Lovi Poe on sister Grace Poe and Senate probe: 'I'm proud of her'
MANILA, Philippines – Actress Lovi Poe said that she is very proud how her sister, Senator Grace Poe, is handling the Mamasapano hearing at the Senate. (READ: MILF: We will return SAF arms, personal items)
The senator chairs the Senate probe into the incident involving the death of 44 police officers in a clash with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in the Maguindanao town on January 25.
In an interview with ABS-CBN, Lovi said she has not watched the hearings, but she is very happy about how her sister is doing her job well.
"I really haven't watched but of course, I'm really proud of her and I'd been hearing things about her," Lovi said during a press conference for the concert MuSIKATin to be held on February 20 at the Philippine Arena.
"I think now it's the right time that everybody should get together and be united for a good thing, for a good cause. Now is the right time to really use our hearts....Masarap siguro na (I think it would be nice if) everybody should be true, magpakatotoo (truthful) this time," Lovi added.
Like everyone, Lovi said she also wants justice for the 44 officers.
"Sana mabigyan ng justice ang mga heroes natin. Siyempre inaalagaan nila ang freedom natin and tayo we just enjoy it. So sana lahat tayo ay ipagdasal natin para maging mabuti ang kakalabasan." (I hope our heroes get justice. They protect our freedom that we enjoy. So let's continue to pray for good results from the investigation.)
As for the possibility of Senator Grace running in 2016, Lovi said: "For me whatever her decision will be, I will be here to support her. Kung gusto niyang tumakbo o hindi (If she wants to run or not) I will always be here to support her." (READ:Grace Poe for 2016? 'No plans at all,' she says)
On Twitter, Senator Grace greeted Lovi who celebrated her birthday Wednesday, February 11.
happy birthday dear @lovipoe ! May God grant you the desires of your heart :)— Grace Poe (@sengracepoe) February 11, 2015