- Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque admitted he received an order to stop doing TikTok videos
- Roque said being on TikTok is one of his pastimes and he looks forward to doing it again when he steps down as a spokesperson
- On Tiktok, Roque has uploaded five videos and has over 99,400 followers
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque recently admitted that he was told to stop doing TikTok videos.
Roque revealed that he has been inactive in the widely-popular video-sharing app and the reason was because he was told to do so. He received the directive just when he returned to his position as spokesman in Malacañang more than a year after he had earlier stepped down.
In an interview with online news organization Politiko, Roque revealed that being a “Tiktokerist”, meaning a Tiktok user, was one of his pastimes but he was ordered to stop doing the videos.
“Napatigil po ang aking Tiktok. ‘Yan po ang sinabi sa akin na dapat ‘wag muna mag-Tiktok pagbalik ko bilang spokesperson,” he said.
Roque didn’t disclose who made the order but it was definitely a directive and not just a suggestion. He made light of the situation and said he lost his right to be a macho dancer.
“Meron talaga. Meron talagang order,” he laughed.
“Kaya nga ang sabi ko ‘Nasupil ang karapatan kong mag-macho dance!,” he jested.
He, however, clarified that it’s not yet the end of his life as a “TikTokerist” as he looks forward to singing and dancing on videos again once he steps down as the Presidential Spokesperson.
Roque said, “Hindi naman tayo magtatagal at babalik po tayo sa pribadong buhay, magti-Tiktok po tayo uli.”
Roque opened his TikTok account in March 2020 and has uploaded a total of five videos. He has over 99,400 followers on the said app, as of writing.