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Despite attacks, emotional Poe says presidential run ‘worth it’

/ 02:24 PM January 28, 2016

“Is it worth it?”

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This was the question which pushed presidential hopeful Senator Grace Poe to tears on Thursday as she faced multiple disqualification cases barring her from running in the 2016 elections—all of which are hinged on the supposed defects in her citizenship and residency.

Facing Inquirer reporters and editors in the Meet the Inquirer forum, Poe choked up and was only able to muster a tearful thumbs-up when she was posed with the question if winning the most coveted seat in Malacañang are worth the attacks against her.

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“They’ll probably mistake emotion for weakness. It’s not,” Poe said after wiping tears off her eyes.

The senator, who was found as a baby at the Jaro Cathedral in Iloilo, then said that she would exhaust all means to prove her citizenship.

“If they are questioning my citizenship, I’m willing to go through it,” she said.

READ: Grace Poe: ‘I am a natural-born Filipino; I have nothing to hide’

Poe also emphasized that she can offer something new to the table.

“What a privilege it is to be in a position to help our countrymen. It is worth the fight. It is worth the fight if you feel that you can institute change in a faster pace and that it can be felt by those in need,” the senator said. IDL

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