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Poe vows to keep good name: People’s trust more important than popularity

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 02:28 PM June 07, 2018
PHOTO FROM SEN. GRACE POE'S OFFICE

Sen. Grace Poe. PHOTO from office of Sen. Grace Poe

Not even a “villain” portrayal by her critics or her failed presidential bid in 2016 could stop Senator Grace Poe from doing her work in the Senate.

On Thursday, Poe finally broke her silence on various surveys, which showed her consistently topping the people’s choice for senator in next year’s elections.

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READ: Poe easily tops Pulse Asia senatorial survey

But more than popularity, she said, keeping the people’s trust was more important for her.

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“Ang pinakaimportante sa akin ay ang trust rating, maganda ‘yung popularity sa surveys pero ‘yun nga ‘yung nakikita ko rin doon, ang tiwala ng ating mga kababayan ay nandiyan kaya nga ayaw kong sayangin ang tiwala na iyan,” Poe said when asked in a radio interview about her standing in the surveys.

“Sabihin na nilang minsan ay ako’y masyadong kontrabida sa ibang mga bagay pero hindi ko pwedeng kalimutan ang aking responsibilidad. Kaya nga siguro kahit paano ay may tiwala rin ang ating mga kababayan—at maraming salamat rin po sa inyong tiwala,” she said.

Poe then talked to about her dreams for the country when she ran for president in 2016.

Despite her unsuccessful bid, she said she continued to work hard in the Senate to make her dreams a reality.

“Tumakbo nga ako para sa pagka-Presidente, nangarap din ako na mas mabilis ang pagbibigay ng pagbabago, hindi man ako naging mapalad, hindi pa rin nawawala ang aking pangarap na kahit sa aking trabaho ngayon, isa pa ring pribilehiyo ang makatulong,” she said.

“Kaya sa ating mga kababayan, makakaasa po kayo sa akin, ito po ay isang garantiya ko na talagang gusto kong alagaan ang malinis kong pangalan,” Poe added.

The senator promised to also continue fighting corruption in government.  /kga

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