Poe at the crossroads: Run for senate or work for FPJ Productions?
DAGUPAN CITY – Senator Grace Poe may have topped the latest senatorial survey, but her son Brian Llamanzares said she still has to decide whether she would seek reelection in the 2019 midterm polls.
Llamanzares said his father Niel prefers that Poe pulls out of next year’s race. And if she decides not to seek reelection, she could focus on FPJ Productions. The movie outfit continues to release movies featuring his grandfather, the late actor and former presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr.
The senator could also focus on her charity works.
“The family is stressed because she has not decided yet. Let us just wait for the filing of candidacies in October,” Llamanzares said. If he could have his way, Llamanzares said he wants his mother to remain a senator, despite the difficulties.
“A senator’s work is difficult and exhausting. She has no political affiliations so the work is tougher as an independent,” he said.
Poe’s son said he does not believe his mother’s current ambivalence regarding her political future would affect succeeding surveys because the results “reflect her work in the Senate.”
“Her track record has been good and she has done a lot for the country. So given the chance to serve again, I hope people accept her,” he said.
Llamanzares said his mother was “ happy” about the survey results that also ranked other women at the top of preferred senatorial bet in next year’s polls.
Poe’s son, however, pointed out that aid he provided for the typhoon victims in Barangay Manguin here was not meant to draw attention to the senator’s possible reelection bid. It was initiated by the Panday Foundation which assists calamity victims. /ee
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