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Duterte tells Roque to forget Senate run; offers him new job

By: October 05,2018 - 09:41 PM

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has told Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque to quit his Senate ambition and offered him a new job in government instead.

“Ayan sila si Roque, gusto mag-senador. Sabi ko, ‘Tama ka na…Standby ka. Bigyan kita ibang trabaho. Hindi ka manalo diyan,’” Duterte said in a speech before members of the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association, Inc. in Malacañang on Thursday.

According to Mr. Duterte, the military doesn’t like Roque.

“Ah ‘yung mga sundalo ayaw sa iyo,” he said.

Sought for his comment, Roque said he would think about the President’s offer to him this weekend.

“While there was no categorical agreement on what to do, I did say I will consider it and I wanted the weekend to think it over,” Roque said in a Palace briefing.

Asked what position was offered to him, the Presidential mouthpiece said the post is still non-existent.

“What I’m saying is because wala pa pong ganung position. It’s a suggestion made by the senators and it came from the Senate President, and I understand that they in fact had discussed about this matter. That much I know,” he said.

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