In recent weeks, Roque has found himself having to explain yet again controversial pronouncements by…
Former Palace Spokesperson Ernesto Abella once said President Rodrigo Duterte “speaks rather forcefully” but has good intentions. (VERA FILES YEARENDER: Explaining the president: He says, they say)
Current spokesperson Harry Roque, echoing the words of another Palace official, said Duterte’s words should be taken “seriously but not literally.” (A year under Duterte: Explaining the president)
Watch this video to see how else both made sense of the president’s controversial pronouncements.