GRACE-CHIZ / OCTOBER 15, 2015
Sen. Grace Poe and running mate Sen. Francis Escudero file their certificate of candidacy respectively at the COMELEC on Thursday, October 15, 2015.
INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Poe-Llamanzares’ citizenship issue: is it really just politics?

Grace Poe-Llamanzares’ declares that questions about her citizenship are just dirty political black propaganda. Dean of Ateneo School of Government Tony La Vina has this to say (and, always with the same tone whenever Llamanzares’ citizenship is questioned):

Definitely this is the dirtiest political campaign I am seeing and we have just started. It’s already overtaken in my view the 2004 campaign when FPJ was attacked with everything at the people’s expense. Looks like that is happening again. If this succeeds, we will repeat the GMA years again and have a president that is not considered legitimate. This is specially true if on top of all of this, there is a perception that the election results are manipulated to favor the ruling party.

It always looks dirty for people like Dean Tony La Vina who favors Poe-Llamanzares. But how about those of us who wants to know the truth? Remember that this is about being governed by a president that potentially did not meet the constitutional requirement of citizenship. Should we just rest and abide by the insinuation that everything is just political black propaganda and stop pursuing the truth?

Common people like us would have appreciated people of the law like Dean La Vina if they will say that the constitution should be upheld instead of just assuming that everything is just politics.

Dirty or not, this is a question of the law. Let her answer it and be done with it once and for all.