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Sheryl Cruz thinks cousin Grace Poe isn’t ready for presidency—yet. Here’s why

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Actress Sheryl Cruz has expressed her disapproval over the plan of her cousin, Senator Grace Poe to run for president in the 2016 elections.

In succeeding articles published on The Standard on Thursday (Sept. 17) and Friday (Sept. 18), Cruz said she believes Poe is still too raw to seek the highest post in the land.

“She’s not yet ready for the task, for the big responsibility,” she said.

While she considers Poe “special” as a member of the family, she said she knows what the senator is capable of because they grew up together.

“There are actually things that you have to actually wait for,” the actress said.

Cruz is the daughter of Rosemarie Sonora, the younger sister of Poe’s adoptive mother, Susan Roces.

Though the actress rooted for Poe in the 2013 senatorial race, she is convinced her cousin is still a “neophyte” who needs more time to hone her skills as a politiko.

“Yes, it’s nice to have fresh faces in our political arena, but it’s best to hone what you have,” she said.

“Given time, I know she’ll be very good in what she’s doing, but just not right now. Probably in 2022,” Cruz added.

Earlier this week, Poe announced she will be running for president as an independent candidate. Her candidacy will pit her against more experienced politikos, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Vice President Jejomar Binay.


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