Close  

Roxas says detractors behind fake money bearing his face

PNP, NBI should probe counterfeit bills, says interior secretary
/ 06:06 PM September 10, 2015
Den Macaranas of Radyo Inquirer 990 AM has received this envelope containing a fake P500 bill bearing Interior Secretary Mar Roxas’ face. The mail’s return address is in Makati City. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEN MACARANAS

Den Macaranas of Radyo Inquirer 990 AM has received this envelope containing a fake P500 bill bearing Interior Secretary Mar Roxas’ face. The mail’s return address is in Makati City. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEN MACARANAS

Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II wants the Philippine National Police and National Bureau of Investigation to find out who is behind the fake P500 bills bearing his face and being sent to the media.

“It’s fake … Dapat ipadala ito sa pulis, sa NBI, para makita kung sino ang nagka-counterfeit nito,” Roxas told reporters in an ambush interview in Cabarroguis, Quirino province, on Thursday.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Obviously, [ito’y] pakawala ng ating mga kalaban, at palagay ko wala namang naniniwala na totoo ’yang mga kumakalat na ’yan,” he said.

Envelopes containing the fake bills have been sent to reporters and editors from several media outlets since the first week of September. Around 20 reporters covering the House of Representatives and at least two reporters covering the Senate have received the envelopes through snail mail.

FEATURED STORIES

One of the recipients of the envelope said the sender used the address “Gonzales Bldg., Jaspivill, Makati City.”

With Roxas’ face printed on the bill, the fake money also bears the line “Salapi pa more, ibulsa ang pera, iboto ang kursonada,” which is somewhat similar to an earlier statement of Vice President Jejomar Binay in one of his provincial sorties.

Despite the recent attack on Roxas, he said this would not affect his candidacy.

Strength in campaign

Meanwhile, Youth Against Crime and Corruption (Yacap) party-list Rep, Carol Lopez, a supporter of Roxas, said detractors of the ruling party’s standard-bearer in 2016 had been resorting to black propaganda as they were seeing Roxas’ advantage in the elections.

”It’s very evident that people are now resorting to black ops because they’re feeling Mar’s strength in the campaign. Otherwise, why else would they do that? Bakit ba sila takot kay Mar?” Lopez said in a statement to the media.

Roxas, the administration’s bet for the presidency, will be going against Binay in the elections. In 2010, Roxas lost to Binay in the vice presidential race. Julliane Love de Jesus/RC

ADVERTISEMENT

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2016 elections, counterfeit, fake money, Mar Roxas, P500
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
opinion

Are you from the Philippines?

November 17, 2019 04:00 AM

sports

SEA Games opening rites tickets go on sale

November 17, 2019 12:25 AM

entertainment

Quintuple treat pulls fun, feisty surprises

November 17, 2019 12:20 AM



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.