Roque warns corrupt officials: ‘Magtago na kayo’
Now that senatorial aspirant Harry Roque is part of the People’s Reform Party (PRP), he vowed on Wednesday to revive the legacy that the late Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago left.
The PRP was founded by Santiago back in 1991.
Roque said that a senatorial aspirant running under PRP should have “leadership qualities” such as integrity and valor.
These qualities, according to Roque, were proven by Santiago during her political years.
“Hindi lang po kasikatan ang kinakailangan, meron din qualification: may napatunayang kakayahan, merong katapangan; at ito po yung mga leadership qualities na binigyan naman ng katuparan ni Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago na siyang nagtatag ng People’s Reform Party.
(Popularity is not necessary but qualification is; you need to be proven to have abilities and bravery, and these are the leadership qualities that Senator Santiago possessed.)
“So asahan niyo po na bagama’t hindi natin kasama physically si Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, ‘yung kanyang paninilbihan ay magpapatuloy po, bibigyan po natin buhay ‘yan at ipagpapatuloy po natin yoong katapatan, katalinuhan, at integridad na ipinakita niya sa kongreso,” he added.
(So you can expect that even though Senator Santiago is no longer with us physically, we will continue her service and give life to it and carry on her honesty, intelligence, and integrity that she showed in Congress.)
Roque then warned corrupt officials in government of the PRP’s comeback in the political scene.
“Ang aking babala sa mga corrupt, sa mga bobo, sa mga tiwali sa gobyerno: magtago na kayo at babalik ang People’s Reform Party sa ating gobyerno,” he said.
(My warning to the corrupt and stupid people in government is for them to hide because the People’s Reform Party is coming back to our government.)
Roque filed his certificate of candidacy for senator on Wednesday before noon, two days after he personally announced that he would run as a representative of Luntiang Pilipinas party-list. /je
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