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    THE Liberal Party (LP) is bent on getting Sen. Grace Poe on board because “she is popular,” according to Caloocan City Rep. Edgar Erice.

    Erice, the vice chairman of the ruling party, said Poe “will be safe” if she decides to join their group.

    “Senator Poe is a big addition because she is popular and she provides hope for our people. We are determined to have her [in our team]. We have members who even expressed willingness to help the party in courting her. But the decision is with her. What I can say is that if she coalesces with us, hindi mapapariwara ang kinabukasan niya at ng bayan (she and the country will not go astray),” the lawmaker said in an interview.

    He issued the statement a day after United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) Secretary General JV Bautista warned Poe against joining LP because some of its members were involved in rigging the result of the 2004 elections that resulted in the defeat of Poe’s father, Fernando Poe, Jr., who was the standard bearer of the opposition.

    Bautista mentioned Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and former Sen. Francis Pangilinan who earned the moniker “Mr. Noted” because he merely noted the opposition’s motion to open the election returns.

    But Erice denied Bautista’s allegations.

    “Senator Poe said so herself, UNA has allies who are involved in election fraud. Secretary Abad would not engage in that . . . Senator Pangilinan was merely the Presiding Officer. That wasn’t cheating,” he said.

    Erice was also unfazed by Bautista’s claim that Vice President Jejomar Binay knows how to win an election. He said Binay’s repeated statements that politics was behind the corruption allegations against him would eventually doom his candidacy.

    “He says the Senate Blue Ribbon inquiry on him is one-sided, but he has refused to attend them in the first place. Those accusing him of corruption are his people. It didn’t come from nowhere,” Erice, Vice Chairman of the House Suffrage and Electoral reform panel, argued.

    “He said the Ombudsman’s office is the proper venue in settling corruption allegations, but when the Ombudsman issued his son a suspension order, they wanted the Ombudsman cited in contempt. And how would he explain his huge bank accounts as stated in the Anti-Money Laundering Council report?” the congressman added.

    “He wants to be President, but he doesn’t want to face scrutiny. Sabi nga ni FPJ, Pinuno mo na ang salop! Dapat ka nang kalusin! (Enough is enough),” Erice said.

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    1. O ayan Grace Poe pakiimbestiga na din yang si Erice dahil diumano sa kanyang involvement sa illegal mining kung saan si Erice ay investor.

    2. shows how poor the pool of politicians LP has. not even one of the party’s top LP honchos is in the upper rung of the survey for the presidency despite the all out demolition of binay. and they are courting an outsider to boost winnability for their party? and the one they are courting is not even keen to join as a member? what a bunch of losers LP has.

    3. It really hard for a senator like Grace Poe to choose a best team to run either with the administration or with any opposition . She has too either to join the clean team ??? Or tainted team??? Both seem to wear different color but seem to have many in common. Hope she can discerned between a true nationalist and a hypocrite .
      Our country need a good and Honest leaders . There is a few choices but whose the best? My God bless the Philippines and help us select our future leader that will lead the country to a robust economy and greater prosperity for every Juan Dela Cruz and Maria’s.

    4. Isang napakagandang paglilinaw` ukol kay Grace Poe Llamanzares mula sa isang nagmamalasakit na kababayan:

      WHY GRACE POE IS NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN AND THUS NOT QUALIFIED TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY – –
      MALINAW SA ATING KONSTITUSYON NA DAPAT AY NATURAL BORN CITIZENS LAMANG ANG MAGING SENADOR O PRESIDENTE AT HINDI PWEDE ANG MERE FILIPINO CITIZEN NA HINDI NAMAN NATURAL BORN. IBA PO KASI ANG ISANG “MERE FILIPINO CITIZEN NA HINDI NATURAL BORN” MULA SA ISANG “NATURAL BORN FILIPINO CITIZEN.”

      GRACE POE IS NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN AND NOT QUALIFIED TO BE A SENATOR NOR THE PRESIDENT. MALI SI MACALINTAL FOR SAYING THAT GRACE POE IS A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN. BAKIT KO SINASABING MALI SI MACALINTAL? PLEASE READ BELOW:

      Macalintal cites Article II of the UN convention states, “A foundling found in the territory of a Contracting State shall, in the absence of proof to the contrary, be considered to have been born within that territory of parents possessing the nationality of that State.”

      MALINAW NA NAKASAAD SA TAAS NA YAN AY PARA LAMANG SA MGA “FOUNDLING” FOUND IN THE TERRITORY OF A CONTRACTING STATE. YAN AY PARA LAMANG SA MGA BASTA NA LANG NATAGPUAN (FOUND) SA TERITORYO NG PILIPINAS. SI GRACE POE AY HINDI BASTA NA LANG NATAGPUAN SA PILIPINAS. HINDI “FOUNDLING” SI GRACE POE.

      MAAARING TOTOONG NATURAL BORN FILIPINO CITIZEN SI GRACE POE NOONG SYA AY PINANGANAK SUBALIT NAWALA ANG KANYANG NATURAL BORN FILIPINO CITIZEN STATUS NUNG SYA AY NAG-APPLY AT NA-APRUBAHAN BILANG ISANG AMERICAN CITIZEN.

      ITO PO ANG OATH OF ALLEGIANCE THAT YOU MUST TAKE BEFORE YOU CAN BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN:
      Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America

      Oath:

      “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

      SAMAKATUWID PO, GRACE POE RENOUNCED HER ALLEGIANCE AND FIDELITY (KATAPATAN) TO OUR COUNTRY, THE PHILIPPINES, WHEN SHE ASSUMED U.S. CITIZENSHIP. SHE LOST BOTH HER NATURAL BORN FILIPINO CITIZEN STATUS AND PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP WHEN SHE BECAME A U.S. CITIZEN.

      NOW, IN ORDER TO BE A NATURAL BORN FILIPINO CITIZEN, YOU MUST NOT HAVE PERFORMED ANY ACT TO ACQUIRE OR PERFECT YOUR PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP.

      BY LOSING HER FILIPINO CITIZENSHIP WHEN SHE RENOUNCED (DROPPED) IT WHEN SHE TOOK HER OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO AMERICA, GRACE POE HAD TO PERFORM AN ACT TO PERFECT HER PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP UNDER THE DUAL CITIZENSHIP LAW OF THE PHILIPPINES. WHAT IS THAT ACT? THE TAKING OF THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE PHILIPPINES IN ORDER TO RE-ACQUIRE PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP UNDER THE DUAL CITIZENSHIP LAW OF THE PHILIPPINES (RA 9225). THEREFORE, BECAUSE SHE PERFORMED THIS ACT IN ORDER TO PERFECT HER PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP, ONCE MORE, GRACE POE IS NO LONGER A NATURAL BORN FILIPINO CITIZEN BUT A MERE FILIPINO CITIZEN WHO IS NOT NATURAL BORN. THEREFORE, SHE IS BARRED BY THE CONSTITUTION FROM RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT BECAUSE ONLY NATURAL BORN FILIPINO CITIZENS ARE ALLOWED TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES!!!!
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      Macalintal said Poe renounced her US citizenship when she ran for the Senate in 2013.

      “Even if you are a naturalized citizen of the US, the moment you renounce that, you automatically revert back to your natural-born Filipino citizen status under the dual citizenship act,” he further explained.

      MALI NA NAMAN SI MACALINTAL!!! HINDI PORKE YOU RENOUNCED YOUR FOREIGN CITIZENSHIP E YOU IMMEDIATELY RE-ACQUIRE YOUR NATURAL-BORN FILIPINO STATUS!!! ITO PO ANG NAKASULAT SA BATAS: “..Natural –born citizens of the Philippines who have lost their Philippine citizenship by reason of their naturalization as citizens of a foreign country are hereby deemed to have re-acquired Philippine citizenship upon taking the oath of allegiance to the Republic.” (Section 3, RA 9225) IT IS VERY CLEAR IN THIS PROVISION OF THE LAW THAT ONE IS ONLY DEEMED TO HAVE RE-ACQUIRED “PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP” AND NOT NATURAL BORN FILIPINO CITIZEN STATUS!!!! IBA PO KASI ANG FILIPINO CITIZEN SA NATURAL-BORN FILIPINO CITIZEN!!!! NOT JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE A FILIPINO CITIZEN YOU CAN ALREADY RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY!!! ONLY NATURAL BORN FILIPINO CITIZENS CAN RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY!!! GRACE POE ONLY RE-ACQUIRED PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP AND NOT NATURAL BORN FILIPINO CITIZEN STATUS!!!
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      Macalintal cited the Supreme Court decision on the case of Antonio Bengson 3rd vs. Teodoro Cruz, wherein the court upheld the Filipino citizenship of the latter.

      MALI NA NAMAN PO SI MACALINTAL DITO!!! BAKIT SYA MALI? KASI PO, TEODORO CRUZ RE-ACQUIRED HIS NATURAL BORN CITIZEN STATUS BY VIRTUE OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 2630, entitled “An Act Providing for Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship by Persons Who Lost Such by Rendering Service to, or Accepting Commission in, the Armed Force of the United States,” WHILE GRACE POE RE-ACQUIRED HER MERE PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP (NOT NATURAL BORN STATUS) UNDER ANOTHER LAW WHICH IS RA 9225!!!
      ITO PO ANG SABI NG SUPREME COURT SA KASO NI TEODORO CRUZ:

      “Upon his discharge from the US Marine Corps, private respondent returned to the Philippines and decided to regain his Filipino citizenship. Thus, on March 17, 1994, availing himself of the benefits of Republic Act (RA) No. 2630. Cruz took his oath of allegiance to the Republic and registered the same with the Local Civil Registry of Mangatarem, Pangasinan. On the same day, he also executed an Affidavit of Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship.”

      ANG RA 2630 AY NILIKHA UPANG BIGYAN NG IMPORTANSYA ANG ATING HISTORIC MILITARY TIES WITH THE U.S. UPANG MABIGYAN NG PAGKAKATAON ANG MGA NAGING U.S. CITIZEN DAHIL SA PAGSISILBI SA MILITAR NG U.S. NA MARECOVER ANG KANILANG NATURAL BORN FILIPINO CITIZEN STATUS!!!
      SI GRACE POE AY HINDI PO NAGSILBI SA MILITARY NG U.S.

    5. a hypocrite will never be a good president! she attacked binay but defended malacanang in corruption. in senate she is with the most corrupt administration senators and in cahoot with them. facebook-she is called a female abnoy.

      • Wala naman syang panlaban kundi ang kanyang pagiging honest kuno nya daw na di naman kayang tindigan hanggang sa dulo dahil sa umpisa pa lang ay kadudaduda na. Si Grace Poe ay maihahambing sa magulong bagyo at pabago bago ng direksyon!

    6. Leodegardo Pruna on

      LP is moving in the wrong direction and Grace should beware. The LP represented by A BAD man will ruin not only her career but her life as well. God bless the Philippines.

    7. Whoever endorses any pretender who in their life never went hungry involuntarily; never in their life called for the shaking of the foundations of society; talks of the poor as if they are numbers that have to be merely fed, clothe and sheltered; calls for service to the people yet rake in irresponsible profits and dispensed influence to those who wish to rob us dry; who neither have the vision nor a defined direction for the nation; identifies with the poor absent any idea how it is to be poor; and talks of ridding government of corruption as if it is the fundamental problem of this nation does not deserve a minute of our time whether heard or read. Political analysts who endorse candidates or conditions our minds to favor one over another are no analysts at all but are paid apologists. And those who favor would be candidates who had their opportunity to make a difference in our lives but failed or never even tried are even worse. They deserve the same condemnation as what we have for those pretentious politicians. I have no apologies for these unthinking and unfeeling people. Trashing them is best!

    8. By associating herself with the ABNOY admin, I am pulling out my vote together with my family for her. She’s proving to be a fast learning-Trapo and the new face of LP. What a waste, her father was cheated by these numbskulls an yet she’s sharing stage with them..we all know how these LP’s will manipulate her and ride on her popularity for now but as her color is now showing that popularity with the masses will soon be gone. Looking for the upcoming survey and surely her rating will nosedive with these developments.

    9. Eduardo valdez on

      So Poe is the party’s best bet not for anything else but her popularity. Apparently she has the support of her late father’s fans. The first time we had a woman president she too was very popular. But was she efficient? Obviously not. According to one columnist at 5 o’clock she is in haste to leave malacanang to attend another session with her amiga where the favorite terminologies are, pong, bonut, paningit, joker eye, escalera, and 7 pairs. Her administration had the most number of coup d’etat and she plunged the country in darkness with brownouts lasting as long as 10 hours per day. The next woman president, the diminutive lady from Pampanga also a sibling of former president like Pnoy, proved to be a disaster, our biggest blunder. Will Poe who is as short or as tall as GMA prove to be a dime among nickels?

    10. Senator Poe will never be VP or Pres. if she joins the Liberal Party as Chiz will never be Pres when he joined the NPC ….for obvious reason…Senator Poe should reconsider and take a hard look in joiinig the oppostion as a VP candidate because there are greater benefit…one, her throngs of fans will never agonize in voting for her , second the poor will never understand why she defend this administration performance, ..Sentor Poe candidacy will be guided again with the principle, “Ang kakambal ng kasingnugaligan ay magnanakaw”. Our truama will never pass until justice have been served for our 44 fallen heros due to the Mamasapano incident…
      Lastly, Senator Poe’s votes will be protected. with the opposition….