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Oops I did it again! Duterte calls Roque ‘senator’

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President Rodrigo Duterte made his spokesperson’s political plans known Thursday (June 14) when he uttered what could also be taken as a veiled endorsement.

In a speech before newly elected barangay chiefs of CALABARZON, Duterte called Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque a senator.

“Senator Harry Roque Jr. — eh Presidential Spokesperson pala. Palagi akong nagkakamali, sir, sa totohanan,” Duterte said, drawing cheers from the audience.

Roque has long been rumored to running for senator in 2019, though he has yet to confirm it.

The abogado said he is still praying about his political plans because he does not yet have the war chest needed to mount a nationwide campaign.