DALLAS, Texas (
The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz has found an unusual ally in the Philippines — Senator Grace Poe. Both senators are candidates for president in their respective countries and are facing questions about their citizenship status and their eligibility to run for office.
Poe is facing disqualification cases before the Philippine Supreme Court by virtue of her being a foundling. Her political rivals claim that she is not qualified to run for president because she has not established her being a natural-born citizen.
Cruz, on the other hand, who was born in Canada to a Cuban-Canadian father and American mother is facing the wrath of birther Donald Trump, the frontrunner in the Republication contest for nomination to be the GOP presidential candidate. Trump has threatened to sue Cruz over his non-citizenship candidacy.
The Adobo Chronicles
just learned that Cruz is planning to fly to Manila this weekend to personally meet with Poe. While the Cruz campaign has not disclosed the purpose of the meeting, many are speculating that both candidates will discuss strategies to deal with birther and citizenship issues they face in their respective quest for the presidency.
The Adobo Chronicles will follow Cruz as he crosses the Pacific Ocean to meet with Poe. Stay tuned.