Hol­low blocks for stub­born crit­ics

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OLLOW blocks are im­por­tant com­po­nents in the con­struc­tion of houses and build­ings.

There is a high de­mand for hol­low blocks be­cause of the on­go­ing con­struc­tion boom in the prov­ince.

De­mand for hol­low blocks is fur­ther ex­pected to hike after brand new pres­i­den­tial spokesper­son Harry Roque found a new use for them.

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Roque has threat­ened to throw hol­low blocks, not stones, at the Pres­i­dent’s stub­born crit­ics.

In an in­ter­view with Com­mu­ni­ca­tions As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary Mocha Uson over the week­end, he said, “I’m giv­ing no­tice to those shame­less in­di­vid­u­als who en­gage in slan­der. Be­ware now be­cause your at­tacks will not go unan­swered any­more. I will not only throw rocks at you--hol­low blocks will also hit you.”

Mark his words. Hol­low blocks will also hit slan­der­ers. That means some­thing will hit them first.

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Many peo­ple may ques­tion Roque’s choice of pro­jec­tiles as very few were known to have been hit by hol­low blocks.

There’s also no ex­tant study on the accuracy of us­ing a hol­low block as a pro­jec­tile.

But we will soon know when the first hol­low blocks fly.

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Roque said he was ad­dress­ing Uson’s 5.5 mil­lion fol­low­ers when she asked for his mes­sage to the Die-hard Duterte Sup­port­ers (DDS).

Roque said he made the re­mark to as­sure the DDS he would de­fend Pres­i­dent Rody Duterte from “un­just crit­i­cisms” even if he did not sup­port the lat­ter’s pres­i­den­tial bid in the last May 2016 elec­tions.

Roque backed the pres­i­den­tial bid of for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Je­jo­mar Bi­nay.

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But hol­low blocks aside, pol­i­tics re­ally makes strange bed­fel­lows.

No, Roque, who styles him­self as a hu­man rights lawyer, need not go to bed with any­one.

Yet he now finds him­self as the spokesman of some­one who is un­der scru­tiny for his stand on hu­man rights.

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