Grace Poe is a famous politician, educator, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She became famous after her appointment into the National Movie and Television Review and Classification Board as a chairperson.
She has served in the Congress as a senator since 2013. Despite her fame, most of the Philippines do not know more about her. For instance, only a few know about her citizenship, parents, and why she was disqualified from the 2016 presidential race.
Grace Poe profile summary
- Birth name: Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares
- Date of birth: September 3rd, 1968
- Grace Poe age: 51 years
- Zodiac sign: Virgo
- Place of birth: September 3rd
- Grace Poe citizenship: Filipino
- Gender: Female
- Occupation: Politician
- Marital status: Married
- Grace Poe husband: Neil Llamanzares
- Website: Grace Poe
Who is Grace Poe?
Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares was born on September 3rd, 1968, in Iloilo City, Philippines. She was abandoned as an infant and discovered at the holy water font of Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral, the main church of the city.
She was adopted by Jesusa Sonora and Fernando Poe, Jr, who became Grace Poe father and mother, respectively. She married Neil Llamanzares in 1991, and the couple has three children, one son and two daughters. Grace Poe son is called Brian, and her daughters are called Nikka and Hanna.
Grace Poe education qualification
Grace attended Saint Paul College of Pasig and Saint Paul College of Makati for her elementary studies. She later joined Assumption College San Lorenzo for her high school studies.
Upon finishing high school, she joined the University of the Philippines Manila to pursue Development Studies. She later transferred to Boston College and graduated with a degree in Political Science.
What is Grace Poe citizenship?
She was born in the Philippines and thus became a Filipino. However, in 2001, she became an American by naturalization. Nine years later, she reacquired her Filipino citizenship after renouncing the American one.
The politician has had an illustrious career as a preschool teacher, procurement liaison officer before joining politics. In 1995, she was a preschool teacher at a local Montessori Education-Style School. She left teaching and became a procurement liaison officer.
In 2005, she became the vice president and treasurer of FPJ Productions, her father's production company.
In 2010, Grace was appointed by President Benigno Aquino III as the chairwoman of the MTRCB (Movie and Television Review and Classification Board). During her tenure, she supported the Freedom of Information Act, which was approved by the senate.
She was elected as a senator of the Philippines in 2013. In Congress, she tabled and co-sponsored bills.
In 2015, the senator declared her presidential bid but was disqualified from contesting for the top seat. She was reelected into the senate in 2016.
Why is Grace Poe disqualified?
She was disqualified for failing to meet the candidacy requirements. According to a statement released by a division of the country's election commission, the senator was unable to satisfy the requirement that all presidential candidates must have lived in the Philippines for at least ten years before the election date.
The politician acquired US citizenship in 1991 and stayed in the US for ten years. She later came back to the Philippines and regained her citizenship in July 2006. However, she renounced her US citizenship four years later.
Throughout her career, she has achieved a lot. Some of Grace Poe accomplishments are as follows.
- Former MTRCB Chairwoman
- Chairperson, College Freshman
- Co-founder, Filipino Cultural Club of Boston College
How rich is Grace Poe?
Grace Poe net worth is an estimated P90,674,709.72. She is ranked at position six in the list of top ten richest senators in the Philippines. Senator Cynthia Villar topped the list, followed by Manny Pacquiao.
Twitter and Facebook accounts
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Unknown facts about Grace Poe
Below are some of these facts about the senator.
- She got married to her husband despite FPJ's opposition.
- She is a taekwondo black belter.
- She is a fan of David Baldacci, an American novelist.
- All of her children are dual citizens.
- Grace has a green thumb.
- Her first stint in public service was as the chairman of MTRCB.
Grace Poe has been in the Philippines' political scene for some time now. She has accomplished a lot as a politician. She is a voice to reckon for many people within the Philippines.