Senator Poe’s cousin Sheryl Cruz confirmed not favor of her plan for running on presidential election for 2016.
Tuesday, 41 year-old Filipina actress and singer Sheryl Cruz confirmed rumors that she is against Senator Grace Poe’s running for president next year. The actress also clarifies issues that she and Senator Poe were sisters. She is the niece of actress Susan Roces, the Queen of Filipino Movies, the older sister of her mother Rosemarie Sonora, rumored to be the real mother of Senator Poe.
Sheryl Cruz scheduled in Manila Hotel during the grand press conference of the Iglesia ni Cristo biopic of its founder Felix Manalo. She hold tell-all interview involving the DNA testing for senator’s citizenship and the running of her cousin Senator Grace Poe for president. However, she was not invited by its organizers and that movie producers claimed they did not want the event to be dragged into politics.
The actress told reporters, Senator Grace Poe lacks the experience needed to lead the country. “I don’t plan to make a scene or be the center of attraction. I have spoken because I also have an obligation as a Filipino, as a voter, and as a taxpayer. I believe this is not the right time for her to run. I just voiced out my sentiments, is that wrong?.
Sheryl Cruz also added: “I’m not belittling her capabilities. She is still young to try gunning for another position. It’s just that she would be a more effective president come 2022 and not 2016. I’m not here for anybody’s gain. It’s not to further someone agenda or political career, I have my own conscience. I love my cousin. Never question that. I supported my cousin during her senatorial candidacy. I toured the whole Philippines to represent her. If I don’t believe in her capability, why would I do that?”
She hope that her cousin Poe and aunt Susan Roces will understand her opinion. “My aunt always respected our views and opinions. We may have different opinions of each other but at the end of the day, pamilya pa rin kami at blood will always be thicker than water. Maybe this was taken in a bad light by those supporting my cousin, but I doubt if she had a hand in these recent pressures against me. Just keep on being a senator and become adept at this field before trying a higher position, she stressed.
The actress also reacted involving the DNA test for Senator Poe’s citizenship, where her mom was involved. “People can have all these different versions of what they think happened between my mom and Marcos but I know that it is not true. I am sorry, I am not willing to undergo a DNA test. Please spare my family from this; they are so affected by it. I don’t want to drag my mother into this. She wants to keep the peace in the family. I don’t want it to appear that my mom had an affair with another man not my dad, Cruz said. IMAGE/ NOEL ORSAL