Manuel “Mar” A. Roxas II, the standard bearer of Liberal Party for the May 2016 election has a very colorful background in politics, as the son of former senator Gerry Roxas and grandson of Philippine President Manuel Roxas. He also worked as a Representative of his hometown – Capiz, a Senator and had been appointed to different departmental offices, such as Transportation and Communications, Trade and Industry and recently, Interior and Local Government. Aside from these resume-worthy background, his team and what we hear from the news, what else do we know about Mar?Get to know your possible next president here.
Politically, he is second choice
After his brother, Gerry “Dinggoy” Roxas Jr. died in 1993, he stepped in to replace him. Mar was a banker in New York at that time. He had quit his job and went back to the country to make sure the family would still be able to reign in the province. He had shared with the people that he was not initially groomed to be the politician of the family, but was thrust to be the Congressman for the first district of Capiz. Way to go, political dystanies!