Roxas: Escudero will blame everyone for Poe’s disqualification
When you point one finger, three more point back at you.
This is what Mar Roxas, the administration’s presidential bet, said of Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, who has hinted that he is involved in efforts to disqualify opponent Sen. Grace Poe from the 2016 elections.
“Alam ninyo, lahat naman ito ay mga spekulasyon diba? Ito si Senator Chiz, lahat na lang ituturo (You know all of these are mere speculations, right? This Senator Chiz, he just points at everyone else),” Roxas told reporters during an ambush interview in Naval, Biliran province on Friday.
“Bakit nila isisisi sa kahit kanino man? Palagay ko, ’di ba may kasabihan tayo na pag tayo’y nagturo, may isang daliri na tukoy sa ibang tao pero may tatlo o apat na nakabalik sa atin (Why put the blame on everyone? I think we have a saying that goes, when you point a finger at someone, three or four more point back at you)?” said Roxas.
Escudero said lawyer Estrella Elamparo, the petitioner in the case disqualifying Poe, could be traced to the camp of Roxas.
According to Escudero, Elamparo was affiliated with the Divina law firm former Defense Secretary Avelino “Nonong” Cruz “used” to file a case against former associate Pancho Villaraza.
Cruz, according to Escudero, is connected to Roxas.
Roxas maintained that he and other Liberal Party members had nothing to do with Poe’s disqualification.
It could be recalled that Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco questioned in June the residency of Poe, saying she fell two months short of the 10-year residency requirement.
Roxas said he never focused on intrigues because his priority was to tell the people of his platforms.
“Pero walang katotohanan na meron akong kinalaman o ng kampo ko na meron kaming kinalaman sa kung anumang kaso na isinampa laban sa kanya (It is not true that my camp is involved in the cases filed against her),” he said. RC
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