Senatorial Candidates

Halalan 2013

Grace Poe

Basic Profile:

  • Full Name: Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares
  • Nickname: Grace
  • Birthdate: 1968-Sep-3
  • Profession: public servant
  • Place of Birth: Jaro, Iloilo
  • Place of Voter Registration: Sta. Lucia, San Juan City
  • Current Residence: Ugong Norte, Quezon City
  • Marital Status: Married to Teodoro Misael Vera Llamanzares
  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Political Party: Independent

Current Position in Government: None

Position previously held in Government: Chair, Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB; 2010-2012)

Relatives in Government or Political: None

Her father, actor Fernando Poe Jr., ran for President in 2004 and was allegedly cheated by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Poe, considered the King of Philippine Movies, was in the middle of an election protest when he died in December 2004.


  • Assumption College Highschool- Highschool (1986)
  • University of the Philippines , Manila- BA Development Studies (1988)
  • Boston College- Political Science, major in Government and Political Theory (1991)

Bills Passed: None

Platforms and Advocacies:

The agenda that Grace Poe holds for the upcoming senate election connects with her wanting to “build on her father’s social covenant”. The items she hopes to address include poverty alleviation, opportunities for children and Electoral reforms. These would be ratified through methods such as sustainable inclusive growth institutional support for children and an electoral system.

Stands on Issues:

  • Reproductive Health Law: FOR
  • Sin Tax Law: FOR
  • Cyber Crime Law: NO STAND
  • Freedom of Information Law: FOR
  • Anti-Political Dynasty Law: NO STAND
  • Divorce: NO STAND
  • Death Penalty: AGAINST
  • Same-sex Marriage: NO STAND
  • Total Gun Ban: AGAINST
  • Pork Barrel System: AGAINST

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