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breaking news – mar roxas gives up presidential bid to support noynoy for president

in a news conference that just ended (6:45 pm manila time) as this is being written, – senator mar roxas announces he is abandoning his presidentiable bid. senator roxas says he is supporting noynoy aquino’s presidential bid.

noynoy aquino has not announced if he will run for president. a news conference by noynoy aquino will be held tomorrow.

Roxas gives up presidential bid
By Maila Ager
First Posted 18:31:00 09/01/2009

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas is no longer running for president in 2010. The Senator himself announced this at the press conference on Tuesday.

Roxas has not yet officially declared his presidential bid but some of his colleagues in the Liberal Party have publicly endorsed his candidacy.

Roxas’ decision came amid the increasing clamor for Senator Benigno “Nonoy” Aquino III to continue the legacy of his parents – the late president Corazon “Cory” Aquino and martyred senator Benigno Aquino Jr. – by running for a higher post.

Senator Aquino has yet to decide whether or not to run for president or vice president.

Present at the press conference were LP officials: Chairman Emeritus Jovito Salonga, secretary general Neric Acosta, spokesman Erin Tañada; and other party members like Congressmen Rufino Biazon and Antonio Abaya; former Civil Service Commission chief Karina David, former social welfare secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, and former defense secretary Avelino Cruz.

Also seen was Roxas’ mother, Judy Araneta-Roxas.


  1. September 15, 2009 at 11:16 am

    help us spread the word. let us put our support to sen. noynoy aquino by adding to this onoine signature campaign http://www.supportnoynoy.org let us show to the whole world that once again, the filipinos can be united not only in edsa but also in the internet.

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