Roque admits Pres. Duterte controversial 'Kiss' to a woman in South Korea 'Inappropriate'

The former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque admitted that the controversial kiss of President Duterte to the OFW woman in South Korea during his visit is inappropriate.


Roque appeared in television interview in Gandang Gabi Vice, hosted by the comedian and show host Vice Ganda. When asked whether he thinks the President has said or done anything inappropriate, Roque quickly cited an incident.

 It can be recalled that the President was criticized about his actions during his South Korea visit after kissing a woman on the lips in a meet and greet event on June.


"Unang una 'yung kissing, akala ko mamamatay ako nun. Ang feeling ko dun dapat tumakbo ako at hilahin siya," he said.

But Roque explained that he defended the President however, it was his duty to do so.

"Eh trabaho ko yun eh. Trabaho ko talaga yun," he said.

"Naniniwala ako na kinakailangan pagsilbihan ang taong bayan sa pamamagitan ng pagsisilbi sa presidente at kinakailangan naman na depensahan sya kung wala naman talaga siyang ginawang masama," he added.

However, Roque downplayed the issue saying, the kiss was merely Duterte's sweetness toward Filipino workers.

Harry Roque on Monday announced that he would run as party-list representative in the 2019 midterm elections.



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