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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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Images from 2016: The day we elected Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo

May 09, 2017 - 5:06 PM

It s been a year since the 2016 elections Revisit Rappler s PHvote microsite – it doesn t disappoint with the wealth of stories from that whirlwind of a day

IN PHOTOS: Protesters' last plea vs Marcos burial

Nov 06, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The justices have to realize what the issue has done to the country If they don t vote favorably for us it will open wounds says an anti Marcos protester

PRAY FOR 8. Activists and victims of Martial Law gather at the Luneta on November 6, 2016 for a mass and concert calling for Supreme Court justices to rule against the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

Memorable quotes from past SONAs

Jul 25, 2016 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler compiles some memorable lines from the state of the nation addresses of the country's presidents

Looking back: SONA trivia

Jul 21, 2016 - 4:28 PM

(UPDATED) Ferdinand Marcos' 1969 speech is the longest SONA, thus far, going by word count

BATASANG PAMBANSA. This venue has witnessed 37 SONAs in the past years. President Rodrigo Duterte's first SONA will be the 38th in this place. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Roxas generals? Mar says file cases, don't spread rumors

Jul 06, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The Liberal Party s defeated presidential bet distances himself from the police generals linked by President Duterte to drugs

NO 'ROXAS GENERALS.' Mar Roxas, then DILG chief, joins then-president Benigno Aquino III during an event in Camp Bagong Diwa. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

FAST FACTS: Presidential inauguration traditions and rituals

Jun 30, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Here s what to expect during a presidential inauguration

1957. Carlos Gracia takes his oath of office at the Independence Grandstand (now named after him). Photo from Malacanang

WATCH: The 2016 elections' funniest moments

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:55 PM

From the amusing to the absurd the campaign season didn t lack in humorous moments

Roxas mom Judy is son's biggest campaign donor

Jun 22, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Judy Araneta Roxas donated P110 million to her son s campaign based on the SOCE filed by defeated presidential bet Manuel Mar Roxas II

CAMPAIGN EXPENSES. Defeated presidential bet Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II submits his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures, in the form of 50 boxes aboard a yellow truck, to the Commission on Elections on June 22, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Roxas files SOCE, sends truckload of documents

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:31 PM

3rd UPDATE Defeated presidential bet Manuel Mar Roxas II declares that he spent P487 million during the campaign

TRUCKLOAD OF DOCUMENTS. Defeated presidential bet Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II sends 50 boxes of documents, aboard a yellow truck, as he submits his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures to the Commission on Elections on June 22, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gov't funds in campaign? DSWD ready for audit – Soliman

Jun 20, 2016 - 6:20 PM

There is no such thing misuse of funds If there is then show me the evidence says Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Dinky Soliman

FUNDS MISUSE? Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon 'Dinky' Soliman said their liquidation reports are open for scrutiny to prove none of their funds were used for the Liberal Party's campaign.

Comelec office: No to LP's late SOCE filing

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Granting the Liberal Party s request for a deadline extension would be unfair to other candidates and parties that complied with the prescribed period

Ex-Comelec chief Brillantes: Late filing of SOCE not illegal

Jun 15, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Sixto Brillantes Jr argues that a Comelec resolution on the filing of 2016 campaign spending reports expanded the provision of the law causing confusion

BRILLANTES ON SOCE. The ex-Comelec chairman shares his thoughts on the issue of late-filing of SOCEs. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

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

Roxas, Robredo win by slim margin in Aquino hometown

May 25, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Administration candidates Manuel Roxas II and Leni Robredo may have secured victories in Tarlac but they are not far ahead of their rivals

HAIRLINE GAP. Administration standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II and running mate Leni Robredo won in Tarlac province, the Aquinos' hometown, by only a few thousand votes over their rivals.  Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau)

What's behind the high voter turnout?

May 22, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Sociologist Jayeel Cornelio says the personalities of the candidates may have influenced Filipinos to cast their ballots

Voters wait in line for their turn to vote. One of the machines in Maharlika Elementary School malfunctioned. Receipts were not provided to voters. BEIs kept the ballots which they filed when the replacement machine arrived.

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

Pineda fails to deliver for Aquino's bets in Pampanga

May 13, 2016 - 2:34 PM

In the Pineda clan s hometown of Lubao Rodrigo Duterte secures the top spot while administration bet Mar Roxas ends up in 4th place

PAMPANGA ALLIES. Administration candidate Manuel Roxas II and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Despite huge margin, Duterte sweeps only 3 regions

May 11, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Administration bet Mar Roxas gets the solid vote of two regions: his own Western Visayas and the Negros Island Region whose creation he supported

As rivals concede, Duterte assured of presidency

May 10, 2016 - 2:19 PM

After Grace Poe and Mar Roxas concede 71 year old Rodrigo Duterte is practically assured of being the country s next president

PRESUMPTIVE PRESIDENT. Closest rivals concede to presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Mar Roxas to Duterte: 'I wish you success'

May 10, 2016 - 1:21 PM

UPDATED Ang iyong tagumpay ay tagumpay ng ating sambayanan at ng ating bansa administration standard bearer Mar Roxas tells Rodrigo Duterte in his concession speech

CONCESSION SPEECH. Administration standard-bearer delivers his concession speech on May 19, 2016. Bea Cupin/Rappler

Which home provinces delivered for presidential, VP candidates?

May 10, 2016 - 10:16 AM

Most candidates for president and vice president are leading in the polls in cities and provinces where they trace their roots unofficial results show as of May 10

Duterte enjoys wide lead; Robredo edges ahead of Marcos

May 09, 2016 - 6:21 PM

67th UPDATE As of 3:58 pm Rodrigo Duterte tops the presidential race with nearly 15 9 million votes while the battle between Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo is too close to call

WATCH: The Imagined President with Patricia Evangelista and Nicole Curato

May 09, 2016 - 1:55 AM

The presidential profile series which maps the narratives presented by both candidates and their critics took 6 months to complete

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

IN PHOTOS: Mar Roxas' miting de avance

May 08, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The administration party makes a last pitch for votes

Roxas supporters cheer during his miting de avance on May 7, 2016 at Quezon City Circle. Thousands of supporters attended the event to show support for Roxas, Robredo, and the Liberal Party's senatorial bets. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

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

After cases failed, Roxas' camp now wants me to quit race – Poe

May 08, 2016 - 2:31 AM

Sila rin naman ang nagpa disqualify sa akin Nung hindi gumana yun may banta raw sa ating demokrasya kaya kailangan ako ay umatras says Grace Poe

NO. Presidential bet Grace Poe maintains she will not back down from the presidential race. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Miting de avance day: Duterte, Roxas, Poe, Santiago hashtags trend

May 07, 2016 - 9:48 PM

Hashtags for 4 out of the Philippines 5 presidential candidates make an impact on Twitter on the last day of campaigning

In Facebook video, Poe says Roxas should give way

May 07, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Highlighting survey numbers a video posted on Grace Poe s Facebook account says Mar Roxas should instead give way to her

Screengrab from Grace Poe's Facebook video

45% of Filipinos say next president must implement Bangsamoro deal

May 07, 2016 - 3:42 PM

The peace deal receives the strongest support from residents of the National Capital Region 51 and the least support from residents of the Visayas 36

FACE-OFF. Presidential bets explain their solutions to conflict in Mindanao during the presidential debate held in Dagupan City on April 24, 2016. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Palace: Poe didn't put much thought into 'very serious' Roxas appeal

May 07, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Malacañang also says the call for unity is not a desperate move as it gives a voice to those who are against a potential dictatorship

HASTY DECISION? Malacañang says presidential bet Grace Poe was quick to shut down the offer of administration standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II to talk about a partnership against front-runner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

Why Roxas has not enjoyed Robredo's rise in ratings, in her own words

May 07, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo says she does not have much baggage yet and her dramatic narrative works to her advantage

'DRAMATIC NARRATIVE.' Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo says her numbers surged in the past months because her 'dramatic narrative' worked to her advantage. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler