‘Lola Kap’ endorses Poe’s reelection bid
MANILA, Philippines — Veteran actress Susan Roces momentarily left her character as “Lola Kap” in the popular prime time show “Ang Probinsyano” to appear in a campaign rally on Wednesday and endorse the reeleection bid of her daughter, Senator Grace Poe.
People repeatedly chanted “Lola Kap” when Roces climbed the stage with Poe in the rally being held in Tondo, Manila.
“Maraming maraming salamat sa inyong lahat. Salamat sa pagmamahal at sa suporta niyo sa aking anak na si Grace Poe,” Roces said.
“Salamat sa loob ng maraming taon, siya ay sinuportahan niyo. Ngayon siya’y muling tatakbo sa Senado,” the actress added.
When the crowd started chanting “Lola Kap,” Poe reminded that her mother was not the one running for the May elections.
“O, baka Lola Kap ang ilagay niyo sa balota ha, ‘di tumatakbo si Lola Kap,” Poe said.
Aside from her mother, Poe also thanked her husband, Neil, and oldest son, Brian, for attending the event.
The senator also thanked Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III for attending the rally and endorsing her reelection bid.
“Sabi ko, ‘Tito Sen, pwede kayang samahan mo ako kasi wala namang kumakmapi sa akin ngayon e. Wala akong partido,’” Poe said.
“Sabi niya, ‘Hindi lang kita sasamahan, eendorso din kita,’” she said, quoting Sotto.
The rally was organized by Poe to kick off her campaign with fellow reelectionist Senators Sonny Angara, Cynthia Villar, Nancy Binay, JV Ejercito, Koko Pimentel, and Bam Aquino.
Only Aquino, the lone opposition member in the group, was absent from the rally. /je
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