Celebrities praised Senator Grace Poe on social media for accepting defeat on Monday evening, May 9.
Actor Robin Padilla, a known supporter of the Davao City Mayor, posted on Instagram, "The woman who delivered the solid victory to our New President Rodrigo Duterte. If she gave in to the call of Mr Mar Roxas [to unite], the start of the revolution will never be realized. Deepest respect to you Madame Grace Poe, you are truly the daughter of the KING FPJ."
Ogie Alcasid, songwriter and husband to Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez, expressed his admiration on Instagram, "I truly respect you Madame senator @sengracepoe."
"Always knew you would have made a great president had you waited 6 years more. Thank you ma'am for this act of humility. MUCH RESPECT. A step towards UNITY to fix a divided nation. Mabuhay ka!," actress Liza Diño said.
Other stars, including Ruffa Gutierrez, Luis Manzano, Vice Ganda, and Arnel Ignacio also expressed their admiration for Poe’s humility on Twitter.
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Senator Grace Poe conceded the presidential race to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as results showed Duterte’s lead by a big margin (around 6 million votes) in the presidential election.
In a press conference, she said, "Ako si Grace Poe...ay nagbibigay-daan kay Rodrigo Duterte...na siyang napili ng nakakarami sa ating mga kababayan." (I am Grace Poe, and I am giving way to Rodrigo Duterte, whom majority of our countrymen have chosen.)
This early concession earned Senator Grace Poe praises from local stars through social media.