10 Thoughts on Grace Poe's Announcement That She's Running for President

Is this amazing Grace?


(SPOT.ph) After months of waiting, eto na Poe! Senator Grace Poe officially announced her presidential candidacy on September 16 at Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.


Poe started her speech by stating that she was inspired to continue the vision of her late father, Fernando Poe, Jr. She then proceeded with outlining 20 of her 2016 plans, some of which are faster Internet and transportation, a better education system, higher income, less tax, and equality.


"Ako po si Grace Poe. Pilipino. Anak, asawa at ina, at sa tulong ng Mahal na Diyos ay inaalay ko sa inyong lahat ang aking sarili sa mas mataas na paninilbihan bilang inyong pangulo," she ended.


Read the full text of Grace Poe’s declaration of her 2016 presidential bid here.


Here are our 10 thoughts on Poe’s announcement.


On traffic: “OA na Poe talaga!

On senior citizens: “Lola Nidora will be happy about this.”



On equality: “So is she in favor of the LGBT community becoming part of the administration or holding public office?


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On climate change: “Er...who said it was only the rich people’s problem?”


May bagong umagang parating jingle playing right after her last word was like a fairytale ending where everybody is merry.


“She didn’t mention anything about religious sectors, given the recent, uhm, events.”



Wait, no Q&A from UP students?


“I wonder if this will change Duterte’s mind. What would Miriam say?”



“So should I vote for her? Oh wait, I haven't registered yet. ”


“Poe-Chi sounds like...candy.”

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