Grace Poe seeks to continue FPJ's advocacy-A A +A
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
MANILA -- Grace Poe-Llamanzares is pushing for a standardized feeding program in the country, one of the advocacies of her late father, actor Fernando Poe Jr., popularly called FPJ.
Llamanzares, the Action King's only daughter to actress Susan Roces, went to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office Tuesday to formalize her bid for senator in the 2013 midterm polls.
"Yung agenda na pagbibigay ng katarungan ay hindi lang sa dayaan nung 2004 pero isusulong din natin yung standardized feeding program, mas malinaw na pag-aalaga sa mga bata at pamilya," she told reporters at Comelec.
Llamanzares's father ran for the presidency in 2004 but lost to then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who allegedly rigged the results of the elections.
Roces, Llamanzares's mother, said the automated election system has erased their fears that the senatorial candidate will suffer the same fate as her father.
"Wala naman pagdududa. It has to end somewhere. Kailangan manumbalik ang tiwala ng tao sa gobyerno," she said.
The candidacy of Llamanzares, chairman of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board chairman (MTRCB), had been announced Monday during the Liberal Party's (LP) proclamation of candidates at the Club Filipino.
Although he will be fielded as a common candidate of the LP-led administration ticket and the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) of former President Joseph Estrada and Vice President Jejomar Binay, Llamanzares said she will only campaign with the ruling party.
Estrada is the godfather of Llamanzares while Binay was the campaign manager of the late actor.
Upon the filing of candidacy papers, Llamanzares is deemed resigned from her post at MTRCB. Her vice chairman, Emmanuel Borlaza, will take over as acting chairman, Malacañang said. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)