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Poe defends son for buying expensive Nike shoes

Screenshot of an image posted by pinoytrendingnews.net that has been picked up by various social media, showing Brian Poe LLamanzares and his pair of limited edition Nike shoes.

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DAGUPAN CITY - Senator and independent presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe on Friday defended her son, Brian, for buying a pair of Limited Edition Nike Mag 10 shoes since, she said, Brian has the purchasing capacity and right to choose what he wants.

In a press conference at New Star Hotel here, Poe said she is aware of the accounts circulating recently on social media about her only son and his expensive shoes.


Brian Poe Llamanzares (foreground, left) at the recent proclamation rally of the Poe-Escudero tandem at Plaza Miranda. Photographed by Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com

"You will recall that my son has been holding a job with a television news network, and just took a leave in view of the election season in order to protect the network's objectivity," Poe said.

She said she and her husband Neil Llamanzares taught their children about the value of saving money and to value their work.

Poe underscored that her son did not steal so that he can buy expensive personal things like shoes, which he is perfectly entitled to.

"He saved up for that a long time. Even if assuming I was not agreeable to it, it made him happy. He has a right to it. Why should we stand in the way?" she added.

Poe underscored that her son should be spared from the slings and arrows of politicking since he has done nothing wrong. "He is a private citizen who deserves his privacy."

The image below is lifted from a post on the AyawKoPoe page of the social network Facebook (Facebook.Com/ayawkopoe):

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