Harry Roque Breaks Silence on Viral Fist-Pumping Cheer Over PH’s COVID-19 Performance

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque’s Statement on PH’s COVID-19 Performance Goes Viral

HARRY ROQUE – The Presidential Spokesperson broke his silence on his viral fist-pumping cheer over the performance of the Philippines on COVID-19 fight.

Philippines is one of the nations dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic now. More than 37,000 cases of coronavirus were recorded in the country and new cases are still coming up daily.

Out of the 37,514 cases of COVID-19 in PH, the Department of Health (DOH) said that the death toll is at 1,266 now. The total recoveries is at 10,233 now.

The whole country is under a community quarantine now. The strictest measure implemented now is the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Cebu City.

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Previously, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque spoke on the performance of the Philippines against the COVID-19 pandemic. According to him, the country is winning against the UP predictions. He even made a fist-pumping gesture.

UP predicted that the coronavirus cases in the country will reach 40,000 at the end of June. The Spokesman denied the allegations that there are over 10,000 COVID-19 backlogs.


The statement and the fist-pumping gesture of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque went viral on social media. Some people were disappointed and criticized it while there are also those who poked fun.

Harry Roque
Photo: Panay News

Recently, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque broke his silence on his fist-pumping cheer going viral on social media. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, he stressed that he was congratulating the people and not the government on the performance in dealing with COVID-19 pandemic.

“In the end, it’s the people who will determine how fast the disease will spread,” Roque said according to the report.

The Presidential Spokesman believes that it is best to encourage the people to beat the predictions regarding the COVID-19 cases in the country. According to him, it’s a “small victory” but it still indicates the possibility of winning over the pandemic.

“We are not as powerless as we think against the disease, even if there is no vaccine and there is no cure as of yet,” the Spokesman said.

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