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Senator Grace Poe says a candidate’s character or personality is more important than one’s educational attainment.

This is Poe’s response to queries on her position on the proposal to require a college degree from candidates gunning for a Senate seat.

She said what is important is for the people to have the opportunity to know and scrutinize the candidate.

“Ang importante, magkaroon ng pagkakataon ang ating mga kababayan na makilala at makilatis ang bawa’t kandidato. At ang pagkatao ang pinaka-importante, hindi ang mga napag-aralan , kundi kung paano ka bilang isang tao.”

Poe also said that the Philippines is a democracy , and you cannot say that only college graduates can seek elective positions, because everyone should be represented.

” Sa isang demokrasya, hindi mo puwedeng sabihin na kailangan college graduate lang ang tatakbo kasi dapat lahat may representasyon.”

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