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Can he win? Harry Roque may run for senator because of New York City fiasco

Netizens do not see him winning, highlighting that even the supporters of the Duterte administration do not like him. 

After Filipino-American members of the Bayan-USA and US-based human rights groups protested his nomination to the UN International Law Commission (ILC) in New York City, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said he has “found resolve” to run for Senate in next year’s national elections.

Roque said he’d like to prevent the “extremist groups” allies from getting elected in an ABS CBN News Channel interview.

“When I found out what the extremist groups did, I found a resolve to actually run. Why? Because I don’t want to see their allies elected to office,” he said

He argued that he couldn’t be labeled a “war criminal” because he had advocated for human rights.

“I felt, enough is enough. I’m not going to be bullied by these people, and if I have to, I will stand for the elections to prove that the people support me,” he added.

However, netizens do not see him winning, highlighting that even the supporters of the Duterte administration do not like him.

It seems like Roque has nowhere to go.

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Roque is also known as a bully. He recently exploded on health workers and is known to brush off media personnel.

His decision to seek a seat in the Senate depends on President Rodrigo Duterte and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

Roque previously said he’d only for senator if Duterte-Carpio decided to succeed her father.

But Duterte-Carpio has made it clear that she’d rather be mayor of Davao City once more.


The People’s Reform Party (PRP) would be more than happy to include Roque in its senatorial slate.

Written by Gianni Russo

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