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Tatad bares Poe-Aquino meeting at Palace

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Tatad bares Poe-Aquino meeting at Palace

/ 06:27 PM April 11, 2016
President Benigno Aquino III and Senator Grace Poe.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/REM ZAMORA

President Benigno Aquino III and Senator Grace Poe. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/REM ZAMORA

SENATOR Grace Poe met with President Benigno Aquino III about a week before the Supreme Court denied the motions for reconsideration to reverse the March 8 ruling allowing her to run for President, former Senator Francisco Tatad told reporters Monday.

Tatad said he received information that the meeting took place at Bahay Pangarap, Aquino’s official residence, in Malacañang Palace.

He claimed that the meeting was called so that Aquino and Poe can explore how “to help each other” in the upcoming elections.

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Tatad said he also received information that Aquino had given administration candidate Mar Roxas up to April 25 to improve his standing, or the administration machinery will rally behind Poe.

Tatad, together with counsel Atty. Manuelito Luna, went to the Supreme Court to file a second motion for reconsideration to seek a reversal of its ruling that gave greenlight for Poe candidacy.

When asked for Malacañang’s response, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said, “I wish Kit Tatad a long career in fiction writing.” With a report from Kristine Angeli Sabillo.

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