MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Two days before the national elections, celebrities for presidential candidate Grace Poe trooped to Plaza Miranda in Manila on Saturday, May 7, for her miting de avance. (IN PHOTOS: Stars at Rodrigo Duterte's miting de avance)
Carmina Villaroel, Giselle Sanchez, Allan K, Ruby Rodriguez, and Epy Quizon hosted the event.
Senatorial candidates Vicente Sotto III and Edu Manzano also came on stage to tell the audience why they should vote for them in the Senate.
Actress Susan Roces and Poe's family were also in Plaza Miranda to show support.
Hosts for today: Allan K, Epi Quizon, Giselle Sanchez, Carmina Villaroel #PHVote @rapplerdotcom pic.twitter.com/luoSzP7jXI — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) May 7, 2016
Poe's sister Lovi Poe and Heart Evangelista, wife of her running mate senator Chiz Escudero are also present.
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
#PoeEscudero@poevirginia #bff @magicliwanag A photo posted by Love Marie Ongpauco Escudero (@iamhearte) on May 7, 2016 at 2:09am PDT
So much love for you #saychiz photo by @magicliwanag A photo posted by Love Marie Ongpauco Escudero (@iamhearte) on May 7, 2016 at 4:22am PDT
Bff A photo posted by Lourdes Virginia M. Poe (@poevirginia) on May 7, 2016 at 4:27am PDT
Lovi Poe, Heart Evangelista now onstage. Crowd cheers. @rapplerdotcom #rstream #PHVote pic.twitter.com/v1AZq9Ngb2 — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) May 7, 2016
Comedian Boobay as well as Salbakuta also entertained the audience.
Comedienne Boobay now performing here at Plaza Miranda @rapplerdotcom #rstream #PHVote pic.twitter.com/OPp7gKeTEw — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) May 7, 2016
Salbakuta now performing #rstream #PHVote @rapplerdotcom pic.twitter.com/84j3DKGXME — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) May 7, 2016
Audrey Zubiri, wife of senatorial candidate Juan Miguel Zubiri, was also at the miting de avance.
Superstar Nora Aunor also showed at Plaza Miranda.
Another senatorial candidate, Manila vice mayor Isko Moreno also spoke before the crowd.
Screenwriter Bibeth Orteza was also present.
Bibeth Orteza, helping in Poe-Chiz's messaging&ads: We conducted positive campaign, no black prop @rapplerdotcom pic.twitter.com/lyso1vrbtw — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) May 7, 2016
Singers Daryl Ong and Angeline Quinto also performed. Aicelle Santos and Maricris Garcia were also present during the miting de avance.
Singer Daryl Ong now serenading the crowd @rapplerdotcom #PHVote pic.twitter.com/YYb6ESV548 — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) May 7, 2016
Crowd sings with Angeline Quinto @rapplerdotcom #PHVote #rstream pic.twitter.com/OeRXUsu7yc — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) May 7, 2016
Niño Muhlach and son Alonzo are also at Plaza Miranda.
Niño Muhlach and son Alonzo endorse Poe, Escudero for Pres and VP @rapplerdotcom #PHVote pic.twitter.com/30NTSl3TeX — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) May 7, 2016
Ogie Alcasid performed his song for Poe.
Ogie Alcasid sings his "Grace Poe" song, asks crowd to sing with him @rapplerdotcom #PHVote #rstream pic.twitter.com/u55IAkXY0O — Camille Elemia (@CamilleElemia) May 7, 2016
On Friday, May 6, Poe declined a meeting with Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas, who made an invitation for a unity talk through a press conference. It was in accordance with President Benigno Aquino III's statement that rival candidates should join forces to prevent the victory of survey front runner Rodrigo Duterte.
Poe quickly said, that she and Roxas "have nothing to discuss." She declined in 2015 the offer of Aquino and Roxas for her to be Roxas' running mate.
The front runner for a long time, Poe is the second leading candidate in surveys. – Rappler.com
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