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Harry Roque confirms karaoke singing video, slammed for being insensitive

Roque said in a response to his critics who attacked him for singing “Pare Ko,” a popular song by the Eraserheads amid the damages caused by the calamity.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque has advised his critics to continue helping in any way they can the victims of Typhoon Ulysses. He said this after a video of him singing without a face mask circulated on social media.

“Just when I thought I could unload a little after a hectic week/s, my unremarkable singing as a means of unloading goes public and I get a beating,” Roque said in a response to his critics who attacked him for singing “Pare Ko,” a popular song by the Eraserheads amid the damages caused by the calamity.

“Having said this, let us go back to the most pressing matter at the moment, which is providing the much-needed assistance to our distressed brothers and sisters in the aftermath of typhoon Ulysses,” he added.

He also shared that the people of Cagayan Valley will also receive donations from his family.

“As I speak, my family and I are preparing/repacking 600 bags of rice for donation in Alcala, Cagayan Valley where my friend and previous law partner and his family reside. Let us unite, help, and be kind to our fellow Filipinos,” he said.

Staunch Duterte critic Francis Baraan IV shared the video online with tremendous disapproval.

“Habang namamatay mga bata at nalulunod sa delubyo, habang nagsisisigaw mga tao at humihingi ng saklolo, ang ginagawa mo lang pala kagabi ay nagkakaraoke?!” Baraan said in a tweet.

Kevin Manalo hopes that Roque and his friends observed IATF health guidelines, but it seems they didn’t, based on the video.

Callalily vocalist Kean Cipriano couldn’t believe Roque would do such a thing when the Filipino people are suffering.

Comedian Pipay Kipayy thinks it was insensitive for Roque to be having fun at a time like this.

Roque looked really bad on this one.

The Department of Health (DOH) earlier cautioned the public of karaoke singing because according to studies, this kind of activity has a higher chance of spreading COVID-19 as opposed to just talking and breathing.

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His reason came off as irrational.

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The agricultural sector has already incurred over a billion pesos of damages because of Typhoon Ulysses.


Nearly 40 people have lost their lives.

Written by JO-EST B. TAN

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