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Roxas on Duterte's tirades: 'My loyalty is to the Filipino nation'

Mar 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Senatorial bet Mar Roxas says serving under 3 administrations allowed him to establish call centers, protect the rights of farmers and fishermen, and push for cheaper medicines

Opposition senatorial bet Manuel Roxas II meets with the various sector at village gym in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City on Wednesday, March 13. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Roxas shares same anecdote on vendors' plight in Bacolod sorties

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Mar Roxas shares stories of vendors burdened by rising expenses to push for the repeal of the excise tax on fuel

'MR PALENGKE'. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas with vendors and customers during his market visit to Bacolod City on March 13, 2019. Photo from the Facebook page of Mar Roxas

Otso Diretso bets dismiss 'falling out' claims

Mar 13, 2019 - 6:23 PM

(UPDATED) Former interior secretary Mar Roxas and Senator Bam Aquino say they have no time to get sidetracked by 'counterproductive intrigues' as they work hard to improve the opposition slate's chances in the May elections

ROXAS IN BACOLOD. Opposition senatorial bet Mar Roxas meets with the various sectors at a village gym in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, on March 13, 2019. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

FALSE: CNN's Anderson Cooper called Mar and Korina a 'corrupt couple'

Feb 27, 2019 - 6:47 PM

Anderson Cooper himself denies on Twitter calling the couple 'corrupt'

Roxas is 'Mr Palengke' once again on 2019 campaign trail

Feb 27, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas, who topped the 2004 Senate race with his 'Mr Palengke' moniker, visits a public market in Pampanga

Photo by Mara Cepeda / Rappler

'Napakasarap talaga': Roxas on being dad to twins Pepe and Pilar

Feb 27, 2019 - 12:03 PM

Mar Roxas says he and wife Korina Sanchez make sure the twins are fed every two hours

NEW DAD. Senatorial candidate Mar Roxs talks to the media about being a new father on the sidelines of a public market visit on February 27, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda / Rappler

Fake news cannot be regulated, says Mar Roxas

Feb 24, 2019 - 10:06 PM

'Hindi pwedeng i-regulate yan kasi free speech 'yan,' says senatorial candidate Mar Roxas, who admittedly was a victim of fake news in the 2016 presidential campaign

Korina Sanchez and Mar Roxas welcome twins

Feb 21, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Congratulations, Korina and Mar!

FALSE: This is a photo of Duterte urging voters to reject Mar Roxas

Feb 15, 2019 - 4:36 PM

No, this is not a photo of President Rodrigo Duterte urging voters to reject an opposition candidate

RHI Group to continue Nasugbu operations after antitrust body junks merger

Feb 15, 2019 - 2:51 PM

(UPDATED) RHI Group still believes that the consolidation of the sugar mills will improve the efficiency of operations in Batangas

SUGAR MILL. An aerial view of the Central Azucarera Don Pedro. Photo from the Roxas Holdings, Inc website

Roxas says solo campaign kickoff without Otso Diretso a non-issue

Feb 13, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas says it has always been his tradition to start his campaign in Capiz, his hometown

Photo from Roxas' Facebook page

Comelec hits Bong Go, Mar Roxas over illegal campaign posters

Feb 12, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The Commission on Elections calls out administration and opposition candidates alike for their illegal posters, as the 2019 campaign period officially begins

ILLEGAL POSTERS. Manila City hall workers start removing campaign materials in Santa Mesa, Manila on February 11, 2019, after Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez reminds candidates to remove prohibited election propaganda. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Mar Roxas, Grace Poe go solo to kick off senatorial bids

Feb 12, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Mar Roxas begins the official campaign period in Roxas City, Capiz, while Grace Poe leads a feeding program for public school students in Quezon City

MONITOR: Senate bets' TV ads a week before 2019 campaign period

Feb 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

These pre-campaign ads have allowed candidates' camps to spend on promotions without having to report them to the Comelec

Roxas on Senate bid: 'I'm not here to redo 2016'

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Mar Roxas says he is once again running for senator to help lift Filipinos out of poverty, not to get back at politicians who left the Liberal Party 3 years ago

OTSO DIRETSO BET. Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas is the guest of Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant on February 8, 2019. Screenshot from Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: Mar Roxas on his return to politics

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:08 AM

Catch the interview with Mar Roxas live at 2 pm, Friday, February 8

Ex-DILG chiefs – now Senate bets – quizzed on drug war, juvenile justice

Jan 27, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Former interior secretaries Manuel Roxas II and Rafael Alunan III weigh in on issues such as the war on drugs and juvenile justice

No to Chinese workers replacing Filipinos – Mar Roxas

Jan 27, 2019 - 6:56 PM

'Kung gano'n ang tulong nila sa atin, 'yung ayuda, 'yung pautang nila sa atin, hindi na bale,' says opposition senatorial candidate Mar Roxas

NO TO CHINESE WORKERS. Mar Roxas says he opposes the influx of Chinese workers "replacing" Filipinos. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Roque says no to death penalty in drug crimes

Jan 27, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque contradicts the Duterte administration on death penalty for drug-related crimes

NO TO DEATH PENALTY. Harry Roque says he opposes the reimposition of the death penalty for drug-related crimes. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Mar Roxas says Ilonggo support won’t make him complacent

Jan 10, 2019 - 6:08 PM

In their first sortie, the coalition candidates go to Capiz, Roxas’ home province and bailiwick

KICK-OFF. Ahead of the start of the election period, opposition senatorial bets led by Manuel Roxas II launch a series of town hall meetings in Roxas City on January 10, 2019. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Christmas for Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez: The basics with a touch of extra

Dec 24, 2018 - 9:49 AM

For the couple whose schedules are often action-packed, Christmas is both meaningful and simple: a chance to spend time with the people who matter the most

TIS THE SEASON. For Korina Sanchez and Mar Roxas, Christmas is about the basics. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

FALSE: Is this a 'new' photo of Mar Roxas using public transport?

Dec 09, 2018 - 3:26 PM

No, this is not a new photo of Filipino opposition politician Mar Roxas using public transport

FALSE: Is this a sign targetting a rival of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte?

Dec 07, 2018 - 10:43 AM

No, this is not a photo of a sign targeting a rival of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

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

Lawyer of alleged drug lord Odicta shot dead in Roxas City

Sep 28, 2018 - 8:41 PM

Edel Julio Romero served as the lawyer of Melvin Odicta, alleged top drug lord of Iloilo province, until the latter was gunned down in August 2016

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

Aquino, 5 other presidents delegated amnesty review to committees

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:23 PM

AFP Chief Carlito Galvez Jr and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV go through similar processes, as former president Ramos also created a committee in 1994 to decide on amnesty applications

AMNESTY PROCLAMATIONS. Six presidents have signed proclamations creating a committee to evaluate and decide on amnesty applications.

Sugar farmers oppose URC mill purchase in Nasugbu

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The Luzon Federation of Sugarcane Growers Association fears that Universal Robina Corporation's acquisition of Central Azucarera Don Pedro will 'remove entirely any semblance of competition in the sugar milling market of Batangas'

SUGAR MILL. An aerial view of the Central Azucarera Don Pedro in Nasugbu, Batangas. Photo from the Roxas Holdings, Inc website

Gov't should focus on increasing tourism revenues, not arrivals – expert

Jul 10, 2018 - 8:25 PM

'It doesn't matter how many people come, [but] what's important is that you get the target revenue,' says Fernando Martin Roxas

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM. Fernando Martin Roxas, Executive Director of Asian Institute of Management Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism, talks to the media about sustainable tourism. Photo by Aika Rey/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.

IN PHOTOS: Groups seek return of comfort woman statue

Jun 12, 2018 - 5:17 PM

On Independence Day, #Flowers4Lolas reiterate demands for the reinstallation of the statue that 'gives a face to victims of war and militarization' and for the Philippine government 'to uphold the truth in our history'

THE MISSING STATUE. Women gathered at where the statue was once erect, along the baywalk of Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[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

FACT CHECK: Misleading Aquino-Duterte comparison in 'pro-Roxas' page

Jun 07, 2018 - 9:49 PM

The figures listed in a graphic posted by the Facebook page "Oras Na, Roxas Na" make it appear they cover Aquino's entire 6-year term and Duterte's first two years. The amounts are from the 2016 and 2017 national budgets only.

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

1.2 million Filipinos join Iglesia ni Cristo walk vs poverty

May 06, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Iglesia ni Cristo says it bagged a new Guinness record for the largest human sentence during its Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty along Roxas Boulevard

WALK VS POVERTY. Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos flock to Roxas Boulevard for the Iglesia ni Cristo's Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty on May 6, 2018. Photo courtesy of PIO SPD

Duterte on comfort woman statue: 'You can place it somewhere else'

Apr 29, 2018 - 12:39 PM

(UPDATED) 'It is not the policy of government to antagonize other nations,' says the President who repeatedly slams the US and the EU over a host of issues

In this photo taken April 20, 2018, A backhoe is seen beside the Comfort Women Statue along Roxas Boulevard, Manila. The controversial statue was removed late Friday night April 27, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler