- Harry Roque admitted that he thinks that he’d be a more qualified law-maker than Mocha Uson.
- He has recently filed for candidacy for the lower house.
In a recent episode of Gandang Gabi Vice, Harry Roque answered questions regarding his interest in running for a position in the Senate.
The former Presidential Spokesperson admitted that he does want to take part in the upcoming 2019 midterm elections, however, he would need the support of his then boss, President Rodrigo Duterte.
Although at that time, the designation he wants to try for was still undetermined, comedian and host Vice Ganda asked him a difficult question. “So kunwari ho, isa nalang natitirang slot sa senado. Kunwari, meron nang 11 na sakto. Yun na, 11 na. Tapos dalawa kayo, isa nalang ang natitira. Dalawa nalang kayo ni Mocha Uson ang pinag-pipilian. Sino sa palagay niyo ang dapat manalo sa inyo ni Mocha Uson?”
Roque immediately answered, “Edi syempre ako.”
When he was asked why, he said that because he has qualifications as the Senate’s job is to make laws. “Hindi lang naman ako abogado. Nagtuturo pa ako ng batas at yung isang taon at kalahati na ako’y naging mambabatas, ako na yung pinaka-maraming batas na naisabatas na naka-apekto sa pang-araw araw na buhay ng mga Pilipino.”
Vice asked the question again, and Roque confidently answered, “Hindi lang kay Mocha o kaya kahit sino pa sa kanilang tumatakbo sa Senado.”
This earned applause from the live audience of the show.
Roque recently filed his certificate of candidacy to run as a representative of party-list Luntiang Pilipinas.