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Quo vadis, Harry?

ROQUE GOES ON LEAVE AFTER DUTERTE ‘QUIT SENATE DREAM’ ADVICE
By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 09:21 AM October 08, 2018

Harry Roque. INQUIRER FILE / JOAN BONDOC

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has gone on leave starting Monday, October 8, a member of his staff announced.

The announcement came a few days after President Rodrigo Duterte said that he should quit his Senate ambition because “he would not win.” The President instead offered him a new job in Malacañang.

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

“Pls be advised that Presidential Spokesperson will be on leave starting today, Monday, October 8. All requests for statements kindly post here for his corresponding response. Thank you,” Director Dennis Ting of the Presidential Communication Operations Office told Malacañang reporters in an advisory Monday morning.

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Ting, who is assigned to the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson, gave no reason for Roque’s sudden leave.

On Friday, Roque said in a press briefing that he would need the weekend to think about his options whether to run for senator in the 2019 midterm elections or accept President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer of a new job. /cbb

READ:  Roque ponders future as Duterte doubts he’ll be elected senator

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