Fernando Poe, Jr. and Grace Poe (Composite file Photo)
MANILA - Will Grace Poe run for President in 2016?
For now, the senator dreads the thought of being a presidential candidate because of what happened to her late father, Fernando Poe, Jr. (FPJ).
In an interview by Ted Failon on radio dzMM, Poe said she doesn't want to be betrayed like what happened to her father after the popular movie actor threw his hat in the presidential race in 2004.
"Aaminin ko may halong takot at may halo namang para bang humbled. Naiisip ko, wow, pwede ba tayong pagkatiwaalan sa ganun? Pero sa nangyari kasi sa tatay ko, na nung tumakbo siya talagang paborito siya nung umpisa. Tapos nung siya ay nagsabi na tatakbo, andami namang sumaksak sa likod niya. Nanggaling na kasi ako diyan e. Kahit hindi ako mismo, yung tatay ko," she said.
"Sa ngayon, hindi ko talaga maisisp na kakayanin ko yan. Atsaka yung ibang nandiyan na kasi, mas sanay na sila at mas kakayanin ng kanilang makinarya ang pagtakbo," she added.
It is not the first time the question has been posed to the lady senator. Poe earlier said she has no plans to run for president or vice-president after topping the senatorial race in 2013.
FPJ lost by a million votes to then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in a race widely regarded as being marred by electoral fraud.
He filed an electoral protest against Arroyo, but it became moot after he died in December 2004.
Poe said she is thankful to those who believe in her enough to ask if she is interested in running for higher office.
She also pointed out that no one envies the pressures brought upon the sitting President.
"Tignan niyo si PNoy. Walang kaplano-plano, nanalo at walang kwestiyon sa kanyang kredibilidad subalit ngayon sa tingin ko walang naiinggit sa trabaho niya," she said.
She added: "Para sa akin mahirap...Hindi mo mabibigyan ng satisfaction lahat ng tao. Mahirap ang kinalalagyan ng isang Pangulo."