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Ayaw kasi mawala sa Malacañang? Duterte to Roque: ‘Di ka mananalo!

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte said his spokesman has no fighting chance to win as senator in the 2019 midterm elections.

“Si (Harry) Roque (Jr.) gusto mag senador. Sabi ko, ‘Tama ka na. T*** i** diyan. Standby ka’,” said Duterte in a speech before alumni of the Philippine Military Academy on Thursday.

“Bigyan kita ibang trabaho. Hindi ka manalo diyan,” the chief executive said.

He also revealed that the military is not keen on supporting Roque’s senatorial bid.

“‘Yung mga sundalo ayaw sa iyo. Itinuro ko kayo at saka si (Solicitor General Jose) Calida. Sundalo ayaw sa iyo,” Duterte said.

Earlier, Roque, who ranked 29th to 36th place in the recent Pulse Asia survey on possible senatorial bets, said he requested to talk to the chief executive about his plan to run for political office.