Senator Grace Poe plays 'hashtag game' at Meet the Inquirer forum

Poe on petitioner, complainants to DQ cases: #AsaKaPa

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 03:02 PM January 28, 2016

#AsaKaPa was the hashtag presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe selected for the three personalities who either want to remove her as senator or prevent her from running for president in the May 2016 elections.


Poe picked the hashtag for defeated senatorial bet Rizalito David, lawyer Estrella Elamparo, and former Senator Francis “Kit” Tatad when she played the hashtag game at the Meet the Inquirer Forum on Thursday.

David is the complainant in a quo warranto petition filed at the Senate Electoral Tribunal that seeks to remove her from the Senate while Elamparo and Tatad are both complainants to the disqualification cases filed against her at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).


Rizalito’s petition was junked by the SET while Tatad and Elamparo’s cases were upheld by the Comelec. Both decisions, however, are now the subjects of the oral arguments at the Supreme Court.

READ: Comelec en banc upholds Poe disqualification ruling

For President Benigno Aquino III, Poe chose #MulaSaPuso and #MakeMeHappy for her rival, former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II.

Poe later explained that she chose the hashtag for Aquino because she said she is close to the President. She served as chair of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board before she was elected senator in 2013.

Asked about her hashtag for Roxas, the lady senator said: “Bahala na sya dun (It’s up to him). Whatever he thinks will make me happy.”

Poe’s hashtags for other rivals — Vice President Jejomar Binay and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte — were #TalagaLang and #ConfidentlyBeautifulWithAHeart, respectively.

Asked to match a hashtag for MRT and traffic, Poe chose #nakakaloka. CDG


READ: Despite attacks, emotional Poe says presidential run ‘worth it’

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