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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, December 6, 2018
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Roxas: Iíll push for Negros region


Former presidential candidate Mar Roxas, who is now running for senator, said he will push for the passage of a law that will reunite Negros Occidental and Oriental as one region.

Roxas was in Bacolod City last night for the birthday of Enrique “Nene” Rojas, president of the National Federation of Sugarcane Planters, which was also attended by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and sugar industry leaders.

Roxas said he will be the voice of Negros in the Senate, as usual, should he win his bid for senator in the 2019 polls.

His mother, Judy Araneta Roxas, is from Negros Occidental.

Roxas said he decided to return to public life and service out of a sense of duty.

He had already retired and spent time with his wife, Korina, and family, and went around the country, going to resorts and climbing mountains.

“But wherever I went, it was very clear that the economy needed strengthening”, he said.

So, if elected to the Senate he will focus on the economy because that’s the very foundation of all successful families, communities and the country, Roxas added.

If the economy is strong, people will have opportunities, he said.*


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