Grace Poe camp: Citizenship case filed at Comelec pure ‘harassment’
The camp of Senator Grace Poe on Monday described as “harassment” a new case filed against her at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) over her citizenship.
“Hindi ito advocacy katulad ng pinapalabas niya ngunit isang harassment at panlalait,” Poe’s legal counsel, George Garcia, said in a statement.
“Nakahanda kaming sumagot at pabulaanan ang mga kasinungalingang kanilang ibinabato,” Garcia added.
(This is not advocacy as David would like the public to believe but pure harassment and ridicule. We are ready to answer and disprove all the lies they are throwing at her.’)
Poe’s lawyer was reacting to an election offense case filed by losing senatorial bet, Rizalito David, this time at the law department of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
David first filed a quo warranto case at the Senate Electoral Tribunal to unseat Poe in the Senate.
But Poe’s camp was confident that the Supreme Court would rule in her favor.
Contrary to David’s claim in his case at the Comelec, Garcia said the senator did not misrepresent herself when she claimed in her certificate of candidacy in 2013 that she was a natural born Filipino.
“There was no misrepresentation because Senator Grace Poe is a natural-born Filipino. We are confident that the SC will decide in our favor,” he said.
“Clearly, the complainant is fishing for a forum to air his baseless accusations.”
“Masyado nilang inaapi si Senator Grace Poe. Ganyang-ganyan din ginawa nila sa tatay nya. Lubha nilang minamaliit ang talino at pang-unawa ng Pilipino,” the lawyer added, referring to Poe’s father, the late Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ).
FPJ ran but lost to former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2004.AU
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