Roxas claims 2010 poll cheating

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SAN MIGUEL, Bulacan: Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd on Tuesday said he won’t cheat in the 2016 elections, being a victim of poll fraud himself.

In a chance interview with Roxas after his consultations with farmers here, the former Interior secretary referred to his experience when asked about a survey showing that four in 10 Filipinos believe that candidates will cheat in the 2016 elections.

“That’s a sad thing [that they view it that way]. Hindi ako mandaraya, hindi ako magnanakaw at hindi ako sinungaling (I wont cheat, I won’t steal and I am not a liar),” he told reporters.

Roxas cited in his 20 years in government service as a congressman, Cabinet secretary for three different agencies and a senator, he has never been linked to corruption or fraud.


“Ako nga nadaya nung nakaraang eleksyon kaya kabahagi ako sa ating mga kababayan na dapat malinis at kapani-paniwala itong [parating na]halalan [I was the one who got cheated in the last elections, that’s why I join our people in their call for clean and credible elections),” he said.

Roxas was referring to his 2010 loss to then-Makati City mayor and now Vice President Jejomar Binay.

After losing to Binay by 700,000 votes despite leading all pre-election surveys, he filed an electoral protest before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).

The electoral tribunal, however, left the case unresolved.

In the 2010 polls, a splinter group branded as Noy-Bi emerged and was said tp have campaigned for then-Sen. Benigno Aquino 3rd of the LP for President and Binay of Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino as Vice President.

The President, whose nickname is Noynoy, is the Noy in Noy-Bi and Binay the Bi.

At the time, Sen. Francis Escudero showed up in a campaign advertisement endorsing the Noy-Bi tandem.

The Roxas and Binay tussle will have a sequel in the 2016 elections where they are both vying for the presidency.

“They can look at my track record of being a public servant. The people know that I am not a cheat,” Roxas said.

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  1. So Roxas is now confirming that 2010 election was rigged?

    Don’t worry, 2016 election will be all for cheating again. Unfortunately, not in Roxas’ favor as he was expecting, but for Poe

  2. What ails the Philippine government are politicians who are cheaters grafters and crrupt.They take all governments monies and think only for themselves. They dont have regard to other people specially the poor. Because what they are stealing are minies for the poor. They come in sheeps clothing but are raven wolves inside. Mga botante better WATCH OUT.Botohan ang mga politicong walang record, HONEST.

  3. sa sampung sinabi ni Roxas, labing isa ang mali. Tama si Duterte, “Roxas is a failed politician”!

  4. SkutanMalmström on

    It all started in Rome with in line of the canonization of Calungsod. Mar ROxas wife there to cover the celebration. A lot of Filipinos attended the impt event in Rome. Korina stood in front of many other Filipinos and to my dismay, she never even greeted us knowing he is Mar Roxas wife. Well, first impression last. I thought about it and wondered why she never responded to our casual grin & smile, Korina was so snobbed, she never give us face to respond to that warm smile from among the filipino crowd. So I though malapit na ang election 2016 and Roxas will definitely run again. What to my mind, Korina never fit to be first lady of Malacanang coz of her attitude problem. Now it’s election time, hipocrito ako kung sabihin ko na boboto ako kay Mar Roxas, never I would vote for Mar coz of that simple incident in Rome. He should learn his wife to be nice enough if he wants to lead this country Phils.