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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

VLOG: Grace Poe's last hurrah at Plaza Miranda

May 08, 2016 - 1:21 AM

Just like her story as a foundling Poe s campaign starts and ends in front of a Catholic church

WATCH: Neil Llamanzares confident that wife Grace Poe will win

May 07, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Senator Grace Poe s husband says he feels confident energetic about the upcoming elections

'CONFIDENT, ENERGETIC.' Grace Poe's husband, Neil Llamanzares, says that Poe's camp will win the elections. Rappler screengrab

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

5 of 6 Bicol governors support Grace Poe

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:13 AM

The presidential bet thanks the governors for her support The endorsement comes at a time when Poe is trailing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in surveys

BICOLANDIA. Five out of the 6 incumbent governors in the Bicol region have expressed support for presidential bet Grace Poe. Photo by Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

From LP to GP: Albay Governor Salceda endorses Grace Poe

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Grace Poe s camp welcomes the endorsement while the Liberal Party seems unfazed saying they are confident of the Bicolanos support for their bets

Poe seeks Osmeña's help, Grace-Chiz deny rift

Apr 22, 2016 - 1:21 PM

When a friend asks for some tips I tend to help says Senator Serge Osmeña when asked why he decided to help Grace Poe again

HOMESTRETCH. Presidential bet Grace Poe seeks the help of her mentor, Senator Sergio Osmeña III, to help her in the homestretch of her campaign.

Roxas machinery will have a hard time in Negros Occidental – Poe ally

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:03 AM

Poe and running mate Senator Francis Escudero along with actor Coco Martin draw huge crowds in Negros Occidental considered a bailiwick of the administration s presidential bet

GRACE POE. Senator Grace Poe woos Negrense candidates. Photo by Marchel P. Espina

Raul Roco's Aksyon Demokratiko endorses Grace Poe

Apr 21, 2016 - 7:59 PM

Among her new supporters are candidates of the Liberal Party the United Nationalist Alliance Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino and the Nationalist People’s Coalition

Photo by Gary Jimenez/Office of Sen Poe

LOOK: Lovi Poe campaigns for sister Grace in Cagayan de Oro

Apr 21, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Although the actress has been campaigning for her half sister on her own it was the first time Lovi actually caught up with candidate Grace Poe in a sortie

Lovi Poe campaigns for Grace in Cagayan de Oro, April 20, 2016. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

LP bet in Cagayan de Oro endorses Grace Poe

Apr 21, 2016 - 12:25 AM

Liberal Party congressional bet Rolando Uy of the city s first district is the first party member in Cagayan de Oro to openly abandon standard bearer Manuel Roxas II

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/ Rappler

LOOK: 'Fake' SSN? Poe shows Boston College ID to disprove it

Apr 20, 2016 - 2:18 PM

After digging through tons of old documents stored since 2006 this ID was finally found As in just now the presidential candidate s spokesman tells Rappler

STUDENT NUMBER. Poe presents proof that the supposed fake social security number - 005-03-1988 - is her student number in Boston College, where she graduated in 1991. Photo by Poe camp

Poe on proof of SSN: I need to personally get it in US

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:04 AM

The presidential bet maintains that the supposed fake social security number is her student number from Boston College

PROOF. Presidential candidate Grace Poe maintains she has nothing to hide amid continuous allegations against her on her alleged use of a 'fake' social security number in the United States. Photo by Jay Morales

Duterte a threat to democracy – Grace Poe

Apr 19, 2016 - 10:29 AM

How will Poe benefit from Duterte s latest faux pas?

Grace Poe: Yes, Duterte will be a dangerous president

Apr 18, 2016 - 6:39 PM

Grace Poe also takes a swipe at Rodrigo Duterte for failing to control his supporters who would sometimes threaten his critics

DANGEROUS. Presidential bet Grace Poe says 'Yes' when asked if Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, her closest rival, would be a 'dangerous president.'

Poe seeks St Jude of the 'impossible' as poll nears

Apr 15, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Presidential bet Grace Poe says the decline in her ratings has revealed who her real supporters are

Presidential candidate Sen Grace Poe visits the Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila for a campaign rally on April 14. Photo by Jay Morales

Poe to push for law despite help from 'dynasties'

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Kahit naman sa Kongreso o sa Senado katrabaho natin sila Di naman nangangahulugan na pagdating sa punto na gagawin ang batas ay di na patas

Presidential candidate Sen Grace Poe poses for a picture with Camsur Gov. Migz Villafuerte, Rep LRay Villafuerte and senatoriables Isko Moreno and Lorna Kapunan before a crowd of supporters in the University of Saint Anthony, Iriga City, Camsur. Photo by Bobby Toriano (Poe-Escudero Media Bureau)

Poe makes counter-offer: Duterte is my crime czar

Apr 15, 2016 - 12:03 AM

What s good about his promise is if he doesn t do it in 3 to 6 months he would be the one to leave That s also my challenge to him presidential bet Grace Poe says about her closest rival

CRIME CZAR. Presidential bet Grace Poe says she will offer the crime czar post to her closest rival Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Rappler photos

Poe, Duterte, Roxas sons almost cross paths in Cagayan Valley sorties

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Brian Poe Llamanzares Sebastian Duterte and Paolo Roxas campaign for the presidential candidates in the same region on the same day

MOM'S CAMPAIGNER. Brian Poe Llamanzares (extrme right) tells university students in Tuguegarao City on April 13, 2016, about the 'Study Now, Pay Later' program of his mother, presidential candidate Grace Poe. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Poe tweaks strategy after Duterte snatches lead

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Presidential bet Grace Poe s messaging now includes peace and order – the core of Rodrigo Duterte s campaign She also limits engagements with the media

Presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe is welcomed by supporters in Catarman, Northern Samar, Thursday, April 7, 2016. She, her vice presidential running mate Senator Chiz Escudero and senatorial slate held a motorcade rally in Catarman and Borongan. Photo by Allan Penaredondo (Poe-Chiz Media Bureau)

Grace Poe seeks FVR's 'advice,' gets ex-president's 'lucky jacket'

Apr 13, 2016 - 11:08 PM

It had nothing to do with any endorsement says the presidential candidate on her meeting with former President Fidel V Ramos

MEETING. Presidential bet Grace Poe wears the shirt jack given by former President Fidel V. Ramos during her courtesy call on the former leader on Wednesday, April 13. Photo from Office of Sen Poe

What FPJ legacy? Grace Poe tells critics not to take it literally

Apr 13, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Actor Fernando Poe Jr never served in government Her daughter the presidential bet defends her campaign line: Whether in government or private sector you follow the example your parents set for you

Presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe is welcomed by supporters in Catarman, Northern Samar, Thursday, April 7, 2016. She, her vice presidential running mate Senator Chiz Escudero and senatorial slate held a motorcade rally in Catarman and Borongan. Photo by Allan Penaredondo (Poe-Chiz 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

Poe on Kidapawan: Why are the victims getting sued?

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:39 PM

Campaigning in Cebu presidential candidate Grace Poe says the vote rich province faces water shortage like Kidapawan Cotabato where farmers recently clashed with cops

DANAO ALLIES. Presidential candidate Grace Poe and running mate Francis Escudero (right) endorse Bakud Party chairman Ramon Durano III (center) during the local party's assembly in Danao City, Cebu, on April 5, 2016. Photo courtesy of Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

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

Grace Poe: I'm not hurt by Aquino's attacks

Mar 31, 2016 - 5:45 PM

The presidential bet also defends her stand on the need for surface to air missiles which the President criticized in front of local leaders

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