The news of the decision came from Philippine media outlets but not yet from the court itself. Poe said she will not comment until the ruling is made official.
"We could not comment yet as the decision reported in the news article came from a source. We will wait for the SC to release the decision. We continue to pray for a favorable ruling," she said (via GMA News Online).
Poe also fought back this week against critics who have questioned her commitment to the Philippines. Poe said that her husband's experience in the United States Air Force was not an issue, and defended their purchase of a home in Virginia.
"Other candidates probably inherited those types of houses. Others probably used other means to buy a house like that. But we directly borrowed it and, since we were working, we paid in tranches," said Poe (via the Inquirer).
Grace Poe added that she and her husband have been open about their finances and that they worked "to meet the needs of their family through honorable means, which was the dream of all Filipinos," the Inquirer reported.
"In America, you have to declare everything that you earn. I hope people don't put too much malice on it because we never kept it from the public," said Poe.
"Whoever is claiming that it was a million-dollar mansion, we didn't buy it at that price," she added.
Poe also pointed out that many prominent Filipinos came to the United States to attend military school, including former President Fidel V. Ramos.
Poe also implied that the questions about her background don't compare to allegations of corruption leveled against some of the other Philippine presidential candidates.
"It's sad that they always bring up my private life where I never did anything wrong. For my husband, you can take Filipinos away from the Philippines but you can't take away the Philippines from the heart of a Filipino," said Poe.
"All these issues do not involve plunder or cheating. We have already disclosed these," she said.
There will still be opportunities for the 2016 Philippine presidential polls to change. The vice presidential candidates will debate this weekend, and the last presidential debate will take place April 24.
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