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Mar spent P469M

The standard bearer of Liberal Party, Mar Roxas has finally filed his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs) in the May 2016 polls at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Based on his SOCE, Roxas spent P487 million in his campaign out of the total P469 million contributions that he received. The other P18 million came from Roxas’ own pocket.

Roxas’ biggest contributor came from his mother, Judy Araneta-Roxas, who donated P110 million.

Other individuals who contributed millions to Roxas’ campaign kitty were Jorge Araneta P70 million; Maria Fores P60 million; Jorge Fores P10 million; Melesa Dy Chua P10 million; Ruby Roxas P10 million; Maria Lourdes Ojeda P10 million; Gregory Domingo P5 million; Francis Enrico Gutierrez P40 million; Ramon Magsaysay Jr. P5 million; Manuel Luis Carandang Legarda P5 million and Alfonso Umali (in-kind TV ads) P72.39 million.

He was the last presidential candidate to file his SOCE.

The Comelec had earlier extended the filing of SOCE from June 8 to June 30. This was after the LP and Roxas asked for extension to file their SOCE. (Leslie Ann G. Aquino)