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
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“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.
A house helper was shocked when she visited the grave of her employer Mela Daliva at the Panitan Public Cemetery in Capiz.
She found the casket outside the grave which prompted her to immediately call the relatives of Daliva. A few moments later, they discovered that the two pieces of necklace that the body was wearing since the interment was missing.
According to SPO1 Elmer Daliva, the family members and the husband of Dalvina has no idea who the suspect was.
Dalvina’s body has been there since December 7, and her last wish is to take the two necklaces with her when she dies.
“Sa follow-up sa imbestigasyon, sinabi ng mga kaanak ng namatay na nagtataka raw sila kasi sila lang ang may alam na may kuwintas doon sa kabaong. ‘Di rin naman daw kamahalan ‘yung dalawang kwintas, P2,000 lang,” the police added.
They are still in search of the suspect.