Senator Grace Poe (MNS Photo)

Senator Grace Poe (MNS Photo)

MANILA, Dec 3 (Mabuhay) – Petitioner Estrella Elamparo denied Thursday she is being used by other presidential candidates to discredit Senator Grace Poe.

Elamparo said she is only performing her duty as a voter. She also believes her arguments that Poe misrepresented her residency are strong.

“I have no personal interest in this case. I’m not connected with any of the candidates from other parties, I’ve never met any of them. My only regret is I’m doing this only now, I should have done this when she was running for senator,” she said.

Elamparo said Senator Poe cannot claim that she made an honest mistake in her certificate of candidacy for senator because she never made an effort to correct it.

She pointed out that in Poe’s COC during the 2013 senatorial election, the latter only placed “six years and six months” in residency as of May 2013.

“She has not bothered to make an amendment, to rectify the supposedly honest mistake unlike the case of former first lady Imelda Marcos, she also claimed to have made an honest mistake but Mrs. Marcos submitted a corrected COC just days after she submitted the erroneous COC so that’s a major difference.

The Comelec 2nd Division earlier ruled to disqualify Poe for failing to meet the 10-year residency requirement for presidential candidates.

Poe’s camp is set to file a motion for reconsideration before the poll body. (MNS)