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Roque responds to Vice Ganda's 'choosy' comment

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Jan 18, 2021 6:16 am

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. has hit back at the remarks of Vice Ganda over the COVID-19 vaccine, saying the public should be better off listening to experts instead of comedians.

"Alam niyo po, mali naman na ikukumpara 'yong bakuna sa sabon na panlaba. Eh kung hindi naman natin pagtitiwalaan ang mga experts na tatlong batches ng experts pa ang magsasabing puede nating gamitin 'yan at magiging basehan para mag-issue ng EUA. Eh ano ang pagkakatiwalaan? Siguro po hindi ang mga komedyante," Roque said on Monday, Jan. 18, in a press briefing.

This was after comedian Vice Ganda tweeted his opinion toward Roque's statement that Filipinos cannot choose a specific brand of coronavirus vaccine that they want to be injected with.

Roque said in another press briefing, "Totoo po, meron tayong lahat na karapatan para sa mabuting kalusugan pero hindi naman po pwede na pihikan dahil napakaraming Pilipino na dapat turukan."

To which the Kapamily comedian tweeted, "Sa sabong panlaba nga choosy tayo e sa bakuna pa kaya. Ano to basta may maisaksak lang?!"

Banner image from Vice Ganda's Instagram (@praybeytbenjamin)