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Grace/Chiz in Pangasinan –  Presidential bet Grace Poe answers question from students of University of Pangasinan on Friday, February 12, 2016 during their campaign trail in Pangasinan, Dagupan City. Jojo Riñoza / Manila Bulletin

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The Supreme Court (SC) ruled in favor of Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday afternoon (March 8, 2016).

The SC ruled in favor of Poe who challenged the Comelec over the citizenship and residency issues filed against her.

SC voted 9-6 in favor of the presidential aspirant.

Senator Poe’s two cases  are denominated as GR No. 221697 May Grace Natividad S. Poe-Llamanzares vs. Commission on Elections and Estrella C. Elamparo, and Gr Nos. 221698-700 Mary Grace Natividad S. Poe-Llamanzares vs. Comelec, Francisco S. Tatad, Antonio P. Contreras, and Amado D. Valdez.

Poe challenged the rulings of the Comelec which disqualified her as a presidential candidate for not being a natural-born Filipino and for lack of the 10-year residency in the Philippines.

On Dec. 28, 2015, the SC issued two temporary restraining orders (TROs) that stopped the Comelec from implementing its rulings.

Because of the TROs, the name of Senator Poe was included in the official ballots for the May 9 elections.

  • Rossel

    Si sen grace ang dapat na maging lider ng ating bansa dahil mappabago nya ang takbo nbg ating naluluging bansa kaya tuloy ang laban para sa bayan

  • Rossel

    Gagawin lahat ni sen grace para mapaganda ang ating kinabukasan kaya laban para sa bayan