CAMPAIGNING FOR DAUGHTER

Susan Roces pitches for Grace Poe

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Susan Roces: Seeking support for daughter

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines—Movie actress Susan Roces returned to her roots in this city on Wednesday to campaign for her daughter, Grace Poe-Llamanzares, a candidate for senator with the administration Team PNoy coalition.

Roces went to the public markets, surprising vendors and customers who were delighted to see her and gave her a warm welcome.

“Thank you so much for making me feel so welcome. I missed all of you. I am here to ask for your support for my daughter, Grace Poe. She will continue the plans of her father, Fernando Poe Jr., for the people, especially the less fortunate,” she told those who came up to shake her hand.

Roces said Poe shared her father’s passion for serving the poor.

Grace’s platform builds on her father’s social covenant and focuses on poverty alleviation, opportunities for all, especially the children, and on electoral reforms, Roces said.

She said that Grace, whom the elder Poes adopted, was God’s gift to them.

The househelp of a friend, Tessie Valencia, found the baby in a church in Iloilo in September 1968 and brought her to Manila.

The friend, who was single and could not adopt the baby, asked Roces if she was interested.

Roces said she was hesitant at first since they had just gotten married but her husband fell in love with the infant.

Roces was born Jesusa Purificacion Sonora in Bacolod City on July 28, 1941, to Dr. Jesus Tonggoy Sonora and Purificacion Levy. She belongs to the Locsin clan of Negros.

A forebear, Wo Sin Lok, a peddler from Amoy, China, had himself baptized into the Catholic Church as Agustin Locsin and married Cecilia Sayson of Molo District in Iloilo.

Roces studied at La Consolacion College in Bacolod, where she developed her talent for acting under its noted speech and drama teacher, Luisa Medel.

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said that since Grace Poe’s mother was a Bacolodnon, she should be considered the senatorial candidate from Bacolod.

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  • UrHONOR

    VOTE those whose qualifications will dramatically contribute to the on-going general progress of the country….not those who want to have an office by virtue of their provenance or name. Estrada, Enrile, Binay, Pimentel, Angara, Poe, Aquino and others whose claim to skills and eligibility is the names they bear. Some do not even find it honorable to use their real names and alter them for name recall, i.e., Binay, Poe, & Estrada.

    • 33Sambuang2

      bigyan naman natin ng chance tong si grace poe. namatay na lang ang ama sa sama ng loob. gustong makatulong pero nadaya. and i hope she will be just fine if she gets elected.

      • Tiwtiwtiw

        Kung wala namang alam masyado sa politics at sumusunod lang siya sa yapak nang tatay niya, wala rin tayong mapapala. Ano ba naman. Mamili naman kayo nung qualified na Senador. #Tiwtiwtiwtiw

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  • http://www.facebook.com/moncsj.moncsj Moncsj Moncsj

    A passion to serve is present in 90% of the Pilipinos. What makes Grace Poe deserving to be a Senator — because her mother is Susan Roces and her father is Fernando Poe? If we agree, we deserve to be as poor and miserable as we are now.

    • ranjoranido

      ikaw lang ang poor and miserable.

  • XY ZEE

    Parang si inday binay at bum aquino lang yan.
    Apelyido lang ang ipinagmamalaki; wala nang iba

  • boybakal

    Susan Roces pitches for Grace Poe…..

    Sayang panalo na sana si Grace baka mabuliyaso pa.
    Alam mo naman si Susan kung magsalita parang nawawala rin sa sarili pag galit.
    Gaya ng sinabi noon na labasan ang litid sa galit na “Ang mandaraya ay kapatid ng Magnanakaw”

  • Tiwtiwtiw

    You said you wanted to continue the legacy of your father. what was his legacy? defending the oppressed? But that was all in the movies! Ano ba naman yung pumili kayo nang mas magaling at mas marunong sa pag handle nang mga tao. Mag actions star ka na lang kung gusto mo sundan tatay mo.

  • BOYPDAF

    Pag nanalo si Poe,sa 2016 kakandidato ang anak ni Paquito Diaz at Max Alvarado

  • jcsantos

    The people we vote for office should be based on QUALIFICATIONS, not solely on their dead family members or whatever they want. Given that Grace Poe has NO concrete platform and has stuck mostly to FPJ’s name instead questions her credibilty. What can she do when elected as a senator? Continue FPJ’s work? What has FPJ done? What has he promised for the country? Can Grace Poe achieve all the VAGUE/UNREALISTIC PROMISES FPJ promised the people? The answer is a big NO.

    When Cory Aquino died, Kris Aquino could have easily ran for president despite not having a single hint of political or social contributions. What would be the basis for voting her? Kawawa naman? Namatay ang nanay niya? There are MILLIONS of Filipinos who deserve pity even more than Grace Poe’s tragedy, and yet we don’t see ourselves voting for each and every one of them. All of them could easily run under the excuse of saying that they lost their loved ones.

    We don’t vote based on pity, we vote FOR THE COUNTRY for we believe in what the candidates can do for the people.

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