Right after proclaiming Malacañang’s (and the country’s “win,” as he clarified) against the University of the Philippines’ COVID-19 case prediction, Harry Roque received attention once again after certain photos made waves online, featuring the spokesperson visiting Subic Bay’s Ocean Adventure, sitting next to two dolphins.
Originally posted on the marine park’s Facebook, the now-deleted photo set also featured Roque without a face mask while in conversation with two persons. However, according to the spokesperson, no quarantine protocols were violated during the visit—but he did apologize to anyone who had been offended.
“Hindi po ako bumibisita doon, taga doon po ako. I’m trying to wrap up ‘yung mga negosyo ko noong wala pa ako sa gobyerno na hindi ko naman magawa noong sarado pa ang Bataan,” Roque said. “Wala pong nalabag pero kung meron pong mga na-offend paumanhin po. I can assure po dahil paulit-ulit naman nating sinasabi ang rules pero paumahin pa rin po kung hindi nagustuhan ang mga larawan.”
Roque clarified in a DZMM Telaradyo interview today that he passed by the marine park while on his way back to his Bataan farm. According to Inquirer, the spokesperson was given permission to travel due to his agribusiness.
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Photo from Inquirer.net