21.10.15

Santiago: Race will be between Roxas and me

By: Christine O. Avendaño Philippine Daily Inquirer 04:00 AM October 21st, 2015

SHE COULD not say for now who her strongest rival for the presidency would be but Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Tuesday noted that with two candidates facing challenges, it may boil down to a race between herself and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.

In a phone interview with reporters, Santiago said Sen. Grace Poe was facing disqualification cases for allegedly not being a natural-born Filipino, while Vice President Jejomar Binay was facing plunder and graft complaints in the Ombudsman.

“If the decision will be against her, she would be unable to proceed with her candidacy,” Santiago said of Poe.

In Binay’s case, Santiago said that if the Ombudsman decides against him and he is charged in the Sandiganbayan, he could be denied bail and may be detained like others charged with plunder.
“So these two have question marks. Only [former] Sec. Mar Roxas and I would remain,” she said.

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