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Sun Star
Palace on US-China encounter: US can take care of its own interestShoal in the disputed South China Sea. "We do not wish to be part of a US-Chin
Sun Star / Posted an hour ago
Shoal in the disputed South China Sea. "We do not wish to be part of a US-China intramural," Presidential Spokesperon Harry Roque said in a statement. He said the US could "take care of its own interest." "The Philippines' claim over... Read more
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Sun Star
Palace slams Robredo for being ‘out of touch with reality’Sunday slammed Vice President Leni Robredo for her statement that “darkness" en
Sun Star / Posted an hour ago
Sunday slammed Vice President Leni Robredo for her statement that “darkness" envelops the nation. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement that Robredo's remarks during the 72nd anniversary of the Liberal Party were "completely out... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace distances itself from Alvarez's zero budget threatare against the administration's move to establish a federal government would g
Pilipino Star / Posted an hour ago
are against the administration's move to establish a federal government would get a zero budget. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the executive branch would not interfere with Congress' deliberations on charter change because of the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace won't be part of 'US-China intramural' over Panatag Shoaloffice, is keeping its hands off the issue. "We do not wish to be part of a US
Pilipino Star / Posted an hour ago
office, is keeping its hands off the issue. "We do not wish to be part of a US-China intramural," presidential spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement issued Sunday. "The United States can take care of its own interest," he added. Roque said... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace to seek full refund, damages from Sanofi over Dengvaxia messalso damages from its manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur for the health hazards arisin
Pilipino Star / Posted an hour ago
also damages from its manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur for the health hazards arising from the vaccine. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the government would seek a full refund and damages even if French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur had... Read more
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Sun Star
Palace turns down Miascor appeal not to end contract at airportto terminate its contract on behalf of its almost 4,000 regular employees who m
Sun Star / Posted 2 hours ago
to terminate its contract on behalf of its almost 4,000 regular employees who might be affected. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque assured that Miascor qualified personnel will be absorbed by other existing ground handlers. "We are concerned... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace asserts: MIASCOR contract with MIAA endedposition, noting that 4,000 of its employees would be affected by the terminati
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 hours ago
position, noting that 4,000 of its employees would be affected by the termination of the deal. But presidential spokesman Harry Roque maintained that MIASCOR no longer has a contract with the MIAA. "There is nothing to appeal as government has no... Read more
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The Manila Times
Palace rejects Miascor appeal for reinstatement of contractof a Turkish diplomat and the alleged involvement of a Miascor supervisor with
The Manila Times / Posted 3 hours ago
of a Turkish diplomat and the alleged involvement of a Miascor supervisor with illegal drugs,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement. The President’s order came after a returning overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) alleged that... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Roque says Robredo 'out of touch' over darkness shrouds Philippines remarkparty of President Rodrigo Duterte, after he won a landslide victory in the 201
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 hours ago
party of President Rodrigo Duterte, after he won a landslide victory in the 2016 presidential race. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque disagreed with Robredo, saying the vice president's remarks are "completely out of touch with the existing... Read more
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The Manila Times
PH won’t be part of ‘US-China’ intramural over Scarborough Shoal — PalaceShoal, Malacanang said on Sunday. “The United States can take care of its own
The Manila Times / Posted 4 hours ago
Shoal, Malacanang said on Sunday. “The United States can take care of its own interest,” Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said after China protested against the presence of a US warship near the disputed territory. The Philippines and... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Editing Bill of Rights not Duterte’s idea, says RoquePresidential Spokesperson Harry Roque TOTO LOZANO / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO Preside
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 hours ago
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque TOTO LOZANO / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO President Rodrigo Duterte saw no need to amend the free speech provision in the Bill of Rights, as proposed by a little-known presidential advisory committee, according to his... Read more
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The Manila Times
No Bangsamoro police force under BBL – Roquearmed and police forces under the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Malacaña
The Manila Times / Posted 19 hours ago
armed and police forces under the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Malacañang said on Saturday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque issued the statement in reaction to Buhay party-list Rep. Jose “Lito” Atienza’s declaration that several... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace won’t meddle in Cha-cha tug-of-warfor a federal form of government. “Let Congress do its job as a constitutional
Pilipino Star / Posted 19 hours ago
for a federal form of government. “Let Congress do its job as a constitutional assembly,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday at a press briefing in Aklan, even as he emphasized the administration’s desire for constitutional... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Roque reacts to prof’s dare for him to quit: ‘I have nothing to prove’Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque (Photo by JOAN BONDOC / Philippine Daily
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque (Photo by JOAN BONDOC / Philippine Daily Inquirer) I have nothing to prove. This was the reaction of presidential spokesperson Harry Roque to the challenge of his former friend and colleague, professor Danilo... Read more
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The Manila Times
More families escaped poverty in 2017 – SWSpercent of Filipino families escaped poverty while 12 percent of Filipino famil
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
percent of Filipino families escaped poverty while 12 percent of Filipino families fell into the poverty,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said in a news conference in Aklan on Saturday. “This is the reason why we are driven to inclusive development... Read more
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The Manila Times
‘No need to amend Bill of Rights’clarified that the Office of the President had no hand in the proposal to amend
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
clarified that the Office of the President had no hand in the proposal to amend the Bill of Rights. Palace spokesman Harry Roque made the clarification after Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro claimed that the recommendation to protect only the... Read more
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Sun Star
President not behind proposal to limit protection of free speechArticle 3 of the 1987 Constitution or the Bill of Rights to mandate "responsibl
Sun Star / Posted yesterday
Article 3 of the 1987 Constitution or the Bill of Rights to mandate "responsible" use of free speech, his spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said on Saturday, January 20. Roque's clarification came after House Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro had said... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte, Sison to talk peace on phoneProclamation No. 374, declaring the CPP and the New People’s Army as terrorist
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Proclamation No. 374, declaring the CPP and the New People’s Army as terrorist organizations. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque denied a news report last week in “Mindanews” that Mr. Duterte had offered to personally see Sison. Don't miss... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Carpio’s WPS opinion backedconduct scientific research in Philippine waters while refusing to recognize th
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
conduct scientific research in Philippine waters while refusing to recognize the PCA ruling. But presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the Chinese scientific expedition was irrelevant to the country’s claims in the West Philippine... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Press freedom wears black in media ralliesfreedom and democracy are alive and well in the Philippines, Malacañang said.
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
freedom and democracy are alive and well in the Philippines, Malacañang said. In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the government allows public displays of “constructive criticism” as part of people’s right to express their... Read more
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The Manila Times
Bong Go willing to attend frigate probelaws.” Malacañang earlier said it welcomed a Senate investigation to clear up t
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
laws.” Malacañang earlier said it welcomed a Senate investigation to clear up the matter. In a statement, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Senate had the prerogative to investigate. “A Senate investigation is a welcome move to determine... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Filipino journalists rally to defend press freedomprotesters carried banners saying "fight the Duterte dictatorship" and "defend
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
protesters carried banners saying "fight the Duterte dictatorship" and "defend press freedom". Duterte's spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement that the demonstration showed "that freedom is alive and democracy is alive in the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
UP prof to Roque: Dump Duterte and return to our foldPresidential Spokesperson Harry Roque What happened to you, Harry? This was t
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque What happened to you, Harry? This was the question of University of the Philippines (UP) professor Danilo Arao to his former good friend and colleague, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who used to be an... Read more
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The Manila Times
Palace welcomes protest calling for press freedomwelcomed a scheduled “Black Friday” protest that calls for defending press free
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
welcomed a scheduled “Black Friday” protest that calls for defending press freedom in the Philippines. Palace spokesman Harry Roque was referring to the protest organized by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines four days after... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Go willing to face accusers in 'Congress, courtroom even basketball court'accusations against me," Go said, who has vehemently denied his involvement in
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
accusations against me," Go said, who has vehemently denied his involvement in the issue. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque expressed confidence on Go's innocence in the issue and insisted that he would testify to attest that he did not... Read more
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The Manila Times
Palace welcomes Senate probe on frigate projectinvestigation is a welcome move to determine if Aquino government committed any
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
investigation is a welcome move to determine if Aquino government committed any anomalies in the bidding,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said in a text message sent to reporters. Opposition senators have filed Senate Resolution 584 directing the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Palace belittles as ‘fiction’ HRW report on PH’s ‘worst’ rights situationPresidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Malacañang has brushed aside as “fiction
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Malacañang has brushed aside as “fiction” a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, describing the human rights situation in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte as the “worst” since the lifting of Martial... Read more
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Sun Star
'Black Friday' protests show democracy is alive, says RoqueProtests for Press Freedom" following the revocation of news site Rappler's r
Sun Star / Posted 2 days ago
Protests for Press Freedom" following the revocation of news site Rappler's registration. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said the protest actions initiated by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) and will... Read more
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Sun Star
'Black Friday' protests mean democracy is alive, says RoqueProtests for Press Freedom" following the revocation of news site Rappler's r
Sun Star / Posted 2 days ago
Protests for Press Freedom" following the revocation of news site Rappler's registration. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said the protest actions initiated by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) and will... Read more
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Pilipino Star
'Black Friday' protest shows freedom, democracy alivecriticism as part of full exercise of the protesters’ rights to express their g
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
criticism as part of full exercise of the protesters’ rights to express their grievances,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Friday. Roque had earlier said that a government move to revoke the business registration of news website... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Palace: Freedom, democracy very much alive in PH with Black Friday mass actionPresidential Spokesperson Harry Roque TOTO LOZANO / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO The Bla
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque TOTO LOZANO / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO The Black Friday Protest in defense of press freedom is a proof that freedom and democracy are very much alive in the Philippines, Malacañang said on Friday. Presidential... Read more
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Sun Star
Palace welcomes Senate plan to probe Navy projectto look into the controversial P15.7-billion frigate acquisition project of the
Sun Star / Posted 2 days ago
to look into the controversial P15.7-billion frigate acquisition project of the Philippine Navy. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. believed that the planned Senate investigation would help determine the supposed anomalies committed by the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Palace welcomes probe into PH Navy’s P15.7B frigates purchasea welcome move to determine if (the) Aquino government committed any anomalies
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
a welcome move to determine if (the) Aquino government committed any anomalies in the bidding,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in text message to reporters. Opposition senators have filed Resolution No. 584, directing the Senate... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Rappler: NBI probe a fishing expeditionagainst Special Adviser to the President Bong Go appears to be a defense by way
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
against Special Adviser to the President Bong Go appears to be a defense by way of an offense,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said in a press briefing in Legazpi City, Albay. He said Malacañang need not investigate the unwarranted reports... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Rody welcomes envoys from Serbia, SoKor, Tanzaniaof credentials. The President was joined by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Pet
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
of credentials. The President was joined by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and presidential spokesman Harry Roque. Prior to the presentation of their credentials to the President, the three new ambassadors were accorded... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Int’l journos slam SEC ruling vs Rappler; asks UN, Asean to make a standmedia groups, saying the move was an attack to press freedom. Centerlaw, the fo
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
media groups, saying the move was an attack to press freedom. Centerlaw, the former law firm of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, said that the SEC decision was unconstitutional for denying Rappler due process as it was a form of prior... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Japanese security expert backs Carpio on Philippine Rise issuesaid. “China is cherry-picking and not taking Unclos as one package deal.” ADV
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
said. “China is cherry-picking and not taking Unclos as one package deal.” ADVERTISEMENT In response, Palace spokesperson Harry Roque said Mr. Duterte’s decision to let Beijing explore the rise, a 13-million-hectare underwater plateau in the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Excellent’ net satisfaction rating for admin performance, says SWSteam to continue working hard to lay down the conditions of a peaceful and pros
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
team to continue working hard to lay down the conditions of a peaceful and prosperous nation,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press briefing in Legazpi City. Roque pointed out that the rating was a record high. “Our people... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte warns of ‘many Marawis’ if Bangsamoro law is not passedof session. We will try to pass the BBL in third and final reading,” Zubiri sai
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
of session. We will try to pass the BBL in third and final reading,” Zubiri said. ADVERTISEMENT Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the proposed BBL was “certified urgent” by the President last year. Quoting House Muslim affairs committee... Read more
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Minda News
Castro says proposal to amend Consti guarantee of free press, speech came from Palace; Pimentel says no need to amendSecretariat. The office is actually named Presidential Human Rights Committee S
Minda News / Posted 2 days ago
Secretariat. The office is actually named Presidential Human Rights Committee Secretariat. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights, said the proposal did not come from his office. “I cannot... Read more
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Sun Star
Bzzzzz: Can house amend charter if the senate won’t join?the information, if indeed Davide gave them. Roque and ‘Flash Report’ A news
Sun Star / Posted 2 days ago
the information, if indeed Davide gave them. Roque and ‘Flash Report’ A news reporters group asked Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque to identify culprits in the circulation of the false news by “Cebu Flash Report” about an alleged bomb placed... Read more
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The Manila Times
Admin gets record-high SWS ratinghelping the poor and building and maintenance of public works, foreign relation
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
helping the poor and building and maintenance of public works, foreign relations and providing jobs,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said in a news conference in Albay on Thursday. “This excellent public confidence will continue to motivate the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
BBL to be based on ’87 Constitution — solonfirst. In his words, ‘mahirap na kung magsimula ang Charter change para mapatup
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
first. In his words, ‘mahirap na kung magsimula ang Charter change para mapatupad pa iyong BBL,’” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press briefing on Monday. Congress eyes to change the Constitution within the next four months so the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Record-high ‘excellent’ rating to motivate Duterte gov’t, says RoqueStation survey showing an excellent satisfaction rating of the Duterte administ
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Station survey showing an excellent satisfaction rating of the Duterte administration at +70,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a televised press briefing in Albay. The SWS survey from December 8 to 16 showed 79 percent of Filipinos... Read more
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Inquirier.net
De Lima tells Roque: Don’t be proud of Duterte’s powerSenator Leila de Lima (left) and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. INQUIRE
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Senator Leila de Lima (left) and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. INQUIRER FILES Senator Leila De Lima criticized Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday for saying President Rodrigo Duterte could have sent the military to padlock... Read more
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Sun Star
Duterte administration gets highest satisfaction rating so far("very good" +62), D ("excellent +71), and E ("very good" +66). In a press con
Sun Star / Posted 3 days ago
("very good" +62), D ("excellent +71), and E ("very good" +66). In a press conference in Albay, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. welcomed the poll results, which showed "the highest net satisfaction rating received by any administration... Read more
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Inquirier.net
DND clears top Duterte aide of meddling in warship deal“was already a done deal in 2016 during the time of former President (Benigno)
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
“was already a done deal in 2016 during the time of former President (Benigno) Aquino (III).” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that the acquisition memorandum for the project was entered into on June 7, 2013. Approved by Gazmin On... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte, Rappler clash over fake news, press freedomMalacañang ordered him to pursue the case against Rappler, saying he was “just
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Malacañang ordered him to pursue the case against Rappler, saying he was “just doing [his] job.” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Wednesday defended Mr. Duterte’s lengthy rant the day before against Rappler and other news organizations he... Read more
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Pilipino Star
NBI starts criminal probe of Rappleris curtailing press freedom after the SEC revoked Rappler’s license to operate
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
is curtailing press freedom after the SEC revoked Rappler’s license to operate last Monday. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque, however, refused to comment on the moves at the House of Representatives to push for the provision that would... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Joma Sison gives up on talking peace with DutertePresident Duterte. Sison said Duterte should undergo psychiatric examination w
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
President Duterte. Sison said Duterte should undergo psychiatric examination while his “parrot,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque, should have his head and mouth examined. “At this juncture, I must say that it is too difficult or impossible... Read more
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