Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque sent his apology to the public about the photos of him swimming with dolphins in Ocean Adventure Subic Bay. But he cleared he didn’t violate physical distancing rules during his visit in Zambales.
“Kung meron man akong na-offend sa mga nakita nilang larawan, paumanhin po dahil tao lang po. Kung tatanungin niyo po ang mga tiga-Malacañang, ang trabaho ko po walang Sabado-Linggo. Kung kinakailangang mag-break, isingit mo kung kailan maisisingit.”, Spox Harry Roque explained.
(“If I offended anyone who saw the photos, I apologized for I am only human. If you asked those working in Malacanang, my work schedule has no Saturday and Sunday. If you need a break, try to squeeze time to do it.”)
“Hayaan niyo po, hindi na mauulit ‘yan kasi hopefully, mage-MGCQ (modified general community quarantine) na rin sa Metro Manila,” he added.
(Don’t worry, this won’t happen again because Metro Manila will soon be under Modified General Quarantine, hopefully.
“Ang katabi ko naman po ay mga dolphins, hindi naman mga tao”, he cleared was beside dolphins, not people.
The spokesman cleared that he did not travel for leisure. The visit to the Ocean Park was only a “side trip” when he drove to Bataan to check on his ailing business ventures there, his first time since the lockdowns started.
The viral photos have been deleted from the Facebook Page of the Ocen Adventure Subic Bay but some of the netizens already have screenshot copy of the official.