Business as usual for Grace Poe on Tuesday

Representatives of the Makabayan bloc led by Rep. Neri Colmenares link arms with Sen. Grace Poe and Sen. Chiz Escudero during a solidarity event at the Quezon City Sports Club on Thursday.  The group declared support for Team Galing at Puso in the 2016 election.(MNS photo)

Representatives of the Makabayan bloc led by Rep. Neri Colmenares link arms with Sen. Grace Poe and Sen. Chiz Escudero during a solidarity event at the Quezon City Sports Club on Thursday. The group declared support for Team Galing at Puso in the 2016 election.(MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – It’s business as usual for Senator Grace Poe, who is set to visit the province of Laguna on Tuesday, the same day the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) is scheduled to decide on the disqualification case filed against her over her citizenship.

Poe and her running mate Senator Francis Escudero will visit the province along with their five senatorial bets – Representatives Sherwin Gatchalian and Roman Romulo, Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, lawyer Lorna Kapunan and Susan “Toots” Ople.

Based on the media advisory sent to reporters this Monday, Poe’s team will have consultations with various sectors in Calamba, Laguna, on Tuesday morning and another consultation with students of the Perpetual Help University in Biñan, Laguna, in the afternoon.

There will also be a press conference scheduled at 11 a.m.

While Poe is visiting the province, the 9-member SET will decide on the case filed against her.

The senator earlier said that while she is nervous and sad on how the tribunal would decide on her case, this would not stop her from doing what she has to do for the people.

“Syempre kailangan tuloy naman pero mas maganda sana kung mas maresolbabahan ito sa lalong madaling panahon,” she said in an interview in Quezon City.

“Basta ang aking nilalagay sa isip, kung ako mabibigyan ng pagkakataon, paano ko matutulungan ang aking mga kababayan? Yun na lang ang aking iniisip ngayon sapagkat kung isisipin ko lahat ang mga pulitika na tatanggalin ka, hindi makakatakbo, maaalis ka sa Senado, yung dapat na gawin kung serbisyo baka maapektuhan at yun ang hindi dapat mangyari,” said Poe.

(What I am thinking right now is if I’d be given the chance, how am I going to help my countrymen? That’s where I am focused right now because if I’m going to mind all the politics involved in the attempt to remove me, prevent me from running, unseat me in the Senate, the kind of service I’m going to do will be affected and that shouldn’t happen.) (MNS)

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