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‘Walang atrasan’

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Poe says she’s not quitting race.

A defiant Senator Grace Poe yesterday rejected rumors she is already bowing out of the May 2016 presidential race to give way to another presidential aspirant who is bent on defeating a frontrunner in presidential surveys.

In a hastily-called press conference in Makati City, Poe dispelled rumors circulating she has decided to abandon her bid in favor of another candidate to ensure the defeat of a possible dictator and human rights violator in the upcoming May 9 elections.

Prior to this, Poe slid down to third spot in the latest Pulse Asia survey commissioned by the ABS-CBN, a matter which was questioned by her camp and other candidates skeptical at the sudden rise of Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas and his running mate Rep. Leni Robredo in preferential surveys.

Poe said even if she is aware that the public is already fed up with the present administration and the clamor for change is strong, Poe warned voters of the possible repercussions of electing a leader who has a propensity to disregard basic human rights, to dictate on the people and run the country under a ‘revolutionary government.’

“Hindi naman yata tama na ang pagpipilian lang natin ay isang palpak, walang pakiramdam, at mabagal na gobyerno o isang gobyerno na corrupt o ang isang gobyerno na berdugo ang nagpapatakbo,” Poe said in her opening statement.

“Kaya para doon sa mga nagkakalat ng mga kuwento na ako ay sumusuko, isipin po ninyo ang pinagdaanan nating lahat, hindi lamang ang pinagdaanan ko kung hindi ang pinagdaanan nating lahat bilang Pilipino,” Poe reiterated.

“Inuulit ko, ang ating pagpili ay hindi dapat limitado sa isang gobyernong walang pakiramdam, sa isang gobyernong corrupt, o sa isang gobyernong berdugo dahil tayo ay mas merong malayang pumili kung sino ang nararapat para sa ating bayan,” she stressed.

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