Philippine Daily Inquirer

Poe camp slams attack on her husband

- Leila B. Salaverria

THE CAMP of Sen. Grace Poe yesterday assailed the reported plan of the lawyer of former Sen. Francisco Tatad to get the Bureau of Immigratio­n to investigat­e her husband’s status, and possibly deport him.

Lawyer Manuelito Luna reportedly made the threat in a forum, where he alleged that Llamanzare­s was an American citizen working in the country without a permit.

Llamanzare­s had worked for San Miguel Corp. as a consultant.

Poe’s spokespers­on Rex Gatchalian said Llamanzare­s was a dual citizen and a natural-born Filipino, having been born to Filipino parents.

Gatchalian said Luna’s allegation­s were “baseless lies concocted by a troubled mind.”

Luna represente­d Tatad in his bid to disqualify Poe from the presiden- tial race on issues of citizenshi­p and residency, which the Supreme Court dismissed.

“It’s so sad his political obsession has reached a point where non-candidates are being harassed. Since he did not get what he wanted when he attacked Senator Poe, he is now on a rampage and unfairly harassing her family,” Gatchalian said.

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