IN PHOTOS: PH stars step out to support Grace Poe, Chiz Escudero

MANILA, Philippines – Senators Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero announced their respective bids for the 2016 elections, and their family, friends, as well as showbiz personalities, were all there to cheer them on.

Grace's presidential bid was announced at the University of the Philippines Bahay ng Alumni on September 16, while Chiz declared he would be her running mate as vice president at Club Filipino on September 17.

From Susan Roces to Heart Evangelista, here are some of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates' celebrity supporters:

Grace's mom, actress and wife of the late Fernando Poe Jr, Susan Roces, was there on both days to support her daughter. Susan and FPJ adopted Grace when she was an infant. 

Actress Susan Roces, mother of @sengracepoe, now at the venue. #GraceChiz2016 — Chiz News Alert (@ChizNewsAlert) September 17, 2015


Chiz's wife, actress Heart Evanglista, was at Club Filipino to support him on September 17. Her mom, Baby Ongpauco, was there too. Heart said that her whole family is behind Chiz as he runs for vice-president. 

HAPPENING NOW: @sengracepoe, @SayChiz and @heart021485 at Club Filipino. #GraceChiz2016 — Chiz News Alert (@ChizNewsAlert) September 17, 2015


Senator @SayChiz and wife @heart021485 now at Club Filipino. #GraceChiz2016 — Chiz News Alert (@ChizNewsAlert) September 17, 2015


Susan Roces, Sens Poe & Chiz, Heart Evangelista, Chiz's mom and Heart's mom Cecille are now here #PHvote — Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) September 17, 2015


Baby Ongpauco, mother of @heart021485, also at Club Filipino to support @SayChiz. #GraceChiz2016 — Chiz News Alert (@ChizNewsAlert) September 17, 2015



Heart Evangelista says her family is fully supporting her husband Chiz in his VP bid @rapplerdotcom #PHvote — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) September 17, 2015 


Grace's sister, Lovi Poe, was there for the announcement of the Poe-Escudero tandem, with boyfriend Rocco Nacino. 

Lovi Poe is here to support her sister "> — Jee Y. Geronimo (@jeegeronimo) ">September 17, 2015


TV host Tim Yap was at Club Filipino supporting Grace and Chiz.

TV host Tim Yap also here at Club Filipino to support Sen Escudero. #PHvote | via @CamilleElemia — Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) September 17, 2015


Grace's family and friends were there during her announcement on September 16 too. 

Susan Roces already here at UP Bahay ng Alumni. #PHvote @rapplerdotcom — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) September 16, 2015


Aside from Susan, Grace's husband, Neil Llamanzares and their son, Brian Poe Llamanzares, were also at UP. 

. @sengracepoe 's family is seated at the venue. #POE2016 — TeamGrace (@Team_GracePoe) September 16, 2015


Actor Albert Martinez was there to support Grace. 

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Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legazpi were also at Grace's event.

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Waiting for our Ninang Senator Grace Poe. #Poe2016 #amazingGrace A photo posted by Carmina Villarroel-Legaspi (@mina_villarroel) on Sep 16, 2015 at 4:09am PDT


Yeng Constantino performed for Grace and her supporters on September 16. 

Yeng Constantino now LIVE at the #POE2016 event! — TeamGrace (@Team_GracePoe) September 16, 2015


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