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Mar Roxas

EFFECTIVE
Educationi
 Bachelors in Economics, Wharton Business
School (1979)
Work Experienceii
 DILG Secretary (2012-2015)
 DOTC Secretary (2011-2012)
 Senator (2004-2010)
 DTI Secretary (2000-2001, 2001-2003)
 Congressman (1993-2000)
 Investment Banker
Government Committees Chairediii
 Trade and Commerce Committee
 Economic Affairs Committee
 Senate Education Committeeiv
Laws Principally Authoredv





Principally Authored 126 bills, 17 of which became
law or were consolidated/substituted for bills that
became law.vi These 17 include:
Magna Carta for Micro, Small, and Medium
Enterprises
Law Granting Tax Exemption for Minimum Wage
Workers
Roxas Law – Fair allocation of education, culture,
and sports budget
RA 8759 – Establishes Public Employment Service
Office in every province, key city, and strategic
area
RA 8748 -- Amends the Special Economic Zone
Act of 1995
RA 8756 ("Incentivizing the establishment of
regional headquarters to encourage investment
and operation of multinational companies in the
country and to generate more jobs")

EMPOWERING
Capacity-Building
Programs ix



"Make IT Philippines" led to the creation of
thousands of jobs for Filipino IT workers
"SULONG" Program granted over P26.7 billion in
loans to 280,000+ small and medium businesses
"Oplan Lambat-Sibat" Campaign decreased crime
in NCR by 65%
"Salin Tubig" (Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para sa
Lahat) provides access to water to communities
across the country
"LISTO" Disaster Management Plan (DRRM support

Participatory
Decision- Making

Programs Enactedvii

Personal
Computers for
Public Schools
Program:
30,000
computers
distributed to
2,000 public
high schools,
benefiting
500,000
students

ETHICAL
Actions to
Improve Ethicsxiii

DILG and
National Youth
Commission
"signed an
agreement
institutionalizi
ng youth
participation in
disaster risk
reduction"x
"Bottom Up
Budgeting"
Program: LGUs
determine
their own
welfare
projects, and
receive
national
government
funding xi

Pro-Poor
Programsxii

"Palengkenomi
cs" (advocated
for consumer
welfare and
protection,
implemented

Launched
the
enhanced
version of
the Seal of
Good
Housekeepi
ng of
former Sec.
Jesse
Robredo,
the "Seal of
Good Local
Governance
" to bolster
accountabili
ty at the
local level

Misc. Actions

Delivered a
speech
before civil
society
about
furthering
transparenc
y in
government
by voters
"[rejecting]
traditional
politicians
"xiv
Resigned as
DTI
Secretary in
2001, at
the height
of the
impeachme
nt trial of
former Pres.
Estradaxv

to LGUs)

Major Awards


viii

Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow, by the
Singaporean Government (2002)
e-Champion Award by IT-Business Association of
the Philippines (2007) for his pioneering efforts to
make the Philippines a popular choice for the
outsourcing industry
Political Leader for the New Millenium, Asiaweek
Magazine (1999)
Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic
Forum (1996)

policies such
as "Tamang
Timbang,
Tamang
Presyo",
"Presyong
Tama, Gamot
Pampamilya",
"Pinoy
Pandesal", and
"Palengke ng
Bayan")

No allegations or
charges on
corruption or
unethical
behavior

i Cupin, Bea, and Raymon Dullana. "Wharton: Yes, Roxas Is Our 'Graduate'" Rappler,
December 17, 2015. http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/116195-marroxas-wharton-graduate-duterte.
ii "About Mar Roxas." Mar Roxas Official Site. Accessed January 25, 2016.
http://marroxas.com/about.
iii "Senator Mar A. Roxas Biography." Senate of the Philippines, 16th Congress. Accessed
January 25, 2016. https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/roxas_bio.asp.
iv Senate of the Philippines. "Roxas: "Tiyak Ang Edukasyon Ng Kabataan Kung Tapat Ang
Pamumuno"" News release, April 25, 2010. Senate of the Philippines, 16th Congress.
https://www.senate.gov.ph/press_release/2010/0425_roxas1.asp.
v "About Mar Roxas." Mar Roxas Official Site. Accessed January 25, 2016.
http://marroxas.com/about.
vi "Bills - Senate of the Philippines." Senate of the Philippines 16th Congress. Accessed January 25,
2016. http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/leg_sys.aspx?congress=16.

vii "About Mar Roxas." Mar Roxas Official Site. Accessed January 25, 2016.
http://marroxas.com/about.
viii Ibid
ix "Senator Mar A. Roxas Biography." Senate of the Philippines, 16th Congress. Accessed
January 25, 2016. https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/roxas_bio.asp.
x "Role of Youth Sector in Disaster Management Formalized | GOVPH." Official Gazette of
the Republic of the Philippines. July 2, 2015. Accessed January 25, 2016.
http://www.gov.ph/2015/07/02/role-of-youth-sector-in-disaster-management-formalized/.
xi Elona, Jamie Marie. "DILG Opts for "Bottom-Up" Budgeting of LGUs." Inquirer.Net,
October 22, 2012. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/293648/dilg-opts-for-bottoms-upbudgeting-of-lgus.
xii "Senator Mar A. Roxas Biography." Senate of the Philippines, 16th Congress. Accessed
January 25, 2016. https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/roxas_bio.asp.
xiii "DILG Launches Seal of Good Local Governance | GOVPH." Official Gazette of the
Republic of the Philippines. January 15, 2014. Accessed January 25, 2016.

http://www.gov.ph/2014/01/15/dilg-launches-seal-of-good-local-governance/.
xiv "Roxas: Reject "Trapos"" Rappler, June 11, 2015.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/95960-roxas-reject-traditionalpoliticians.
xv Estrada vs. Desierto (March 2, 2001).
http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2001/mar2001/146710_15.htm