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SC asked to decide Grace Poe’s citizenship case

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:51 PM

Rizalito David has asked the Supreme Court to reverse the Senate Electoral Tribunal s decision that favored Grace Poe He files a motion to resolve the case for the best interest of all concerned as well as the nation

Petitioner appeals to Comelec: Disqualify Duterte

Feb 09, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Rizalito David says allowing Rodrigo Duterte to run ‘will open the floodgates to wanton disregard’ of the law in future elections

LEADING CANDIDATE. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte attends a peasants' forum at the University of the Philippines on February 3, 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero

SC affirms Comelec: Poe nemesis a nuisance bet

Jan 13, 2016 - 8:31 PM

The Supreme Court also says the Comelec is right in declaring lawyer Elly Pamatong a nuisance candidate

NUISANCE BET. The Comelec has disqualified Rizalito David because he has no means to mount a credible nationwide campaign. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

FULL TEXT: SolGen defends SET ruling in favor of Grace Poe

Jan 05, 2016 - 8:38 AM

The Office of the Solicitor General asks the Supreme Court to dismiss Rizalito David s petition for the justices to review the Senate Electoral Tribunal verdict

Grace Poe wants inhibition of 3 Supreme Court justices

Dec 29, 2015 - 5:04 PM

UPDATED Poe says the justices who voted against her in the SET should not be involved in the cases at the SC

Duterte welcomes 2nd disqualification case

Dec 22, 2015 - 8:05 PM

I am happy that [Rizalito David] found time to [try to] clear everything If God wants me to be there I will be there and if God does not want me there I will disappear says the presidential bet

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Same petitioner vs Poe wants Duterte's candidacy cancelled

Dec 21, 2015 - 4:23 PM

Why go after the Davao City mayor? Rizalito David says this is personal to him after Duterte cursed the Pope and vowed to destroy the Catholic Church

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No Biometrics No Vote, Roxas-Duterte word war, Star Wars | 6PM wRap

Dec 16, 2015 - 7:43 PM

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Supreme Court sets oral arguments on Grace Poe case

Dec 16, 2015 - 1:07 PM

The High Court will hear oral arguments on the case on January 19 2016

CITIZENSHIP QUESTION. The High Court has set its oral arguments on the case of Senator Grace Poe in January 2016.

Escudero vs David, PH-US alliance, Angela Merkel | 6PM wRap

Dec 10, 2015 - 8:30 PM

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Escudero on David disqualification: Now you know how it feels

Dec 10, 2015 - 3:22 PM

David however laughs at Escudero s statement saying his disqualification did not stem from a constitutional violation

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David disqualified, Roxas hits Binay, Dengue vaccine | 12PM wRap

Dec 10, 2015 - 2:21 PM

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Grace Poe nemesis declared nuisance bet

Dec 09, 2015 - 5:28 PM

UPDATED The Comelec says Rizalito David ‘has no bona fide intention to run’ for president but he says he plans to go to the Supreme Court

RESIGN. Petitioner Rizalito David asks 5 members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal who voted in favor of Grace Poe to resign if the Supreme Court rules that she is not natural-born Filipino. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Duterte-Marcos tandem, David vs Poe, Taliban attack | 12PM wRap

Dec 09, 2015 - 2:14 PM

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Rizalito David to SET majority: Resign if we win at SC

Dec 08, 2015 - 6:57 PM

David s camp has long insisted that the 5 senators who voted in favor of Grace Poe made their decisions based on political considerations

RESIGN. Petitioner Rizalito David asks 5 members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal who voted in favor of Grace Poe to resign if the Supreme Court rules that she is not natural-born Filipino. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Grace Poe: Work, not disqualification cases, keeps me up at night

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:30 AM

But it doesn t mean that the cases do not affect her family especially the children

MORE WORK. Grace Poe says she loses sleep not because of the disqualification cases filed against her, but because of work – both as senator and as presidential candidate. File photo from Poe's Facebook page

Poe’s cases, PDAF scam, Mitsubishi Montero | 6PM wRap

Dec 03, 2015 - 7:30 PM

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Duterte files COC, Poe's citizenship, Turkey vs Russia | 6PM wRap

Nov 27, 2015 - 7:14 PM

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With SET decision, Poe camp to seek dismissal of Comelec case

Nov 27, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Grace Poe s lawyer says the Comelec case has been effectively extinguished by the tribunal s decision The opposing camp calls this wishful thinking

'EXTINGUISHED.' The camp of Senator Grace Poe will ask for the dismissal of the citizenship case filed by Rizalito David before the Commission on Elections. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Why did SC justices vote to disqualify Grace Poe?

Nov 23, 2015 - 6:39 PM

And what s the basis of the majority in upholding Poe s status as a natural born Filipino?

Rizalito David appeals SET decision on Grace Poe

Nov 23, 2015 - 4:06 PM

In a motion for reconsideration David calls the SET ruling declaring Poe a natural born Filipino citizen a legally infirm decision

DOCUMENTS: SET members' opinions on Poe case

Nov 21, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Read here the opinions of 4 senators who voted in favor of Grace Poe as well as the dissenting opinions of the 3 Supreme Court justices

DOCUMENT: SET decision on disqualification case vs Grace Poe

Nov 21, 2015 - 1:16 PM

In its 32 page decision the Senate Electoral Tribunal dismisses the petition for disqualification based on ineligibility filed by losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David against Senator Grace Poe

VICTORY FOR NOW. In this file photo, Senator Grace Poe attends the preliminary hearing of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the disqualification case filed against her by losing senatorial candidate Rizalito David. File photo

VLOG: Poe wins in SET disqualification case

Nov 17, 2015 - 5:53 PM

5 SET members recognize the rights of an adopted child

Senate Tribunal denies disqualification case vs Poe

Nov 17, 2015 - 1:44 PM

UPDATED Five senators vote to recognize Grace Poe s rights as an adopted child while 4 other members of the tribunal vote to disqualify her according to Senator Tito Sotto

Poe’s citizenship case, illegal trash, NLD landslide victory | 6PM wRap

Nov 13, 2015 - 7:01 PM

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Comelec to decide soon on Grace Poe's citizenship case

Nov 13, 2015 - 1:48 PM

The Comelec law department is expected to decide in the next 15 to 30 days whether or not Poe committed an election offense when she ran for senator in 2013

FOR RESOLUTION. Grace Poe's lawyer George Garcia faces her accuser Rizalito David and lawyer Manuelito Luna during the preliminary investigation at the Comelec law department on November 13. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

APEC Look back: Where were the 2016 presidential bets in 1996?

Nov 13, 2015 - 9:30 AM

UPDATED Rappler looks at where the 2016 presidential aspirants were when the Philippines first hosted APEC in 1996

Comelec summons Grace Poe over citizenship case

Oct 21, 2015 - 7:29 PM

Presidential race front runner Grace Poe ‘is being ordered to submit her counter affidavit and to attend the hearing on November 3 ’ says the petitioner s camp

SUMMONED TO COMELEC. Senator Grace Poe is summoned to a Comelec law department hearing on November 3, 2015, over a case involving her citizenship. File photo by Alanah Torralba/Greenpeace

To become the next president

Oct 14, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Kang David and Murillo along with many other hopefuls who have filed their COCs have taken that first step to becoming president Can they pursue their dream or be declared as nuisance candidates?

KRIS AQUINO SOUND-ALIKE? The first woman to file a COC for president is said to sound like the presidential sister.

Grace Poe 'nemesis' running for president

Oct 12, 2015 - 7:15 PM

David says his candidacy has nothing to do with Grace Poe But at the same time he is confident that her presidential bid would not push through

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. Lito David files his certificate of candidacy during the first day of filing at the Comelec office in Manila on Monday, October 12. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Grace Poe, Rizalito David await SET decision on disqualification case

Oct 06, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Petitioner Rizalito David hopes the Senate Electoral Tribunal will decide on the case before the filing of Certificates of Candidacy for the 2016 polls next week

WAITING GAME BEGINS. Both camps of Senator Grace Poe and Rizalito David have already filed their memorandums before the Senate Electoral Tribunal. File photo

Grace Poe's fight shows state of foundlings in PH – lawyer

Oct 02, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Kung di po nangyari ito sa kanya di po natin malalaman sa kasalukuyan ano nga ba ang kalagayang tunay ng isang napulot lang? Walang nagdi discuss nito wala nga pong batas tungkol dito says Poe s lawyer

'TRUE FILIPINO.' Senator Grace Poe supporters gather in front of the Supreme Court in Padre Faura in Manila to show support for Poe during the oral arguments of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the disqualification case filed against her. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Grace Poe's counsel: David's camp 'distorting the truth'

Oct 01, 2015 - 3:06 PM

Grace Poe s counsel George Garcia says the only issue is whether the sentry is a natural born Filipino and the complainant should not complicate that by questioning her birth certificate and use of her US passport

2016 BID. In Senator Grace Poe officially declares her candidacy as President at the UP Bahay ng Alumni Diliman QC, September 16, 2015. File photo by Rob Reyes

'Decency requires Poe should fix citizenship issue first'

Sep 30, 2015 - 8:14 PM

Complainant Rizalito David argues that not only is Senator Grace Poe not a natural born Filipino citizen she is also not naturalized

DIFFICULT TO FIX? Defeated senatorial candidate Rizalito David says it will be difficult now for Grace Poe to fix her citizenship issues. File photo by Czeasar Dancel

David's camp 'confident' majority of SET will vote vs Grace Poe

Sep 30, 2015 - 5:45 PM

The petitioner hopes electoral tribunal will decide on the disqualification case against Senator Grace Poe before the filing of candidacies for the 2016 elections

MAJORITY? According to Manuelito Luna, counsel of 2013 senatorial candidate Rizalito David, they are confident they have the majority of votes from the Senate Electoral Tribunal to disqualify Senator Grace Poe. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

VLOG: "SET case a 'replay' of FPJ experience" — Poe

Sep 11, 2015 - 8:13 PM

Senator Grace Poe meets her accuser for the first time

Grace Poe faces Senate Electoral Tribunal for the first time

Sep 11, 2015 - 3:11 PM

Poe says the event is a replay of the citizenship case filed against her father Fernando Poe Jr when he ran for president in 2004

FIRST TIME. Sen. Grace Poe and petitioner Rizalito David met for the first time in what was a "cordial" meeting at the Supreme Court.

SET to decide on Grace Poe case by November

Sep 11, 2015 - 1:33 PM

The residency component of the petition against Poe was dropped limiting the disqualification case to citizenship issues only

FACE TO FACE. Senator Grace Poe faces the Senate Electoral Tribunal and petitioner Rizalito David for the first time on Friday, September 11. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Grace Poe's response to disqualification case before the SET

Sep 01, 2015 - 6:14 PM

Here s the full 107 page reply filed by Senator Grace Poe with the Senate Electoral Tribunal

File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Grace Poe asks SET to dismiss disqualification case

Sep 01, 2015 - 6:04 PM

The lawyers of Senator Poe urge the SET to junk the petition against her saying the prescribed time to question her qualification has lapsed

RELIEVED. Amid fears of 'tampering' documents, Senator Grace Poe says she is relieved she has submitted documents on her citizenship.

PODCAST: 'Grace Poe thought she could get away' – David

Aug 23, 2015 - 10:30 AM

David says he has been raising qualification issues against Poe but nobody seems to be listening or paying attention

Poe hits critics, Shell oil depot, Papua plane crash | 6PM wRap

Aug 17, 2015 - 7:18 PM

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Grace Poe: Comelec case 'harassment,' 'insult'

Aug 17, 2015 - 2:57 PM

This is the second case filed by lawyer Rizalito David to question the citizenship of Senator Grace Poe

Grace Poe

Losing Senate bets to SC: Void proclamation of senators

Mar 31, 2014 - 5:13 PM

Petitioners say the proclamation of senators by the Commission on Elections was done with grave abuse of discretion

#PHVote quotes: Sex ed, hairstyle, marijuana

Feb 09, 2013 - 3:31 PM

From name calling to legalizing marijuana senatorial bets and campaign managers voice their thoughts making for some quotes to remember

Celdran gets scolding from senatorial candidate

Feb 08, 2013 - 1:26 PM

A debate gets heated when senatorial candidate Rizalito David scolds activist Carlos Celdran on Church teachings

David, Lito

Oct 06, 2012 - 3:06 PM

Rizalito “Lito” David worked for two senators and is currently a consultant to various companies