Presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he wishes Sen. Grace Poe good luck, after the Supreme Court (SC) decided to save her from disqualification as presidential candidate in the 2016 elections.
“Good luck to her and I wish her the best,” Duterte said in a text message relayed by his spokesman, Peter Laviña, to The Manila Times.
In a vote of 9-6, the Supreme Court voted that Poe is qualified to run as a presidential candidate despite her status as a foundling.
In Malacanang, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. refused to comment, saying the Palace will await an official copy of the SC decision.
“Need to understand decision as basis for comment,” Coloma told Palace reporters in a text message.