Senator Grace Poe is in the news and in the television almost
Some are questioning her qualification to run as President if
and when she decides to do so.
To run for President, a candidate must possess the following
1. Natural born citizen of the Philippines
2. Registered voter
3. Able to read write
4. At least 40 years of age o the day of the election
5. A resident of the Philippines for at least 10 years
immediately preceding the election.
Senator Grace Poe according to some people is not a natural
I searched my book in Constitutional Law and looked at the
definition of a natural born citizen and this is what it says.
Natural Born Citizen
One who is a citizen of the Philippines from birth without having
to perform any act to acquire or perfect his Philippine
Senator Grace Poe is a natural born Filipino citizen.
Under the Philippine Constitution, the following are citizens
of the Philippines:
1. Those who are citizens of the Philippines at the time of the
adoption of the 1987 Constitution
2. Those whose fathers or mothers are citizens of the Philippines
3. Those born before January 17, 1973 of Filipino mothers, who
elect Philippine citizenship upon reaching the age of majority
4. Those who are naturalized in accordance with law.
Some argue that how can you say that Senator Grace Poe is a
citizen of the Philippines when she does not know whether her
biological father or mother is a Filipino citizen.
Remember that Sen Grace Poe is a foundling. A Foundling is an
infant that has been abandoned by its parents and is discovered
and cared for by others. She was found abandoned in a church.
A known lawyer Atty.Katrina Legarda said that the Philippines
adheres to the principles of International Law.
Under international law, foundlings are considered a citizen of
the country where the foundling is found.
Whoever alleges that Senator Grace Poe is not a natural born
Filipino citizen must be the one to prove that she is not.
I am not against Senator Grace Poe running for a higher office.
I am against those who are throwing mud against someone to
discourage that person from running for an office or decrease
the chance of that person from winning an election.
We, Criminology students, Criminologist and Active and retired
law enforcers must analyze what the news says. I know that you
have an idea who is behind all these.
Remember that DILG Secretaty Mar Roxas is pushing hard to
convince Senator Poe to join him on the road of corruption
free and straight path governance. Will you suspect him as
behind this demolition job against Senator Poe. Your studies
and training will tell you that he is not.
We are not dumb, we are trained to conclude based on facts
and evidence and not on what a person or the news says.
Let us look at the track record of a person before voting for
him or her in the election. If a person has a history of
corruption, will you still vote for that person, I am sure
you will not.
The Philippine National Police and The Armed Forces of the
Philippines were greatly modernized by this present
administration, let us support those leaders who will continue
this great leap forward towards becoming a great and strong