Sen. Poe announces presidential bid today

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Sen. Poe announces presidential bid today

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Senator Grace Poe is all set to announce before sundown today her presidential bid at the Bahay ng Alumni in the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City.

This was relayed to The Chronicle by Bohol based businessman-civic leader Mario Uy who is the head for Visayas of GP2016, a group of volunteers lobbying and supporting Sen. Poe’s presidential bid.

Poe is an avid believer of feng shui, a Chinese practice. A source close to the senator said Poe had the September 16 date checked by a Fung shui master and eventually got a go signal. After all, the so-called ghost month would have ended by then.

A second source, a supporter of the senator, confirmed this information. The source said groups have prepared tarpaulins and shirts for the event.

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The first source said Poe would declare without her friend and political ally Francis “Chiz” Escudero, who is said to be declaring a tomorrow,Thursday.

Poe’s camp met with several television news groups on Monday, to discuss the coverage plan for the event.

NO CHANCE ROXAS-POE

President Benigno Aquino III earlier said the Liberal Party would wait for Poe’s decision to become its vice presidential bet until the deadline for filing of certificates of candidacy in October.

Now, Aquino said they are “not worried” by Poe’s expected declaration and that they “like to hear” what she would say.

The first source told Rappler the reason Poe has so far been cold to the idea of running under the Liberal Party is because the same people who discredited her father in 2004 – the late action star Fernando Poe Jr – are among Roxas’ supporters.

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The source said many from what used to be known as “The Firm,” the law office believed to have backed the disqualification case against FPJ, are supporting Roxas. The law firm has since split into two.

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Meanwhile, local supporters of Sen. Poe conducted mass feeding to malnourished children of barangay Taloto, this city during the birth anniversary of the late Fernando Poe, Jr. Uy led the civic action program.

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