Gordon says UNA and LP asked him to file a case against Poe

He said he wants the people to have fair and honest elections.


(SPOT.ph) In an interview with ANC on October 20, Philippine Red Cross Chair Richard "Dick" Gordon claimed that some members of United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and the Liberal Party (LP) approached him to file a disqualification case against Sen. Grace Poe. "I'm not interested in getting it from the backdoor. I wanna make sure that the people will realize that if they wanna have a country where they're gonna have real leaders, they have to have honest to goodness clean, fair elections," he said. Gordon is running for senator under the Bagumbayan Party List.


Gordon also stated that currently, the country does not hold clean and fair elections. "The winnable must be suitable...Sometimes it's mere popularity. Dapat magbago na ang ating bayan," Gordon said after filing his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for senator before the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on October 16. Earlier in October, he called on the COMELEC to require all national candidates to participate in debates across the nation.


Meanwhile, Sen. Grace Poe is facing another disqualification case as former Sen. Francisco "Kit" Tatad filed a petition before the COMELEC on October 19. The claims of Tatad’s camp is no different from the previous case filed against Poe by Rizalito David—that she is not a natural-born Filipino and that she failed to satisfy the 10-year residency requirement needed to run for president.


Photo from Inquirer.net

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