Hall of Bad Taste: Esquire Philippines puts Mar Roxas on its cover!

Apparently not a spoof! The image of the cover of the November 2014 edition of Esquire Philippines is actually posted on the Esquire Philippines Facebook Page.

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Interesting considering The Manila Times columnist Bobi Tiglao’s latest exposé on the role Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas played in botching the Philippine government’s appallingly inutile response to the disaster wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in late 2013…

Roxas and [Defense Secretary Voltaire] Voltaire’s big boo-boo – which actually nearly cost their lives – was that they were totally out of touch with Pagasa and weren’t updated on the movement of the typhoon. In that meeting (video grab above), Roxas said: “We still have 10 o’clock tomorrow morning to evacuate these people.”

We will also recall the way Roxas (who was made point man in disaster management a the time by his boss Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III) stammered his way through an interview with CNN‘s Andrew Stevens at Ground Zero in Tacloban back then…

Stevens appeared frustrated over not getting an accurate assessment of the relief and rescue efforts from Roxas considering they were both in the disaster zone. It was as if they were both seeing the same thing – chaos, survivors begging for food and water and dead bodies lying around – except that the DILG secretary still insisted that the situation was under control.

The right thing Roxas could have done was politely decline Esquire Philippines’ rather misguided offer to feature him on their cover. But then the 2016 presidential elections are fast approaching. What else do scorpions do but sting. And what else do media companies do but laugh all the way to the bank.

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Chrissie
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“Hello from Tacloban” (see the magazine’s front cover)? Aquino and Roxas aren’t even going there for the Yolanda anniversary, just Guian and another town! I’m amazed at the level of hypocrisy that this government is showing!!!

nod if you agree
Guest

How can we be sure if the photo was taken in Tacloban?

Anyway, is this the best picture of Mar “the cover boy” Roxas Esquire magazine can place on their covers?
~he looks like he just woke up from an all night drinking spree./LOLZ

PnoyMandarambong
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nod if you agree–I think this the warehouse where they stored the looted foreign aid and replaced with local stuff

achilles ecleo
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…and the administration put VP Binay in close quarter situation….to be responsible in the rehabilitation of the typhon Haiyaan victims ,… It is actually , what I see , in preparation to scape blame from people as the visit from Pope and election 2016 is getting closer … obviously !…

marroxas
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Akalain mo, and’yan ako! haha.. Ayos uh, pogi ko d’yan kahit wala talaga ako d’yan! Ai.. ‘Tang ina mo esquire! ginawa n’yo pa talagang cover ang hinayopak na ‘yan..

PnoyMandarambong
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marroxas–Picture look like a copy and paste–pwe mga peste sa mahihirap..Sa mga oligarch..Aproved

Tank
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Look at that face. Is this the Halloween edition?

nod if you agree
Guest

Nope. it’s the promotion photo for “Dumb and Dumber To”

Walangpake
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If manual voting ,Mar has no chance to win but if the PCOS machine ,that is another story.

d_forsaken
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This is a pure insult and stupidity to what the real Esquire International magazine is really all about.

Dick S. O'Rosary
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On the contrary, I thinks that its just brilliant on their part. Milking the government for what its worth. Its readers, limited to the elite, would easily see through the cover.

Gogs
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Dick brings up a good point. That combined with Benign0’s premise that Mar does not have the good sense or the political capital to turn down any cover more discriminating readers will probably have the WTF reaction instead of the ” that’s the guy I want leading the country” reaction.

Johnny Saint
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A more discriminating reader’s first choice of material probably wouldn’t be a publication that is preoccupied with whether or not Scarlett Johansson is hotter as a naked alien in Scotland or as an international super-spy dressed in a skin tight bodysuit.

Johnny Saint
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d_forsaken,

Have you actually picked up an issue of Esquire magazine? Any edition?

It might be argued that when it started in the 1930s, Esquire magazine was a forum for debate between Republican (conservative) and Liberal Democratic (social liberalism). Today’s Esquire emphasizes men’s fashion, leisure interests and fiction writing. It’s the print equivalent of ABS-CBN. Perfect for a KSP-obsessed culture.

d_forsaken
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Johnny Saint, I was able to read several issues of Esquire International magazine before, but that was many years ago, I think it was mid-90s. I’m now more on the online version of Esquire International (www.esquire.com). Historically speaking, Esquire was first issued in October 1933, “to become the common denominator of masculine interests—to be all things to all men.” It was founded and edited by David A. Smart, Henry L. Jackson and Arnold Gingrich. Jackson’s Republican political viewpoints contrasted with the liberal Democratic views of Smart, which allowed for the magazine to publish debates between the two. I can bluntly… Read more »
Johnny Saint
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Definitely will hit the nail on the head if you’re looking for advice on how to coordinate your new dinner jacket with matching trousers. Or if your primary interests revolve around such stimulating topics as the latest over-hyped Hollywood spectacle, Scarlett Johansson’s new baby or a half naked Rihanna sharing Barbados-style recipes. Veeery thought-provoking topics indeed.

demosthenes lavilla
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this is hypocrisy! politics is worse and your magazine is supporting such a big Liar! i don’t know how much you’re paid! i dont even see any sense, how this would influence the youth! this country is miserable because this politicians that runs the government!

Jim DiGriz
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This diabolical insult tests our level of discernment. This shameless, abhorrent un-civility is intolerable. Looking at Mar Roxas photographed in such a context is repulsive,. to say the very least. They shot themselves in the foot with such human garbage on the cover. I predict a huge backlash against the magazine. I just checked their webpage if I can find a contact email address to let them know what ass-heads they are, but could not find any. If you click “contact us” you get to a blank page.

nod if you agree
Guest

Speaking of BLANK PAGES.

a BLANK PAGE would have made a better cover than a photo of that incompetent fool.

Dinky Rodriguez
Guest

How much did this buffoon pay you to get him on this particular cover, Esquire Philippines?

Flint Beastwood
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@ Dinky, this guy is not a ‘buffoon’, he is a smart guy. Getting to be in the position he is in is a high-paying job….and he is laughing all the way to the bank.
You really think he gives a shit about anyone but himself? HA !

Atrasado
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Esquire magazine? The one that apparently ran a feature on BS Aquino, with him giving advice on “How to Be A Man?” Hah. The current issue also features an interview by Butch Abad, Noynoy’s bitch, so that makes them suspicious.

That magazine is worth nothing anyway, just some rag that effeminate, limpdicked “elites” read to entertain their delusions of being urbane and sophisticated.

gafused
Guest

I am often confused with the words “Esquire” and “Equine” and usually make the mistake of switching them and their their definitions around. Such magazine is no exception, whenever I pass by the book stands and take a quick glance at it, my first thought would be “Anong kabayo naman ang nasa cover ngayong buwan…”

Ismelina
Guest

I’m not too surprised. They had PNOY on their cover before. Stopped considering them as a credible magazine already.

Warla
Guest

This cover is such a fake item.. Ughhh!! If i ever i see this mar roxas in person ill just spit on his face! Big big liar, i have relatives in tacloban during that big disaster, hearing their true stories made me believe that everything shown in the news are all sugar coated stuff…to the point of untruthful crap. And now, they’re trying to divert everything to Binay!! Why?? Walang mapagpasahan ng sisi? Sa maling tao pa..

Seriously
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…This is the phase in an election when strategies are being fine-tuned, logistics are being readied, the “war chest” is being accounted. The war chest has to be a mountain of money, or the candidate will fail to be one of the Top2 by the time the campaign is nearing the finish line (recall Gibo and Gordon complaining they didn’t have enough money so that they could only focus on one or two regions, and not nationwide, towards the end) Get the hint from Esquire, whose niche market is the A, B, and maybe some C. C, D and E,… Read more »
Seriously
Guest

Failed to mention above that when she made sure that she lost, she was already holding cash on hand (well if we have to be literal about it cash stashed under the bed) to the amount of several, several hundreds of millions (shhh..600m)

carlos P
Guest

Despicable! Really Esquire?! No class at all. What possessed you to go this low? Is someone from your Editorial Staff in his good graces? This really gives Esquire International a really bad name.

Add
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RELAX PEOPLE Useless hitting on Esquire. THERE IS MORE TO IT THAN MEETS THE EYE. 2016 may be a different one from previous elections in the sense that more and more people may finally be getting tired of TraPos. Good to see that people hate Binay, Mar Rocas, Cayetano, Escudero, etc. Yes, there should be a campaign against all these TRAPOS. But where are the anti PDAF orgs? Now is the time to get organize so that pressure could be applied on these TraPos to withdraw. Hopefully, the vacuum created by such will create an environment from which new faces… Read more »
efren
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i think this is interesting… yes mar roxas is in the cover, but Lourd de Veyra and Bob Ong, critics of the government. i’m interested to read their stories( if it is about Tacloban.). Have anyone here bought the issue?

N
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Didn’t anyone notice that his name is nowhere to be found on the cover? If they were honouring/promoting him, they would’ve named him. But no. Here we have an unnamed buffoon smiling blankly at the public.
I think this is a GREAT COVER. It’s EXACTLY what the government was during the disaster. it’s what Taclobanons deal with to this day. The stupidly smiling but utterly useless monkeys in the seat of power.
Bravo Esquire! Bravo, It was a bold move. Good luck Mr. Romulo. Godspeed.

waray-waray
Guest

buli ka nim eroy! angay ka tapalan hito na kahoy na m ginlilingkuran!

Pallacertus
Guest

Well… that pose… them headlines… Lourd and Bob Ong having their say…

— well, color me interested. That’s a hapless cover if I’ve ever seen one.

Hyden Toro987
Guest

Roxas pandered for photo-opportunities as: “pedicab driver,traffic aide, onion bag carrier…” now as: construction material carrier.

What is next for this idiot? Drop his pants, and his brief. Show how less endowed, he is; and become a “Centerfold”, for “Play Girl Magazine?” …Corina Sanchez, will complain, because, she did not get what she wanted.
Up to now, she is not yet pregnant.

“Nahawa ata si Roxas, sa “kiriring sa ulo” ni Aquino”…

Roxas is doing everything , to pander for votes…Roxas is a Feudal Oligarch like Aquino. He failed miserably in the Management of Typhoon reliefs…

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