Pinabulaanan ng kampo ni Senator Chiz Escudero, sa pamamagitan ng isang official statement, ang balitang sinuntok ang vice-presidential candidate ni Neil Llamanzares, ang asawa ng kanyang running mate na si Senator Grace Poe.
Ayon sa kumalat na balita, dahil daw ito sa P300 million campaign fund na nawawala. Nangyari raw ang insidente sa headquarters ng Partido Galing at Puso.
I heard someone in the Poe camp boxed someone in the Poe camp. He was asking for a missing P300 million. Look out for a black eye.— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) April 27, 2016
Ngunit mahigpit na pinasinungalingan ng kampo ni Escudero ang balitang ito.
Pahayag ng kampo ni Sen. Escudero, "There is absolutely no truth to the reported rift between Senator Escudero and Mr. Llamanzares.
"Senator Escudero and the entire Poe-Llamanzares family continue to remain solidly close to each other as friends.
"This alleged conflict that resulted in a fist fight is another mutation of a black propaganda aimed at dividing the strong Poe-Escudero tandem.
"Senator Poe and Senator Escudero will not allow their opponents to use this elections as a reason to drive a wedge between their relationship.
"They will continue to advance the campaign of Gobyernong may Puso together side by side.
"Our critics should give up on their desire to make the discourse of this elections personal and instead focus on the real issues of poverty and unemployment."