Malacañang podium suits Roque’s senatorial plans

It has not been a week since lawyer Harry Roque started speaking for President Duterte and he has effectively taken the heat off the President. The last meeting of the President with media was upon his arrival from Japan last Oct. 31 where he was asked about his reaction to the statement of imprisoned senator […]

November 6, 2017  Tags:   Posted in: Media  2 Comments

Harry Roque will not be short of horror stories about Globe and Smart

This is a most welcome congressional inquiry. Kabayan Party-list Representative Harry L. Roque, in a resolution filed last week said, “The House of Representatives requests the major telecommunication providers, Smart Telecommunications and Globe Telecommunications, to explain why the Filipino people are not receiving the quality of service that they deserve and, to show cause why […]

September 4, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Telecom  3 Comments

Lozada’s conviction stresses urgency of whistleblowers law

At this time of his life, it’s his faith in God that keeps Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada Jr. going. The government has failed him. The country’s justice system turned against him. Many “friends” have abandoned him after they have used him for their agenda. After his conviction to six to ten years in prison by the […]

August 29, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Senate  7 Comments

Well- meaning warning to the President from an ally

(Quote on immunity from suits starts at 17:40 mins) In many of his speeches , President Rodrigo Duterte flaunts his immunity from suits as an armor amid mounting concerns about the extra-judicial killings in his campaign against illegal drugs. In a speech before troops at Camp Gen. Macario B. Peralta, JR, Jamindan, Capiz last Aug. […]

August 17, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Governance, Human Rights  32 Comments

Harry Roque aims for a congressional seat through partylist

I’m so glad that lawyer Harry Roque has decided to go via the party list in his entry into politics. He is no longer joining Vice President Jejomar Binay’s United Nationalist Alliance ticket. In his meeting with members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Bacolod yesterday, Roque announced that he will be the […]

August 27, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Malaya  14 Comments

Centerlaw: Documents belie De Lima’s claim of misinformation

Statement of the Prof. Harry L. Roque Jr., chair of the Center for International Law (Centerlaw), an NGO dedicated to the promotion of binding international legal norms in the Philippines and Asia: “We take exception to the veiled threat in the statement made yesterday by Secretary Leila De Lima that the Vera Files special report […]

April 8, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Vera Files  3 Comments

11 facts that render allegations of bribery vs Harry Roque ridiculous

The murderous Ampatuans must be enjoying the spectacle of the prosecutors in the Maguindanao massacre destroying each other. Atty. Nena Santos, representing 25 of the of the 58 who were killed in a massacre in a secluded hill in Maguindanao on Nov. 23, 2009, has alleged that government and fellow private prosecutor Harry Roque, of […]

August 11, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Justice, Maguindanao massacre, Media  7 Comments

Thoughts of a lawyer’s wife on the latest Ampatuan massacre controversy

By Mylah Reyes Roque Today, I write about the man I am married to but who I barely talk about or refer to in the social media – not that I actively engage in it in the first place. My friends know of course that my husband is the lawyer and law professor Harry Roque, […]

August 8, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Peace and Order  7 Comments

Fight vs online libel goes to the UNCHR

Last Tuesday, while in Baguio City for their summer session, the Supreme Court denied all the Motions for Reconsideration on Online Libel which it upheld in its Feb. 18, 2014 decision. It will be recalled that in its Feb. 18 decision, the High Court struck down as illegal the authority given to the Department of […]

April 24, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Justice, Media  3 Comments

Harry Roque and Vic Agustin exchanges

Following are two columns, Cocktail Perks at BSP by lawyer Harry Roque and P200,000 to attack Tetangco by journalist Vic Agustin of Manila Standard. Harry Roque is being criticized for charging Bancco Filipino, who recently was taken over by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas for alleged insolvency, P1.28 lawyers fee plus other fees. What’s wrong […]

April 14, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Justice  309 Comments