MANILA, Philippines – Months ahead of the official campaign period, Senator Grace Poe announced her 20-point agenda when she declared her presidential bid on September 16, 2015, at the Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City. (READ: Grace Poe: I offer myself as your president)
In her speech, the neophyte senator said it was the marginalized people who inspired her to seek the presidency. With this in mind, she said she is pushing for inclusive growth, global competitiveness, and a transparent government.
“I draw inspiration from everyone of you. You give me strength to pursue a higher post in this country. I believe that growth should be simultaneous. If there’s someone who should be prioritized, it should be the poor and needy,” Poe said in her declaration speech.
She then enumerated her 20 plans of action if elected president. In the next 90 days of the campaign, the challenge for Poe, her running mate Senator Francis Escudero, and her senatorial bets is to discuss their specific plans of actions to achieve these 20 promises.
8. OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS
9. CRIME AND DRUGS
10. PEACE PROCESS
11. HUMAN RIGHTS
13. NATIONAL TERRITORY
14. TRAFFIC SITUATION
15. MORE TRAINS IN THE COUNTRY
17. ARTS, CULTURE, AND SPORTS
18. CLIMATE CHANGE
Camille Elemia is Rappler's lead reporter for media, disinformation, and democracy. She won an ILO award in 2017. She received the prestigious Fulbright-Hubert Humphrey fellowship in 2019, allowing her to further study media and politics in the US. Email firstname.lastname@example.org