Does Harry Roque intend to run for the next election?
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque was asked about speculations that he will run for Senator in the 2022 elections.
As early as now, political plans appeared to have been laid out already for the next poll. Several names in the political arena already surfaced as possible candidates in various positions such as Senator Manny Pacquiao and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.
One of those names was Roque. Based on the report from Inquirer, the Presidential Spokesperson answered speculations about his supposed political plan in the future.
On November 26, Governor Danilo Suarez, during a press briefing, addressed Roque as Senator. Then, the governor said, “Secretary pa pala, sa 2022 pa.”
However, on Tuesday, Harry Roque denied that he will run the next elections. He said that after President Rodrigo Duterte’s term, he intends to have his private life back.
He said that after he has seen the attacks on social media and mainstream media, he prefers a private life after his service in the government under the administration of Duterte.
“Alam niyo po, buong buhay ko [You know what, all my life] I’ve always been a private person. I only became a government employee when I became congressman in 2016. I’m happy to say that ‘I have been there, done that’ and I look forward to having my privacy again come 2022,” Spox said.
To recall, Harry Roque filed his senatorial candidacy in 2019 but he backed out before the campaign period started due to health reasons. Later on, he was back as the Presidential Spokesperson.
Before Duterte assumed the presidency, he was a Kabayan representative but he stepped down to be the spokesperson of the Chief Executive.
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