Hollow blocks for stubborn critics
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.