Senator Grace Poe apologized to her cousin, actress Sheryl Cruz over the endless rumor that she is the daughter of the late president Ferdinand Marcos to former actress Rosemarie Sonora. And because the latter is Sheryl’s mother, this famous urban legend also suggests that Sheryl and Grace are half-sisters, not cousins.
“Humihingi ako ng pasensya sa kanya. Hindi ko nais mapasama ang pangalan nila. Wala naman akong sinabi na magpa-DNA test din sila,” (I’m very sorry to them (Sheryl Cruz’ camp). I did not intend to destroy their names. I did not say that they should also undergo DNA test.) Senator Grace Poe was quoted as saying at GMA News Online this Tuesday, November 10.
In a recent interview by radio dzBB, Sheryl Cruz said she accepts Grace as a relative, but admitted that she and her siblings are hurt every time the controversy of Poe’s parentage is being linked to them. Poe, who is running for president in 2016, is the adoptive daughter of late actor Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ) and Susan Roces, older sister of Rosemarie Sonora.
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“I guess yung sama ng loob ko is from the fact na why does my cousin say na favorite auntie nya ang mama ko when she allows these things to happen na ma-drag yung pangalan nya dito sa kanyang quest for the presidency…Isang interview lang ng auntie ko mabibigyan na to ng tuldok.” Cruz said, suggesting that her Tita Susan should finally speak about this.
Cruz added she is not amused when Sen. Poe and Sen. Marcos called each other as ‘bro’ and ‘sis’ during the first Senate session in 2014, saying that it’s a bad joke. Last September, the former child star expressed her opinion why she is not supporting her cousin in the 2016 election, emphasizing that Grace Poe has no enough experience to become president.
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Poe’s citizenship is continuously being questioned by her critics, and has been a major reason of numerous petitions before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to disqualify her presidential candidacy. Last month, Sen. Grace Poe revealed the result of her DNA test noting that the result did not identify the late President Marcos as his biological father.
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Last week, Senator Poe revealed the results of the DNA tests to two unidentified individuals noting that they did not match her result. Meanwhile, Poe’s spokesman, Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian continues to insist that Grace Poe is a natural-born Filipino and that there will be more DNA tests in the near future. Poe has Sen. Chiz Escudero as her running mate, while Sen. Bongbong Marcos is the running mate of Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.
As of posting, Sheryl Cruz has not yet commented on Sen. Grace Poe’s apology to her.
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