My Public Letter Opposing Harry Roque’s Nomination As A Member Of The International Law Commission (ILC)

​​​Dear Sir / Madam,

As a concerned Citizen Of the Philippines, I am requesting your office withdraw or at least reconsider Mr. Harry Roque’s candidacy into the ILC.

Harry Roque is the current spokesperson for the administration of current President Rodrigo Duterte. As such he is an enabler and apologist often using lies, obfuscation, deceit, deflection and bullying to place his administration in a good light. President Duterte’s Administration has been the worst disaster the Philippines has faced in all its history. He admits to using Extrajudicial Killings to enforce a fake ‘war on drugs’. Under his term thousands of deaths, many by police he controls, have become the norm.

Duterte refuses to enforce the internationally recognized Hague ruling on the West Philippine Sea which would have protected our islands upon encroaching Chinese military bases. His continuing failure to apply appropriate Covid measures have resulted in the current highest number of deaths at nearly 35 thousand people in the Western Pacific Region according to the WHO.

Everyday we face a barrage of fresh information about the current Administrations’ corruption, negligence and incompetence and it is Mr. Roque’s job to deflect or deny these allegations via discounting, deceit, blame shifting, plain lying and even screaming and temper tantrums or similar methods that can misdirect or divert the public’s anger elsewhere.

At this point the Filipino public is beyond disgusted with Mr. Roque. I personally wonder if he still has a soul to present his Maker when his time comes. The fact that he was initially a high profile Human Rights Lawyer only adds to the amazement that a human can live devoid of conscience. He is the exact opposite of an advocate of humanity. He is an instigator, motivator and a promoter of evil.

He deserves no official duty other than the cleaner of his jail’s shared toilet where, in a just world, he belongs in.

I say these in behalf of what I believe to be the sentiments of other disgusted citizens in the Philippines. We are thankful for your time.