Kabayan Party List to Convene Special Congress

The Kabalikat ng Mamayan (KABAYAN) Party-list will hold a special party congress at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, February 11, at the University Hotel, University of the Philippines Diliman. The assembly will discuss and address the alleged “unconstitutional, illegal, and malicious conduct” of Rep. Ron Salo, the party’s second nominee. It will be attended by Comelec-registered members […]

Statement on my alleged removal from Kabayan Party-list

I have received word from our friends in the media that the Kabayan Party-list has sent them copies of a supposed notice of my removal from the party. The fact that the notice of removal was sent to the media but not to me or my office just goes to show that the people behind […]

Boosting Therapeutic Communities for Youth-At-Risk with President Digong

“I am happy to report that President Duterte has accepted my commitment to support his war on drugs, particularly in rehabilitating urban youth at risk. We also discussed initiatives to improve the pillars of the criminal justice system. We met with the president at Malacanang on Dec19 to discuss the projects of our 20-year old […]

Ron Salo in panic mode because of anamalous license plate deal

Today, Rep. Ron Salo’s camp issued a press statement saying that I am being investigated by the Kabayan Board for my alleged “dishonorable behavior” in the House Committee on Justice investigations on Senator Leila De Lima’s links to the drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison. Rep. Ron Salo is obviously in panic mode after […]

Rep. Harry Roque supports Duterte’s possible abrogation of EDCA

The President may abrogate Philippine commitments under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) by himself because, as we have argued for so long, the document is not even a treaty – lopsided as it already is in favor of American interests – and it is well within his prerogative as chief architect of the nation’s […]

Statement of Rep. Harry L. Roque on the cancellation of the bilateral talks of Presidents Obama and Duterte

I stand behind and admire President Duterte’s espousal for an independent foreign policy. I am concerned, however, that the President’s undiplomatic language may unnecessarily cause diplomatic wrinkles, much like the cancellation of his bilateral talks with President Obama. An independent foreign policy need not result in the disturbance of friendly relations with our traditional allies. […]

Harry Roque files bill renaming Libingan ng Mga Bayani

Kabayan Party-list Representative Harry L. Roque filed a bill on Wednesday seeking to rename the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB) to Libingan ng Mga Bayani at Mga Dating Pangulo. Roque filed  House Bill 3287 in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to bury the remains of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the LNMB. “It appears […]

Statement of Rep. Harry L. Roque on President Duterte’s threat to withdraw the Philippines’ membership from the United Nations

The threat of President Duterte to withdraw the Philippines’ membership from the United Nations (UN) is impulsive, imprudent, and contrary to the interests of the nation. The UN is an organization that embodies fundamental principles of international peace and cooperation. The Philippines has relied on the UN and its Charter in its defense against China’s […]