Roxas wages war vs corruption

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CAPIZ TAKE-OFF Liberal Party presidential bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas and running mate Rep. Leni Robredo acknowledge the crowd that attended their rally in Capiz. AFP PHOTO

CAPIZ TAKE-OFF Liberal Party presidential bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas and running mate Rep. Leni Robredo acknowledge the crowd that attended their rally in Capiz. AFP PHOTO

ROXAS CITY, Capiz: Liberal Party presidential candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd vowed to stop corruption if elected as President in May.

“Kinabukasan natin ang nakataya rito. Hindi basta-basta ang laban na ito. Hindi po tayo papatalo sa abusado, manloloko at magnanakaw [Our future is at stake here. This fight won’t be easy. We won’t be defeated by those who abuse power, those who trick and steal],” Roxas told his supporters who attended his initial campaign rally in his hometown on Tuesday.

He enumerated his platform — creating jobs, giving farmers and fisherfolk access to loans, increasing infrastructure spending, investing in post-harvest facilities, expanding PhilHealth coverage and continuing the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program.

The CCT program is the Aquino administration’s flagship anti-poverty project that grants cash assistance to poor families.


“This is a fight worth fighting for. You can be confident that we will stand for and be with you in the push for good governance. Tayo ang sundalo ng daang matuwid [We are the soldiers of good governance],” Roxas said.

President Benigno Aquino 3rd and several Cabinet members attended the event.
Also present was Roxas’ running mate, Rep. Leni Robredo of Camarines Sur.

They were joined by the ruling party’s 12 senatorial candidates — Senators Franklin Drilon, Ralph Recto and Teofisto Guingona 3rd, Panfilo Lacson, Francis Pangilinan, Risa Hontiveros, Leila de Lima, Jericho Petilla, Mark Lapid, Joel Villanueva, Cresente Paez, and Nariman Ambolodto.

Aquino said the Roxas-Robredo tandem will ensure that the gains of his administration will not go to waste.

“Si Mar Roxas at si Leni Robredo ang magpapayabong ng ating mga ipinunla [Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo will build on our gains],” according to the President.

“Mahalaga pong masiguro na ang mga susunod na pinuno ay itutuloy ang daang matuwid. Isipin po ninyo, kung kabaligtaran nito ang isusulong ng papalit sa akin; kung epal, papogi, at pananatili lang sa kapangyarihan ang kanyang iniisip, sigurado po, masasayang lang ang lahat ng ating pinaghirapan at mababalewala ang mga pagkakataong bumubukas sa ating bansa [It’s important to ensure that the next leaders would continue the straight path. Imagine, if the complete opposite is pursued by my successor and if that successor is only driven by self-interest, earning brownie points and keeping oneself in power, all of our hard work would go to waste. Opportunities for our country would be squandered],” he said.

Aquino noted that Roxas has “competence, integrity and proven track record.”

He said that in the fight against crime, the administration’s standard-bearer, as Interior secretary, launched Oplan Lambat-Sibat, which slashed robbery and car thefts by 50 percent.

Aquino also recalled the times Roxas was criticized for being in the frontline during disasters.

“Mapakrisis man sa Zamboanga, lindol sa Cebu at Bohol, o noong bagyong Yolanda, mapabaha o sunog sa barangay, lagi siyang nasa frontline para sumaklolo at umalalay [Roxas was in the frontline, ready to assist the victims of disasters, whether it be the crisis in Zamboanga, the earthquake in Bohol, or Typhoon Yolanda],” he said.

“Sa kabila po nito, ang isinukli sa kanya ng mga kalaban, walang humpay na batikos at reklamo, para bang naging plataporma na nila ang hatakin siya pababa [Despite this, he still got flak and complaints. It’s like our critics have made it their platform to bring him down],” Aquino added.

As for Robredo, the President said the widow of Interior secretary Jesse Robredo was chosen as the administration’s vice presidential candidate not only because of her political affiliation but also because “her heart is in the right place and she is competent to lead.”

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  1. Dept. of Transportation is under DILG . Look at the corruption happening headed by Abaya. How come Mar Roxas refused to stop Abaya , replacing all car plates without congressional approval. This is a multi billion pesos project. Look at the mess at MRT LRT still under Abaya. Maintenance contract given to no experience companies, shady transactions. Trains that does not have engines and incomplete wheels. Is this what Mar Roxas is promising this nation ?

  2. Si Mar Roxas po ang magpapayabong nang ating mga ninakaw! He he he! Walang nangyari sa six years, hitsura mo lang baklang Noy!

  3. Ernesto Aquino on

    After almost 6 years, Pnoy still has not stopped corruption. Bagkus naging mas korap ang pamayanan. Tell me, how can Roxas do it?

  4. Pretty sure he means the same fight against corruption we have seen over the past 6 years which is corruption charges only against the opposition and never against his Liberal Party buddies.

    What Roxas wants everyone to forget is the Liberal Party is responsible for massive corruption and were not investigated or charged for stealing their pork barrel allocations or the misuse of the 157 billion DAP Fund.

  5. Napakasimple na plataforma ninyo na kayang kayang isakatuparang.
    Di nangagarap di nag aambisiyon. Di suntok sa buwan at di lista sa tubig.
    Mar Roxas at Leni Robredo kayo ang tunay na pag asa at magbibigay na
    katuparan sa mga simple pangarap ng mga Filipino. Makapagtrabajo ng marangal at maayos para may pantustus sa mga pangagailangan ng bawat pamilya.
    God bless your team . May kakayahan at may puso at integridad. Pagpapalain ang mga Filipino kung kayo pareho ang mananalo at ang mga kakampi ninyo sa senado at congresso.

  6. The nerve of this candidate, Mr. Boy driver, Mar Roxas to shout that he is after corruption. Just looking around him who are all corrupt, the man is a liar and should not be considered.

    • Kaya pala ang kriminalidad mas tumaas pa ha ha ha! Mangarap ka Roxas hindi ka mananalo itaga mo iyan sa bato! Suntok sa buwan kapag nag top 1 ka!
      The opposite of what you have said in this campaign huh! Saang banda gumanda ang straight path, gosh! Incredible!
      Never use the 4P’s because this is absolutely the continuity of GMA and now Noynoy took over with it…napakasimpleng plataporma at nanggaya pa Duterte tayo! Iyon ang maliwanag at totoo!

  7. Binay will promise all the impossible things for he knows that if he will not win the presidential elections, he will go to jail because of his corrupt wealth in the billions of dollars hidden in Canada. How can you eliminate the income tax when it is here where the whole Binay family got their wealth? The Binay family made billions of pesos/dollars and cheated their income tax returns. The whole family at the end of six months will be jailed by either Santiago or Roxas. Binay chose his kickoff speech before slum dwellers in Welfareville Compound in Mandaluyong because this is the group that he gave a can of sardines, a liter of rice, a soup, P500 and a Jollibee dinner in return for their votes. Binay thought that they are the bobotantes who sell their votes for what they received during this occasion. Let us continue to pray to save the Philippines from the corrupt Binay family.

    Watch out readers: This will soon be deleted by the columnist or MT because they don’t want anything negative about the corrupt Binay family.