MANILA – Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” asserted that he was not involved in the case challenging the citizenship and residency of Senator Grace Poe. He did, however, admit that he does support its filing.
The disqualification case was filed by Ang Kapatiran (The Brotherhood) party member Rizalito David before the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) on Thursday. Poe, for her part, reiterated that she was a Filipino by birth, abode and choice.
Rumored to be behind it, Binay claimed that he had clean conscience regarding the petition.
“Malinis ang konsensya ko… Nalaman ko nga lang kagabi (I have clean conscience… I only heard about it last night),” he said.
“Lagi tayong nagtatawanan eh ‘di lahat ng mga gagawin ko pagbibintangan ka? Wala namang logic yata ‘yun… Sa deretsahang usapan, wala akong kinalaman,” he added.
(We always joke around so everything I’ll do will be questioned? I don’t think there’s logic behind it… In direct response, I have nothing to do with it.)
It can be noted, however, that David was the former chief of staff of former senator Kit Tatad, who was one of Binay’s allies.