Totoo ba ‘yan? Netizens react to Roque’s ‘fist pose’ with Pinoy fishermen
The recent press briefing of presidential spokesperson Harry Roque for the Malacañang Press Corps on June 11 drew flak from netizens. They have noted how the abogado tried to deflect from the truth about the harassment being experienced by Filipino fishermen in Panatag Shoal from the Chinese Coast Guard.
Roque brought to the briefing the 3 fishermen from Masinloc, Zambales to—in his office’s own words—”attest to the benefits brought about by the Duterte administration’s approach to China.”
In turn, netizens criticized Roque for being a sellout and for using the poor fishermen to forward his own agenda.
So—Who’s in whose side?