MANILA—Members of the media covering the Philippine Senate on Monday received mailed copies of an alleged DNA test of Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., claiming that Marcos and Senator Grace Poe “are related.”
In a copy received by this reporter, a certain forensic scientist Julie Ludovico signed the DNA test report dated Nov. 12, 2015 with Case Reference Number: TO23445.
”DNA isolation was carried. Genetic characteristics were determined by PowerPlex 21 PCR kit. In parallel, positive and negative controls were performed which gave the expected and correct results,” Ludovico said in the DNA Test Report.
An attached note states: “This is Sen. Bongbong Marcos’ DNA result. Compare this with that of Sen. Grace Poe and you will see that they are related.”
The DNA Solutions Philippines with address 64 Sct. Gandia St. Diliman, Quezon City carried out the DNA test but mailed by the First Technik Philippines, Inc. located at 2310 Legarda, Sampaloc, Manila.
Poe, one of the leading presidential candidates in the May 9 elections, denied the DNA test result.
”How they were able to get my DNA when I have not undergone DNA test?,” Poe said when asked for comment.
Poe, adopted daughter of the late movie actor Fernando Poe Jr. and actress Susan Roces, had denied in many instances that she was the love child of former President Ferdinand Marcos and her aunt, former actress Rosemarie Sonora.
As a newly-born, Poe was allegedly abandoned by her biological parents in a church in Jaro, Iloilo in 1968.