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SC: Senator Grace Poe a natural-born Filipino

Sep 20, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Voting 9 3 the High Court says in its decision: Private respondent Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares is a natural born Filipino citizen qualified to hold office as Senator of the Republic

NATURAL-BORN FILIPINO. The Supreme Court rules in favor of Senator Grace Poe in the citizenship case seeking her disqualification as senator. File photo from the Office of Senator Grace Poe

SC asked to decide Grace Poe’s citizenship case

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:51 PM

Rizalito David has asked the Supreme Court to reverse the Senate Electoral Tribunal s decision that favored Grace Poe He files a motion to resolve the case for the best interest of all concerned as well as the nation

Poe's husband to get certificate of loss of nationality

May 06, 2016 - 10:25 AM

Presidential candidate Grace Poe reveals in an interview that her husband will get his Certificate of Loss of Nationality on Friday May 6 – 3 days before the May 9 polls

RENUNCIATION. Grace Poe's husband, Neil Llamanzares (left), formally renounced his US citizenship before a barangay chairman in Greenhills, San Juan.

Justice Leonen: 'Not unreasonable to fear' Comelec now biased vs Poe

Apr 12, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Its actuations can easily be misinterpreted as participating in the partisan voices of those who are supporting a different candidate for the elections Justice Leonen says of the Comelec

VOTE FOR POE. Supreme Court Justices Jose Mendoza, Marvic Leonen, and Diosdado Peralta all voted to grant the petitions for certiorari filed by Senator Grace Poe. Photos from the Supreme Court website

Dissenters on Poe case: Why can't Comelec rule on her qualifications?

Apr 12, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Justices Arturo Brion Antonio Carpio Teresita Leonardo de Castro and Bienvenido Reyes weigh in on Comelec s jurisdiction to rule on the qualifications of presidential candidate Grace Poe

Photos from the Supreme Court website

Grace Poe's accusers to SC: Take 2nd hard look at facts

Mar 18, 2016 - 2:37 PM

The private respondents call the Supreme Court s decision declaring Grace Poe qualified to run for the presidency a 47 page perversion of the Constitution

READ: SC justices explain votes on Grace Poe case

Mar 12, 2016 - 3:33 PM

The Supreme Court declares Senator Grace Poe qualified to run for president in the 2016 elections but not a few justices disagree with this decision

VICTORY AT SC. The Supreme Court declares Senator Grace Poe qualified to run for president in the 2016 elections. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FULL TEXT: SC main decision on Grace Poe case

Mar 12, 2016 - 10:13 AM

The landmark ruling comes two months before the May 9 polls

VICTORY AT SC. In this file photo, Senator Grace Poe visits Samar Provincial Hospital at Catbalogan, Samar. File photo by Arnold Almacen

All memos in: SC to decide soon on Grace Poe case

Feb 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Rappler rounds up the main points in the memorandums filed by the parties involved in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe

AFTER ORAL ARGUMENTS. All parties in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe now await the Supreme Court decision. File photos by Rappler

SC justice to SolGen: Cite legal basis, not statistics

Feb 17, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro is not convinced with the numbers cited by Solicitor General Florin Hilbay in proving that foundlings are natural born but Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno believes otherwise

TRIBUNE. Solicitor General Florin Hilbay faces the Supreme Court on February 16 as the 'tribune of the people.'

SolGen: 99.9% chance children born in PH have Filipino parents

Feb 16, 2016 - 8:28 PM

In oral arguments on Grace Poe s disqualification Solicitor General Florin Hilbay use official statistics to support his argument that she is a natural born Filipino

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Feb 16, 2016 - 7:33 PM

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Feb 03, 2016 - 12:43 PM

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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.

Sereno to Comelec: What proof do you want from Grace Poe?

Feb 02, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Commissioner Arthur Lim says the presidential contender could have presented DNA test results baptismal records family photos to prove she is natural born

COMELEC AT SC. Commissioners Rowena Guanzon Arthur Lim represent the Commission on Elections during the oral arguments of the Supreme Court on the disqualification case against presidential aspirant and Senator Grace Poe. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Chief Justice Sereno: We have rich domestic law on foundlings

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:25 PM

UPDATED Senior Justice Antonio Carpio asks why Grace Poe s camp believes regional principles of international law bind the Philippines when the country does not want to follow many regional principles

DAY 2. The Supreme Court on Tuesday, Jan 26 resumes the oral arguments on the disqualification case against presidential aspirant and Senator Grace Poe. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Leonen: Shouldn't Grace Poe carry burden of proving citizenship?

Jan 26, 2016 - 6:47 PM

For you to put your name for the public to choose you have the burden of [presenting] evidence correct? the Supreme Court justice asks Poe s counsel

BURDEN OF PROVING CITIZENSHIP. Leonen File Photo fropm OPAPP Facebook page.

Supreme Court: Comelec can't cancel Grace Poe's candidacy yet

Jan 12, 2016 - 2:21 PM

Voting 12 3 the High Court confirms the temporary restraining orders earlier issued by the Chief Justice on the Comelec s cancellation of the presidential aspirant s certificate of candidacy

PRESIDENTIAL BID. In this file photo, Senator Grace Poe files her certificate of candidacy for president in the 2016 elections. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

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

Accuser replies to Grace Poe's SC petitions: 'Misguided ambition'

Jan 08, 2016 - 5:20 PM

This petition is not about being recognized as a Filipino; it is about her misguided ambition which regrettably runs roughshod against the fundamental law says petitioner Estrella Elamparo

'MISGUIDED AMBITION.' A lawyer accuses Grace Poe of bringing her legal battles to the Supreme Court just to serve her "misguided ambition" to become President. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Foundlings not natural-born? 'A step backward' for children's rights

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Amid the citizenship issues faced by presidential candidate Grace Poe advocates for children s rights gather to discuss the implications of declaring foundlings like her as stateless

'DON'T DISCRIMINATE.' Advocates of children's rights gather Tuesday, January 5 to talk about the status of foundlings in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

FULL TEXT: SolGen defends SET ruling in favor of Grace Poe

Jan 05, 2016 - 8:38 AM

The Office of the Solicitor General asks the Supreme Court to dismiss Rizalito David s petition for the justices to review the Senate Electoral Tribunal verdict

VLOG: Poe says fight will go on despite Comelec 1st Division ruling

Dec 12, 2015 - 12:45 AM

Senator and presidential candidate Grace Poe says she will challenge the Comelec First Division ruling against her candidacy

Comelec commissioner explains vote in favor of Grace Poe

Dec 11, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Commissioner Christian Lim is the lone voice of dissent in the Comelec First Division which cancelled Senator Grace Poe s certificate of candidacy for president in the 2016 elections

DISSENTING OPINION. Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim votes to deny 3 petitions filed against presidential candidate Grace Poe. File photo from Comelec website

Rizalito David to SET majority: Resign if we win at SC

Dec 08, 2015 - 6:57 PM

David s camp has long insisted that the 5 senators who voted in favor of Grace Poe made their decisions based on political considerations

RESIGN. Petitioner Rizalito David asks 5 members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal who voted in favor of Grace Poe to resign if the Supreme Court rules that she is not natural-born Filipino. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

David camp asks SC to intervene in Grace Poe case

Dec 08, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Petitioner Rizalito David cites the dissenting opinions of 3 Supreme Court justices all members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal who voted to disqualify Grace Poe as senator

VLOG: SET rules Grace Poe is natural-born Filipino

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:55 AM

The members of the tribunal vote the same 5 4

Lawyer asks Comelec: Why prioritize disqualification cases vs Grace Poe?

Dec 03, 2015 - 10:59 PM

When there are about 100 others considered nuisance bets why tackle first the case vs a major candidate Poe s lawyer asks

NO DECEPTION. Senator Grace Poe says she is not trying to deceive anyone when she made 'honest mistakes' in her certificate of candidacy for senator in 2013. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Senate tribunal upholds decision in favor of Grace Poe

Dec 03, 2015 - 1:26 PM

2ND UPDATE The 3 Supreme Court justices in the SET – who affirmed their vote to disqualify the senator – will inhibit themselves from the case should it be elevated to the High Court

CHALLENGES. Senator Grace Poe answers questions related to the disqualification cases filed against her. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

With SET decision, Poe camp to seek dismissal of Comelec case

Nov 27, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Grace Poe s lawyer says the Comelec case has been effectively extinguished by the tribunal s decision The opposing camp calls this wishful thinking

'EXTINGUISHED.' The camp of Senator Grace Poe will ask for the dismissal of the citizenship case filed by Rizalito David before the Commission on Elections. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Why did SC justices vote to disqualify Grace Poe?

Nov 23, 2015 - 6:39 PM

And what s the basis of the majority in upholding Poe s status as a natural born Filipino?

American president? Poe camp reacts to Duterte

Nov 20, 2015 - 5:21 PM

Grace Poe s spokesman Rex Gatchalian reiterates the senator is a natural born Filipino and that there was nothing political about the decision of the Senate Electoral Tribunal

NOT POLITICAL. The camp of Grace Poe responds to the remarks of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who said he now considers running as president an option because he 'cannot accept an American president,' referring to Poe. Rappler file photos

Cayetano is deal breaker in 5-4 SET vote for Poe?

Nov 20, 2015 - 1:33 PM

According to Rappler sources Senator Pia Cayetano initially found Grace Poe s submitted documents messy

'MESSY' DOCUMENTS. Sources say Senator Pia Cayetano was originally expected to vote for the disqualification of Grace Poe. Rappler file photos

After close call at SET, emotional Grace Poe turns to prayer

Nov 18, 2015 - 8:00 PM

After her victory at the tribunal Poe ran almost the entire length of [a soccer] field to pray in a chapel

VICTORY. After learning the decision of the Senate Electoral Tribunal, Senator Grace Poe takes a moment to pray at a university chapel in Biñan, Laguna. Photo from Gary Jimenez' Facebook page.

Comelec to decide soon on Grace Poe's citizenship case

Nov 13, 2015 - 1:48 PM

The Comelec law department is expected to decide in the next 15 to 30 days whether or not Poe committed an election offense when she ran for senator in 2013

FOR RESOLUTION. Grace Poe's lawyer George Garcia faces her accuser Rizalito David and lawyer Manuelito Luna during the preliminary investigation at the Comelec law department on November 13. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

VLOG: Poe hurt by petitioner's accusations

Nov 11, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Poe says even refugees such as the Rohingyas of Myanmar ​ ​have origins

Grace Poe reveals negative results of DNA tests

Nov 04, 2015 - 5:45 PM

The presidential aspirant – whose citizenship is being questioned – says 2 persons were tested to see if they match her genetically but does not reveal their identities

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Grace Poe, Rizalito David await SET decision on disqualification case

Oct 06, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Petitioner Rizalito David hopes the Senate Electoral Tribunal will decide on the case before the filing of Certificates of Candidacy for the 2016 polls next week

WAITING GAME BEGINS. Both camps of Senator Grace Poe and Rizalito David have already filed their memorandums before the Senate Electoral Tribunal. File photo

Grace Poe's fight shows state of foundlings in PH – lawyer

Oct 02, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Kung di po nangyari ito sa kanya di po natin malalaman sa kasalukuyan ano nga ba ang kalagayang tunay ng isang napulot lang? Walang nagdi discuss nito wala nga pong batas tungkol dito says Poe s lawyer

'TRUE FILIPINO.' Senator Grace Poe supporters gather in front of the Supreme Court in Padre Faura in Manila to show support for Poe during the oral arguments of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the disqualification case filed against her. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

'Decency requires Poe should fix citizenship issue first'

Sep 30, 2015 - 8:14 PM

Complainant Rizalito David argues that not only is Senator Grace Poe not a natural born Filipino citizen she is also not naturalized

DIFFICULT TO FIX? Defeated senatorial candidate Rizalito David says it will be difficult now for Grace Poe to fix her citizenship issues. File photo by Czeasar Dancel

In Iloilo, Grace Poe finds new clues to real parents

Jun 05, 2015 - 11:09 PM

The senator whose citizenship at birth is being questioned in the run up to the presidential elections visits Iloilo City where she was abandoned as a child

BONUS. Grace Poe, shown here while campaigning for senator in 2013, says finding her biological parents will just be a bonus to her fight for the rights of foundlings like her. Rappler file photo

Controversies a waste of people’s time – Poe

Jun 05, 2015 - 8:56 PM

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II defends the senator anew against the opposition’s tirades calling on parties to elevate the level of discussion

Rappler file photo

Grace Poe: I'm a natural born Filipino citizen

May 18, 2015 - 6:03 PM

The senator used to be a dual citizen To revert back to Filipino citizenship you only have to renounce your US citizenship says Poe

PRESIDENCY? Senator Grace Poe enjoys high survey ratings

Oliver Stone to make Chavez 'addendum,' not feature

Jul 03, 2013 - 1:59 PM

Finished film will still be in line with director s progressive cinema

POLITICALLY ANGLED. Stone calls some of his films "at deep odds with conventional myth."