MANILA – Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. on Thursday said that he is willing to undergo DNA test if it will help Senator Grace Poe in finding her real biological parents.
”I don’t see how will that help but if that will, why not? Sure, I will take DNA test, there’s no problem,” Marcos said when asked by the media if he is willing to help Poe during the weekly Kapihan sa Senado media forum.
Poe is rumored as a child of Marcos’ father, former President Ferdinand Marcos, to actress Rosemarie Sonora.
Sonora is younger sister of Jesusa Sonora, better known as Susan Roces, wife of the late actor Fernando Poe Jr. who adopted Grace.
Both senators have denied the persistent rumor.
Last Wednesday, Poe revealed that the first two persons who volunteered to give DNA samples yielded negative results.
Poe said she was saddened by the development but “remains hopeful” that she will find her biological relatives particularly in Iloilo where she was found as in a church in September 1968.
When asked to comment on Marcos statement, Poe said: “I really appreciate Senator Marcos’ offer.”
Poe, however, said there’s no need for Marcos to take DNA test because she do not want to drag the family of her aunt in her quest to find her biological parents.
The lady senator said another person has offered to give DNA sample. She also refused to reveal the person’s identity.
Poe’s lawyer George Garcia, in an interview with radio dzBB, said the persons who tested negative are “more or less” relatives of those who found Poe in a church in Jaro, Iloilo.
At the Kapihan sa Senado media forum, Marcos was asked what he would tell to Grace if she is really his half sister.
”Welcome to the family!” Marcos told the media. Jelly F. Musico/PNA