Harry Roque and Isko Moreno are now not just friends, but “twins”.
Rappler reported that Roque and Moreno decided to put the past behind them during an event hosted by Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and the province’s leading business personalities last December 6.
Roque and Moreno could be seen talking to each other in a table they shared with Garcia, her brother Deputy Speaker Pablo John Garcia, Moreno’s campaign manager Lito Banayo, Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama, and other personalities.
Moreno and Roque stood beside the Cebu governor and Mayor Rama during the capitol Christmas light-up ceremony.
It was the former Palace spokesman who first referred to the Manila mayor as his “twin” at the Sugbo Negosyo awarding ceremony the two politicians guested.
“Mayor Isko Moreno, I will let you be the judge but people say we look like twins. Sabi ko, medyo mas guwapo ako nang konti kay Mayor Isko but that’s what they say,” Roque said.
“Huwag ka mag-alala Harry, malapit na, magiging kapatid na tayo. Twin eh,” Moreno said.
Moreno made a veiled reference to his stinging words against Roque when he’s still the Palace spokesman. According to him, he and Banayo would often talk about how difficult Roque’s role was back then.
The presidential aspirant said that they may agree or disagree on something but what matters the most was that they must excel in their field of undertaking at the end of the day.
“Truth be told, Harry, we are really amused at how you really, you know, make a point on something,” Moreno said. “I think, Secretary Harry Roque, you excel in your field of undertaking, Senator Harry Roque.”