MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday said that he was willing to undergo a DNA test if it would help Senator Grace Poe in her quest to find her biological relatives.
Marcos made the remark after Poe said in radio interview that DNA tests with several probable biolagical kin showed no match.
“Sure, pa DNA ako. walang problema. I don’t see how that will help her but if it will, why not?” Marcos told reporters when asked if he was willing to help Poe find her biological parents.
Poe is a foundling who was adopted by the late actor Fernando Poe Jr and his wife, actress Susan Roces.
Poe’s biological parents have yet to be traced.
There have been persistent rumors that she was the child of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and her aunt, actress Rosemarie Sonora.
Both Senators Poe and Marcos have denied the rumor but taken it quite lightly as they took to calling each other “bro” and “sis.”
In a radio interview Wednesday, Poe said tests showed that her DNA did not match any of those taken from her probable biological relatives.
The test was conducted to have additional evidence to prove that Poe has Filipino lineage, in response to the disqualification case filed against her by defeated senatorial candidate Rizalito David.
Marcos expressed confidence that the DNA test would prove nothing except that he is the son of her father and mother, Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos.
“Anong makikita sa DNA test? Na anak ako ng tatay ko at nanay ko,” he said laughing.
Asked what he will do if ever the test proves that he and Poe are siblings, Marcos said he would tell her “Welcome to the family.”
Pressed if he will ask Poe who will she give more weight, her “half brother” Marcos or friend Senator Chiz Escudero, who are both seeking the vice presidency, the senator said he will let Poe answer that.
“Nasa sa kanya na ‘yun, hindi ko masasagot ‘yun para sa kanya, you have to ask her about that,” he said. (MNS)