Mar Roxas Manuel Roxas II - updates

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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

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.

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

SC dismisses Roxas electoral protest vs Binay

Aug 16, 2016 - 7:50 PM

It will be an exercise in futility to conduct a revision and engage in academic discussion in order to determine who really won as vice president in the 2010 elections

Aquino to Roxas: No shame in being 2nd in presidential race

Jun 07, 2016 - 7:06 PM

From number 4 in the surveys to number 2 is nothing to be ashamed of says the outgoing president on the failed presidential bid of Mar Roxas

Photo by Lilibeth Frondoso

WATCH: Aquino, Roxas let loose during thanksgiving party

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:37 PM

From Impossible Dream to Bayan Ko the President and his men and women sing it all

Negros Occidental comes up short in delivering promised votes for Roxas

May 16, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Its leaders promised a million votes for the administration standard bearer but Mar Roxas got only 579 810 votes from the vote rich province

Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel "Mar" Roxas II campaigns for the administration bets at the Silay City public plaza in Negros Occidental, Tuesday. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Mar Roxas to Grace Poe: Let's talk

May 06, 2016 - 5:52 PM

UPDATED I call for unity decency democracy I call for rule of law I call on Senator Poe: Grace mag usap tayo

Photo courtesy of the Mar Roxas Media Bureau

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, May 2-9

May 02, 2016 - 11:39 PM

UPDATED Candidates are allowed to campaign only until May 7 when they will hold their miting de advance They head to their home cities and provinces to cast their votes on May 9

The Inheritance of Mar Roxas

May 02, 2016 - 9:09 PM

His name is Manuel Araneta Roxas II son of a senator grandson to a president anointed heir of two dynasties the last living hope of a dream that was born in the sugar plantations of Negros He may not have been the first choice of the President or his family but we are told second is the best we deserve

Zambales LP candidates junk Roxas, support Poe

Apr 28, 2016 - 8:32 PM

However the Liberal Party members in the province are still supporting vice presidential bet Leni Robredo and LP s senatorial bets

NEW BET. Zambales gubernatorial candidate Amor Deloso signs the manifesto of support for presidential bet Grace Poe in the presence of the candidate's son, Brian Poe Llamanzares. Photo by Randy V. Datu/Rappler

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, April 25 to May 1

Apr 26, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Two weeks before the elections presidential candidates and their running mates return to vote rich provinces

How are presidential bets preparing for the final April 24 debate?

Apr 23, 2016 - 6:15 PM

The April 24 debate will be the last chance for the 5 presidential bets to woo voters on a shared stage

Philippines presidential candidates (L-R) vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Mirrian Defensor-Santiago, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe, and Mar Roxas raise their fellow candidates as they participate in a debate held in Cagayan de Oro, southern Philippines on February 21, 2016. Photo by Lyn Rillon/AFP

LP decries harassment of local allies

Apr 22, 2016 - 4:29 PM

Party standard bearer Mar Roxas has alleged that the communist New People s Army is behind the harassment of allies in Panay island

LP HARASSED? Standard-bearer campaigns in General Santos City. File photo by Lito Boras /

Roxas machinery will have a hard time in Negros Occidental – Poe ally

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:03 AM

Poe and running mate Senator Francis Escudero along with actor Coco Martin draw huge crowds in Negros Occidental considered a bailiwick of the administration s presidential bet

GRACE POE. Senator Grace Poe woos Negrense candidates. Photo by Marchel P. Espina

Rappler's March SMS poll: Duterte keeps front-runner status

Apr 20, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Conducted before the most recent controversy hitting Duterte Rappler s SMS poll shows the Davao City mayor as the preferred presidential candidate for the 4th month in a row

STILL FRONT-RUNNER. The Davao City mayor maintains his winning streak, topping the Rappler SMS poll for the 4th time. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, April 18-24

Apr 17, 2016 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED The week culminates with the 3rd and last Comelec organized presidential debate for 2016 to be held at the University of Pangasinan PHINMA Network

Next president limited by Aquino admin budget for 2 years – Briones

Apr 17, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Former national treasurer Leonor Briones says the next president s campaign promises will have to work with the 2016 and 2017 budgets created under the Aquino administration

AQUINO ADMIN BUDGET. Former national treasurer Leonor Briones says the next president will have to work with the 2016 and 2017 budgets crafted under the Aquino administration.

Palace on coercion of 4Ps beneficiaries: 'Black propaganda'

Apr 16, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Militant group Bayan claims that some recipients of 4Ps were coerced to join a unity walk rally for LP standard bearer Mar Roxas in Manila

Conflict with Manila: Key Roxas ally in Negros Occidental quits

Apr 15, 2016 - 11:29 PM

Former Governor Rafael Coscolluela says struggles over who is running the Roxas campaign – allies or family – have slowed down efforts of volunteer networks

NOT ABANDONING MAR? Former governor Rafael Coscolluela says his resignation as chair of the 'Friends of Mar and Leni' does not mean he is no longer supporting the candidates. File photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Plans and promises: Presidential bets on taxation

Apr 14, 2016 - 6:03 PM

Two candidates have made outright promises to exempt low income earners from paying income taxes while the rest say they re open to reviewing the tax code

TAX SYSTEM. All 5 presidential candidates say they're open to reviewing the tax system, with two proposing income tax exemptions.

Plans and promises: Presidential bets on transportation, infrastructure

Apr 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Improving mass transit and building more airports are among the various plans and projects of the 5 candidates for the presidency

IMPROVING TRANSPORT. Building more train lines and adding the necessary infrastructure are among the proposals of the presidential candidates. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Duterte to LP: I was never a dictator in Davao City

Apr 12, 2016 - 12:03 PM

The Davao City mayor also responds to Jejomar Binay: Pambansang berdugo ako sa mga kriminal Si Binay pambansang berdugo ng pera ng Makati

DUTERTE WOOS TAGUIG. Rodrigo Duterte talks to a large crowd, estimated by organizers to be between 30,000 to 35,000 people, on April 11, 2016. Photo by Nico Aquino/Rappler

Roxas: Now is time for candidates to 'tell whole truth' about selves

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:27 PM

When pressed to react to the latest controversy hounding presidential rival Grace Poe Mar Roxas refuses to give a direct answer but goes on to talk about transparency truth telling and the FOI Act which the senator advocates

BACK IN CEBU. Administration candidate Mar Roxas addresses supporters in Naga, Cebu, on April 8, 2016. Photo from Mar Roxas' Twitter page

PNP chief on generals' Cubao meet: Give them benefit of the doubt

Apr 07, 2016 - 12:42 PM

PNP chief Director General Ricardo Marquez says there has been no formal complaint against the 4 generals spotted at a hotel where staff of LP bet Mar Roxas were also meeting

BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT. In a press conference on Thursday, April 7, PNP chief Director General Ricardo Marquez says the 4 generals seen at a hotel in Cubao were asked to explain their presence. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

'Pambobola,' says Roxas of Duterte's anti-crime promise

Apr 06, 2016 - 4:48 PM

Administration standard bearer Mar Roxas wonders aloud how the mayor can end crime on a national scale in just months when Davao City itself is not crime free

CAMPAIGN SORTIE. Presidential candidate Mar Roxas delivers a speech during a campaign rally at the Bula Gymnasium in Brgy. Bula, General Santos City on April 1, 2016. Photo by Lito Boras /

Heir to the Kingdom

Mar 31, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Listen to him ramble about unfairness drone on about rules the perfect whipping boy for every grinning bully with a spitball and a baseball bat

‘Bigger chance’ for BBL to pass under Roxas?

Mar 31, 2016 - 4:51 PM

Administration candidate Mar Roxas visits Camp Darapanan where he talks to the MILF Central Committee about prospects for peace in Muslim Mindanao

PEACE COVENANT. Presidential canditate Mar Roxas (middle) shakes hands with MILF chairman Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim before the Peace Covenant Signing in Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao March 31, 2016. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Aquino hits Poe, Duterte, Binay

Mar 31, 2016 - 4:47 PM

The President urges voters to choose wisely especially when matters like the Philippines’ dispute with China and the continuation of government programs are at stake

VOTE WISELY. Liberal Party (LP) chairman President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his message at the campaign rally of administration candidates in Caloocan City,  March 30, 2016. Photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Roxas wants clean Cabinet slate if he wins as president

Mar 30, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Five months since he told Rappler his Cabinet will likely be composed of fresh faces Roxas says it would be unfair to name prospective Cabinet appointees at this point

CLEAN SLATE. Administration standard bearer Mar Roxas declines to name who will be in his Cabinet if he wins the presidency in the May elections. Rappler file photo

Roxas: No to 'dead' TPP trade deal

Mar 30, 2016 - 8:50 PM

From his earlier cautious stance on the US led agreement the Liberal Party standard bearer now says he s against the TPP

MORE DEFINITIVE. Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas says the TPP is 'dead,' and will harm the Philippines' agriculture sector. Rappler file photo

Roxas woos businessmen: 'Best is yet to come' for PH

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:05 PM

Administration candidate Mar Roxas an investment banker before entering politics outlines his economic plans to sustain the Philippines economic growth before the country s top business leaders and executives

TALKING BUSINESS. Liberal Party bet Mar Roxas outlines his economic plans to businessmen on March 30, 2016. Photo from Mar Roxas’ Twitter account

Binay camp hits Roxas for P7B unliquidated DILG fund transfers

Mar 18, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The Roxas camp says the funds are for ongoing projects so the liquidation process is not yet complete It urges Vice President Binay to focus on the allegations against him instead

CAMPAIGN SPOKESMEN. Administration spokesman Barry Gutierrez (left) and UNA spokesman Mon Ilagan. Photo of Gutierrez from his Facebook page

Duterte maintains lead in Rappler's February SMS poll

Mar 16, 2016 - 6:21 PM

UPDATED The Davao mayor maintains his winning streak in the Rappler SMS poll with his vote share among responders increasing by 4 percentage points

2016 Presidential Rodrigo Duterte attends the Peasants Electoral Agenda forum at University of the Philippines in Diliman on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero

Roxas in Pangasinan: Old political foes turn into new allies

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:22 AM

Foes turned friends bitter rivals turned teammates In a tight presidential race every single vote counts

Aquino campaigns hard, hands out Roxas-Robredo ballers in Cavite

Mar 11, 2016 - 2:05 PM

President Benigno Aquino III makes a pitch for the administration tandem in vote rich Cavite an opposition bailiwick

MAIN ENDORSER. Liberal Party (LP) chairman President Benigno S. Aquino III campaigns for anointed tandem Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo in Dasmariñas City, Cavite on March 10, 2016. Photo by Gil Nartea/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

In Cavite, Aquino 'entertains' voters for Roxas and Robredo

Mar 11, 2016 - 1:53 PM

If President Aquino is worried about his anointed bets chances in the 2016 elections it doesn t show as he campaigns for them in vote rich Cavite

Lifestyle check on candidates? My records are open, says Roxas

Mar 10, 2016 - 11:28 AM

The administration standard bearer responds to calls spurred by reports on funds spent by presidential candidates on political ads so far

OPEN TO SCRUTINY. Administration standard-bearer Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II says his records are open to scrutiny. Photo from Mar Roxas' Twitter account

Aquino tells Laguna: It’s my ‘responsibility’ to push for continuity

Mar 10, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Kaya kong tingnan lahat mata sa mata ginagawa na nating permanente lahat ng pagbabago says Aquino as he campaigns for his anointed bets Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo

Liberal Party (LP) chairman President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Meeting with Local Leaders and the Community at the Old Plaza in Barangay Del Pilar, Calamba City, Laguna on Wednesday (March 09, 2016). (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Roxas: No change in strategy, even after Poe’s SC win

Mar 09, 2016 - 9:44 PM

Speaking to reporters in a chance interview Roxas says his is a campaign not based on personality nor the number of people he’s running against

ROXAS. Ruling Liberal Party presidential candidate Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II (C) greets supporters during a political campaign in support of International Women's Day in Makati city, south of Manila, Philippines, March 7, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Who's winning in Duterte-Roxas word war?

Mar 07, 2016 - 2:03 PM

The two candidates have been slugging it out behind Poe and Binay but guess who s now ahead?

LP members jumping ship? Roxas says it’s better they did

Mar 03, 2016 - 1:49 PM

The ruling party’s presidential bet throws shade at party members who’ve chosen to support other candidates saying it’s better that they’ve shown their ‘true colors’

CEBU SORTIE. Administration standard-bearer Mar Roxas visits a shipbuilding company in Lapu-Lapu City on March 3, 2016. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

PODCAST: Roxas' key message is why voters should trust him

Feb 28, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Roxas’ spokesman Barry Gutierrez also admits there are drawbacks in being the administration s candidate

LP to drop Robredo for VP? Not true, says coalition

Feb 26, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Amid rumors that the Liberal Party plans to drop vice presidential bet Leni Robredo because of her poor survey numbers the Daang Matuwid coalition says they are behind her 110

FULL SUPPORT. The Daang Matuwid coalition denies rumors that the Liberal Party was planning to drop vice presidential bet Leni Robredo because of her survey numbers. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Roxas’ 1st presidential debate: ‘A-Game’ prepared

Feb 20, 2016 - 10:32 PM

We look forward to a friendly interesting enlightening exchange says the camp of administration standard bearer Mar Roxas

NUMBERS GEEK. Administration standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II is known for his strength in data and numbers. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

The Imagined President

Feb 19, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Rappler s presidential profile series maps the narratives presented by both candidates and critics in the campaign for 2016

Mar of the People

Feb 19, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Here he speaks the private man called into a public life without drama without illusions without the grand narratives of his political opponents Watch him stolid and square marching fast forward to the future

Ex-MRT chief Vitangcol blames Roxas for MRT contract deal mess

Feb 18, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Ex MRT general manager Al Vitangcol III says presidential bet Mar Roxas ignored procurement requests for the train line when he was DOTC chief

NOT INVOLVED. Ex-MRT general manager Al Vitangcol III says Mar Roxas and DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya should be held liable for the allegedly anomalous maintenance contract deal for the MRT3. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Roxas to barangay officials: P1,000 per Filipino in community projects

Feb 11, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Kalkulahin na po ninyo kung ano ang bilang ng tao sa inyong barangay dagdagan ninyo ng tatlong zero at yan ang capital outlay na dadating sa inyong barangay the LP presidential bet tells the Liga ng mga Barangay

SUPPORT FOR BARANGAYS. Liberal Party presidential bet Mar Roxas vows to expand support for barangays under the expanded bottom up budgeting program. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Mar Roxas: 'Tagumpay ng bawat pamilyang Pilipino'

Feb 09, 2016 - 10:06 PM

Read the full text of Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas proclamation speech at the Capiz Gymnasium in Roxas City Capiz on February 9

CONTINUITY. Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas (left) promises to continue the programs of his party mate and endorser President Benigno Aquino III during his and vice presidential bet Leni Robredo's (right) proclamation rally in Roxas City, Capiz on February 9, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquet/ Malacañang Photo Bureau