‘Anlakas maka-elementary’: Ogie Diaz slams Harry Roque, Salvador Panelo for defending President Duterte
Outspoken comedian Ogie Diaz penned a letter for Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, criticizing them for defending President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent statement about extrajudicial killings.
Diaz took to Facebook to express his disappointment over the two government officials. Duterte said last Thursday, Sept. 27 that his only sin was the extrajudicial killings as collateral to his administration’s war on illegal drugs.
Roque said yesterday, Sept. 29, that the President was not admitting his guilt in relation to drug-related killings. He pointed out that the Duterte was merely defending himself from corruption allegations. Meanwhile, Panelo clarified earlier on Friday, Sept. 28, that what the President meant was that extrajudicial killings were the “only issue” being used against the administration.
“Dear Atty. Harry Roque and Sal Panelo, ba’t di po kayo mag-usap-usap ng Pangulo para di sya nami-misinterpret sa mga sinasabi nya?” wrote Roque in hist post. “Mukha namang hindi nagbibiro ang Pangulo sa sinabi nitong, ‘ang tangi nitong kasalanan ay extrajudicial killings,’ pero kayo itong nagsasabi na di seryoso ang Pangulo.”
(Dear Atty. Harry Roque and Sal Panelo, why don’t you talk to the President so that he won’t be misinterpreted? The President didn’t look like he was joking when he said “my only sin is the extrajudicial killings,” but both of you are saying the President was not serious.)
Dear Atty. Harry Roque and Sal Panelo, Ba’t di po kayo mag-usap-usap ng Pangulo para di sya nami-misinterpret sa mga…
“Eh ba’t hinahayaan nyo pang magsalita ang Pangulo kung ikokorek nyo din pala?” he asked. “Mga abogado pa naman kayo tapos anlakas maka-elementary ng pag-iisip nyo.”
(Why do you let the President speak when you’re going to correct him anyway? You are lawyers but you think like elementary [students].)
“Sir Harry Roque, tatakbo ka pa namang Senador. I don’t think nakakatulong sa inyo ang pagtatakip at pagsisinungaling para iboto kayo ng taumbayan,” Diaz added.
(Sir Harry Roque, you are going to run for Senator. I don’t think covering up and lying will help you get voted by the people.)
“Wa echos. Nami-miss ko yung dating ikaw, Sir Harry,” he stated. “‘Pabili’ naman ng dating ikaw, o?”
(No kidding. I miss the old you, Sir Roque. Let me buy the old you, please?) JB
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