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Susan Roces: All-out for Grace Poe

SAN CARLOS CITY, Philippines—Aside from being the biggest contributor to Grace Poe’s campaign kitty, veteran movie actress Susan Roces said she is also her daughter’s biggest campaigner in the senatorial race.

“Modesty aside, size-wise and age-wise, I am her biggest campaigner,” Roces told reporters during a visit to the relatives of her late husband, Fernando Poe Jr., in this city on Monday.

Roces said she still had to get used to attacks on her daughter, particularly after the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) adopted Poe and then dropped her from its lineup.

“They don’t know the meaning of the word adoption. You don’t adopt somebody then shove her away,”she said.

Roces knows what adoption is all about. She and her husband adopted Grace, who was abandoned as a newborn at a church in Jaro, Iloilo.

“When you adopt somebody, you adopt everything [about her]. My husband and I adopted Grace and we took her in wholeheartedly. I don’t know (UNA’s) definition of adoption,”she said.

But Roces said she did not want to discuss UNA’s actions any further.

“I don’t want to make a fuss about my feelings. If I was hurt or I was happy [about UNA’s rejection of Grace], sa akin na lang ’yon (I prefer to keep that to myself). It was a political decision so let us respect that,”she said.

Roces said Grace first expressed her desire to run for public office in 2010 under the wings of her godfather former President Joseph Estrada. But Grace was advised that she was “not ripe yet for politics,”Roces said.

“Now, it’s 2013 and everybody is getting older and running after time. Why is it suitable for their sons and daughters [to run] but not my daughter?”she asked.

“Why take it against her when somebody wanted her and embraced her? Why are they mad at her? Excuse me,” she said.

Roces said she appreciates how Team PNoy has been handling the campaign. “They don’t use anybody. Whatever we do, we do voluntarily, on our own. The candidates help each other. Grace and Chiz (reelectionist Sen. Francis Escudero) help each other… President Aquino volunteered to endorse Grace and I did not have to give anything back,”she said.

Roces said she took offense at detractors who said Grace had been taking advantage of her adoptive father’s surname, Poe.

“Everybody should be proud of one’s name. That is her [family] name. Hindi niya inangkin lang (She did not claim it). Besides, [voters] can easily remember Poe. Let us be practical,”she said.—Yolanda Sotelo

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  • pcosmachine

    GRACE POE WAS BORN TO BE A SENATOR OF THE PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC.

    HER BOSTON COLLEGE EDUCATION HERE IN THE US PREPARED HER TO SERVE HER COUNTRYMEN ONE DAY.

    GRACE POE WILL LAND NUMBER FOUR IN THE MAY 13 SENATORIAL RACE.

    • JOSEPH gARCIA

      yuore right mananalo syang senador my prediction is 6 – 6 tied between UNA and Team PNOY. Don’t believe in SWS and False Asia

    • Concur_Dissent

      Eto magandang balita para sa mga anti-aquino, pro erap, pro nancy etc etc… espesyal eto para kay joseph garcia….

      http://phdotnewsdotyahoodotcom/

      paltan lang po ng period o “.” yung mga letrang “dot”

      yan malinaw ha?

  • BotoMoKinabukasanMo

    Grace Poe is FAR better than JV “Shabu” Ejercito, Jack “The Killer” Enrile, and Nancy “Hesitant” Binay combined. Let Us Vote Wisely and drop all UNA candidates out of the 12 desirable Senators. If your list is still incomplete, add Edward Hagedorn instead of any UNA Headache!!

    • JOSEPH gARCIA

      youre right far Better sya kesa kay BUM GMA lapdog Aquino, Sonny Landgrabber Angara, Sonny Traitor Trillanes, Cynthia nurses BFF Villar, Kikay Torortot Pimentel, Loren Butterfly Legarda, Jamby IPAD madrigal, Risa Elitist leftist hontiveros, Chiz Favorite son in law Escudero, Alan Dynasty Cayetano, Jun Panot Magsaysay

      • samarutan

        JV “shabu” Estrada, ikaw ba yan?

      • bongarroyo

        si toby tionggo iyan…

      • Bangon

        huwag mo isama si bam aquino diyan…ang dami niyang achievement na kahit mga international bodies kinikilala yung mga achievements na yun… pinakamataas nga na natanggap niya ay bilang bahagi ng “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World”

      • jgl414567

        Nakawala na naman sa mental hospital and isang ito!

    • jack_bagbaga2011

      iboto natin si wisely sa mayo 13

    • tarikan

      Correction please. Nancy is a certified “caregiver”.

  • samarutan

    Let’s vote for Grace Poe! Good family, good education, good reputation, good government service record and morally fit person, character and qualities that you don’t see in Estradas, Enriles, Binays, etc.

    • tarikan

      Anong good family, anong good education, anong good reputation at anong good government service? Hindi mo alam si FPJ, pre. Maraming anak sa labas. Itong si Grace Po-E eh sabi ni Inday Susan napulot daw sa simbahan sa Jaro, Iloilo, ano maniwala ka dyan? Matraming may alam na si Grace Po-E ay anak ni Rosemary kay the Apo. Good education —ano bang educational attainment nitong Grace Po-E at akala mo naman ang MTRCB ay isang premier cabinet post. Pang showbiz laang yan. Si Susan okay. Si Lovie Po-E kilala mo? May kapatid pa sya kay FPJ din.

      • jgl414567

        Prove your allegations otherwise you will pay with a libel suit in court! I know your real name and your complete address. I warn you!

      • tarikan

        You want proof you mo…ron? I’ll give you proof. Sama ka sa probinsya namin at ipakikilala kita sa parents (mother side) ni Lovie Po-E at ang kanyang kapatid. Mama ni Lovie ay kamag-anak ng pinsan-buo ko. In fact isa sa pinsan ko ang nag-alaga diyan sa dalawa. You don’t scare me easy, you idi..ot! So what’s my real name and address? I’ll have you arrested if I saw your face in front of my gate.

      • Nelson Baguya II

        haha, ginagawa mong tanga sarili mo. MTRCB pang showbiz? hindi premier post? Tanga ka Ba? Sadyang bobo ka ba? Eh mag apply nga lang bilang manager ng Jollibee it take a lot of qualification. MTRCB chair pa kaya? ang MTRCB ay mundo ng mga pscyhologist, Com. Devt.courses, Social worker, Social scientist, Media related courses at iba pa. And they are scholar enough to select Poe for the chair post.

      • Nelson Baguya II

        Ano ba education attainment mo? eh si Grace po? sa boston university po, preimyadong pa aralan sa new york. nganga?

      • tarikan

        Ah okay, Boston U. Pero hindi kahanay ng Harvard at Yale. What premier school in NCY did she go, Columbia? Or maybe New York City U, not an Ivy Leaguer same as Boston U. Pero okay na okay pala sya kumpara kela Lito Lapid, Kap Bong & Jinggoy E. (Law drop-out). To some extent okay pa si Grace Po-E kesa sa mga military senators. Ano ba naman ang four years sa PMA? Over-rated laang ang PMAers.

  • lolo_Jose

    Swanie, manang Inday… mulat sapol tagahanga mo ang pamilya ko at ni katiting na kontobrsiya ay walang maipupukol sa iyo sa iyong pagiging artista..hanga ngayon taglay mo pa rin ang ”the face that refresh” bukod sa mabait ka talaga..Team Pnoy straight ang ikinakampanya ko dito sa amin siympre una sa listahan si Grace…

  • Lightning_seed

    Wala din ito alam..pag nakaupo na to sa senado..sigurado mag ala pacquiao ito..kamote s batas..dpat sa kanya eh magtinda ng isda sa palengke isama nya si nancy mas bagay sila dun..mas muka p sya matanda sa umampon sa kanya

    • Nelson Baguya II

      haha, ano bang posisyon mo s trabaho. Panung wlang alam eh chair siya ng MTRCB: na kung saan competence and background ang pinaguusapan. San k ba grumaduate? siya grumaduate siya sa Boston Univ. premyadong school sa New york. Tignan muna kc ang sarili bago mgsalita ng kawalang kwenta s iba.

  • tarikan

    Roces knows what adoption is all about. She and her husband adopted Grace, who was abandoned as a newborn at a church in Jaro, Iloilo. Ano??? Ikaw naman Inday Susan…magagalit sa iyo nyan ang kapatid mong si Rosemarie. Lahat ng tao nung panahong yon alam anak ni Rosemarie yan iniwan(bago nagpakalayo) sa iyo dahil sa sobrang powerful/controversial/influencial ang ama (hindi si Ricky ha). You know who was that, di ba ninong nyo pa sa kasal?

  • raffy

    wala akong pakialam kung adopted sya o hindi! ang tanong: is grace poe qualified and competent to be a senator?

    • Nelson Baguya II

      Yes, chair of the MTRCB? (where experience and competence is the background) and a Boston University alumnus. Isnt that enough, compare to whom: Binay, Estrada, Enrile?

      • hustlergalore

        in fairness

  • Rogers Nelson Uy

    ang isang walang alam, nag endorso ng isa ring walang alam..hay buhay..

    • Nelson Baguya II

      Excuse me? chair of the MTRCB? (where experience and competence is the background) wlang alam? sn kba grumaduate? Si Poe Boston University alumnus (Premyadong school s New York; now you know). Tanungin mo nga sa sarili mo kung nalagpasan o higit pa yang profile mo sa simpleng profile ni Poe. (mas yado ka kasing Crab, at nega; tignan muna ang sarili bago mamintas ng iba, tuloy ikaw p ang mas nakakahiya)

      • Rogers Nelson Uy

        kung meron yang napatunayan sa gobyerno, bakit puro FPJ ng FPJ pinagsisigawan nyan ha? Lahat ng commercials puro FPJ! kakasuka! Walang napatunayan kaya puro tatay ang binabanggit! Letche!

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