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Roque tells priest who jokes about Duterte getting sick: Shame on you


By Prince Golez

“Nakakahiya ka po, Father.”

President Duterte’s spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. made this remark after a priest said he wants the chief executive to get sick.

“Kakaiba po ‘yan. Hindi ko po alam kung ano ang pananampalataya ng paring ‘yan. Pero (ang) Kristiyano po hindi magadarasal para magkasakit ang isang tao,” Roque said in a press briefing in Jordan.

On Thursday, Father Noel Gatchalian, during a mass for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and his supporters at the Senate, joked about praying for the President to get sick.

The Palace official said Father Gatchalian’s action “does not speak well of the Christian faith.”

“Nakakahiya ka po, Father. Siguro po umalis ka na sa pagiging pari,” he added.

Duterte is currently in the Hashemite Kingdom for a three-day official trip.

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