Roxas, Robredo at first CNN PH Town Hall

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Voters got a better glimpse on Thursday (December 10) of what administration bets Manuel "Mar" Roxas II and Rep. Leni Robredo had in store for the country should they become the country's president and vice president during the first of CNN Philippines Town Hall series at the Far Eastern University (FEU) in Manila.

Roxas and Robredo answered questions from host Pia Hontiveros, students from the live audience, and netizens through Twitter and Facebook.

There was a wide array of questions — from the tandem's plans to solve traffic congestion, their position on tax reforms, and improving the education system.

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Roxas was asked about the funding of his much-talked about political advertisement featuring celebrities.

He assured the public that no government money was spent on it and no celebrity on the video was even paid.

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Roxas talked about tax reforms in more detail than in his previous statement. He said the issue was not so much about lowering the maximum 32 percent rate on income tax. It's about reviewing the coverage of the tax system.

Roxas pointed to a discrepancy in who actually paid taxes — citing that 86 percent of personal income taxes came from wage earners and only 14 percent were sourced from professionals.

The Liberal Party (LP) bet was also asked about free wifi — after one of his rivals — Vice President Binay — promised to provide this for free to the public should he win the presidency.

To this, Roxas said that what others were promising, "Daang Matuwid" (straight path) was already doing.

He pointed out that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) had begun offering free WiFi to the country's poorest barangays.

Roxas also took a swipe at Binay — saying it's not responsible to promise free WiFi if you could not even assure the people of fast Internet access.

Plans during first year in office

If the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill would not passed by Congress, both Roxas and Robredo promised to push for it during their term.

Robredo said she would support the passage of other measures on transparency as well.

What if they lose?

Robredo said she'd go back to the private sector. After all, when she joined government two and a half years ago, she thought she would serve at the House of Representatives only for three years.

Roxas said he too would return to the private sector should he lose. He said he's not one to sulk and be sad about it.

The full interview will be aired on CNN Philippines on Saturday, December 12 at 8 p.m.