Roxas campaign - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Roxas campaign


Comic book 'heroes' during the 2016 #PHVote campaign

May 08, 2016 - 6:17 PM

For some comics may just be a medium for entertainment but for others it is a way to retell or distort a story

FULL TEXT: Roxas: 'This is the fight of our lives'

May 08, 2016 - 5:27 AM

Here s the full text of presidential candidate Mar Roxas during his miting de avance at the Quezon Memorial Circle on May 7

Roxas delivers his speech onstage during the Liberal Party's miting de avance at the Quezon City Circle on May 7, 2016. Pat Nabong/Rappler

Aquino calls for anti-Duterte alliance

May 06, 2016 - 8:24 PM

3rd UPDATE Senator Grace Poe and Vice President Jejomar Binay swiftly reject President Benigno Aquino III s proposal

Pres. Aquino led the Liberal party as it stages a grand rally for the Roxas-Robredo tandem at Plaza Quezon in Naga City on May 6.

Poe to Roxas: 'We have nothing to talk about'

May 06, 2016 - 7:26 PM

3rd UPDATE Roxas says it is unfortunate that Senator Poe has rejected and ridiculed his offer to hold talks

NO. Presidential bet Grace Poe declines the offer of administration standard-bearer Mar Roxas to talk 'to unite for the country' against  Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

Roxas: Momentum is ours

May 03, 2016 - 8:00 PM

But Mar Roxas has yet to top major opinion polls

ENDGAME. File photo of Mar Roxas in a campaign rally. Photo by Rappler

CAMPAIGN NOTES: Different women, same story in Roxas’ rallies

May 02, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Will Mar Roxas scripted? anecdotes win the hearts of Negrense voters? Rappler s Bacolod correspondent Marchel Espina files this blog

TELLING A STORY. Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel Roxas II interviews Corazon on stage during a rally in Bacolod City. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

The Scrum: Can Mar Roxas be charged with vote buying?

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The answer is no if the basis of a complaint would be the now viral video of a Liberal Party rally in Cotabato where envelopes were handed to members of the audience

Kris Aquino draws flak for flying to LP sortie using presidential chopper

Apr 20, 2016 - 8:56 PM

UPDATED Malacañang defends the presidential sister: Members of the President s immediate family are allowed to ride with him in official government vehicles

PRESIDENTIAL SISTER. Kris Aquino, President Benigno Aquino III's youngest sister, is flown to a Liberal Party sortie in Cebu on April 19 using a presidential chopper. Photo from Aviator Pinoy's Facebook page

Roxas tells Leyteños: Don't believe lies about Yolanda

Apr 20, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Barely 3 weeks before election day the administration candidate returns to Leyte for a final appeal for votes

Poe, Duterte, Roxas sons almost cross paths in Cagayan Valley sorties

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Brian Poe Llamanzares Sebastian Duterte and Paolo Roxas campaign for the presidential candidates in the same region on the same day

MOM'S CAMPAIGNER. Brian Poe Llamanzares (extrme right) tells university students in Tuguegarao City on April 13, 2016, about the 'Study Now, Pay Later' program of his mother, presidential candidate Grace Poe. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Korina Sanchez to kabalens: Mar needs Pampanga's vote

Apr 07, 2016 - 7:53 PM

Sa patuloy na pagtaas ng numero para kay Mar ang kulang na lang talaga ay Pampanga the broadcast journalist wife of the LP standard bearer tells SunStar Pampanga in an exclusive interview

SUBSTITUTE CAMPAIGNER. Broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez says one of the plans of her husband, Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas, is to decongest the city by developing the countryside. Photo from Korina Sanchez's Facebook page

Aquino, Roxas endorse Arroyo ally in Zambales

Apr 06, 2016 - 9:47 PM

The President and his presidential bet endorse reelectionist Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr before a crowd of social welfare beneficiaries from Zambales 13 towns

PARTNERS. President Benigno Aquino III, Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas, and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo raise the hands of Zambales Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr on April 5, 2016, as they urged Zambaleños to vote for the administration slate and the local Sulong Zambales Party. Photo by Randy V. Datu/Rappler

In Cotabato, Roxas asked to explain ‘Muslim na mananakop’ line

Apr 01, 2016 - 9:22 AM

I did not realize that it created quite a stir It was not intended Maybe the correct adjective would have been MNLF says the administration presidential bet

Photo by Lito Boras/

How to win Cebu: Roxas leans on mayors, Aquino allies

Mar 27, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Although Mar Roxas has not topped the surveys his wife broadcaster Korina Sanchez says that he remains a formidable candidate because of several factors

ALLIES. Manuel Roxas II goes to Cebu City shortly after announcing his presidential bid, for a Gathering of Friends of the Liberal Party. Rappler photo

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)

Inside Balay: Who's who in the Roxas campaign

Mar 04, 2016 - 2:13 PM

It s a mix of family members former and current government officials and LP and coalition stalwarts

YELLOW CAMPAIGN. Who are Roxas' most trusted people in his 2016 run? Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Roxas: 'No time' to answer 'number 1 fan' Duterte's Yolanda question

Mar 03, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Malacañang spokesman Herminio Coloma Jr says all foreign aid received for Yolanda hit communities are fully accounted for and have undergone audit

CEBU SORTIE. Presidential candidate Manuel "Mar" Roxas II (right) drops by the shipyard of Evercat Asia, one of the biggest shipping companies based in Cebu City during his campaign rounds on March 3, 2016. Photo from Roxas' official Twitter account

In FE Marcos village, Aquino hits martial law, Binay

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:00 AM

President Aquino campaigns for his candidates in vote rich Nueva Ecija where dictator Ferdinand Marcos detained his father the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr

Roxas in Negros Occidental: 'I'll be ashamed if Leni loses here'

Feb 16, 2016 - 5:51 PM

Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas who won overwhelmingly in Negros Occidental in 2010 asks that support for him be extended to his running mate

YELLOW CROWD. Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II campaigns for administration bets at the Silay City plaza in Negros Occidental on February 16, 2016. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

What’s not working for Mar Roxas?

Feb 09, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The administration standard bearer has been a lot of things in his more than 2 decades in politics That s why he hasn t gained any headway so far

2016 Presidential and former DILG secretary Mar Roxas during the Galing Pook "conversations with the Presidentiables on Countryside Development" at Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City on Friday, December 11. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

'Boring' Roxas asks: Will you choose a foreigner or bully over me?

Feb 02, 2016 - 10:17 PM

Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel Roxas II sticks to his latest message in the 2016 campaign: he’s no drama but reliable

Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Bam Aquino banned in Mar Roxas' Balay?

Dec 26, 2015 - 1:30 PM

UPDATED The Cubao headquarters of the Mar Roxas campaign is not so happy with the President s cousin we re told

PRESIDENTIAL NEPHEW: File photo of Senator Bam Aquino

Roxas suffers first survey dip post-endorsement

Dec 23, 2015 - 6:12 PM

What could have caused Mar Roxas numbers to freeze?

AQUINO MAGIC? President Benigno Aquino III and Mar Roxas. File photo by Gil Nartea/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Palace defends 'President' Mar: Not on campaign mode

Apr 14, 2014 - 4:10 PM

Malacañang insists the tour of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas around Yolanda hit areas is not part of an early campaign for the 2016 polls

EARLY CAMPAIGN? Critics questioned Interior Secretary Mar Roxas' intentions during his tour of Yolanda-hit areas after his party mate and Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya referred to Roxas as 'President.' Photo by Mike Alquinto/DILG