Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the House committee vote to kill the franchise application of ABS-CBN should not be a cause for concern to other media entities. | @LeilasINQ
roque'>Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque made this claim despite the House of Representatives being dominated by allies of Duterte, and despite the decision on ABS-CBN being an effect of the President's persistent threats to the network and press freedom. READ:
WATCH: Roque explains why Duterte’s taped message was aired at 1 AM
CONTEXT: President Duterte on the ABS-CBN franchise. [Dec. 3, 2019] Duterte to ABS-CBN: ‘I will see to it that you are out’ Read: [July 10, 2020] Palace ‘neutral,’ ABS-CBN’s franchise solely in hands of Congress – Roque Read:
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa slams Duterte spokesperson HarryRoque's statement that the President is supportive of press freedom: "To say that President Duterte values freedom of the press is misleading at best; a lie at worst."
UP pala ang kalaban? 🧐 Actor Luis Manzano takes a jab at Presidential Spokesperson HarryRoque’s statement “congratulating” the Philippines for beating the University of the Philippines’ (UP) prediction of 40k cases by the end of June.
'Stop misrepresenting': Taipei calls out Roque after he says Taiwan 'is part of China'
roque'>Sitio San Roque residents finally get aid, believe it's because of their protest