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Roque eyes anew legislative comeback, says he’s ‘fit’ to run for Senate in 2022 polls

By Deighton Acuin

PHOTO: Harry Roque FB

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque seems to be eyeing anew for legislative comeback as he said that he is “fit” to file a candidacy for the Senate, again.

“(Now), I believe I am really in good health. In 2019, I filed (a certificate of candidacy) but I didn’t continue because I had health issues,” Roque told reporters during a consultative meeting organized by Representative Anthony Bravo and Benjie Oliva of the Kooperatiba Kahugpungan sa mga Mag-uuma ug Mangingisda sa Pilipinas (KOOP KAMPI) in Panglao, Bohol.

Oliva said KOOP KAMPI will throw support for Roque should President Rodrigo Duterte’s mouthpiece run as senatorial candidate in the 2022 national elections.



“We need him in the Senate. He can be a good senator for us,” said Oliva.

Roque then said he would seek medical consultation first before pursuing the bid. He did not reveal if he is one of the senatorial picks of Davao City Mayor and first daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio, who earlier expressed willingness to run as the country’s chief executive next year.

Moreover, he said the People’s Reform Party (PRP), a party founded by late former Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, will seek alliance with Duterte-Carpio’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP).

It was in 2019 when Roque ran for senator but backtracked due to “unstable angina coronary disease” and President Duterte offered him a government post instead.

“If there are no further obstacles such as another health obstacle, I think I would (run for senator),” the Palace official said.