I have no money to buy votes – Poe

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CARMONA, Cavite: Senator Grace Poe on Monday cried foul over allegations of a senatorial aspirant that she is involved in vote-buying activities.

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Poe, in an interview, said she will not allow herself to be involved in such illegal activities, noting that she has been an anti-election cheating advocate since 2004.

The senator was reacting to Greco Belgica’s petition asking the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to investigate the alleged vote-buying activities of the Liberal Party (LP) led by presidential candidate Manuel Roxas 2nd and by Poe.

Belgica, a supporter of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, claimed that there are videos showing that Roxas and Poe tried to buy votes.

But Poe denied Belgica’s claims.

“I will not destroy my name by being involved in illegal activities such as vote-buying,” she told reporters.

Poe served as a convenor of Kontra Daya, a coalition for the reform of the Philippine electoral system to eradicate election fraud.

The senator appealed to Belgica to be careful in his allegations because her reputation is at stake and she will not allow anyone to destroy it through baseless allegations.

Poe maintained that she will neither resort to vote-buying nor allow anyone to do it for her because she does not have money in the first place.

The independent presidential held a motorcade in the province of Cavite together with the senatorial candidate of Partido Galing at Puso and local officials led by Vice Gov. Ramon “Jolo” Revilla 3rd.

But the Comelec said it will investigate Belgica’s allegations.

Commissioner Rowena Guanzon also on Tuesday said the Comelec law department will look into Belgica’s accusations to determine probable cause.

Guanzon added that the complaint will be elevated to the en banc if there is probable cause, and thereafter the LP will be asked to submit its counter- affidavit.

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8 Comments

  1. wag nating husgahan ang ating kagalang-galang na ginang! Sapagkat siya ay guro at di nagsisinungaling at tapat sa bayan tulad ng kanyang yumaon tatay? Sino pala tatay mo grace? Sinira mo ang tiwala ng mga tao bilang guro,

  2. Here she is again LYING that she does not have money to buy vote. In her last SALN, if my memory serves me right, I believe Grace Poe is one of the top five riches senators of the land and what with the backing of Danding ” Pacman ” Cojuangco, the former and now new King Maker, who will believed that she does not have money?

  3. Ms. Llamanzares, you still have tons of money to throw around. The 500 Million Peso-BDO Check from SMC issued to mercenary Trillianes is with him. I was told the money is for you, with the said mercenary a mere conduit.

  4. Truth Seeker on

    But you have billionaires around you who can buy votes for you! Come on woman!

  5. Oo nga naman. At isa pa hindi niya kailangan bumili ng boto sa dami ng mga taong sumusuporta sa kanya at naniniwala. Hindi naman siyta desperado para gawin yun. Gaya nga ng pangaral sa kanya ng kanyang Ama. Ipaglaban niya ang mga Pilipino at wag lokohin. Sa tingin ko non-sense at pagsampa ng kaso na to.

  6. I have nobody in particular to choose from the candidates (in fact I am not voting) but pease if you cast your vote–don’t be pressured or accept any form of bribery. OFWs this is one way to help your country and help yourself. So that in the future you will not go overseas just to make ends meet or for the good of your kids and or families.

  7. Somebody is buying it for you. Lot of instances this things happened and hopefully those people will not stop in testifying–much more on the “absentee voting” overseas. Please mag kababayan–go out there and report any form of harassment, or pressure to vote for somebody.