Harry Roque, sinabi na magkamukha raw sila ni James Reid; netizens, nagkagulo

MalacaƱang spox Harry Roque is trending online again because of his remark, albeit a joke, which suggests he looked a lot like actor James Reid.

Hundreds of netizens immediately reacted, with many of them providing a host of reactions to Roque’s joke.

Roque’s joke talks about how he was asking about the price of the picture of James Reid.

The joke goes this way:

Roque to Saleslady: “Magkano po tong picture ni James Reid, Miss?”

Saleslady: “Salamin po yan, Sir!”

Netizens immediately replied with memes and jeers. One netizen even quoted the late Sen. Miriam Santiago in his reply to Roque’s joke.

“If you think brilliant mind at gwapo ka, ang dahilan ay you're not feeling well,” the netizen, quoting Sen. Santiago, wrote in his reply.

A different netizen wrote by way of a reply to Roque’s joke: “Napaka unchristian nmn ng statement na yan ni Harry Roque. Ginawa nyang pangit si James Reid!”

Another netizen wrote in her reply: “Harry niyo sabog hahahaha James Weird!”

Herminio "Harry" Lopez Roque Jr. is a Filipino lawyer, politician, and former law professor, who now serves as the presidential spokesperson of President Rodrigo Duterte. He was born on October 21, 1966. Roque first served as Duterte's Presidential Spokesperson from 2017 to 2018 and was reappointed in April 2020. He previously served as the Party-list Representative of KABAYAN from 2016 to 2017. Roque taught constitutional law and public international law for 15 years at the University of the Philippines College of Law. Among the notable cases he handled are the Maguindanao massacre and Jennifer Laude cases.