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Poe: People will eventually decide who they’ll elect as senators

LUCENA CITY – Reelectionist Senator Grace Poe shrugged off President Duterte’s opinion on the performance of every senator.

“There is a difference in individual opinions. Either pro-administration or opposition bets. But who has the final judgment? It is the people who will eventually decide and pick (their

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candidates),” Poe told the Inquirer in a solicited reaction during her solo campaign sorties here Thursday.

In a mixed jest and seriousness, Poe appealed to the voters to give

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party-less and women candidates a chance in the coming election

apparently referring to herself.

“Sana lang, bigyan nila ng pagkakataon and mga independent kasi wala naman kaming makinarya. At saka mga kababaihan kasi mas maraming lalaki sa senado (I hope they would give a chance to the

independent candidates because we do not have a machinery. And also

women because there are more men than women in the Senate),” she said.

Poe made the reaction after President Duterte said “a lot” of incumbent senators did not deserve their seats in the Senate.

“In the Senate, there are a lot of those who should not be there,” Duterte said during the campaign rally of the ruling PDP-Laban party in Marikina on Thursday.

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The President then called out a “sarcastic” female senator whom, he

said, had no brains and did nothing in the upper chamber. He did not

identify the said senator./lzb

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