Grace Poe campaign - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Grace Poe campaign


Grace Poe and the lost presidency

May 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

She had the name She had the charisma She had the lead What went wrong?


WATCH: Poe uplifts team: 'No shame in what we did'

May 10, 2016 - 7:21 PM

After conceding to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Grace Poe takes the time to encourage and joke with her weary campaign staff

FAREWELL. Senator Grace Poe talks to her campaign staff after conceding to Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Grace Poe 'at peace' on election day

May 09, 2016 - 2:49 PM

Kahapon medyo may konting kaba pero ngayon mapayapa says presidential bet Grace Poe after she cast her vote in San Juan

VOTE. Presidential bet Grace Poe casts her vote on Monday, May 9, with husband Neil Llamanzares beside her. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Grace Poe: 'This fight is for your future'

May 08, 2016 - 5:57 AM

Here s the full text of presidential candidate Grace Poe during her miting de avance at Plaza Miranda in Manila on May 7

Senator Grace Poe during her miting de avance at Manila's historic Plaza Miranda, May 7, 2016.

After cases failed, Roxas' camp now wants me to quit race – Poe

May 08, 2016 - 2:31 AM

Sila rin naman ang nagpa disqualify sa akin Nung hindi gumana yun may banta raw sa ating demokrasya kaya kailangan ako ay umatras says Grace Poe

NO. Presidential bet Grace Poe maintains she will not back down from the presidential race. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

A rare encounter with Grace Poe's husband

May 07, 2016 - 1:29 AM

Grace Poe s Last Take: In the months I covered presidential campaign I ve only seen Neil Llamanzares thrice consistently wearing a pair of jeans and sneakers

FIRST TIME. Grace Poe's husband Neil Llamanzares joins her for the first time in her last motorcade for the 2016 elections. Photo by Poe's staff FIRST TIME. Presidential bet Grace Poe's husband Neil Llamanzares joins her for the first time in her campaign. It is her last sortie and motorcade. Photo by Poe's staff

Aquino calls for anti-Duterte alliance

May 06, 2016 - 8:24 PM

3rd UPDATE Senator Grace Poe and Vice President Jejomar Binay swiftly reject President Benigno Aquino III s proposal

Pres. Aquino led the Liberal party as it stages a grand rally for the Roxas-Robredo tandem at Plaza Quezon in Naga City on May 6.

Poe to Roxas: 'We have nothing to talk about'

May 06, 2016 - 7:26 PM

3rd UPDATE Roxas says it is unfortunate that Senator Poe has rejected and ridiculed his offer to hold talks

NO. Presidential bet Grace Poe declines the offer of administration standard-bearer Mar Roxas to talk 'to unite for the country' against  Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

Grace Poe denies quitting race to give way to Roxas

May 05, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Four days before the election Grace Poe also makes a last ditch appeal to the public not to vote for executioner Rodrigo Duterte


10 things I learned about Grace Poe on the campaign trail

May 05, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Grace Poe s Last Take: In following her for 10 months I got to see how she is behind cameras beyond the headlines

Galing at Puso presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe, with senatorial candidate Lorna Kapunan during a motorcade rally in Pagbilao, Quezon, May 4, 2016. Photo by Rick Nicolas (Poe-Escudero Media Bureau)

Grace Poe: Aquino's 'secret candidate' no more

May 04, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Grace Poe s Last Take: Will distancing herself from the administration help her catch up with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte?

CHANGE. Presidential bet Grace Poe now pushes for change, far from the image of being President Benigno Aquino's supposed secret candidate. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Grace Poe: Filipinos fed up with Daang Matuwid, want change

May 03, 2016 - 5:12 PM

Ang mga tao ay sawang sawa na Ang mga tao ay disillusioned Dahil palaging dinidiiin Daang Matuwid Daang Matuwid samantalang nakikita naman na ang serbisyo palpak says presidential bet Grace Poe

DAANG MATUWID. Presidential bet Grace Poe hits the Aquino administration's Daang Matuwid for its inefficiency in delivery services to the people. Photo by Bobby Toriano/Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Duterte's dilly-dallying means allegations are true – Poe

May 02, 2016 - 5:21 PM

Grace Poe joins the list of candidates who have signed waivers on their bank secrecy rights

Poe banks on 'consolidated' Luzon votes in the homestretch

May 02, 2016 - 1:28 PM

Grace Poe s Last Take: With 1 week left in the campaign Poe focuses on solidifying her support base in Luzon as she relies on local leaders to deliver the votes

CAMPAIGN. Presidential bet Grace Poe holding a motorcade in the province of Bataan. Photo by Jay Morales

Poe denies disrespecting Isabela Governor Dy

May 01, 2016 - 6:31 PM

Local reports say Governor Faustino Dy III was offended by Poe s remarks questioning his presence in her sortie in the province

CAMPAIGN. Presidential bet Grace Poe campaigns in Isabela province on Tuesday, April 26. Photo by Jay Morales

Poe to Duterte: If no secrets, why not release bank history?

May 01, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Kung walang tinatago mabilis pa sa alas kwatro nilabas na nila yan says presidential bet Grace Poe who trails Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in pre election surveys

BANK HISTORY. Presidential bet Grace Poe calls on rival Rodrigo Duterte to release his bank transaction history if he is not hiding anything.

WATCH: Ogie Alcasid resigns from PPC, campaigns for Poe

Apr 30, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Alcasid confirms to Rappler that he already resigned from his post in the People Power Commission to campaign for the neophyte senator who is now second in pre election surveys

SUPPORT. Actor and singer Ogie Alcasid, who supported Benigno Aquino III in 2010, now openly campaigns for presidential bet Grace Poe. Photo by Poe staff

Grace Poe: This is how a mother campaigns for president

Apr 30, 2016 - 9:45 AM

Grace Poe s Last Take: Despite a most hectic campaign schedule she takes the time to go home every night from provincial sorties to be with her family

CAMPAIGN. Presidential bet Grace Poe in a campaign sortie in Occidental Mindoro. Photo by Jay Morales

Grace Poe turns feisty as she tries to regain lost lead

Apr 29, 2016 - 3:10 PM

Grace Poe s Last Take: The usually calculated senator is now feistier in her interviews and statements especially on Duterte her closest rival

FEISTY. Presidential bet Grace Poe has now shown her feistier side in the weeks leading to election day. Photo byArnold Almacen /Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Poe hits Duterte in Mindanao: 'Killing not the answer'

Apr 13, 2016 - 10:27 AM

Mga kababayan hindi puwedeng basta gantihan na lamang Hindi puwedeng basta napagsuspetsahan ay ililigpit na lamang presidential bet Grace Poe tells Mindanao voters

MINDANAO. Presidential bet Grace Poe took a swipe at Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who surpassed her as the front runner in pre-election surveys.

Poe now 'open' to more amendments to Constitution

Apr 12, 2016 - 10:15 PM

The camp of the presidential candidate says she is not open to amending political provisions such as the lifting of the term limits of elected officials


After Duterte lead, Poe vows to end crime through 'justice'

Apr 12, 2016 - 9:39 AM

Ang pakikipaglaban sa krimen at sa droga ay nadadaan sa katarungan at hindi lamang sa karahasan Grace Poe says in a Laguna rally after Rodrigo Duterte became the new poll front runner

JUSTICE. Presidential bet Grace Poe vows to address the crime situation in the country through 'justice' and not 'violence.' Photo by Allan Penaredondo/Poe-Chiz Media Bureau

Poe on INC meeting: They asked me for 'fairness' only

Apr 06, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Presidential bet Grace Poe says her meeting with the bloc voting Iglesia ni Cristo is not political and is only done out of courtesy

The 10 staple lines in Grace Poe's speeches

Apr 05, 2016 - 11:00 AM

As a reporter following presidential bet Grace Poe I could say that out of 10 speeches she would start 9 of them with a mention of her father the late action star Fernando Poe Jr


Poe's dad-in-law: Neil won't be another Mike Arroyo

Apr 02, 2016 - 10:08 PM

He promises that he will not be like the past First Gentleman says the presidential bet s father in law

IN-LAWS. The parents-in-law of presidential bet Grace Poe join her in her campaign sorties in Lumban, Laguna, the hometown of the Llamanzareses. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Grace Poe visits Binay ally ER Ejercito, wife in Laguna

Apr 01, 2016 - 4:15 PM

The warring San Luis and Ejercito families in the province separately meet the presidential candidate

COURTESY CALL. Presidential bet Grace Poe pays a courtesy visit to Pagsanjan mayor Maita Ejercito and husband, dismissed Laguna governor ER Ejercito. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Will Grace Poe welcome an Arroyo endorsement?

Mar 31, 2016 - 9:51 PM

The presidential bet does not give a firm answer but vows anew that if elected she will treat both allies and enemies fairly

No deal with Erap on Jinggoy's case after endorsement – Poe

Mar 29, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Poe who is running on a platform of good governance is being supported by politicians accused of corruption She says an FOI law is needed to determine if government officials engaged in illegal transactions

NO DEAL. Presidential bet Grace Poe says there was no deal made between her and godfather Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to free Senator Jinggoy Estrada from detention. Photo by Jay Morales

Hundreds leave before, during Grace Poe speech in Manila

Mar 27, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Senatorial bet Isko Moreno whose group led the event says the people left because of the humid weather inside the coliseum

HUNDREDS. Some hundreds of attendees, supporters of Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, left the stadium before and during the speech of presidential bet Grace Poe.

Grace Poe promises 2nd airport in Negros Occidental

Mar 18, 2016 - 7:32 PM

The presidential candidate tells a crowd in San Carlos City that an airport will make the area accessible to tourists and investors

COURTING NEGRENSES. Presidential candidate Grace Poe speaks at a rally in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, on March 18, 2016. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Grace Poe talks about economy with Makati businessmen

Mar 16, 2016 - 9:16 PM

The presidential candidate tells businessmen the Philippines must sell to the world not just to the domestic market

Poe in Laguna: Beyond party machineries

Mar 15, 2016 - 6:38 PM

In Laguna Grace Poe hones her strategy for winning hearts and votes

Grace Poe banks on FPJ's legacy to get votes in Laguna

Mar 15, 2016 - 6:08 PM

Amid complicated local politics in the province the presidential bet is banking on NPC allies and the memory of her late father to secure votes for her

LAGUNA SORTIE. Presidential bet Grace Poe relies on her father Fernando Poe Jr to get votes in the 4th most vote-rich province.

Poe challenges critics, denies P150-M campaign donations

Mar 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Ako talaga ay nagtitimpi lang ha? Pero yung mga ginagawa nilang ganyan sa tingin ko dapat managot na rin sila sa batas she says of camps that make allegations against her

CHALLENGE. Presidential bet Grace Poe challenges her critics to prove their claims she received P150 million of campaign donations. Photo from the Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Grace Poe returns to roots after historic SC win

Mar 14, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The presidential candidate takes the time in between sorties to visit Jaro Cathedral where she was found as an infant almost 48 years ago

ROOTS. After her Supreme Court win, presidential bet Grace Poe returns to Jaro Cathedral where her life journey began in 1968. Photo from the Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Poe, Escudero prepare volunteer lawyers for election day

Mar 12, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The 1st National Convention on Saturday March 12 aims to train members of their legal team to effectively safeguard clean and honest polls

Like FPJ, Grace Poe to win in Quezon – NPC spox

Mar 10, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Other political families in Quezon support different presidential candidates however: the Alcalas for Mar Roxas the Suarezes for Jejomar Binay

QUEZON. A day after the historic Supreme Court ruling, the tandem of Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero visit the province of Quezon with nearly 1.2 million voters.

Poe, Escudero: Gov't, not Danding, should settle coco levy issue

Mar 09, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The candidates say businessman Eduardo Danding Cojuangco Jr whose political party has endorsed them already returned the coconut farmers money to gov t

COJUANGCO CONNECTION. Presidential candidate Grace Poe and her running mate Francis Escudero are asked about their connection to businessman Eduardo 'Danding' Cojuangco Jr, during their sortie in Quezon province, where many beneficiaries of the coconut levy fund reside. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Grace Poe confirms politicians from other parties to join her

Mar 09, 2016 - 6:21 PM

The presidential candidate refuses to identify the politicians or their political parties but says A lot of them already talked to us

Presidential candidate, Sen. Grace Poe speaks in a rally organized by the Gabriela Party List on International Women's Day, March 8, 2016 at Liwasang Bonifacio, Mania.

Decline in Grace Poe's ratings not significant – campaign manager

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Campaign manager Ace Durano says latest poll results show that presidential candidate Grace Poe remains with a strong and stable base support

Senator Grace Poe during a campaign sortie in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay on Friday, Mar 4, 2016. Photo by Arnold Almacen

Can Grace Poe relive FPJ magic in Zamboanga City?

Mar 06, 2016 - 1:22 PM

Aside from the complicated political scene in the city Poe has to contend with her low survey ratings in Mindanao

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Grace Poe tells Zamboanga: FPJ's fight 'not yet over'

Mar 04, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The presidential bet campaigns in the city where her father won big in the 2004 presidential race: Ang dami niyang pangarap [para] sa Mindanao

HER FATHER'S DAUGHTER. Presidential bet Grace Poe tells voters in Zamboanga City, her late father stronghold, that she will pursue Fernando Poe Jr's dreams for Mindanao. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

'President' Grace Poe to order surveys on peace and order situation

Mar 04, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Grace Poe says she will allot a room in Malacañang to closely monitor the security situation in the villages across the country

PEACE AND ORDER. Presidential bet Senator Grace Poe during a campaign sortie in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. Photo by Arnold Almacen

Poe to critics: Call US employers to verify my SSN

Mar 04, 2016 - 5:36 PM

The presidential bet says she is personally hurt that her critics are casting doubts on her honesty using even little things like her social security number in the US

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Grace Poe in Pampanga: FPJ didn't raise me to be 'vengeful'

Mar 01, 2016 - 10:36 PM

The presidential bet courts votes in one of the provinces that heavily delivered for President Gloria Arroyo against her father Fernando Poe Jr in the 2004 elections

ARROYO COUNTRY. Presidential candidate Grace Poe says she holds no grudge against Pampanga, one of the 4 provinces that delivered heavily for her father's rival in th 2004 presidential election. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

How the Ladies of Grace Poe campaign for their bet

Feb 27, 2016 - 4:39 PM

They are the same women who grew up with the senator and who were there for her life’s milestones – personal or professional

LADIES OF GRACE POE. Find out how the high school friends of presidential bet Grace Poe campaigns for their senatorial bet. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Who are running Grace Poe's campaign?

Feb 26, 2016 - 10:00 AM

They come from different backgrounds – business politics media law and her own family among others – a mix of campaign first timers and veterans

Senator Grace Poe and Senator Chiz Escudero visit Saint Louis University during a school visit in Baguio City. Photo by Arnold Almacen

Poe, Escudero: We can't force Marcos Jr to apologize

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:41 PM

Presidential candidate Grace Poe says an apology from Bongbong Marcos for martial law atrocities should not be given out of political expediency: Dapat kusang loob

ORTEGAS' BET. Presidential candidate Grace Poe is endorsed by Geraldine Ortega, wife of La Union's governor, during a sortie in San Fernando on February 25, 2016. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Grace Poe: Aquino borrows planes from same companies

Feb 24, 2016 - 12:48 PM

Answering persistent questions the presidential bet says San Miguel Corporation and Helitrend Corporation either lend or rent out jets for her campaign sorties

PRIVATE PLANES. Presidential bet Senator Grace Poe reveals conglomerate San Miguel Corporation and Helitrend Corporations as the owners of the aircrafts they use in their campaign sorties. Photo by Arnold Almacen

How Grace Poe prepared for the first presidential debate

Feb 20, 2016 - 9:04 PM

The neophyte senator a former debater admits getting nervous for the first ever presidential debate

Sen. Grace Poe starts her presidential bid in Plaza Miranda, Quiapo, Manila on Feb. 9, 2016