Abaya on waiting for Poe: A suitor never imposes a deadline

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LP Acting President Emilio "Jun" Abaya (L) stressed that the ruling party was not in the business of "discrediting" or "disqualifying" people — in reaction to cases filed against Sen. Grace Poe (R).

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — A suitor never imposes an ultimatum on his lady love.

This was how Joseph Emilio "Jun" Abaya, Liberal Party acting president, described on Friday (August 21) his stance on the issue of wooing Sen. Grace Poe to be the administration's vice presidential bet.

Abaya said a man should never set a deadline in seeking the hand of a lady — lest he be turned down unceremoniously.

"It'll be the biggest turn off. Siguradong busted ako pag binibigyan kita ng deadline," Abaya quipped.

[Translation: "For sure, I will be rejected by a woman if I impose a deadline."]

Last Saturday (August 15), Caloocan Rep. Edgar "Egay" Erice said LP would only wait for Poe until September 14.

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Abaya said LP members might have varying opinions in relation to getting the nod of Poe . But those do not represent the official party line.

He added that some of his party mates might have been merely venting their frustration over the issue of finding a running mate for Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II, who was named as the administration party's standard-bearer for 2016.

Abaya also stressed that the ruling party was not in the business of "discrediting" or "disqualifying" people — in reaction to cases filed by 2013 senatorial aspirant Rizalito "Lito" David against Poe.

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"We continue to adhere to the straight path. Definitely there is no LP stand to put people down," he said, adding that the ruling party continued "to hope and pray that in this time of discernment, (Poe) will be able to see her role in the continuation of the straight path."

CNN Philippines' Gerg Cahiles contributed to this report.