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Mar Roxas, Villar telco, Khashoggi murder | Midday wRap

Oct 24, 2018 - 1:59 PM

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Mar Roxas seeks to block Senate bid of another Roxas

Oct 23, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Opposition senatorial bet Manuel Roxas II files a petition to block the candidacy of Lemicio Jesus Roxas, whose party is composed of Duterte supporters

SENATORIAL BET. Senatorial aspirant Manuel Roxas II files his certificate of candidacy for senator on October 16, 2018, at the Commission on Elections in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

COC filing: Comebacks, gimmicks that 'shookt' Filipinos

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections has its share of eyebrow-raising moments

Hilbay, Macalintal complete official opposition senatorial slate

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The opposition coalition, led by the Liberal Party, will field only 8 senatorial candidates

OPPOSITION SLATE. The 8 candidates who make up the opposition's official slate for the 2019 senatorial elections.

WATCH: Comelec crowds jeer at Imee Marcos, loyalists shout back

Oct 16, 2018 - 4:05 PM

As supporters of opposition senate bet Chel Diokno shout 'Never again to Martial Law,' Imee Marcos says she only hears supporters chant 'Imee, solusyon'

FANFARE. Outgoing Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos arrives at the Commission on Elections in Manila to file her certificate of candidacy for senator on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

COC filing, Bong Go, Prayut Chan-o-cha | Midday wRap

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:07 PM

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Like déjà vu: Mar Roxas files candidacy for senator

Oct 16, 2018 - 9:59 AM

Roxas dares critics to check official records and see if he is linked to any misuse of calamity or Yolanda funds

SENATORIAL BID. Former interior secretary Mar Roxas is the first to file a candidacy for senator on October 16, 2018, at the Commission on Elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Fuel excise tax, #PHVote, Meghan Markle | Evening wRap

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:37 PM

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Mar Roxas to run for senator in 2019: ‘I won’t quit on our country’

Oct 15, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Ex-interior secretary Mar Roxas says he went through a 'crisis of conscience' as he discerned whether or not to push through with his Senate bid in 2019

RUNNING FOR SENATOR. Ex-interior secretary Mar Roxas announces his senatorial bid in a Facebook video on October 15, 2018. Screenshot from Roxas' Facebook page

Tindig Pilipinas endorses Senate bets who will 'fight for all of us'

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:59 AM

(UPDATED) 'They will be our fighters against poverty, for social inclusion, and for the nation’s sovereignty,' says the opposition coalition

OPPOSITION BETS. Tindig Pilipinas endorses  senatorial bets Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, Bangsamoro leader Samira Gutoc Tomawis, and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno at a press conference in Quezon City on October 12, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Shut up or free speech? Roque, Bong Go respond to Mar Roxas’ rice crisis advice

Sep 19, 2018 - 1:07 PM

The two Malacañang officials give contrasting responses to the suggestions of former interior secretary Mar Roxas

No pork in 2019 budget, Roxas on rice crisis, Trump on China | Midday wRap

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:21 PM

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Mar Roxas calls time-out from travel blog to talk about rice crisis

Sep 18, 2018 - 6:00 PM

‘Magkaiba paningin natin sa maraming bagay pero sa tingin ko lahat ng Pilipino gustong malutas ang problemang ito. Kaya time out muna,’ says Mar Roxas in a rare social media post to the President

DEAR PRESIDENT DUTERTE. Mar Roxas pens a rare political post on Facebook addressing President Rodrigo Duterte and suggesting solutions to the rice crisis. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Why Mar Roxas' photo was in a Cabinet meeting slide

Jul 10, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Mar Roxas' previous statement about the lack of command and control during the Yolanda crisis is quoted during a Cabinet meeting presentation on the creation of a new disaster response agency

Senate probe sought into PNP's P1.89-B Mahindra purchase

Jul 06, 2018 - 11:32 AM

Senator Grace Poe, who called for the probe, says former interior secretary Mar Roxas will be invited to the hearing

COA flags the PNP's purchase of 2,054 Mahindra vehicles in 2015. The PNP completely blames the DBM despite taking an active role in the procurement

Roxas cleared, Abaya indicted for graft over MRT maintenance mess

Jun 25, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales finds probable cause to charge former transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya with graft for awarding the contract to Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, 'an ineligible and unqualified entity'

MRT MAINTENANCE MESS. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales clears former interior secretary Mar Roxas, but indicts former transport secretary Jun Abaya for graft over the MRT maintenance contract.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kris vs Mocha: Lessons for the catatonic opposition

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM

That Kris – once the Aquino clan's loose cannon – could outgun, outtalk and outmessage the 'Yellows' indicates something wrong with the opposition

Duterte on Montano, Roxas on Senate run, AFP on Chinese bombers | Midday wRap

May 22, 2018 - 12:31 PM

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Mar Roxas in 2019? ‘Let’s cross the bridge when we get there’

May 21, 2018 - 4:45 PM

'Malayo pa naman. Let’s cross that bridge 'pag andiyan na,' Mar Roxas, who has led a primarily private life since after the 2016 elections, tells Rappler

PRIVATE LIFE FOR NOW? Mar Roxas attends a gathering urging the Supreme Court to rule against the burial of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani back in 2016. The High Court eventually allowed it. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Roxas silent on Senate plans amid opposition's call to run in 2019

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:45 AM

'Am concentrating on my family and my mom. Marami akong utang sa kanila,' says former presidential candidate Mar Roxas when asked if he has plans to run for senator in 2019

Roxas take sa selfie with his supporters during his miting de avance on May 7, 2016 at Quezon City Circle.

Liberal Party, other groups urge Mar Roxas to run for senator

Apr 24, 2018 - 5:09 PM

'We are suggesting to him to consider it but candidacy is a personal decision. But yes, we are suggesting to him to take a good look at it,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

Mar Roxas arrives at Parish of the Holy Sacrifice at UP Diliman in Quezon City on Thursday, to join Tindig Pilipinas commemorate the 45 years of Marcos declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Kris Aquino apologizes to Noynoy, Duterte, Mar after rant vs Korina Sanchez

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:48 AM

After lashing out against Korina Sanchez, Kris Aquino apologizes 'for including politics' in the issue

SORRY. 'I will collect my thoughts and try my best to forgive regardless of the fact no remorse has ever been shown,' writes Kris Aquino. Screenshot from Kris Aquino's Instagram account

Aquino, Roxas visit De Lima as she marks 1st year in jail

Feb 24, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Ex-president Benigno Aquino III says he remembers the 'stresses and tribulations' of his father, late Ninoy Aquino, who was imprisoned during Martial Law

VISIT. Political allies of Senator Leila de Lima visit her at the PNP Custodial Center on Sunday, marking her 1st year in jail. Sourced photo

Plunder complaint vs Abaya and Aquino, Roque on Santiago, Robredo on Marcos | Evening wRap

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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Drilon to DOTr: Find solutions, not scapegoats for MRT mess

Nov 21, 2017 - 5:25 PM

'I have confidence in the integrity of these people,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon after the Department of Transportation files plunder charges against members of the Aquino Cabinet

Abaya, other Aquino execs face plunder complaint over MRT

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:57 PM

(UPDATED) The other Cabinet secretaries made up the Government Procurement Policy Board which the Department of Transportation accuses of conspiring to favor maintenance provider BURI

DOT'r Usec. for legal affairs and procurement, Atty. Renier Paul Yebra (center), along with Atty. Giovanni Lopez (left) and Atty. Mark Steven Pastor (right) shows a copy of a complaint affidavit of Plundaer cases against former DOTC Secretary Emilio E. Abaya, Usec. for operations Edwin Lopez, former Usec. for Planning Rene Limcaoco, Former DILG Sec. Mar Roxas and some former cabinet members of the Aquino administration they filed at the Ombudsman on Tuesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

After PDP-Laban move, Mamba slams ex-party LP, Aquino admin

Nov 18, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba says Mar Roxas will get 'zero' votes in Tuao, his hometown, if the 2016 LP presidential bet runs for senator in 2019

MAMBA. In this file photo, Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba speaks at the AGOS Summit on Disaster Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

New blood: Liberal Party welcomes 'non-politicians' into fold

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The once-ruling party, the target of criticism by President Rodrigo Duterte and his supporters, welcomes more than 100 new members

NEW MEMBERS. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the oath taking of new LP members on Tuesday, November 7. Photo from the Liberal Party

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017 - 10:37 AM

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Liberal Party, Paolo Duterte, New DOH Chief | Evening wRap

Oct 26, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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Duterte on Mabilog, Roxas and Drilon, Pope Francis | Midday wRap

Oct 26, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Drug claims vs Roxas, Drilon part of admin's diversionary tactic – LP

Oct 26, 2017 - 11:05 AM

'This latest drug allegation against prominent members of Partido Liberal clearly proves that this administration is going all-out to demonize the party in the eyes of the public,' the party says

DOJ to act on drug suspect's affidavit tagging Roxas, Drilon

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Roxas calls it a 'poor and laughable attempt at fake news'

TOP DRUG SUSPECT. Ricky Serenio, photographed here inside Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr in Bacolod City in January, is now out on bail on multiple charges that do not include drugs. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

On 'dilawan' tag, Aquino says listen to message before looking at color

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III: 'Dapat bago tignan nila 'yung kulay, dapat tignan nila kung may saysay ba 'yung sinasabi. Meron bang dahilan para umalma sa mga patayan na nangyayari?'

L-R, Senator Franklin Drilon, Former Pres. Noynoy Aquino, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Vice Pres. Lenie Robredo and Senator Bam Aquino during a solidarity mass held at Parish of the Holy Sacrifice at UP Diliman in Quezon City on Thursday, to commemorate the 45 years of Marcos declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aquino, Liberal Party members lead 'Mass for justice'

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Aside from condemning the atrocities during the Martial Law era, they also demand justice for victims of extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration

Sen. Bam Aquino (right) sings together with Vice President Leni Robredo, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, former President Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Franklin Drilon during the “Misa ng Mamamayan Para sa Katarungan” at the Parish of Holy Sacrifice on Thursday in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration. Photo by Mark Saludes Photo from the Office of Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

Liberal Party holds 1st official meeting post-2016 elections

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The party ratifies resolutions naming Vice President Leni Robredo as its chairperson and Senator Francis Pangilinan as its president

LP OFFICIALS. Top-ranking officials of the Liberal Party meet officially for the first time. Photo courtesy of Rep. Teddy B. Baguilat, Jr.

Marcos, Roxas, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:29 PM

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Roxas, Negros officials disappointed over Duterte decision to dissolve NIR

Aug 09, 2017 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED Former interior secretary Manuel Roxas II a Negrense through his mother had spearheaded efforts to create the region

Aquino to appeal Ombudsman decision

Jul 14, 2017 - 4:11 PM

UPDATED Aquino spokesperson Abigail Valte says the ex president will seek to clarify certain facts as stated in the Ombudsman decision

MAMASAPANO'S GHOSTS. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during the necrological service for 42 slain SAF members at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on January 30, 2015. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

The fall of the 'dilawang' Liberal Party

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Liberal Party s rebranding is a hard and messy work in progress as Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office

Aquino: Palparan lesson pushed me to accept Napoles surrender

May 24, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

PORK SCAM REINVESTIGATION. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and his allies are the targets of the reinvestigation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) into the pork barrel scam. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Poe to invite Roxas to next Senate hearing on MRT3 mess

May 23, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe says her former election rival has some explaining to do on the questionable contract with a maintenance provider under his term as transportation chief

GHOSTS OF THE MRT3. Senator Grace Poe says the MRT3 mess started under the term of former transportation secretary Manuel Roxas II.

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Must watch videos from this week

Impeachment complaint, Napoles, Poe on Roxas | Evening wRap

May 15, 2017 - 9:51 PM

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Poe blames Roxas for MRT3 mess

May 15, 2017 - 3:50 PM

But Senator Grace Poe says there is no need yet to invite her former election rival to the ongoing Senate probe

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

May 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The former LP president has kept mostly to himself save for the occasional camping selfie and food recommendation and when he had to speak up about the hero s burial for the dictator

RELAXED. Roxas during a trip to Orientel Mindoro during his 'Thank You Tour.' Photo from Mar Roxas' Facebook page

'Melted?' Liberal Party meets for 71st anniversary

Jan 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

UPDATED For the first time since the May 2016 elections members – and allies – of the once ruling Liberal Party meet over dinner to celebrate its 71st anniversary

71ST. The once-ruling Liberal Party meet – albeit informally – for the first time since the May 2016 elections. Photo from the Liberal Party's Facebook page

5 reasons the gold shipment complaint vs Aquino is a joke

Jan 07, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Wrong documents wrong dates wrong government posts are cited

In Perito and Cantora's affidavit, Mar Roxas is Secretary of Department of Nutrition and Local Government and Leila De Lima is Secretary of Department of Finance.

2016 on X: From political to personal

Dec 22, 2016 - 7:55 PM

From the elections and the Marcos burial to various advocacies and campaigns the X community saw an increase in civic participation from netizens

‘Mar country’ no more: Roxas allies take oath with Duterte’s party

Sep 30, 2016 - 7:31 PM

Joining Marañon in the oath taking are 20 mayors 19 vice mayors 152 councilors and two board members who mostly belonged to two major political groups in the province: United Negros Alliance Unega and Love Negros

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. leads about 200 officials in Negros Occidental who took their oath as members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Friday at L' Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City. Photo by Marchel P. Espina