IF Senator Grace Poe will be elected president, her husband, Neil Llamanzares, will not play any role in government functions or events. He will not even reside in Malacañang.
Poe, who continued campaign in Toledo City in Cebu on Wednesday, said her husband will stay in their home in Quezon City and take care of their children.
“First of all, First Gentleman has no official position. But my husband, even before I entered politics, has helped raised our family as a private individual,” she told reporters.
The senator added that her husband has been kind and humble and is a good father to their children.
She admitted that they have discussed the possibility of her husband becoming the First Gentleman and they both agreed that he will take care of their children—Hanna,17 and Anika,11. Their eldest is Brian, 23.
Poe said her husband has no intention of staying in the presidential palace since he prefers to live in their house.
“Okay lang na nandoon siya. Pero dapat may CCTV (close circuit television) para nababantayan ko na talagang nandoon siya pag sinabi niyang umuuwi siya [That’s okay with me. But there should be CCTV there for me to be able to monitor him if he is really at home], she said in jest.