Poe to Roxas: Experience is not everything
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — Senator Grace Poe appeared clueless by former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas’ statement that the presidency is not like undergoing an OJT (on-the job training) but shot back at him anyway.
“Ako ba ang sinasabihan nya?” Poe said when a reporter asked about Roxas’ statement during the first presidential debate held here at the Capitol University on Sunday.
When told that it was an apparent reference to her, the senator said: “Ah ganun ba? Anyway para sa kanya alam mo noong tumakbo sya noon, di hamak na may mas experience sya kaya kay President Noynoy pero nakita naman natin na ang hiniling ng tao noon e si President Noynoy.”
Instead of running for president in 2010, Roxas gave way to President Benigno Aquino III, who was then serving his first three years in the Senate.
Roxas ran as Aquino’s running mate but lost to Vice President Jejomar Binay.
“Marami naman dyan matagal na sa pwesto, tatlong administrasyon na rin nabigyan na rin ng pagkakataon, ang problema natin ay hindi naman nabawasan so siguro naman pagkakataon na rin na bigyan natin basta mayroon kakayanan integridad, mayrooon maganda plano para sa ating bayan,” Poe added.
The senator did not name names but Roxas served three administrations — former Presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and Aquino.
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