Poe on anti-Duterte ads: Wala yatang pinakita na di totoo

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Poe on anti-Duterte ads: Wala yatang pinakita na di totoo 1
Grace Poe and Rodrigo Duterte. ABS-CBN News

Presidential candidate and former censors chief Grace Poe on Friday said she sees nothing wrong with the negative political ads against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, which showed children reacting to Duterte's curse words and other controversial remarks.

Poe, a former chairwoman of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, spoke out on the controversial ads, which drew flak after airing on TV networks on Thursday.

"Alam niyo, 'nung ako ay MTRCB chairperson, hangga't maaari ipinapakita natin ang katotohanan sa ating lipunan pero hindi dapat bulgar, at kung meron mang kabulgaran dahil ito ay katotohanan, dapat may redeeming social value," she said.

"At sa tingin ko naman dito sa mga naipalabas na ito ay naipakita 'yon. Nasa tao ang panunuri ng ating mga kababayan para maintindihan nila kung ano ba talaga ang nangyari. Wala naman yatang ipinakita doon na hindi totoo."

Poe has seen her campaign eclipsed by a surge in popularity of the crime-busting Duterte, 71, mayor of Davao city in the south of the country, and called a news conference on Friday to shoot down speculation she would pull out and back Manuel Roxas, the chosen successor of President Benigno Aquino III.

Poe used a stronger tone than usual and took aim at Roxas for working in a failed government and said Duterte's "disturbing" talk of extrajudicial killings had to be stopped.

"It is not right that our choices be limited to a failing, callous and slow government... or a government run by an executioner," she said.

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The senator also raised concerns about possible cheating in the May 9 polls but said their party have IT experts to ensure the clean conduct of the elections.

Poe was in a resettlement site in Pandi, Bulacan on the second to the last day of the campaign. She was joined by senatorial bet Roman Romulo.

Asked how she feels about her chances in the election, she said: "Mapayapa na ako e. Kasi, alam mo, ang laban na ito ay hindi naman-sabi ko-hindi para sa aking sarili. Naihahayag ko ang mga isyu sa ating mga kababayan. Ipinaglaban ko sila maski man lang para sa aking plataporma. Pero sa huli sila naman ang magdedesisyon. Kaya kung ano man ang desisyon na 'yan, handa na akong tanggapin." With a report by Reuters

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