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Poe backtracks, won’t consider Duterte anymore as crime czar

Las Piñas City – Presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe said she is no longer interested to pursue her plan of appointing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as her crime czar should she get elected in the May 9 elections.

After his sickening joke on the slain Australian lay minister who was raped in a hostage-taking in Davao City in 1989, Poe said the plan would no longer materialize even if she wasn’t really serious in her offer.

“I think, now, that’s not going to happen,” Poe told reporters in an ambush interview after her mini-political rally at Barangay CAA.

Poe said she personally found Duterte’s statements abhorrent and “scary” and wouldn’t be surprised that other countries have also joined in denouncing such pronouncements on rape victims.

“As a woman, especially as a mother, it’s not only sad, I’m anxious and scared because that kind of thinking is not normal,” Poe said in Filipino.

During one of his political rallies, Duterte said his reaction was one of regret when he saw that the Australian woman who was raped by a gang inside a prison in Davao was very beautiful and looked like an American actress. He was also quoted saying the mayor should have been the first.

Duterte was telling his supporters how he dealt with the hostage-taking incident. The woman was raped and her throat slashed.

Poe said what is bothersome is for ordinary supporters of the mayor to consider such pronouncements as acceptable.

“We cannot say this is reasonable. This is not a reasonable thinking even if you say you were there yourself in the line of fire or gutter talk. His statements were directed to the victim, and not on the ones who victimized her,” she pointed out.

With that kind of thinking, Poe said a government under Duterte’s presidency would only spark unrest among the citizens.

“While we subscribe to transparency in letting people see you for who you really are, it doesn’t mean everything you say is right. It’s possible that all your statements are unacceptable and should not be construed as something the public should accept,” she said.

“Because if that happens, I believe our society would be placed in a more chaotic situation,” she further said.

CRUCIAL DECISION

Meanwhile, Poe said the May 9 elections is crucial in determining the country’s economic direction in the next six years, the reason the country cannot afford to risk having another six years with the wrong kind of leader.

“We cannot afford to risk having another six years with the wrong kind of leader. It is up to you to judge that. That is what we should remember,” Poe said during a meeting with barangay officials in Quezon City.

With the Philippine economy experiencing a steady growth, Poe said the right kind of leader is crucial to making that growth truly inclusive.

While it is true that the economy under the Aquino administration improved a notch, she said the country’s economic experts believe it needs to be consistently above six to seven percent in at least two more administrations “before we will feel the difference all the way to the ground.”

She noted that the Philippines’ economy bucked the international downward trend and gradually improved in the last six years.

In 2010, the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by an average 7.7 percent; in 2011, 3.7 percent; in 2012, 6.8 percent; in 2013, 7.2 percent; in 2014, 6.1 percent; and in 2015, 5.8 percent.

Poe, who claims a platform of inclusive growth, global competitiveness and transparency in government, said she believes creating more jobs and investing in the country’s young workforce can sustain this economic growth.

Should she and her running mate, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero get elected, Poe said they will allocate the equivalent of at least seven percent of the country’s GDP to infrastructure development.

“This would not only bridge the gap in rural infrastructure needs but also provide employment,” Poe said.

  • Lamon Lamon

    WHERE DO YOU THINK OTHER CANDIDATE GET THEIR FINANCIAL SUPPORTS ..

    PROBABLY FROM DRUG LORD ,OWNER NG MGA MINING COMPANY , FROM CHINA. SI DU30 HINDI MAYAMAN PERO SAAN NIYA KINUKUHA ANG PERA PARA SA KAMPANYA .. HE USES HELICOPTER ,AIRPLANE .. HUWAG MONG SABIHIN GALING SA MGA POOR SA DAVAO . KAY SENATOR GRACE POE KAMI SA MAYO 09.2106 .

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    NIYA SA DEAD AUSTRALIAN LAY MINISTER IS SO DISGUSTING .. UNIMAGINABLE .

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    ,RESPECTFUL ,ARTICULATE,RESILIENT ,PRO- ACTIVE ,SHE WALK THE TALK.

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    PHILIPPINES. GRACE POE IS ONE OF THE MODERN HERO OF THE COUNTRY.

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    Now my countrymen please accept the fact that Grace Poe is the game changer in

    this coming days before election.GOD ALMIGHTY always blessed the

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    • dee

      it is your right. Nobody and not me can stop you and pick what you want. To tell you honestly, I am not voting anybody else. But please if you cast your vote–do it wisely. One thing–status quo will remain and Philippines will squander again her chance to have her people (majority) move up of the “poverty line”

  • Pilosopong Tambay

    Ok lamang at masasabi naman natin na matapang naman talaga si Mr.Rodrigo Duterte pero alam naman natin na hindi sapat ang tapang lang kung gusto mo talagang pamunuan ang isang bansa na umaaasa ng malaki sa kung anu ang magagawa ng kanilang lider.

    • Bill Cipher

      Para sa akin hindi talaga karapat dapat si Duterte dahil wala syang mga magagandang katangian na nararapat upang maging isang oposyal ng ating pamahalaan.

  • Pilosopong Tambay

    Para sa aking pananaw tama lamang ang ginawang pagbawi ng inaalok na posisyon ng ating mahal na senadora kay Mr.Rodrigo Duterte dahil na rin sa mga iresponsableng mga pahayag at mga aksyon na ginawa nito.

    • Bill Cipher

      Dahil nga masnalinawan na si Sen.Grace Poe na hindi talaga karapat dapat na maging isang crime czar dahil baka sya mismo ang hindi sumunod sa mga batas at mga pamamalakad na kanyang dapat sundin at gawin.#

  • Pilosopong Tambay

    “As a woman, especially as a mother, it’s not only sad, I’m anxious and scared because that kind of thinking is not normal,” Poe said in Filipino.Dahil sa mga pahayag na yan ni Sen.Grace Poe ay makikita natin kung gaano talaga sya ka concern sa mga kababaihan sa ating bayan.#POE2016

    • Bill Cipher

      Binawi ni Sen.Grace Poe ang kanyang inalok na ibinigay sa dating alkalde ng Davao dahil sa mga nagdaang araw ay nakita nya ang pagiging iresponsable ni Mr.Rodrigo Duterte sa mga aksyon na ginawa nito kamakaylan man.

  • Pilosopong Tambay

    Kaya naman binabawi na ni Sen.Grace Poe ang kanyang mga sinabi at alok na posisyon na kanyang ibibigay bkung saka sakali na manalo sya bilang susunod na lider ng ating bansa ,#POE2016

  • Pilosopong Tambay

    Dahil sa mga pahayag na binitawan kamakailan lang ng dating alkalde ng Davao ay nawala ang tiwala ng ating mahal na senadora kaya naman nagbago na ang kanyang isipan.#POE2016

  • Pia Bautista

    Nakakalungkot isipin na maaring mapunta sa kamay ng isang mamatay tao ang pagpapatakbo sa ating bansa ,Pero hindi ako nawawalan ng pag asa na si Grace Poe parin ang mananaig sa laban na ito dahil ang mga Pilipino ay mas pipiliin parin ang isang kandidatong may galing at puso sa paglilingkod. #GP2016

  • Pia Bautista

    Makakaasa kang susuportahan ka namin Grace Poe sa lahat ng iyong plataporma para sa ating bansa dahil ikaw lang ang kandidato na talagang may magandang layunin para sa Pilipinas. #POE2016

    • Pilosopong Tambay

      We are here to support in your candidacy Senator Grace Poe and we believe that you are capable to conquer those problems that we face today, we know that u bring some CHANGES to our government.#POE2016

      • Bill Cipher

        A true public servant with a true and willing heart to help her fellow country men,so lets support the righteous person in our goverment ‪#‎POE2016

  • Pia Bautista

    Magtulungan at tayo ay magbuklod buklod tayo sa paglikha ng suporta para sa natatanging kandidato na alam naman natin na gagawa ng mga bagay na maaaring gumawa at lumikha ng mga pambihirang mga pagbabago na ngayon pa lamang natin madadama. #POE2016

    • Pilosopong Tambay

      Theres’s no one that can stop the upcoming changes for this country ,sa panunungkulan ni Sen.Grace Poe lahat tayo ay makadadama ng pagbabago na ngayon pa lamang natin madadama.#POE2016

      • Bill Cipher

        Ipagsigawan natin yan sa lahat ng mga tao sa buong bansa para malaman nila ang magandang pagbabago na hatid ng ating senadora ‪#‎POE2016

  • Pia Bautista

    The support of the Filipino people will make her even stronger so please continue to make a huge amount of support for the of her fights for the sake of this country. #POE2016

    • Pilosopong Tambay

      People believe in Sen.Grace Poe because she has shown that she has a heart for the Filipino people. She is really destined to serve and I believe that she will lead the country to progress..#POE2016

      • Bill Cipher

        Walang bahid ng anu mang kaso sa kurapsyon at walang bahid ng panloloko yan ang ating senadoraGo Sen.Grace Poe and we will support you ‪until you obtain the leadership in this country.#POE2016