Poe's father assures the public that Neil Ilmanzares will not be another second Mike Arroyo.
Dr Teodoro "Teddy" Llamanzares, the father-in-law of Grace Poe has said that if Grace Poe wins the presidential seat, his son-Teodoro Misael Daniel "Neil" Llamanzares- has promised not to be like the former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo who was linked to numerous allegations of corruption during Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's term.
Dr Llamanzares has also said that according to Poe, his son has also renounced his citizenship.
“They used to be dual (citizens). You have to remember when you’re dual (citizens), you’re citizens of both countries. I think Grace told me he already renounced kasi para walang queries, walang tanong (so that there would be no queries, no questions),” he said.
Poe’s father-in-law had nothing but good words for the senator.
“Grace, we have been with her for 23 years, being my daughter-in-law. She’s talagang ano, a fighter. (She's really a fighter.) Kaya gustong-gusto niya matuwid na daan pero(That's why she really wants the straight path but) it will be a different version,” he said.
Poe, in return, was all praises for her in-laws. In a speech before their townmates, she recounted how the Llamanzares patriarch had to work hard to have a comfortable life.
The senator also made sure she reminded Lumban residents that her husband hails from their town. She then took the opportunity to defend her husband from citizenship issues raised against him.
“Basta sa kampanya sa pag-iikot, iba pa rin ang pakiramdam sa bayan ng iyong pamilya. Ang aking asawa ay Pilipinong Pilipino, ang aking asawa ay kamukha ng marami dito sa Lumban. Ang aking asawa ay guwapo, syempre sino pa ba ang magsasabi niyan kundi ang kaniyang kabiyak?” Poe said in her speech.
(Within campaigns, and going around, it still feels different when you're in the town of your family. My husband is a Filipino, and my husband looks like a lot of people here in Lumban. My husband is handsome, of course, who else would say this other than his wife?)
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