Malleable as play dough

/ 04:01 AM July 22, 2020

In “China: A rogue state?” (Commentary, 12/6/12), then University of the Philippines law professor Harry Roque, an “expert in international law,” wrote about the unwarranted claims of China over territories in the West Philippine Sea. Its unlawful aggression, he opined, “may finally galvanize not only Asean… but also the rest of the world into branding China as the ultimate rogue state.”

Then when President Duterte, who is best friends with Chinese President Xi Jinping, appointed him presidential spokesperson for the first time in 2017, and again this year, Roque turned rogue himself and has since been all praises for China. This guy is as malleable as play dough! It would really take some gall for him to be able to face his law students again at that premiere university — assuming that the latter would be crazy enough to hire him again, despite his utter lack of integrity and credibility.


But the most frightening thing is, Mr. Dutere just might appoint him to the Supreme Court for fun and allow him, being only in his 50s, to inflict himself on the Filipino people for more than a decade. OMG!

Annalee Lauder
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