Mar Roxas finally files SOCE – SECOND TOP SPENDER

Mar Roxas finally files SOCE – SECOND TOP SPENDER
Explaining the reason behind the delay, Gutierrez earlier said they had to go through “voluminous number of receipts” that have to be scanned and attached to the documents.

Gutierrez said Roxas wanted to give an accurate and truthful report “in compliance with the rules and in the interest of complete transparency.”

After failing to submit SOCE last June 8, Roxas and LP asked for a 14-day extension from the Comelec.

The Comelec en banc’s decision to extend the deadline drew flak, accusing the poll body of giving special treatment to Roxas and LP.

The decision also made Commissioner Christopher Lim resign as the Comelec’s campaign finance office head because the “policy shift” was unacceptable for him.

Roxas was the last among the presidential candidates to submit his SOCE.

Roxas was the second highest spender. Senator Grace Poe spent the most for her campaign. Poe spent P510,845,262.56 and received P511,950,000 from campaign donors.

Vice President Jejomar Binay spent P463,375,216.37 while he received P463,453,000 from contributors.

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, meanwhile, declared P371,461,480.23 in poll expenditures from the P375,009,474.90 contributions he received.

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago spent P74,652,689.87 and received the lowest amount of contribution.

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