Roxas II, Manuel “Mar” Araneta (Liberal Party)

Roxas II, Manuel “Mar” Araneta (Liberal Party)

ERRATUM

As of January 27, 2019, Mar Roxas has already expressed his support for divorce, according to the recently held CNN Forum. We apologize for overlooking this information.

 

PERSONAL DETAILS

Age: 61

Place of Residence: Roxas City, Capiz

Political Party: Liberal Party

Terms in office: 1

Incumbency: No

 

SALIENT ISSUES AND POSITION

Federalism - Against

Death Penalty - Against

Drug War - Against

Lowering of MACR - Against

Divorce - Pro

Same Sex Marriage - Anti

 

POLICY FOCUS/PLATFORM

High quality jobs, agriculture, disaster resilience, educational infrastructure, universal healthcare, energy.

 

FAMILY MEMBERS IN OFFICE

None

 

EDUCATION

Primary/Elementary: Ateneo de Manila Grade School

Secondary: Ateneo de Manila High School

Tertiary: University of Pennsylvania

Graduate Studies: N/A

Others: N/A

 

AFFILIATIONS

Books for the Barangay Inc.

Capiz Alliance for Ecological Development Inc.

Kauswagan Development Corporation

Northstar Capital Inc.

Atok Big Wedge Mining Co.

 

GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE

Executive

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary (2012-2015)

Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary (2011-2012)

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary (2000-2003)

Legislative

Senator (2004-2010)

Representative (1993-2000)

Judiciary

N/A

Local Government

N/A

 

LEGISLATIVE WORK

Personally authored bills passed into law: 14 (House of Representatives); 43 (Senate)

Important bills

Republic Act No. 7880 (Roxas Law) - ensures fair distribution of the education capital budget among all the provinces.

RA 8759 - establishing in all municipalities a Public Employment Service Office an employment and information center.

RA 8748 - amending the Special Economic Zone Act by directly allocating to the municipality or city 2% (out of the 5%) gross tax to be collected from the establishments operating in the ecozone and providing for disturbance compensation for persons to be displaced or evicted by publicly-owned ecozones;

RA 8756 - a bill that incentivizes the creation of regional headquarters that help investment of multinational companies.

 

SOURCES

Cupin, Bea (March 28, 2016). "Federalism not answer to Mindanao’s woes – Roxas." Retrieved February 5, 2018. Retrieved from https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/127329-roxas-federalism-not-answer-mindanao-woes.

Cupin, Bea (December, 11 2015). "Roxas on Duterte's brand of justice: A return to dark ages." Retrieved February 5, 2018. Retrieved from https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/115556-mar-roxas-duterte-2016.

Cupin, Bea (October 11, 2015). "8 things to know about Mar Roxas." Retrieved, February 5 2018. Retrieved from https://amp.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/108901-fast-facts-mar-roxas.

Mar Roxas Organization. "About Mar Roxas." Retrieves February 5, 2018. Retrieved from http://www.marroxas.org/about.htm.

MarRoxas.Com. Retrieved February 5, 2018. Retrieved from http://marroxas.com/platform.

CNN Philippines. “7 Senate bets in CNN Philippines' second senatorial forum favor divorce.” January 27, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019. http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2019/01/27/senatorial-candidates-divorce-cnn-philippines-forum.html?fbclid=IwAR2Th9c5sQiwbXSV36XkbilrS0wllbtaytyoQEwdDeqNAtCoa12XOcTi3iQ.

Ranada, Pia and Maria Cepeda (January 27, 2019). "Ex-DILG chiefs – now Senate bets – quizzed on drug war, juvenile justice." Retrieved February 5, 2018. Retrieved from https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2019/222031-mar-roxas-raffy-alunan-drug-war-juvenile-justice.

Rodriguez, Fritzie. “Presidential bets on RH, divorce, and LGBT rights.” Retrieved February 5, 2018. Retrieved from https://amp.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/123546-presidential-bet-gender-equality.

Senate of the Philippines. "Senator Mar A. Roxas." Retrieved, February 5 2018. Retrieved from https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/roxas_bio.asp.

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