Roque Pissed Off During a Zoom Meeting, Castigates Doctor’s Group

Roque: “This group, they have never said anything good about the government response.”

HARRY ROQUE – A video clip of the presidential spokesperson castigating a group of doctors in the midst of the IATF’s Zoom meeting on Tuesday spread on social media.

Harry Roque
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During the meeting, the Philippine College of Physicians allegedly blocked the IATF’s plan to ease the quarantine restrictions in Metro Manila because COVID cases are still high.

Then, the presidential spokesman responded in a hostile tone with his finger pointing at the screen.

Roque is said to be stubborn because he wants to convey to the group that they should also see what the government is doing to fight the virus.

“We employed the ‘entire government approach’ thinking about economic ramifications, thinking about the people (who) will go hungry. It does not mean that we care any less,” he said.

“And let me point out to everyone, this group, they have never said anything good about the government response,” he added.

According to the report of TNT Abante, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III allegedly tried to calm him down but the spokesperson went on with his rant.

Roque has not yet commented on the incident.

The incident earned mixed reactions from the netizens.

Watch the video below:

Meanwhile, it was on Monday, September 6, when the Palace announced that the quarantine classification of NCR will transition to general community quarantine (GCQ) this September 8. But on September 7, the Palace withdrew and said the NCR would remain in the MECQ.

Many got disappointed including the business and other sectors.

On Thursday, September 9, the country has recorded so far the highest single-day tally since the pandemic began with 22,820 new COVID-19 cases.

The Philippines has a total of 2,161,892 which 7.7% or 166,672 cases are active.

On the other hand, the death toll is now at 34,733 after 61 fatalities were added on the latest record while 12,337 recoveries have been recorded bringing a total of 1,960,487.

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