Poe's camp asks for two-week extension to submit DNA test results
Will it finally end the questions about her citizenship?
(SPOT.ph) Sen. Grace Poe’s camp asked for a two-week extension of the deadline for disclosing the Senator’s DNA results to the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET), according to SET spokesperson and secretary Irene Guevarra. The deadline for the results was supposed to be on October 21, and the plea is to extend it until November 5. The test seeks to address the questions regarding Poe's citizenship. Guevarra said that the SET is expected to make a decision next week.
Poe's spokesman Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian said "We are still waiting for the results of the DNA to come back. Rest assured we will follow the parameters and guidelines set forth by the SET." During oral arguments by the SET last month, Poe's lawyer, Alexander Poblador, revealed that Poe had undergone DNA testing. "Respondent [Poe] has taken steps towards having a DNA test conducted with a probable biological match. And when results come out, we will disclose the results," said Poblador, which the Senator has confirmed herself.
Poe is currently facing her third disqualification case, filed by former Sen. Francisco "Kit" Tatad on October 19, based on grounds that she is not a natural-born Filipino, and that she failed to satisfy the 10-year residency requirement needed to run for president.