Poe’s camp asks for 2-week extension to submit DNA test results
The camp of Sen. Grace Poe asked for more time to submit the results of the DNA test to trace her family and put an end to questions about her citizenship.
SET spokesperson and secretary Irene Guevarra said on Wednesday that Poe’s camp sought for a two-week extension of the deadline that was supposed to be today, Wednesday.
Guevarra said Poe’s camp sought an extension up to Nov. 5.
Guevarra, in a text message said SET is expected to rule on the motion for extension next week.
During last month’s oral argument, Poe, through her counsel Alex Poblador revealed before the nine-member SET that Poe had undergone DNA testing.
Poe is facing a disqualification case before the SET for failure to meet the citizenship requirement.
Rizalito David who filed the disqualification case said that being a foundling, a child with no known parent, she cannot be considered natural born Filipino.
Poe was abandoned at a church in Jaro, Iloilo before she was adopted by movie stars Fernando Poe Jr. and Susan Roces. TVJ
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