Grace Poe Releases Statement Following Presidential Race Disqualification

Presidential candidate Grace Poe expressed her disappointment over the decision made by Comelec’s 2nd division on Tuesday.

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Official statement from the office of Sen. Grace Poe:

I am disappointed in the decision, but this is not the end of the process. We will continue to fight for the rights of foundlings and the fundamental right of the people to choose their leaders.

I maintain that I am a natural born Filipino and have complied with the ten-year residency requirement based on settled applicable jurisprudence.

My critics will use any excuse to exclude me, much like they tried to do when FPJ ran for president, and in the process disenfranchising the people as well. They show a lack of trust in the ability of Filipinos to make the right decision.

I have faith in the process, and we are confident that the Comelec en banc will side with the interest of the people.