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Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas may be the standard bearer of ruling Liberal Party (LP) for the presidential race in 2016, a party official hinted.

In an interview aired over ANC, LP vice chairman and Senator Franklin Drilon said Roxas is the only qualified candidate who can represent the ruling party for the 2016 presidential elections.

"Insofar as the LP is concerned and insofar as I am concerned, I believe he is the most qualified now," Drilon said.

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But Drilon, the campaign manager of ruling Liberal Party (LP) coalition Team PNoy, clarified Roxas has yet to decide whether he will run for president in the 2016 national elections.

"I do not know exactly what is on his mind... I assume he has not decided because he wants to concentrate on his job in the DILG and does not want his decisions to be influenced by 2016 at this point," Drilon said.

After the death of former President Corazon "Cory" Aquino, Roxas was forced to give up his presidential ambitions and opted to be a running mate of then Senator, now President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.

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Roxas, who lost to then Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay in 2010, may run against the current vice president again after the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) official announced his intention to run for president in 2016.

"This senatorial election is just a preparation to 2016. We know that UNA has long been preparing for 2016 and they plan to male this administration ro be a lame duck," Drilon said.

"The president is ready to campaign for his team to ensure its victory in order to help him push the reform measures he want to see in the next three years," he added.

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