poe disqualification - updates

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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

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

EXPLAINER: Did the SC really say Grace Poe is qualified?

Mar 16, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The dispositive portion causes confusion and gives a false impression that this deny due course decision prevents parties from pursuing a quo warranto case in the future when clearly it does not

BACK TO ILOILO. After the Supreme Court decision allowing her to run for president, Grace Poe campaigns again in Iloilo, where she was abandoned as a baby in front of a church. Here, she speaks to University of the Philippines-Visayas students on March 14, 2016 MOVING FORWARD. On March 14, 2016, nearly a week after the Supreme Court allows her to run for president, Grace Poe campaigns at the University of the Philippines-Visayas in Iloilo, the province where she was abandoned as an infant in front of a Catholic cathedral.

SC issues show cause order to Times reporter

Mar 15, 2016 - 4:14 PM

The Supreme Court en banc issues the order to Jomar Canlas to explain why he should not be cited in indirect contempt

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

Grace Poe a natural-born Filipino – Supreme Court

Mar 11, 2016 - 7:36 PM

3rd UPDATE Three days after releasing the vote in its landmark decision the Supreme Court explains its ruling It also says Grace Poe met the the 10 year residency requirement for presidential candidates

File photo by Office of Sen. Grace Poe

Grace Poe in Quezon: All smiles post-SC ruling

Mar 10, 2016 - 12:23 AM

After a nervewracking week Grace Poe is back on the campaign trail

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

Grace Poe case: Now the debate begins

Mar 09, 2016 - 6:23 PM

The people must now decide whether or not they want her to be president

Senator Grace Poe addresses reporters during a news conference at the Senate building in Pasay City on December 3, 2015. File photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Binay mum on Poe’s SC win: 'I’m focused on my campaign'

Mar 09, 2016 - 4:08 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay reacts to his toughest rival s legal victory on the same day a poll names him as the biggest gainer among candidates if Grace Poe is disqualified

FOCUS ON CAMPAIGN. The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay says recent developmentsm including top rival Grace Poe's victory in the Supreme Court, won't distract his campaign. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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

Binay biggest gainer if Poe disqualified – Pulse Asia

Mar 09, 2016 - 10:38 AM

UPDATED Senator Grace Poe is the top choice of voters in case either of their candidates bow out of the presidential race

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

Grace Poe: Still in the running

Mar 08, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Was the Supreme Court ruling a divine intervention? Grace Poe would like to think so

Divine message? Grace Poe heard SC news in Quiapo Church

Mar 08, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The presidential bet points out: she was found as an abandoned infant in front of a church; she receives news that she can run for president in front of another church

QUIAPO IS THE PLACE. Grace Poe – shown here during her proclamation rally at Plaza Miranda, Quiapo – receives news of the Supreme Court decision that she is qualified to run for president while in front of Quiapo church.  Rappler file photo by Alecs Ongcal

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

#AnimatED: The Grace Poe cliffhanger

Mar 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM

We hope the wait ends this week – for the sake of the elections and the Supreme Court itself

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

SC told: Grace Poe as foundling ‘half the story’

Feb 17, 2016 - 8:14 AM

Did the Supreme Court in oral arguments gloss over the presidential candidate’s renunciation of PH citizenship?

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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

SolGen to SC: Grace Poe met requisite 10-year residency

Feb 16, 2016 - 4:18 PM

Solicitor General Florin Hilbay says it was a mistake for the Comelec to consider Poe s 2012 certificate of candidacy for senator as conclusive and binding

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

SC sets another hearing, moves slowly on Grace Poe case

Feb 10, 2016 - 8:52 AM

So far the views of 3 justices all appointees of President Aquino show they are leaning towards presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe

Senator Grace Poe arrives at the Supreme Court to attend for the preliminary hearing of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on her Citizenship Issue on Friday, September 11, 2015. (Contribute Photo)

SC justice: Comelec may have deprived Grace Poe of due process

Feb 09, 2016 - 7:08 PM

Justice Francis Jardeleza says the poll body s decision to cancel the presidential bet s candidacy is like saying Foundlings are not natural born until they produce DNA evidence

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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The wisdom of Jose Vitug in the FPJ citizenship case

Feb 04, 2016 - 9:00 AM

There were no presumptions nor assumptions in the Supreme Court case that eventually favored the late Fernando Poe Jr

FAMILY PHOTO: A young Senator Grace Poe with her father Fernando Poe Jr and mother Susan Roces

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

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Feb 03, 2016 - 12:43 PM

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4 key issues that divide SC justices in Grace Poe case

Feb 03, 2016 - 9:39 AM

The Supreme Court ponders its role as it weighs evidence on presidential candidate Grace Poe’s residency and citizenship

Comelec exec: 'Sad plight of foundlings' not yet an SC issue

Feb 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says sentiments raised about foundlings are valid but Grace Poe unfortunately isn t natural born under the Constitution

LEAD COUNSEL. Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim is the poll body's lead counsel in the petitions filed by Senator Grace Poe at the Supreme Court. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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.

Not natural-born? Foundlings will be deprived of these rights...

Feb 02, 2016 - 8:06 PM

UPDATED Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno lists the implications on foundlings if Grace Poe is disqualified based on her citizenship: Look this is the bill of prohibition against you nail it on a door

IMPLICATIONS ON FOUNDLINGS. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says the disqualification case of presidential candidate Grace Poe has profound implications on foundlings. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

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

Foundlings are Filipino citizens? No basis for it

Jan 29, 2016 - 4:14 PM

I do not follow the reasoning that draws from the proposition that foundlings are under these laws presumed to be natural born Filipinos

push for rural development - Senator Grace Poe gestures as she hammers a point on why rural development must be a top priority of the government in addressing poverty and raise the standard of living, in a forum in cagayan de Oro city on Tuesday, May 26,2015. (bobby lagsa/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