Grace Poe holds out hope for positive DNA match
Presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe is hoping that her DNA results would be released within a month.
Poe had undergone another DNA test after her first procedure with two other individuals turned out negative.
“Ginagawa ngayon so sabihin na nating mga tatlong linggo o isang buwan. Ako ay siyempre habang may buhay ay may pag-asa. Tingnan natin. Malay mo, mayroon,” Poe told reporters in an ambush interview on Wednesday.
The senator said three more individuals from Iloilo have volunteered to undertake a DNA test as part of her continued search for her biological parents.
She said she was hoping that the results would turn out positive.
“So ano nalang, umasa na lang tayo,” she said.
Poe said someone approached her when she was in Iloilo, showed her pictures, and told her stories, which could determine her parentage.
“Kasi malalaman o mararamdaman mo naman kung medyo may basehan o wala. Ito kasi ay nagkataon lang na pumunta ako sa Iloilo para sa isang imbestigasyon at lumapit sa akin. Nagpakita ng litrato at nag-kuwento. Ewan ko, parang sabi ko ay ba’t naman hindi? So subukan natin,” she said.
A positive DNA match could establish Poe as a natural-born Filipino since she was abandoned in a church in Jaro, Iloilo province, after birth on Sept. 3, 1968.
The senator was adopted by movie actor Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ) and his wife Susan Roces.
Poe is facing four disqualification cases against her before the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Two divisions have already granted motions canceling her certificate of candidacy on the grounds of her allegedly questionable citizenship and her supposed failure to satisfy the 10-year residency requirement for the presidency.
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