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Tolentino withdraws electoral protest vs De Lima

Feb 01, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The former adviser of President Duterte says his new senatorial campaign for 2019 needs his 'undivided attention'

FRESH BID. Francis Tolentino, who lost to Leila de Lima in 2016 by 1.33 million votes, is being endorsed by President Rodrigo Duterte in his second attempt to get elected to the Senate. Malacañang photo by Valerie Escalera

Robredo wants Marcos to pay P2B for protection of 2016 poll materials

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The Vice President s lawyer Romulo Macalintal says their motion is consistent with an earlier ruling of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the Tolentino De Lima case

POLL PROTECTION FEE. Lawyers Romeo Macalintal and Maria Bernadette Sardillo discuss Vice President Leni Robredo's latest petition against ex-senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Unending dilemma: De Lima's Senate seat being contested

Oct 07, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Defeated senatorial bet Francis Tolentino wants to unseat Senator Leila de Lima who won over him by 1 33 million votes

ALLIES NO MORE. Defeated senatorial bet Francis Tolentino wants to unseat Senator Leila De Lima for alleged poll fraud. The two were allies in the Liberal party and served under the Aquino administration. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

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

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

Supreme Court allows Grace Poe to run for president

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:10 PM

5th UPDATE The vote is 9 6 in favor of the presidential candidate

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

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

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

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

Grace Poe wants inhibition of 3 Supreme Court justices

Dec 29, 2015 - 5:04 PM

UPDATED Poe says the justices who voted against her in the SET should not be involved in the cases at the SC

2015: A year that changed the lives of Grace Poe and family

Dec 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The citizenship issues raised against the family have made the Llamanzareses a subject of bashing – something the low profile household is not accustomed to

File photo by Rappler

Supreme Court sets oral arguments on Grace Poe case

Dec 16, 2015 - 1:07 PM

The High Court will hear oral arguments on the case on January 19 2016

CITIZENSHIP QUESTION. The High Court has set its oral arguments on the case of Senator Grace Poe in January 2016.

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

Aquino: I see ‘logic’ in cancellation of Poe’s COC

Dec 05, 2015 - 5:48 PM

The President says many more questions surround the ruling of the Comelec Second Division and Poe is free to appeal her case

NOT MAR'S FAULT. President Noynoy Aquino denies Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas is behind the disqualification cases against Senator Grace Poe. File photos by Rappler

Poe reacts to Roxas: You knew about my election 'issues'

Dec 05, 2015 - 12:46 AM

The survey front runner shoots back at the administration bet: Wala naman akong sinisikreto Bilang isang DILG secretary noon alam niya siguro ang lahat pati nga ang background namin

POE REACTS. Senator Grace Poe responds to Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas, who said she 'hid' her citizenship and residency issues from the party when they invited her to run as vice president. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Poe on DQ cases, Pastor slay suspect, INC property | 12PM wRap

Dec 04, 2015 - 1:04 PM

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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

Grace Poe: Work, not disqualification cases, keeps me up at night

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:30 AM

But it doesn t mean that the cases do not affect her family especially the children

MORE WORK. Grace Poe says she loses sleep not because of the disqualification cases filed against her, but because of work – both as senator and as presidential candidate. File photo from Poe's Facebook page

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

Dissenting from the SET dissents

Dec 03, 2015 - 3:00 PM

We do not even need to be a signatory to a hundred international conventions to consider the peculiar circumstances of foundlings for purposes of determining their citizenship We only need to be human

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

Cancellation of Poe's candidacy: 'Comelec execs can't be dictated to'

Dec 02, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Lawyer Manuelito Luna believes Comelec commissioners are independent minded and will decide fairly on Poe s cases

EXPECTED DECISION? Senator Grace Poe says her camp expected the decision of a Commission on Elections division that ruled in favor of her accuser, Estrella Elamparo. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Ladies of Grace Poe

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Among the people supporting the presidential polls front runner in her campaign are her high school friends from Assumption College

Photo by Camille Elemia/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

PH vs China, Escudero to critics, US terror alert | 6PM wRap

Nov 24, 2015 - 6:16 PM

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Chiz to Duterte, critics: Respect SET decision on Grace Poe

Nov 24, 2015 - 3:48 PM

UPDATED The Constitution mandates the SET to be the sole judge of all contests on senators’ qualifications Senator Escudero reminds his running mate s foes

Roxas: Nobody wants a foreigner as president

Nov 23, 2015 - 8:00 PM

LP standard bearer Mar Roxas refuses to comment on the SET’s vote but says the issue is being a natural born Filipino and ultimately the rule of law

'NOT FOR ME TO SAY.' LP standard bearer Mar Roxas refuses to comment on the SET's decision on Senator Grace Poe's citizenship case. Rappler file photo

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?

Rizalito David appeals SET decision on Grace Poe

Nov 23, 2015 - 4:06 PM

In a motion for reconsideration David calls the SET ruling declaring Poe a natural born Filipino citizen a legally infirm decision

SET decision won’t affect disqualification cases vs Poe

Nov 23, 2015 - 1:38 PM

If there’s a positive thing that came out of the SET decision supporters who earlier doubted Poe have now returned says Poe s counsel George Garcia

Independent candidates Chiz Escudero and Grace Poe announces their Senatorial slate for election 2016 at Club Filipino in San Juan on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

DOCUMENTS: SET members' opinions on Poe case

Nov 21, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Read here the opinions of 4 senators who voted in favor of Grace Poe as well as the dissenting opinions of the 3 Supreme Court justices

DOCUMENT: SET decision on disqualification case vs Grace Poe

Nov 21, 2015 - 1:16 PM

In its 32 page decision the Senate Electoral Tribunal dismisses the petition for disqualification based on ineligibility filed by losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David against Senator Grace Poe

VICTORY FOR NOW. In this file photo, Senator Grace Poe attends the preliminary hearing of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the disqualification case filed against her by losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David. File photo

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

Duterte: Option to run as president 'already open'

Nov 19, 2015 - 11:34 PM

Referring to the SET decision favoring Senator Poe the Davao City mayor says I cannot accept an American president

RUNNING OR NOT? Yet again changing his mind, Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he is open to running for president. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

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.

Senators explain votes on Grace Poe's disqualification case

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:45 AM

The 6 senators outnumber the 3 SC justices in the Senate Electoral Tribunal but their vote is not unanimous

NO UNANIMOUS VOTE. Of the 6 senators in the Senate Electoral Tribunal, only Senator Nancy Binay votes to disqualify Grace Poe as senator of the Philippines. Rappler file photos

Poe case, Obama in Manila, France vs ISIS | 6PM wRap

Nov 17, 2015 - 7:10 PM

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VLOG: Poe wins in SET disqualification case

Nov 17, 2015 - 5:53 PM

5 SET members recognize the rights of an adopted child

Senate Tribunal denies disqualification case vs Poe

Nov 17, 2015 - 1:44 PM

UPDATED Five senators vote to recognize Grace Poe s rights as an adopted child while 4 other members of the tribunal vote to disqualify her according to Senator Tito Sotto

Law, ethics, and politics in the Grace Poe case

Nov 11, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Should we have a restrictive strict constructionist approach to citizenship or should we be more open and liberal about how we define who we are in this republic that can exercise all rights of citizens?

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

Grace Poe

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

Grace Poe's counsel: David's camp 'distorting the truth'

Oct 01, 2015 - 3:06 PM

Grace Poe s counsel George Garcia says the only issue is whether the sentry is a natural born Filipino and the complainant should not complicate that by questioning her birth certificate and use of her US passport

2016 BID. In Senator Grace Poe officially declares her candidacy as President at the UP Bahay ng Alumni Diliman QC, September 16, 2015. File photo by Rob Reyes

'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