I HAVE NOT RE­SIGNED: ROQUE

Kabayan party-list, in a state­ment, claimed that Roque, sent feel­ers to be its nom­i­nee in the 2019 elec­tions.

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Manila - On the first day of the fil­ing of cer­tifi­cates of can­di­dacy for the 2019 mid-term elec­tions, Pres­i­den­tial Spokesper­son Harry Roque Jr. clar­i­fied that he has not re­signed as Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte’s spokesper­son.

“I have not re­signed,” Roque said in a text mes­sage sent to Palace re­porters.

The Palace of­fi­cial made the state­ment as Kabayan Party-list, which he used to rep­re­sent, claimed that he has sent feel­ers about want­ing to rep­re­sent the group again.

Roque de­nied the Kabayan’s claim, say­ing that it was “ab­so­lutely false”.

Roque, who as­sumed the post as pres­i­den­tial spokesper­son in Novem­ber 2017, was ear­lier of­fered by Duterte to as­sume the role of Press Sec­re­tary, a po­si­tion which has yet to be re-es­tab­lished.

Be­liev­ing that Roque is de­ter­mined to seek an elec­tive post, Duterte on Oc­to­ber 9 changed his mind and said he was con­sid­er­ing Chief Pres­i­den­tial Le­gal Coun­sel Sal­vador Panelo for the post.

Ear­lier Wed­nes­day, Sen­a­tor Aquilino Pi­mentel III an­nounced that Roque was in­cluded in the sen­a­to­rial slate of the rul­ing Par­tido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).

Kabayan party-list, in a state­ment, claimed that Roque, sent feel­ers to be its nom­i­nee in the 2019 elec­tions.

“We were not sur­prised on re­ceiv­ing a feeler through a mem­ber of our Board on the de­sire of for­mer Pres­i­den­tial Spokesper­son Harry Roque to be a nom­i­nee of Kabayan party-list in the 2019 elec­tions,” it said.

“Un­for­tu­nately, Mr. Roque is no longer a mem­ber of Kabayan Partylist as he was re­moved in Jan­uary 2017... None­the­less, we fully sup­port Mr. Roque’s dream of be­com­ing a Sen­a­tor, and Kabayan Partylist wishes him all the best, should he file his Cer­tifi­cate of Can­di­dacy,” it added.

“Ab­so­lutely false”. Pres­i­den­tial Spokesper­son HARRY ROQUE on claims that he sent feel­ers to Kabayan Party-list want­ing to rep­re­sent the group again

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