Susan Roces reacts on accusations regarding her daughter’s citizenship.
During Susan Roces’ press conference for an endorsement, she was asked by the press about her opinion regarding the black propaganda circulating about her daughter Grace Poe’s citizenship.
“Never ko siyang tinawag na adopted, never ko siyang tinawag na ampon, lalong never never ko siyang tinawag na pulot. How dare they use that word! Grace is our daughter. How dare they! Wala silang karapatang duru-duruin ang anak ko at sabihing hindi (Filipino) citizen ang anak ko,” she said.
She even recalled how Grace was found in front of a church in Jaro, Ilo-Ilo and how they worked on her birth certificate.
“Naka-kabit pa ang pusod niya nung siya ay matagpuan sa simbahan ng Jaro. Ke-kwestiyunin nila kung citizen siya ng bansang ito? Hindi ko alam kung ano ang pamantayan nila. Binale wala nila ang pag-gamit niya ng pangalan ng kanyang ama, Ronald Allan Poe at ng aking pangalan Jesusa S. Poe nung siya ay nag fill up ng application ng candidacy. Bakit? Anong karapatan nilang ipagwalang bisa ‘yung pinaglaban namin sa korte para magkaroon siya ng birth certificate?”
She then stated that personal attacks on Grace are more painful than the attacks on Fernando Poe Jr. when he ran for presidency in 2004.
Moreover, Susan said “I want to meet all of this in a positive note napakaraming problema ng ating bansa, ito ay pang sarili ko lang na damdamin bilang ina.”
With reports from Jeff Fernando