Poe vows ‘new’ pro-poor, compassionate Philippines


Senator Grace Poe promised a new Philippines and vowed a presidency that will give priority to the poor so that they too will feel the gains of a strong economy.

In her visit to Bagong Silang, Caloocan City (Metro Manila) over the weekend, Poe said a leader must be tough but also compassionate and decent.

“Kung ang Pangulo ninyo ay matino, kung ang Pangulo ninyo ay sumusunod sa batas, kung ang Pangulo ninyo inuuna ang mahihirap, dadami ang trabaho dito at gagandang di hamak ang Caloocan. Bagong Pilipinas ang ipinapangako ko sa inyo [If your President is a good person and follows the law, if your leader gives priority to the poor, there will be more jobs here in Caloocan. I promise you a new Philippines],” she added.

Taking on her late father Fernando Poe Jr.’s 2004 campaign slogan “Bagong Umaga (New Morning),” the independent presidential candidate said a “new” Philippines is one where no one gets left behind.

“Hindi na dapat magmakaawa pa ang ating mga kababayan sa gobyerno para makatanggap ng tulong. Kaya ako, bilang Pangulo, makakasiguro kayo na hindi kayo papabayaan dahil uunahin natin ang nangangailangan at ang mahihirap [Our people will not have to beg for help. With me as President, you will not be neglected because the poor and needy will be our priority],” she added.

“Sisiguraduhin ko na mararamdaman ninyo ang pagmamahal, pagtulong at pag-angat galing sa gobyerno [I will make sure that you will feel the love and assistance from the government],” Poe said.

The senator, the first foundling to run for President, gave assurances that she will deliver on her campaign promises and that she will monitor the progress of her administration’s programs especially for the poor.

She reminded voters about the sanctity of the ballot, urging them to think about their choices.

“Kung mabibigyan tayo ng pagkakataon ng Maykapal, malaking pagbabago ang mangyayari sa ating bansa. Siya pa rin ang magdedesisyon. Pero nasa inyo binigay Niya ang kalayaan na mamili [If I will be given the chance, there will be a big change in the country. But you have the freedom to choose your leaders],” Poe said.

According to the senator, her administration will be sensitive to the needs of farmers.

In an interview during the grand rally of her Partido Galing at Puso in Valenzuela City (Metro Manila) on Monday night, Poe vowed to improve irrigation canals and construct more irrigation systems to help the farmers.

She said her administration will abolish irrigation fees.

Farmers whose land yields 40 cavans of palay pay an estimated P4,500 per hectare annually in irrigation service fee to the National Irrigation Administration.


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  1. opinionated pinoy on

    Shallow political promises and abstract as well, only exists in thought as an idea but not having concrete existence. This is Sen. Poe’s campaign strategy, an abstract in nature, instead of addressing on more important and realistic issues. She always promise on things what the audience wanted to hear, whether that promise can be politically achievable or not. This person does not have business in leading over 100 Million of Filipinos. If she wins this election, she will be surrounded by advisors and doing OJT (on the Job training) as well. Look at Nancy Binay in the Senate, she is lost most of the time, and cannot even construct grammatically correct questions or answers to questions being asked. A UP graduate kunu. Shame on you!

    • true. I don’t know why the stupid Filipino voters elected this U.P. graduate who can hardly express herself in English. I guess they harassed or bought her grades in U.P. with the billions of pesos they stole.

  2. sumusunod daw cya sa batas?hehehe.Kung sa kanyang COC hindi sya sumunod sa requirements ng constitution—-natural born citizen,10 year residency preceding may 9 election.Tas ngayon siya pa ang magssabi sa atin na sumunod sa batas.What hypocrisy!At this point in time,she is a spent force,and not worth giving our attention.Maliban sa hindi nya pagsunod sa batas,she is an inveterate LIAR,recently in the 2nd debate,she claimed she didn’t sign coco levy fund at the senate.Ngayon maliwanag pa sa sikat ng araw ang PIRMA nya.

  3. As usual, she mentions things which are pleasing to the ears of the voters, especially the poor. What has she done in the Senate to hint that she is really for the general welfare of the poor and downtrodden?

    She really doesn’t know the plight of the sharecroppers and farmers. There is more need for subsidy than building irrigation canals; there are needs for cooperatives to help thefamers themselves and technical knowhow to improve their harvests.

    Perhaps, this candidate has promised all that she can in every sector of the society; the merchants, the students, OFWs, etc., etc. All in all, I wonder if she has explained how she may be able to accomplish her proposed programs with a Congress she may not be aligned and ‘friendly’ with. In short, everything she says are all “pies in the sky.”l

    May God bless the Philippines!

  4. Kaya saludo ako kay Sen Grace Poe dahil may paninindigan siya at magagandang plano para sa bansa lalo na sa mahihirap kaya tiwala ako sa kanya na ngayon eleksyon alam kong ang kanyang mga pangako na yan ay makakasatuparan kaya dapat pumili ng Presidenteng matino gaya niya at hindi magnakakaw sa pera ng taumbayan.

  5. Grace Poe’s priority is first and foremost to tell the TRUTH and be faithful to the CONSTITUTION. Absent this, she isn’t worth listening to.