Roxas: No offer yet for DILG post


Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Transportation  Secretary  Manuel “Mar” Roxas  denied  on Monday  that  President  Benigno Aquino III  has  offered  him to head the  Department of  Interior and Local  Government  (DILG).

The DILG post was left vacant by the sudden demise of Secretary Jesse Robredo, who perished in a plane crash in  Masbate last August 18.

“Huwag kayong making sa mga spekulasyon na ganyan. Wala naming ganun e,” Roxas  said  over  ABS-CBN’s  morning show  “Umagang Kay  Ganda.”

He refused to say however  whether or not he was willing to take the post  if offered to him, saying  it was  premature to talk about it  now.

“Hintahyin na lang natin na ilibing si Sec.  Jess. Talagang hindi namantama  na pag usapan ito di ba? Hindi pa natin sya nalilibing at bilang paggalang sa kanyang memorya , sa kanyang  legacy ay ilagay natin sya katahimikan,” Roxas said.

What was important, he said, an officer-in-charge was appointed to ensure that that the  DILG would  continue its  operations despite  the  sudden death of Robredo.

Aquino  appointed  Executive Secretary  Paquito Ochoa as OIC of the  department  until  the President finds  Robredo’s replacement.

Both  Roxas and  Ochoa were mentioned in newspapers reports as among those  allegedly being considered for the vacant post.

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  • reynaldo

    The DILG secretary should take the bull by its horns in addressing corruption and good governance in the local government units  and among our policemen. Does Mar Roxas have the nerve to do this? One other LP stalwart who may be able to do what Robredo has done and even more is former general Danilo Lim of Customs. That is if he has not yet changed having been with Customs for a while. Other option is Attorney Lenny Robredo who most probably is one with Jesse her late husband’s vision and mission.

  • spearheads

    I suggest either Rico Puno or Llamas as DILG Secretary. They are the cleanest among PNoy’s men, I swear! Di ba Bishop Cruz?



    • brutsador

      Ha Rico Puno and Llamas baka dirtiest. Baka Si Rico J pde pa Puno din yon .God save the Philippines.

  • pogi


  • mindforce

    “Huwag kayong making sa mga spekulasyon na ganyan. Wala naming ganun e,” Roxas  said  over  ABS-CBN’s  morning show  “Umagang Kay  Ganda.”
    Nyeta, daming typo error.  Paki proof read nga!

  • Fulpol

    Best people in mind:

    1. Bayani Fernando, Engr… former Mayor of Marikina and MMDA Chairman
    2. Gilbert Teodoro, Atty. – former Congressman and DND Secretary
    3. Esmeralda Cabral, M.D. – former Health Secretary. why not try a lady and a doctor to become a DILG secretary. she might offer different approach like healing first the mind and heart.
    4. Dick Gordon, Atty. – former Mayor of Olongapo, Senator, DOT Secretary.. presently Chairman of PH Red Cross..

    Unfortunately, they are former Cabinet Secretaries of Arroyo.


      Tumahimik ka dyan fulpol, galit na si madam littlegirl.

    • 12JEM

       Agree…Dick Gordon, Esmeralda Cabral

      Si Bayani okay din sana…..pero hanggang ngayon diolo niya si Imelda.

  • marciano3rd

    KORINA made very unsavory remarks sometime last week that:  “Yung maiitim, maiitim, maiitim ang budhi” ay nagnanasa sa DILG post, or something to that effect. Obviously, referring to some personalities.  Out of delicadeza, Mar Roxas should not accept the position, even if it’s offered to him.  He should instead concentrate on the DOTC and do a job similar to how Jesse Robredo did his.

    • jElly_aCe

       hmm sa tingin ko , maliwanag na tatangapin yan ni roxas, part of d deal yan ng umatras xa to giv way kay noynoy pra pag handaan kandidatura nya nxt pres election. noon pa yan atat na atat at ung mga tipo ni roxas, alang decency yan, puro kapangyarihan gsto nyan

    • jga94

      Really?Where did she say that?Altho–of my impression of Korina–I wouldn’t be surprised she’d say things like that….

      • marciano3rd

        If I remember right, it was in DZMM teleradyo, Tuesday, I think.

  • AnastacioMamaril

    Please wag naman si Roxas. Presidential candidate yan come election time. What will you expect pag ganon eh di mamumulitika lang yan. Paano na yong nasimulan ni Sec. Robredo??? 

  • Ding

    Sana nga pagkatapos na ng nararapat na paggalang kay Sec. Obrero.  So, far mga karapat-dapat sa palagay ko ang mga rekomendado mula kay Fulpol hanggang kay Reynaldo.  Sana maging ganito ang palitan ng kuro-kuro sa pagdating ang tamang least, mayroon na tayong leverage na legacy ni Sec. Robredo…for the good of our country and our people. Ooops…sorry, may mga gumapang na pala habang itina-type ko pa ito…may naka-singit na palang mga anay ng lipunan para sa isang maayos na pamahalaan na di kayang makisangkot sa isang maayos na palitan-kurokuro. Mga may loobin sa Diyos, sa Bayan, at sa Mamamayan…tumulong tayo para sa isang maayos na pamayanan. Hanggang sa muli.

    • Romerck

      Ano kamo?

  • californiaflip

    MAR Roxas as head of DOTC and CAB was indirectly responsible for Robredo’s death and late body recovery. All he has accomplished is to have the worst airport in the world, more illegal colorum buses anda bloated corrupt TELOF. Incompetent elitista!

    • PaengSaAmerika

      It’s not fair! Roxas has been the head of DOTC for not even a year. He just inherited those problems. He could not fix those problems overnight. He’s not a saint who can make miracles overnight. Pati pagkamatay ni Sec Robredo, idinamay mo pa.

      • jElly_aCe

         yes tama not overnight pero so far ala prin pagbabago, gnun at gnun prin kung ani dnatnan nya hanggang ngyn gnun prin at maybe hanggang sa umalis xa gnun prin, ala nmn isip yan kundi ung pag kandidato nya sa nxt pres election

      • Vladymir

        Ikaw na lang sa pwesto ni Roxas mas magaling ka sa kanya kaya mong baguhin lahat overnight…sige na palitan mo na kaagad..

      • MOTO



      • californiaflip

        It’s clear you.’re one of MAR’s fanboys, but for the info of the other readers, (Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines) CAAP is under DOTC, do they check the airworthiness of the planes or quality of the pilots? The Piper Seneca has 2 x 200HP engines, which when more than 20 years old generate less than 160HP, that is so weak, it needs both engines to turn. Remember the plane that crashed in Paranaque on the school. The planes were similar. The plane should have been retired or had an engine replacement. They were sold to the Philippines because FAA rejected them. CAAP does not even have a radio locator for beacons. MAR has had control if NAIA for more than a year. It has gotten worse since 3 years ago. They haven’t even calibrated the airport radar which only requires 1 month for a guy with a brain, but MAR appointed a former Air Force general whose only qualification is being Aquino’s former pilot. The guy is an OJT. A good man like Robredo is dead because of the actions of MAR and PNoy.

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    • jga94

      Ano si Mar Roxas…magician?sandali pa lang siya sa pwesto…I think he is one of the best technocrats the govt has….even previous presidencies have recognized this because he has been repeatedly appointed to different positions….I just think that he is more a technocratkaya bagay sya sa mga department na may technicalities na kasama….DILG is not one of them….

      • californiaflip

        MAR can only handle things he can understand like DTI. Kamote siya in other areas. Indonesia within only a year upgraded itself to Class A status by hiring the right people. Vietnam built an airport and upgraded to class A and did it in 6 months by hiring a Japanese firm. 1 year is not an excuse.

      • GintongLahi

        Do you really understand what you have said? Vietnam built an airport  and upgraded to class A in 6 months?  To accomplish a project like this they need to design the project, fund it, select  contractor, and allow the contractor to complete the project.  Within a 6-month period, all they can do is perhaps, award the project.  Please check your facts before you open your mouth. 

      • californiaflip

        Tan Son Nhat International Airport new terminal was built in 6 months with CKD parts from Japan. But, yes you’re right, there were 2 years of planning. The Airport was completed but was only Category 2 rated. The transition to category 1 was done by adding Mitsubishi 3 dimensional Radars within 6 months. Yes I do know what I’m talking about. I had the opportunity of speaking to MAR Roxas at an open forum and asked why they don’t use both runways of NAIA and he said no Airport in the world uses perpendicular runways. Duuhh! San Francisco has 4 and Chicago O’Hare has 6. The secret is 3 dimensional radars, NAIA only has 2D Radars so they cannot overlay flight paths on separate elevations without risking collisions. Even his USec didn’t know there were such things as 3D Radars. It’s MAR Roxas and his group which opens their mouth without thinking. The airconditioning at the Airports are weak so the Xray machines overheat. There are too few working Xray machines and technicians at peak periods. These don’t require long planning periods. Hotchkiss and Roxas should just pack their bags as far as CAAP is concerned and let an experienced professional like John Andrews run the show.



  • jElly_aCe

    hmm nangangamoy pambabayd ng utang ng loob nnmn to dhil sa pag gigive way ni roxas kay noynoy sa last pres election , isp ko isa tong dhilan bt nde pa na co confirm c Sec Jess bilang DILG kc may news dati na kay roxas un kya lng dpt mag w8 ng 1 yr since ng mtalo xa as vp, ngyn nde nila agad agd mtanggal c Sec Jess cguro nahihiya c noynoy or nag iintay ng right timing hehehe isip ko lng yan.. UTANG NG LOOB ROXAS, kay Korina kna lng at mag beybi kau, ma shonda na c koring at nabibilang na ang oras at alam mo na hehehe.. ah bsta! ayw ko kay Roxas, sayang ang legacy ni Sec Jess, sayang ang pnag hirapan ni Sec Jess.. maliwanag na mamumulitiko lng yan pra pag handaan ang kandidatura nya nxt yr

    • jElly_aCe

      mga kandidato ko for DILG… DUTERTE, HAGEDORN AT GORDON.. mga tahimik lng sa lugar nila  pero malaki ang npatunayan at may resulta tlaga..

  • Colokoy

    Di ka puede Mr.M Trapo ka!!

  • dequis

    Tanggapin mo Mar Roxas kung i-alok saU tapos sumakay ka sa eroplano ni Mang Jessuph,

  • Jon

    Hindi pa linilibing si Sec. Robredo eh yung mga alipores ni Budoy ay nagppatayan na para makuha ang nabakanteng puwesto.
    Mahiya naman kayo at isantabi ninyo muna ang personal na interest ninyo.
    Buwaya sa palasyo…abangan ang susunod na kabanata. 

  • sitsiritsit

    Mar for DILG chief??? are you kidding.. isnabero yang ungak na yan.. tanong nyo na lang sa mga taga hong kong… wala na yan.. wala ng boboto dyan nahawa na kay corina sa ka ipokritahan… kunwari makamasa. .. pweeeeeeeeeeeee

  • regd

    I support the administrations policy but I never have, never been, never will support this guy for the DILG post. Unless of course Kris will exile herself to I don’t care what country and never bother the Filipinos ever again.

  • brutsador

    The most qualified is Atty Leni Robredo. Hindi sya trapo at hindi corrupt.

  • JastisMM

    Kung hindi si Mar Roxas, si Cavite Rep. Jun Abaya daw ang uupo sa DILG. Eh ano naman ang gagawin n’ya doon? Magpapalaki ng tiyan?

  • justicegay

    Natatakot ang LP na baka gamitin ni Lacson ang DILG sa kanyang ambisyong pampulitika kaya gusto nila hawak pa rin nila ang DILG. Gahaman!

  • sakitsakitan

    How can Sec. Roxas handle key issues in DILG? May “balls” ba siya to fight the criminals or the jueteng lords? Wala siya noon!

  • SoupremeKort

    Cong. Abaya as DILG? Mukha siyang tanga doon. Ngayon pa nga lang mukha siyang tanga eh.

  • Edwyn_Lasherthe

    Binay or Lacson as DILG chief. For me, I go for Sen. Lacson. He has all the qualities to handle key issues in the DILG. Binay? Wala lang yan.

  • Queumkal

    Ayaw ng LP na si Ping Lacson ang umupo sa DILG. Eh kung maging matagumpay si Lacson sa DILG ay baka maisip niya ulit na tumakbo bilang pangulo sa 2016 elections. Ayaw ng LP niyan.

  • PGMABaglady

    President Aquino will be having a hard time in choosing the successor of Sec. Robredo. Ang dami kasing epal. Si Mar Roxas epal, si VP Binay epal. Puro epal silang lahat!

  • Romerck

    ==> Ping LACSON ==> DILG

    Pag nagkataon yare sina Jojo Binay at Mar Roxas sa 2016.

  • kilabot

    meaning you’re expecting it, mar? do you have korina’s blessing?

  • Achuntu

    If LP has other candidate for LP post, Sec. Mar Roxas will retain as DOTC head. But kung walang-wala na, malamang kunin niya DILG and drop DOTC post.

  • LAYLAde5

    Vice President Jejomar Binay is a strong contender for the DILG. Contender lang naman pala. Pero di siya bagay doon sa DILG.

  • Davrry

    I don’t think President Noy will choose Binay to take the DILG post. Ang dami na niyang posisyon ha, sobra naman kung pati DILG kukunin niya. Greed na un.

  • Jhune

    Paquito Ochoa? sana naman hindi kasi iyong pulis na bumastos sa convoy ni Nonoy sa commonwealth siya ang nag pabalik sa serbisyo. Not even on the short list for the post shall not be there.

  • Bert

    TULO LAWAY si Mar….and Binay is not happy…..

  • boybakal

    If Mar is appointed DILG secretary….then it is the Original Tsinelas Leadership,
    courtesy of Corina.

  • rickysgreyes

    Hope you stay in DOTC and pursue reforms you started Sen. Mar. Those things take time.
    One reason why we have a BPO industry is because of your plan in the 90s which eventually bore fruit a decade later. Do NOT give up in DOTC, a very critical area we need. I am sure we will appreciate your efforts in DOTC a decade from now.

  • Bayan Muna

    If he wants to run for Pres. then the DILG is the best FOB… But I still hope the position be given to someone with military background and not a politician. Someone who knows how to develop the people for the country and not the country for the people. Someone who does not listen to the whinings of the “poor” but seeks to make them live on their own strength. Someone not dictated by politicians, but by his conscience, who has the guts to stand for it and never backs down.

  • virgoyap

    I prefer Atty. Leni Robredo or ex Gov. Padaca because both have no political ambition.

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