pandemya. Isantabi muna ang pulitika," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "He (Duterte) is a lawyer; he knows his obligation. He took an oath as a lawyer and as president to uphold the laws of the land and the Constitution," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The Constitution only says, if there is a serious illness, there is an obligation to reveal to the public the details of his health condition. So susundin po iyan ng Presidente (the President will follow that)," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "The law is very clear: If there is a criminal liability incurred when you are in office, it subsists; and public officers can be held liable for them whether or not they continue to be in office," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : "Well, General Morales, I’m praying for your good health. May you recover and may you live long," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "Ang sabi nga niya (Duterte), iyong natitirang dalawang taon niya igugugol niya diyan sa paglilinis ng PhilHealth. So kinakailangan ang maa-appoint niya diyan magiging kabalikat niya sa pagbabalik-tiwala ng taumbayan sa PhilHealth," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “Tinaggap na po ang resignation ni General Morales. Wala pa pong kapalit,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “Well, the president has always been of the opinion health should come first kaya nga po he’s hoping the resignation of General Morales will lead to the recovery of General Morales from his current ailment. Kinakailangan magpagaling po si General Morales at sa tingin naman ni presidente makakabuti naman ang desisyon na mag resign na muna at mag concentrate sya sa kanyang kalusugan,” “Wala naman pong timeline kung kailan po magtatalaga ng kapalit si presidente pero kinakailangan po ang iuupo dyan ay walang bahid ng korapsyon, meron pong manegerial skill, meron pong kakayahan sa larangan mismo sa insurance at tsaka ng health service. Dahil ang ating PhilHealth naman po hindi lang insurance company, yan po ay magpapatupad ng Universal Health Care,,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Para maprotektahan ang publiko sa COVID-19, magiging cashless, contactless na transactions ang tollways no later than Nov. 2, 2020 ayon sa DOTr (Department of Transportation)," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque added : "But as of now, there is no serious condition," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Our diplomats lodge protests like that if we believe our sovereign rights are violated," External link

irishsun Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There will have to be notice given to Congress... [which] will have to be satisfied with both the legal and factual basis for the declaration,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The fact that the President did not say anything, it’s probably because he has given the necessary orders to the top brass of the AFP and the PNP, and you don’t discuss what you intend to do as far as the situation on the ground is concerned publicly,” “The command conference was confidential in nature. I was not even allowed to sit through the meeting,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are still awaiting President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s further action/instruction on the matter,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Well, the President will, of course, consider this recommendation as will both Congress and the Supreme Court. Because, as you know, a declaration of martial law now contains safeguards not found in the 1935 Constitution,” “Now, they will have to be a notice given to Congress, and Congress would have to be satisfied with both the legal and factual basis for the declaration and this is without prejudice to judicial review on both the factual and legal considerations for the imposition of martial law,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “So, although the recommendation has been made, the President has to be very careful that it will pass the scrutiny of both the legislative and the judicial branches of government,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We have previously issued a statement condemning the attack. It is a violation of the laws and customs of warfare and previous to that, he had a command conference where it was discussed but the command conference was confidential in nature,” “I was not even allowed to sit in through the meeting where he met with the top leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police. So the fact that he did not say anything, it’s probably because he has given the necessary orders to the top brass of the AFP and the PNP, and he doesn’t discuss what he intend to do as far as situation on the ground is, publicly,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He has a policy of not just condoling with the family, but providing financial assistance for the family and the victims of this latest attack will not be an exception to the rule; they will be given due recognition as modern-day heroes,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think that advice was given to him a long time ago when the President was still drinking. He has since stopped drinking and as far as I know since he became President he has not resumed drinking,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque added : “As of now he has no serious condition,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our government’s policy has been consistent. This unresolved issue on our territory will not be a hindrance for us to push through with our diplomatic relations with China on other matters, such as trade and investment,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I think people are putting too much meaning in that statement. I think that advice was given to him a long time ago when the President was still drinking,” “He has since stopped drinking and as far as I know, since he became President, he has not resumed drinking” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “As far as the President’s medical condition is concerned, take note that it comes from his own mouth. So it is not as if he [was] trying to hide anything. He’s very transparent,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If the endoscopy turned out that there was cancer there, then we would see in the President’s physical condition if there already was cancer,” “There would be chemotherapy, for instance, and chemotherapy leads to hair loss and general weakeninga condition you do not see in the President. He is fit and healthy for a person his age” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas” External link

phnompenhpost Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “it’s the discretion of the police authorities and the Palace respect any probe” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “In fact, whether it is inciting sedition or not is really the realm of the police and prosecutors at the DOJ. But from what I’ve seen, there’s no clear and present danger,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “What is important is that the President has said he is not in support of revolutionary government because obviously he is for a constitutional government,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “This is to confirm that the Office of the President has received today, August 26, the resignation letter of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) President and Chief Executive Officer Ricardo C. Morales,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We are still awaiting President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's further action/instruction on the matter," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Ricardo Morales ) : “This is to confirm that the Office of the President has received today, August 26, the resignation letter of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) President and Chief Executive Officer Ricardo C. Morales,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “There has to be clear and present danger. And I don’t see any clear and present danger. It’s simply advocate and in no position really to threaten the existence of the Republic,” External link

pna Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "you don’t really see in the President," "I don’t think the people should worry about lack of transparency, because the President himself will say what his condition is. But as of now, there is no serious condition," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque stated : “First and foremost, we would like to make it clear that the president is the leader of a constitutional government and we don’t need a revolutionary government right now. Anyway, those who are pushing for it are entitled to free speech, so let them be. What is important, it is very clear that that is a private initiative and that is not party of the priorities of the president right now,” “It does not enjoy any support from the government right now, it is a private initiative. But the private individuals can express freely their views as part of freedom of speech,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We are scheduled to buy for 20 million people at two doses so that’s 40 million no. Forty million ang bibilhin natin (We will purchase 40 million vaccine doses),” External link

pna Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Mayroon naman po silang karapatan ng malayang pamamahayag so hayaan na po natin sila,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas,” External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the explosion incidents in Jolo, Sulu today, which left scores dead and wounded, including soldiers. We likewise condole with the families and loved ones of those who died in these tragic incidents,” External link

laht Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Maybe the grade is not to the level of magna cum laude but still it’s a passing grade because, first and foremost, the delay was due to the verification to make sure no double entries and this is the reason why around a million was stricken off the list,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “If you are having suspicions that he will stay beyond his term, that’s the farthest [from the] mind of the President, I can assure you that,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Duterte has said he would be willing to cut short his six-year term if a new constitution is in place,” “The only way for charter change for a federal form of government is a constitutional convention, constitutional assembly, at people’s initiative,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “The call to establish a revolutionary government came from a private group and the organizers are free to publicly express their opinion. The focus, however, of the administration is addressing COVID-19 and mitigating its socioeconomic impact,” “A revolutionary government is not one of the constitutional options because the President is duly-elected,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

news-yahoo Monday, August 24, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, August 24, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We have nothing to hide. We welcome the call of some senators for a special audit of the government’s expenses to curb the spread and impact of COVID-19 in the country,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 24, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Our diplomats routinely lodge protests like that if we believe our sovereign rights are violated," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, August 24, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Authorities are now conducting an investigation, which includes identifying individuals or groups behind these dastardly attacks," External link

bbc Monday, August 24, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Authorities are now conducting an investigation, which includes identifying individuals or groups behind these dastardly attacks," External link

yahoo-au Monday, August 24, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Although I will see the President later but I may not get a chance, I’d like to publicly apologize to the President for past mistakes last Monday especially when I said (that he was) in ‘perpetual isolation,’” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 24, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “He’s in perpetual isolation, in the sense that the PSG has done a very good job in making sure that no one really comes close to the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 24, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the explosion incidents in Jolo, Sulu today, which left scores dead and wounded, including soldiers. We likewise condole with the families and loved ones of those who died in these tragic incidents,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 24, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Consistent naman po ang ating Presidente (The President has always been consistent). He will not give even an inch of our national territory or sovereign rights to any other state,” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Hindi po magiging dahilan itong unresolved issue sa ating teritoryo bilang hadlang para isulong sa ating diplomatic bilateral relations with China iyong mga bagay na pupuwede namang isulong kagaya po ng kalakal at investments (Our unresolved issues concerning our territory will not prevent us from pushing for such things as trade and investment, in our diplomatic bilateral relations with China),” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Siguro po opinyon ng Tsina iyan. Pero tayo po, patuloy po tayong nagpapalipad ng mga supplies papunta po sa Kalayaan, at patuloy po tayong nagpapalipad or nagkakaroon ng overflights diyan po sa Bajo de Masinloc (Perhaps that’s China’s opinion. But we continue to send aircraft carrying supplies to Kalayaan, and we continue to have overflights over Bajo de Masinloc) and we maintain also that it’s part of our sovereignty or our sovereign rights,” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “I believe the earliest that it can reach the desk of the President will be tomorrow (Tuesday),” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 5:10:00 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 said : "We condemn in the strongest possible terms the explosion incidents in Jolo, Sulu today, which left scores dead and wounded, including soldiers. We likewise condole with the families and loved ones of those who died in these tragic incidents," External link

efe Monday, August 24, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, August 24, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

ibtimes 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

uol Monday, August 24, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We condemn in the strongest possible terms the explosion incidents in Jolo, Sulu today, which left scores dead and wounded, including soldiers. We likewise condole with the families and loved ones of those who died in these tragic incidents," External link

efe Monday, August 24, 2020 3:30:00 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 said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

digitaljournal Monday, August 24, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

afp-en Monday, August 24, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We likewise condole with the families and loved ones of those who died in these tragic incidents," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Our diplomats routinely lodge protests like that if we believe our sovereign rights are violated,” External link

arabnews Monday, August 24, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

france24-en Monday, August 24, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Consistent naman po ang ating Presidente. He will not give even an inch of our national territory or sovereign rights to any other state," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Ang consistent policy rin po ng ating gobyerno, hindi po magiging dahilan itong unresolved issue sa ating teritoryo bilang hadlang para isulong sa ating diplomatic bilateral relations with China iyong mga bagay na pupuwede namang isulong, kagaya po ng kalakal at investments," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "Bagama't makikita ko po si Presidente mamaya, baka wala po akong pagkakataon, I'd like to publicly apologize to the President for past mistakes I had last Monday, lalong lalo na po doon sa sinabi kong perpetual isolation," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 24, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Pinauubaya ko na po ‘yan sa (Armed Forces of the Philippines) dahil alam naman nila ang kanilang pangangailangan (I leave it to the AFP because they know their needs),” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Robin Padilla ) : “Siyempre po hindi natin matatanggi na ang media personalities like Robin Padilla, ay sila po talaga ay kilala ng tao at pinakikinggan ng tao (Of course, we cannot deny that media personalities like Robin Padilla, they are known by and listened to by the people),” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : "We call on the residents of Jolo to stay vigilant and report suspicious personalities and unattended items in their areas," External link

afp-en Monday, August 24, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Sa tingin ko po, sa panahon ng pandemiya, mananaig naman po ang nasyonalismo sa puso at damdamin ng ating mga nurses (I think at the time of the pandemic, nationalism will prevail in the hearts and feelings of our nurses),” External link

pna Monday, August 24, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said : “Whether it be a medical professional or a spiritual leader, kinakailangan lang po humanap tayo ng kausap (We just need to find someone to talk to),” External link