Did Duterte really punch a wall? Roque says he’s not aware of it | Inquirer News

Did Duterte really punch a wall? Roque says he’s not aware of it

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 07:27 PM March 16, 2018
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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC)


Punching a wall?


Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday said he was not aware that President Rodrigo Duterte punched a wall in Malacañang over his anger on the dismissal of the Department of Justice (DOJ)  of the complaints against alleged drug lords.

Roque’s comment was sought after Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa bared  Friday that Duterte punched a wall in Malacañang when got word that a DOJ panel has found the evidence against Cebu businessman Peter Lim and self-confessed drug dealer Kerwin Espinosa, including several suspected drug traders, was weak – thus clearing them of the criminal charges.


“Hindi ko alam kung nangyari ‘yan. Kung noong [Martes] ’yan, hindi kami naghiwalay ni Pangulo,” Roque told INQUIRER.net in a phone interview.

(I really don’t know if that really happened. If it was last Tuesday, I was with the President.)

Dela Rosa was in Malacañang on Tuesday for the joint command conference of the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Roque said he was with the President until 12 midnight but he did not see Duterte punching a wall.

Dela Rosa, however, did not provide further details about Duterte punching a wall at the Palace./ac

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