Lawyer Harry Roque, who failed to win a Senate seat in the 2022 elections, will serve as private counsel of President “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., he announced on Facebook.

Roque was part of Marcos Jr.’s senatorial slate but only placed 17th. He was nearly four million votes behind 12th placer Sen. Jinggoy Estrada.

“I confirm that I have been retained as private counsel of PBBM for the pricely sum of 20 pesos,” he said in a Facebook post.

“As such, all my conversations with the president on legal matters are covered by attorney-client confidentiality,” he added.

The former Duterte administration spokesman has a history of turning back on his previous stances.

Roque had advocated against the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.’s Martial Law when he was a human rights lawyer but supported Marcos Jr.’s presidential bid.

He had called former President Rodrigo Duterte a “self-professed murderer” comparable to Hitler and Marcos then became his spokesman. John Ezekiel J. Hirro