It was Poe vs. Roxas at Meet Your Candidates forum
Both presidential candidates speak about their administrative plans, tax reform, MRT woes, and more.
(SPOT.ph) Presidential aspirants Mar Roxas and Sen. Grace Poe spoke before business executives and members of the business industry at the Meet Your Candidates forum on November 25. Both spoke in separate turns, and answered questions from the audience. Here are their stands.
Sen. Grace Poe
Poe started her speech with an indirect hit at Roxas' punctuality (or lack thereof).
“I wanted to wait a few minutes to give the courtesy to Sec. Mar. But understanding the worsening traffic in Metro Manila, I hope you don’t mind that I go ahead this evening.”
On her experience:
On inclusive growth:
On her administrative plans:
On potential cabinet members:
On decision making:
"Is Sec. Mar Roxas a good manager?"
On his project as Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Chief, Oplan Lambat Simbat:
On amending the Constitution:
On being open to tax reform:
“I’m the only guy that actually passed a law to cut taxes. When you elected me senator in 2004, the law that enables minimum wage earners not to pay tax now was sponsored and written by yours truly. So all of these others are wish ko lang. I’ve actually done something about it."
On debates about tax reform:
“I just don’t think that in a heated and politicized environment, you could have a rational debate about taxes...I think that a responsible debate about taxes carries with it the responsibility of saying ‘I want to cut this and accordingly cut this.’ It’s a zero-sum game.”
Roxas answers Poe’s statement that he has not done enough as DOTC Chief:
On the existing Metro Rail Transit (MRT) contract:
Photo screenshots from ANC