MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III will tap the services of former Senator Mar Roxas in an official capacity when the one-year ban against appointing losing candidates in the elections ends.
The president did not name the exact position he will give to Roxas, saying the defeated vice-presidential bet will serve as one of his top “troubleshooters.”
“I-the-thresh out pa ang details. It will take effect June 30, yung end of the ban. Pero I will really be tapping his expertise on so many aspects. He might be one of my chief troubleshooters. If there’s something that needs more intense attention, I might ask him to do that, if he is willing,” President Aquino told reporters after hosting the traditional New Year’s vin d’ honneur in Malacañang.
Roxas has been serving in the Aquino administration in an unofficial capacity.
Interviewed by ABS-CBN in September, Roxas said he helps the President whenever he is asked. “Kung ano ang iutos [ng Pangulo],” he said in an interview.