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Leni Robredo Says Harry Roque Had “No Right” To Berate Doctors

LENI ROBREDO – Vice President Leni Robredo said Harry Roque had no right to bully nor humiliate doctors who are trying to help the government address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recently, a video of presidential spokesperson Harry Roque during a zoom meeting with Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases went viral online. In the video obtained by Inquirer, he can be heard yelling at a group of doctors who are asking the government to impose a 2-week hard lockdown because hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s mouthpiece received a tongue-lashing from the medical community, netizens, and celebrities after he castigated doctors in a meeting. He immediately apologized for causing offense but he still stood by his statements objecting to the doctors’ proposal.

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In a previous article, Angel Locsin questioned Harry Roque’s manner of raising his concern. She asked why he scolded the health experts after making them attend to ask for their opinions.

Vice President Leni Robredo also shared her opinion on Roque’s viral video. In her weekly radio show on DZXL on Sunday, Sept. 12, she defended the doctors who got an earful from Roque.

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Leni Robredo said Harry Roque has no right to bully nor humiliate doctors. She added that the meeting is an avenue for different sectors to discuss the pandemic policies and how they can serve the public better.

“Kung mayroong ibang tao na kausap mo na iba ‘yung pagtingin sa mga bagay, wala ka namang karapatan na mag-react the way na si Secretary Roque did. Kaya nga may IATF para mapakinggan lahat…”

Kung hindi ka agree, okay naman sabihin mong hindi ka agree. Pero wala kang karapatan na mambully, mambastos,” she added.

Leni Robredo
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Leni Robredo noted that the spokesperson’s anger is “misplaced” as the health experts only represent their sectors which is the frontline of the health crisis. The politician further said that if there was anyone who is politicizing amid the health crisis, it was those running the government under Duterte.

“Parang sinasabi ni Secretary Roque na ‘yung oposisyon daw gusto mag-fail ang government. ‘Di ba kalokohan? ‘Pag nag-fail ‘yung government, pati oposisyon damay…”

“Sino ba naman mag-wi-wish na mag-fail ‘yung gobyerno sa panahon na ‘to… Kung mayroong namomolitika, sila ‘yun,” she added.

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