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Reason Behind Withdraw of the Senatorial Candidacy of Harry Roque

HARRY ROQUE – Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque revealed the reason behind his withdrawal of his senatorial candidacy in the 2019 election.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) recently released the final list of senatorial candidates for the 2019 election. The local and national bid will take place in May.

In the list released by the Comelec, 63 names remained out of more than 70 candidates in the partial list released a week ago.

Following the releasing of the final list, one candidate withdrew his senatorial candidacy for the upcoming 2019 election. The said candidate is former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.

HARRY ROQUE
Photo Courtesy of Joan Bondoc / Philippine Daily Inquirer

Through a Facebook post, Harry Roque announced his withdrawal of his senatorial candidacy. He also revealed the reason behind his decision to cancel his election bid.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
Photo lifted from The Manila Times

Roque cited his health as the reason. According to the former presidential spokesperson, he recently undergone a heart operation and came to deal with his real physical situation.

Meanwhile, he expressed his gratitude to everyone who supported his candidacy. According to him, he wanted to run for senator as he wanted to serve in a way he knows best.

Roque also stated that regardless of what others may think, those he has worked with in the private and public sectors can attest his intention of running for a post in the Senate.

Harry Roque assured that despite the withdrawal of his candidacy for senator in the 2019 election, he will continue to support President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his administration.

Ikinalulungkot ko pong sabihin na akin pong inaatras ang aking pagtakbo bilang senador.Kamakailan, ako ay sumailalim…

Posted by Harry Roque on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Here are some of the reactions of the netizens on the post of Roque:

Danilo Redoble: “Sad. Take care atty. roque, we pray for you and hope everything well be okey.”

Bernard Taroc: “Ok lang bro maybe it is not yet time. May mas magandang plano si Lord sayo

Kap Ver San Pedro: “[G]et well soon sir”

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