Who are the biggest contributors to Mar's campaign?


Posted at Jun 22 2016 07:51 PM

Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and his mother, Judy Araneta Roxas

MANILA -- Manuel “Mar” Roxas II is the last of the 2016 presidential candidates to submit his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE), reporting P487 million in contributions. 

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Many of his donors are members of his family on both the Roxas and Araneta side. 

Based on the SOCE, his biggest contributor is his mother, Judy Araneta Roxas, who put in a total of P110 million (P90 million given in February and another P20 million in May). 

The next one is Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso V. Umali, Jr. who put in exactly P72,394,462.35 in “TV ads.” 

He is followed by Roxas' uncle, Araneta Group CEO Jorge L. Araneta, who contributed P70 million. 

Maria Lourdes “Baby” Araneta-Fores reported P60 million in campaign contributions. 

Mining magnate Francis Enrico M. Gutierrez donated P40 million. 

Those who contributed P10 million include Mar’s sister Maria Lourdes R. Ojeda, his aunt Ruby A. Roxas, real estate tycoon Melesa Dy Chua, and Araneta Group vice president Jorge. A Fores. 

These donors accounted for the majority of the donations to the presidential campaign of Roxas. 

Other renowned contributors include business process industry executives Marife Zamora (P1 million) and Maria Victoria Mueco (P1 million), former chair of the Civil Service Commission Karina Constantino-David (P2 million), and former Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory L. Domingo (P5 million).