No government post offered to Roque, so far

/ 01:35 PM March 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines—More than a month since his withdrawal from the Senate race, former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Monday that no Cabinet or government position has been offered to him so far by President Rodrigo Duterte.

“Wala pa. I’m still enjoying myself being a strawberry farmer,” Roque told INQUIRER.net in a chance interview after his attendance at the kick-off ceremony of the 7th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law .


Just days before the start of the campaign season in February, Roque withdrew his Senate bid after undergoing cardiovascular rehabilitation

READ: Where to, Harry?


Roque, a former human rights lawyer and Kabayan party-list representative, has defended Duterte’s controversial remarks for almost a year before deciding to seek a Senate seat.

After announcing his withdrawal from the May midterm elections, Roque said he is open to returning to the Duterte Cabinet.

“It depends on what it is, of course,” Roque said when asked if he would accept a government post from the President.

“But that’s being presumptuous,” he added. / gsg

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