Grace Po is open to receiving help from political dynasties despite pushing forwarding the anti-dynasty bill as one of her agendas.
She said that it is due time for Congress to step up its efforts in defining what political dynasties actually are.
When asked about her help coming from political dynasties despite of their support, she said:
“Kahit naman sa Kongreso o sa Senado katrabaho natin sila. Di naman nangangahulugan na pagdating sa punto na gagawin ang batas ay di na patas," she told reporters in a chance interview in Pili on Friday, April 15.
"Para sa atin kasama natin sila sa trabaho, wala silang issue ng anomalya o ano pa mang ginawa laban sa ating bansa. Bigyan sila ng due process kung meron man. Pero pag dating sa botohan sa dynasty kung malilinawan kung ano ba talaga ang hangganan ng dynasty, papairalin natin yan,”
(Even in the Congress or the Senate I work with them. It doesn't mean that at the point it becomes a law, it will be unfair.)
(For us, these are people we work with, people who have no issues or anomalies or anything bad that they have done to the country. And if ever, let us give them the due process. But if in voting on what dynasties are and what are their extents, we will keep that in mind.)
She expressed optimism that members of political families would push the law to, once and for all, clarify what dynasties are.
“Sa tingin ko kahit kasama natin matagal na rin sa pulitika, sa ikabubuti ng bansa susuportahan na nila na sa pagkakataon na ito linawin na natin ano ang dynasty. Kahit ako naniniwala na dapat naman bigyan din ng pagkakataon ang iba dahil ako ay di naman isang bunga ng dynasty,” Poe said.
(I think that even if we have worked with them, they will support the initiative to clarify what dynasties are for the betterment of the country. Even I believe that we should give them a chance because I am not from a dynasty.)
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