Grace Poe presidential campaign, 2016

Philippine presidential election, 2016


Grace Poe (President)
Senator of the Philippines
(June 30, 2013 – present)
Chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board
(October 10, 2010 – October 2, 2012)
Francis Escudero (Vice President)
Senator of the Philippines
(June 30, 2007 – present)
Sorsogon’s First District Congressman
(June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007)


Aksyon Demokratiko[1]
Partido Galing at Puso

Ako Bicol
An Waray (2015–2016)
Makabayan (2015–2016)
NPC (2016)[2]

Announced: September 16, 2015
Official launch: September 16, 2015
Lost Election:000000002016-05-09-0000May 9, 2016

George Erwin Garcia Law Office, G/F Laiko Building, Cabildo Street, Intramuros, Manila

Key people

Danding Cojuangco
Heart Evangelista
Loren Legarda
Satur Ocampo
Susan Roces
Tito Sotto
Antonio Trillanes
Luis Villafuerte
Lito Atienza

‘Gobyernong May Puso (lit. Government with a Heart)

The 2016 presidential campaign of Grace Poe was announced at the Bahay ng Alumni at her alma mater, the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City on September 16, 2015. Grace Poe is a Senator of the Philippines since June 30, 2013, the former MTRCB Chairperson and adopted daughter of popular Filipino actor and 2004 presidential candidate Fernando Poe, Jr.
On December 23, 2015, the COMELEC en banc formally disqualified Poe from running as president in the 2016 elections for failing to meet the 10-year residency requirement.[3][4]
On December 28, 2015, the Supreme Court issued two temporary restraining orders against the decision of the COMELEC en banc.[5]
On March 8, 2016, voting 9–6, the Supreme Court voted to affirm Poe’ natural-born status and 10-year residency.[6][7] On April 9, 2016, the Supreme Court declared their ruling as final and executory.[8]


1 Background
2 Campaign

2.1 Running mate

3 Platforms

3.1 20-point platform
3.2 Others

4 Endorsements
5 Senate slate
6 References

Poe studied high school at Assumption College, Makati, where she participated in oratorical competitions and was the captain of the Assumption Debating Team in her senior year.[9]
In 1986, she entered the University of the Philippines Manila where she studied Development Studies. On her first year, she became the chairman of the College Freshmen Assembly and then became the sophomore batch representative to the stude