- Mar Roxas clarified that he is open to working with the Duterte administration even though he is a part of the opposition slate.
- Roxas is taking part in the 2019 midterm elections.
Former Department of Interior and Local Government secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II said that he is open to working with the administration of President Rordrigo Duterte if it’s for the country and the good of the people.
The senatorial aspirant told the reporters in Capiz that he actually approves of some of the government’s policies and the President’s suggestions to improve programs.
“Ako I will support anything that makes sense for our country. Kung ano’ng tama, kung ano’ng makakatulong sa ating bansa, sa pananaw ko na tama ito, tutulong ako
With Goya and Koko, from last weekend’s camping trip in Baguio.
“Pero kung hindi naman tama o hindi naman makakatulong eh magsasalita din ako.”
He then shared one of his suggestions, saying that the government should increase taxes on alcohol and cigarettes.
“In fact, ang suggestion ko, ipagpalit natin. Tanggalin natin ang buwis sa produktong petrolyo, i-palit natin ‘yong buwis sa alcohol at saka sa tobacco. Bakit? ‘Yong alcohol at tobacco, napatunayan ng mga nasa medical profession na nakakasama ito sa kalusugan ng mga tao, and of course ng isang komunidad.
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“Samantala, ‘yong petrolyo, wala namang nasasaktan ‘yan, pangangailangan ‘yan ng ating ekonomiya sa ‘pag transport ng mga raw materials, at ng lahat ng produkto.”
Roxas has previously clashed with Duterte as they ran against each other in the last Presidential elections.