Poe's disqualification case - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Poe's disqualification case


Despite final ruling, Tatad again appeals SC ruling on Poe

Apr 11, 2016 - 7:48 PM

The camp of presidential bet Grace Poe dismisses the second appeal and says the High Court has spoken on the issue twice

Photo by Yaj Selarom

Not good for Grace Poe

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:45 AM

The Supreme Court s minute resolution on the Poe case in effect keeps the door open to a legitimate contest – after the election

SC upholds ruling: Grace Poe can run for president

Apr 09, 2016 - 8:43 AM

UPDATED The High Court affirms its earlier decision which says the presidential bet is a natural born Filipino and has met the 10 year residency requirement Poe s camp welcomes it

FINAl. The Supreme Court decides with finality that presidential bet Grace Poe can run for president. Photo by Ernie Sarmiento

Officers of the court, explain the court!

Mar 21, 2016 - 9:15 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines comments on the Grace Poe verdict in effect telling us that it was just a question of numbers

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Poe decision: Clear and decisive

Mar 20, 2016 - 7:00 AM

From hereon there can be little doubt in our jurisprudence on the formidable basis for the natural born status of foundlings

Photo credit Francisco S. Gutierrez of PIO

Grace Poe lacks 10-year residency – SC Justice Del Castillo

Mar 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Del Castillo says Poe s intent is shrouded in doubt because of having 2 houses in the US – something they supposedly only admitted later on

NO RESIDENCY. Contrary to the Supreme Court ruling, Justice Mariano Del Castillo says presidential bet Grace Poe fails to meet the 10-year residency requirement mandated by the Constitution. Del Castillo photo by SC

Momentum with Poe after SC decision

Mar 12, 2016 - 8:15 AM

The unintended consequence and worst nightmare of Poe s detractors have come to fruition Because of the timing of the decision the case unexpectedly gives her an immense advantage as the final stretch of the campaign begins

To allow Poe's bid is 'mockery' of polls – Carpio

Mar 11, 2016 - 10:25 PM

To allow a person who is found by the Comelec not to be a natural born Filipino citizen to run for President of the Philippines constitutes a mockery of the election process says the senior associate justice

DISSENT. Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio says to allow a presidential candidate who was deemed not natural born Filipino by the Commission on Elections is a 'mockery' of the polls. Carpio photo by SC

Aquino: SC ruling should 'fully educate' public on Poe case

Mar 09, 2016 - 7:20 PM

President Benigno Aquino III hopes the SC decision which has yet to be released to the public in full provides clear rules on being a citizen or non citizen of our nation

FULL EXPLANATION.  President Benigno S. Aquino III says the Supreme Court ruling on Senator Grace Poe's disqualification case would serve as guidelines for Philippine citizenship or non-citizenship. Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

SC ruling 'vindication' of Senate Electoral Tribunal – Sotto

Mar 09, 2016 - 1:39 PM

The senator a member of the SET and who is running for reelection on Grace Poe’s ticket remains confident the High Court ruling allowing Poe’s presidential bid will not be overturned

VINDICATED. Reelectionist Senator Vicente Sotto III (shown here campaigning in Quezon province on March 9, 2016), a member of the Senate Electoral Tribunal, says the Supreme Court decision allowing presidential candidate Grace Poe to run, vindicated SET's own ruling that Poe is a natural-born Filipino. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

SC ruling on Grace Poe unconstitutional – petitioners

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:13 PM

Two of the 4 petitioners say they will appeal the High Court s decision allowing the presidential bet to run for president

Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

Roxas congratulates Poe; Binay says SC ruling won't affect campaign

Mar 08, 2016 - 4:27 PM

4th UPDATE We now welcome the verdict of the people come May says Roxas camp while Binay s spokesman says the decision has no bearing on their campaign strategy

Photo by Raymon Dullana/ Rappler

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

Cite ex-CJ Panganiban in contempt, Tatad asks SC

Feb 29, 2016 - 6:12 PM

Former senator Francisco Tatad says Panganiban s newspaper column was intended to put undue pressure on the Honorable Court to rule in favor of presidential bet Grace Poe

File photo by SC PIO

#PHVote: Candidates, beware the Ides of March

Feb 29, 2016 - 12:44 PM

The month of March means a little more than 60 days left before D Day like the last quarter of a basketball game with no Stephen Curry in it

epa05179467 Filipinos give soldiers flowers in front of the People Power monument during the 30th anniversary of the fall of the then President Ferdinand Marcos' dictatorship, in Quezon city, east of Manila, Philippines, 25 February 2016. The People Power Revolution (EDSA) was a bloodless citizens' uprising that ousted late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

SC asked to cite CHR in contempt for interfering in Grace Poe's case

Feb 26, 2016 - 6:52 PM

Petitioner Francisco Tatad says the Commission on Human Rights cannot just file a memorandum in support of the presidential candidate without being ordered by the court

CONTEMPT. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Negative DNA tests with Guimaras 'relatives' – Grace Poe

Feb 12, 2016 - 2:51 PM

The presidential candidate maintains the negative tests will hardly affect the disqualification case against her as they are merely secondary to her legal arguments

NEGATIVE. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Drilon to SC: Decide Grace Poe’s case now or risk poll’s integrity

Feb 10, 2016 - 4:39 PM

The Senate president party mate of presidential bet Mar Roxas wants the Supreme Court to conduct marathon hearings on Poe s disqualification cases

File photo by Senate

Grace Poe's campaign: Mixed messaging, disqualification woes

Feb 06, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Aside from the disqualification issue Poe has to work on her messaging ratings and campaign organization as she campaigns to be the next president

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Poe’s DQ case, SSS pension hike veto, TPP deal signed | 12PM wRap

Feb 04, 2016 - 1:01 PM

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Could LP's Drilon help Grace Poe's citizenship case?

Feb 04, 2016 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED Contrary to what he said in 2002 Liberal Party Senator Franklin Drilon now says the RA 9225 or the Dual Citizenship law only grants citizenship and not natural born status

Sereno to Comelec: PH citizenship is not about pure 'bloodlines'

Feb 03, 2016 - 8:00 AM

When you talk about bloodline it connotes a system where you look at the purity of the race The Constitution has never ever said that we are a race or nation of pure blooded Malays

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, Jan 26 resumes the oral arguments on the disqualification case against presidential aspirant and Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares.

SC justice: Did Grace Poe lie to immigration bureau?

Feb 02, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Justice Teresita De Castro says the bureau approved Grace Poe s application to reacquire her Philippine citizenship in 2006 based on false claims

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, Jan 26 resumes the oral arguments on the disqualification case against presidential aspirant and Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares.

Accuser asks SC to hold daily hearings on Grace Poe's case

Feb 01, 2016 - 4:19 PM

UPDATED Lawyer Estrella Elamparo says the presidential candidate s disqualification case should be resolved soonest for the guidance of the electorate

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Disqualification hurdle: NPC can't endorse Grace Poe yet

Feb 01, 2016 - 2:24 PM

How can we come up with an endorsement if [her] candidacy is hanging in the balance? says Nationalist People s Coalition president Giorgidi Aggabao

NPC SUPPORT. Presidential bet Senator Grace Poe remains confident she will get to secure the support of the Nationalist People's Coalition despite party concerns on her disqualification. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Grace Poe: I'll let courts, doctors decide on Gloria Arroyo

Jan 28, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Kahit na sino pa nasa kulungan na may tunay na kahinaan o sakit kailangan bigyan ng konsiderasyon says the senator

Amid disqualification, Poe says presidential bid 'worth it'

Jan 28, 2016 - 1:46 PM

The presidential aspirant tears up while responding to questions about her bid for the highest office in the land at a media forum

WORTH IT. Presidential bet Senator Grace Poe becomes emotional at a media forum, as she says her fight for the presidency is 'worth it' amid all issues hurled at her. Photo by Rappler

Who sent 'fabricated' DNA results of Bongbong Marcos?

Jan 25, 2016 - 9:54 PM

DNA Solutions Philippines the company cited in the letter claiming the DNA results of Senators Grace Poe and Bongbong Marcos matched says the document is fabricated

Why Grace Poe gave up PH citizenship: Love, 9/11 attacks?

Jan 23, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Was it possible for the senator to have applied for US citizenship after 9 11 and be able to take the oath of allegiance the final step only 37 days after? Or did she apply earlier?

File photo by Office of Sen. Grace Poe

Grace Poe: My husband's US citizenship is 'not an issue'

Jan 20, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Asked on the status of her husband s renunciation Senator Grace Poe only says her own process took months to finish

NOT AN ISSUE. Presidential bet Senator Grace Poe says her husband Neil Llamanzares is still in the process of renunciation of US citizenship and says it is not an issue, as he is a natural-born Filipino. File photo by Rappler

Amid attacks, Grace Poe says 'no regrets' she rejected LP offer

Jan 20, 2016 - 1:16 PM

Hindi ako nagbabago ng isip o nag iisip na dapat hindi ko ginawa yon Yun lang siguro hindi magiging ganito kabigat lahat ng mga kaso laban sa akin the senator says

Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

Supreme Court justices raise doubts on Poe’s residency

Jan 20, 2016 - 8:56 AM

Defense of physical presence in the country appeared wobbly

IN COURT. (L-R) Susan Roces, presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe, and vice-presidential candidate Sen. Francis Escudero at the Supreme Court, January 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

Justice Leonen: Should SC let people decide first on Poe?

Jan 19, 2016 - 7:16 PM

In discussing the rights of foundlings Associate Justice Marvic Leonen also says SC magistrates should be justices not just legalists

NOT HER FAULT. SC Associate Justice Marvin Leonen (left) says it's not Senator Grace Poe's fault that she's a foundling, as it was her birth parents' decision to leave her. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC Justices: Did Poe use her US passport after Oct 2010?

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:29 PM

Citing Poe s sworn statement before the US Vice Consul in 2011 2 Supreme Court Justices question why Poe said she used her US passport in her travels to and from the United States even after renouncing her US citizenship

ORAL ARGUMENTS. Supreme Court justices during the oral arguments on  Poe-Llamanzares vs Comelec case on January 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC Justice: Why did Poe give up PH citizenship?

Jan 19, 2016 - 4:22 PM

She had a good life here She has famous affluent mother and father I couldn’t see the reason why she has to give up Philippine citizenship and go to the States and become an American citizen says SC Justice Mariano del Castillo

Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

Tatad to SC: Reprimand Grace Poe for trying to 'sway' justices in new ad

Jan 18, 2016 - 3:03 PM

The ad features ordinary people discussing Poe s disqualification cases and how they are similar to the case that her father won before the Supreme Court in 2004

Grace Poe to attend SC oral arguments on Comelec case – lawyer

Jan 14, 2016 - 6:01 PM

The Supreme Court has advised all camps to refrain from publicly discussing the merits of the case where Poe questions the Comelec s jurisdiction over disqualification cases against her

Photo by Office of Sen. Grace Poe

New ad: Grace Poe tells voters she's 'not disqualified'

Jan 13, 2016 - 7:48 PM

Using simple terms to explain complicated legal issues the advertisement clarifies that the High Court has yet to decide with finality on her citizenship and residency

Grace Poe welcomes SC ruling on TROs: It's for 'democracy'

Jan 12, 2016 - 4:27 PM

This only affirms my belief that I am indeed qualified to run for president in the May elections The fight continues says presidential aspirant Grace Poe

THE FIGHT CONTINUES. Presidential bet Senator Grace Poe said the favorable Supreme Court decision only intensified her belief that she is qualified to run for president in May. Photo from Office of Senator Grace Poe

Petitioner to SC: Decide on Poe's case based on laws, not public clamor

Jan 11, 2016 - 8:32 PM

We might as well write off our election laws if the voice of the electorate is the sole determinant of who should be proclaimed worthy to occupy elective positions in our republic petitioner Amado Valdez says

LAW NOT CLAMOR. Petitioner Amado Valdez urges the Supreme Court to decide on Senator Grace Poe's disqualification based on laws and not on public clamor. Photo from Poe's office

On Grace Poe’s trail: Where did she go? What did she do?

Jan 01, 2016 - 5:00 PM

From being a presidential polls front runner Poe s ratings now fluctuate amid disqualification issues raised against her

PRE-CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe has visited several provinces and a foreign country after declaring her presidential bid in September.

Poe on DQ case, priest on hoverboard, Mark Salling | 12PM wRap

Dec 30, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Poe runs to SC, Kalayaan camp-out, one-child policy | 12PM wRap

Dec 28, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Grace Poe woos OFWs in Hong Kong amid disqualification

Dec 26, 2015 - 6:08 PM

Poe tells OFWs in Hong Kong she is still a presidential candidate and that she will not steal from government

HONG KONG. Presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe courts Overseas Filipino Workers in Hong Kong, saying she is still a presidential candidate and she will not steal from the government. Photo by Hanna Llamanzares

Comelec chief on conspiracy vs Poe: 'We are independent'

Dec 25, 2015 - 8:09 PM

Wala po akong utang na loob sa aking pagka appoint says the poll chief in response to allegations they are influenced by other parties in their decisions

INDEPENDENT. Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista (2nd from left) defends the poll body from accusations they are being influenced by outside forces in their decisions. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How Comelec commissioners voted on Grace Poe's case

Dec 24, 2015 - 10:00 PM

All commissioners rule that Poe is not a natural born Filipino citizen contrary to the decision of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on a separate case

Photo from Comelec

Chiz Escudero: Comelec 'bullying' Grace Poe

Dec 24, 2015 - 4:19 PM

Escudero says the poll body is pretending to be an independent Commission when it has been persecuting Poe

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Grace Poe's camp questions timing of Comelec decision

Dec 23, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Poe s lawyer says the poll body released the decision when government offices are on break giving the candidate less time to prepare a petition

File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

What now for Grace Poe? 3 things to expect

Dec 23, 2015 - 4:00 PM

The next battleground for the presidential aspirant is the Supreme Court

ROAD TO SC. The camp of Senator Grace Poe questions the timing of the release of the decision by the Commission on Elections en banc. Despite this, the camp maintains they will fight it out until the Supreme Court. Photo from the Office of Sen. Grace Poe. Photo by Dax Simbol/Rappler

Poe camp to Comelec: Apply Duterte ruling to Grace Poe case

Dec 17, 2015 - 2:50 PM

The senator s camp says the poll body should also accept her honest mistake in her 2013 certificate of candidacy

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler