Senator Bongbong Marcos said that he wasn’t surprised by the Commission on Elections (Comelec)’s decision to disqualify Senator Grace Poe from the presidential race in the 2016 elections.
“Oo, para sa akin medyo hindi siguro nakakagulat na ganun ang magiging resulta.
“Mahaba pa yung proseso, so antayin natin.
“It’s in the courts. We will leave it to the best of our legal minds to decide exactly what to do,” said Senator Marcos.
This is in relation to Comelec second division’s unanimous decision that Senator Poe failed to meet the 10-year residency for her to be qualified as a presidential candidate.
Senator Marcos added, “I think ang latest na balita, iapela niya raw sa [Comelec] en banc, e.
“So, we’ll wait for that result.
“So, kung anuman, baka mapunta sa Supreme Court. Tingnan natin.”
Senator Marcos was interviewed by members of the press at the launch of Destileria Limtuaco Co.’s Imeldifique cooking wine, held at Victorino’s Restaurant in Quezon City last night, December 1.
While he believes that Senator Poe would probably face a long legal battle ahead, Senator Marcos maintained that she shouldn’t let this turn of events put her down.
“Keep going. Huwag ka panghihinaan ng loob.
“Just know that when you’re doing the right thing, you will in the end succeed.”
BLACK PROPAGANDA? Senator marcos also remained unfazed by the possibility that the opposition might face hurdles similar to what Senator Poe is going through with less than six months to go before the national elections.
He said, “Hindi naman bago ito.
"Alam naman natin maraming ibang diyan imbes na tinataas nila ang kanilang kandidato, ginigiba yung iba.
“Kasama ‘yan sa black prop ng iba’t ibang panig. Again, hindi unexpected.”
CALLING EACH OTHER BRO AND SIS. Senator Marcos, 58, was rumored to be the brother of Senator Poe, 47.
As it is, there have been persistent rumors saying that Senator Poe is allegedly the daughter of Bongbong's father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., and Grace's aunt, Rosemarie Sonora.
Rosemarie is the sister of Senator Poe's adoptive mother Susan Roces.
Both Senator Marcos and Senator Poe have long since denied such rumors in separate interviews.
Nevertheless, the two have taken the said “urban legend” in stride and agreed to call each other “kuya (elder brother)” and “sis (sister)” in the Senate.
Most recently, Senator Marcos even said he’s willing to undergo DNA test to help Senator Poe’s search for her still-unknown biological parents.
Senator Marcos said in a GMA News Online report last November 5, “Sure, pa-DNA ako, walang problema.
“I don’t see how that will help her but if it will, why not?”