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Roque favors legalizing marijuana for medical use

(File photo) MANILA (PNA) – UniTeam senatorial candidate Harry Roque favors the legalization of marijuana use for medical purposes. If elected, Roque, a human rights lawyer, said he would file a bill legalizing the use of marijuana as long as it is used to help ease the pain of cancer patients. “(I’m) strongly in favor, kasi … Continue reading

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Less than a month needed to vaccinate all health front-liners

By Azer Parrocha   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The national government would only need less than a month to vaccinate all health front-liners in the country, Malacañang on Sunday said as the country expects the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to arrive this month. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque assured that … Continue reading

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Gov’t to reveal price of Sinovac vaccines once deal finalized

By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Monday vowed to reveal the price of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd. once the national government’s deal with the Chinese vaccine supplier is finalized. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this assurance insisting that Sinovac has accorded the “best price” to … Continue reading

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Robredo ‘blind and deaf’ to periodic assessment of pandemic

Robredo ‘blind and deaf’ to periodic assessment of pandemic By Azer Parrocha   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Vice President Leni Robredo MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The national government is already making periodic assessments of the country’s fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Malacañang said Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this comment after Vice President Leni … Continue reading

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Hugpong ng Pagbabago adds Roque, dela Rosa to list of ‘senatoriables’

Hugpong ng Pagbabago adds Roque, dela Rosa to list of ‘senatoriables’ By Lilian Mellejor MALITA, Davao Occidental (Philippines News Agency) – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa may be unsure of running in the 2019 elections, but they were nonetheless endorsed by the regional party, Hugpong ng … Continue reading

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Palace welcomes Sri Lanka’s recognition of PH’s on war on drugs

Palace welcomes Sri Lanka’s recognition of PH’s on war on drugs By Jelly Musico MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Thursday lauded the government of Sri Lanka for its plan to replicate the “success” of the Philippines’ war on drugs. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this reaction after Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has … Continue reading