When you’re just… done
2020 has been a tough one. Volcanic eruption, a deadly virus, job losses, and mental health problems due to isolation haven’t made things easy. No one can blame Filipinos for being more pessimistic than any other point in history, as we face a year of uncertainty.
So when Harry Roque gave us his own soulless stare into the abyss during an interview with CNN’s Pinky Webb, we really understood. Sure, it was due to a technical glitch, but for 20 seconds, Roque became someone everyone could relate, hell, even sympathize with.
After all, being a Presidential Spokesperson means bearing the brunt of the pvblic’s criticism for your boss’ actions. Your words are always up to interpretation, which can lead to a notable outburst. Add in the fact that he works for the Duterte administration, and he pretty much has an impossible task at hand.
So Harry Roque looking like he was reconsidering every decision he had made up until the interview was understandable. Dealing with grief and acknowledging your mistakes is always a healthy practice. They even have an emoji for it.
But for a short while there, we were with you, Harry. We felt you.
Harry Roque caught realizing he sold his soul to this administration pic.twitter.com/mJ8UkMYdJN
— Anj (@anjpessumal) June 23, 2020