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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Incompetent to the end: Roxas fails to submit Soce; asks for 14-day extension ~SHARE

Mar Roxas is known to be a demanding person. Last week, I spoke to someone about his experience working with Roxas when he was still in government.

He narrated a story about a time when Roxas asked them to submit an urgent  report which entailed getting the data from different government agencies. They told Roxas that the report would be finished in two weeks but Roxas insisted on getting it in a week.

They toiled long exhausting hours just to get the report done and they managed to meet the deadline.

Apparently what Roxas demands of other he cannot demand for himself. Leni is a neophyte politician who apparently  managed to submit her SOCE on time so couldn't Mar.

Mar is a seasoned politician.  He is wealthy and can afford to hire the brightest people, yet despite his financial resources; he failed to meet the deadline and has requested for an extension instead.  This delay raises suspicion and has gotten people to start asking why.

Whatever the reason for the delay, missing a deadline is a sign of incompetence; a label that has stuck with him even before Yolanda.

Shown below is the article which is the basis of my commentary.

Roxas fails to submit Soce; asks for 14-day extension
Thursday, June 09, 2016 By  KEITH CALAYAG

LIBERAL Party's standard bearer last election Manuel "Mar" Roxas II has asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for an extension to submit his Statement of Contributions and Expenditure after he missed the deadline of filing yesterday, June 8.

According to LP spokesperson Barry Gutierrez, Roxas on Thursday asked the poll body for a 14-day extension to file his SOCE.

"A request for extension was sent to Comelec today, asking for an additional 14 days within which to complete the filing for Mar Roxas and the Liberal Party," Gutierrez said in a statement.

The spokesperson said that the reason for Roxas' failure to submit the SOCE is the "voluminous number of receipts that have to be scanned and attached to the document, in compliance with the rules and in the interest of complete transparency."

In an advisory issued on Wednesday, poll body chairman Andres Bautista said they will strictly implement the deadline for filing on Wednesday.

Bautista stressed that under Comelec resolution No. 9991, the presidential candidate who fails to submit his SOCE will be fined P30,000 for the first offense and 60,000 for the second offense.

Also, Bautista said that if a candidate fails to submit SOCE twice, he shall face perpetual disqualification from running for any government position. (Sunnex)

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