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Mar Roxas on 2019 defeat: 'I don't know what comes next'

May 22, 2019 - 3:12 PM

'Our country continues to need us and our best efforts,' says the former Liberal Party stalwart

2019 DEFEAT. Opposition candidate Mar Roxas loses his 3rd consecutive elections, as he places only 16th in the 2019 senatorial polls. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

For 3rd time, Mar Roxas is rejected at polls

May 15, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Ranked number 16 based on partial and unofficial results from 96.3% of precincts nationwide, Roxas' performance is a far cry from when he topped the senatorial race in 2004

ANOTHER LOSS. Mar Roxas, drenched in rain, waves to his supporters during Otso Diretso's thanksgiving concert on May 8, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Mar Roxas fails to top senatorial polls in Western Visayas

May 14, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The Otso Diretso candidate ranks only fourth in his home region, behind party mate Bam Aquino

Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas fails to secure top place in his bailiwick region. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Otso Diretso not conceding the fight just yet for Aquino, Roxas

May 14, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The defeated opposition senatorial bets are hoping that their colleagues Bam Aquino and Mar Roxas can still make it to the Magic 12

STILL SMILING. Otso Diretso spokesperson Barry Gutierrez and senatorial bets Samira Gutoc and Erin Tañada pose for a picture ahead of their press conference on May 14, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappelr

LOOK: Korina Sanchez's birthday message to husband Mar Roxas

May 13, 2019 - 8:44 PM

‘Honey, bilib ako sayo. I am so excited that you may get this chance to serve again,’ Korina shares on Instagram

Koko Pimentel, Mar Roxas early bird voters among Senate bets

May 13, 2019 - 7:04 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Senatorial bets start casting their votes on Monday, May 13

MARKET STOPS. File photo of Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas taking his 'Mr Palengke' campaign to Cebu City in April 2019. File photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler


Otso Diretso thanks rain-soaked supporters: 'You are the spirit of this campaign'

May 08, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Heavy rain pours during the opposition senatorial ticket's thanksgiving concert at the UP Sunken Garden. But the crowd stays to listen to their speeches.

THANK YOU. Otso Diretso candidates pose for a selfie together with their supporters, who were all soaked from the rain on May 8, 2019. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Mar Roxas seeks to defeat ghosts from 2016 bid

May 06, 2019 - 11:53 AM

Mar Roxas is not out for redemption in 2019. But he's finding that easier said than done.

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

Recto endorses Roxas, reelectionist bets in 2019 Senate race

May 05, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Senators Cynthia Villar and Juan Edgardo Angara also attend the Bangon Lipa rally

ENDORSEMENT. Senator Ralph Recto endorses former senator Manuel Roxas II in the 2019 Senate elections. Screengrab from Mar Roxas staff

Roxas asks Cebuanos: Can your birthday gift be a vote for Otso Diretso?

Apr 28, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Otso Diretso senatorial bet Mar Roxas celebrates his 62nd birthday on May 13, when Filipinos will also go to polling precincts to vote

BIRTHDAY VOTE? Otso Diretso candidate Mar Roxas (2nd from L) and the slate's other bets do the Otso Diretso hand sign for the cameras in Cebu City on April 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of Otso Diretso media

FALSE: Aquino admin officials 'stole, deposited' 3,500 metric tons of gold in Thailand

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:31 PM

The value of gold allegedly stolen and shipped is more than the value of the total gold reserves in the country

Leyte town mayor backs Roxas' Senate bid: 'He was always there to help'

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Palo town Mayor Remedios Petilla credits ex-DILG chief Mar Roxas for helping her town rebuild after Super Typhoon Yolanda

ALLIES. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas meets with Palo, Leyte Mayor Remedios Petilla on April 23, 2019. Photo from Roxas' media staff

Mar Roxas: Stop ‘automatic’ visas for Chinese

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:43 AM

The Bureau of Immigration started granting visas on arrival to ‘qualified’ Chinese nationals in 2017

CHINESE WORKERS. Opposition senatorial bet Mar Roxas says the Philippine government must stop its visas-upon-arrival scheme for Chinese. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Korina Sanchez explains names of twins Pepe and Pilar

Apr 19, 2019 - 11:34 AM

What's the story behind the baby twins' full names?

Kris Aquino: Don't blame my brother Noy for Mar Roxas' defeats

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:40 PM

'So pati ba pagkatalo sa 2010 kasalanan din ni Noy?' asks Kris Aquino, lashing out at senatorial candidate Mar Roxas' campaign manager Edgar Erice

Roxas suggests adding tax incentives for BPO companies to train workers

Apr 12, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Incentives will help the BPO industry keep up with present-day challenges, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data, says the senatorial candidate

BPO PROSPECTS. Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas talks to BPO workers in a forum in Quezon City on April 11, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Roxas on lower survey ranking: 'Okay lang 'yan, family first'

Apr 11, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Otso Diretso senatorial bet Mar Roxas attributes the decrease in his survey numbers to the 20 days he spent overseas together with his family, including his newborn twins

'OKAY LANG 'YAN.' Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas performance decreases in the March Pulse Asia survey. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lower inflation? ‘Pambobola iyan,’ Roxas says

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:30 AM

The Otso Diretso Senate bet says ordinary people still feel the effects of the higher prices of food and vegetables

MARKET STOPS. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas takes his 'Mr Palengke' campaign to Cebu City on April 8, 2019. He visited the Carbon Public Market. Photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler

Roxas: Duterte should address wealth questions, so gov't can tackle important issues

Apr 09, 2019 - 7:26 AM

Given the effects of El Niño, the government should prioritize giving farmers automatic membership in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, says the opposition senatorial candidate

MARKET STOPS. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas takes his 'Mr Palengke' campaign to Cebu City on April 8, 2019. He visited the Carbon Public Market. Photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler

Mar Roxas on baby twins: I'm a dad and lolo at the same time

Apr 01, 2019 - 2:34 PM

The senatorial candidate and his wife Korina Sanchez bring twins Pepe and Pilar home

HELLO, PEPE AND PILAR. Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez arrive in Manila with their twins. Rappler photo

LOOK: Paolo Roxas meets baby siblings Pepe and Pilar

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Mar Roxas' son finally meets his baby brother Pepe and baby sister Pilar

BIG P AND SMALL P. Paolo Roxas cradles his baby brother Pepe. Photo from Instagram.com/korina

FALSE: Mar Roxas urges consumers to suffer through water crisis

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Mar Roxas' camp maintains the claim is 'fake news' and 'completely illogical' for him to say. The page that posts the claim is also unable to provide proof of the quote's source.

LOOK: Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez' baby twins blessed in U.S.

Mar 21, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Pepe and Pilar are blessed by a parish priest

FALSE: Mar Roxas 'leaves' Otso Diretso

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:13 PM

Roxas has not left the Otso Diretso slate, says campaign manager Senator Kiko Pangilinan

Otso Diretso to ‘work twice as hard’ to pull up survey numbers

Mar 19, 2019 - 5:14 PM

(UPDATED) The awareness ratings of several Otso Diretso bets go up in double figures in the latest Pulse Asia survey, but less than 5% of respondents say they'd vote for the opposition candidates

MORE WORK AHEAD. Otso Diretso candidates Gary Alejano, Chel Diokno, Pilo Hilbay, and Romy Macalintal with former senator Wigberto Tañada Sr representing Erin Tanada at the #YouthVote Forum in De La Salle Medical and Health Institute in Cavite on March 19, 2019. Photo from Otso Diretso Media

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

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

Watch Rappler’s midday wRap with Bea Cupin

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