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Roxas welcomes ‘favorable’ SC decision for Poe

/ 02:29 PM April 06, 2016
Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Senator Grace Poe. FILE PHOTOS

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Senator Grace Poe. FILE PHOTOS

Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II said on Wednesday that he welcomes the reported decision of the Supreme Court (SC) allowing rival Senator Grace Poe to pursue her bid for the presidency.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a sortie in Roxas, Occidental Mindoro, Roxas said that now that the high court has ruled with finality on the senator’s disqualification cases, Poe can now focus on sharing concrete plans to the electorate.

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READ: It’s final: SC says Poe can run

He also took a swipe at Poe for supposedly promising the heaven and earth just to get votes.

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“Eh di mabuti, diba? Tulad ng sinabi ko nung una nilang paghatol dito, na ngayon ay panahon para ilatag ang mga plano. Hindi lang ‘yung mga matatamis na pananalita, hindi lamang ‘yung kung ano ang mga paraan. Importante ‘yung paraan, ‘yung ‘how.’ Kasi madaling magsabi ng mga matatamis na pangako, pangako mula lupa abot langit,” Roxas said.

The administration presidential bet said that if elected president, he will continue to implement the reforms instituted under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III under the “Daang Matuwid” style of governance.

“Yan, sa Daang Matuwid, nakita natin kung papaano natin ginawa ito nitong nakaraang mga taon na ito. Nakita natin ‘yung katas, ‘yung kabutihan, ‘yung kaginhawahang naihatid nito, at ‘yan ang ating foundation. ‘Yan ang ating sisimulan sa ating pagpapatuloy ng pagbabago,” Roxas added.

Citing a Court source, the Inquirer reported on Wednesday that the SC has thrown out the reconsideration pleas that the Commission on Elections and her critics have filed for Poe’s disqualification.

The official announcement will be made on Saturday, April 9—exactly a month before the elections—according to the high court’s spokesperson Theodore Te.

READ: Poe still praying for ‘favorable’ SC decision

Poe has refused to comment on the reported favorable SC decision, saying that she will issue a statement once the SC makes the official announcement. JE

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