MANILA, Philippines – Foundling? American? Marcos’ daughter?
Senator Grace Poe’s citizenship is a blockbuster for critics who deride her for being an adopted foundling. The front-runner in the presidential race sighs when she has to answer yet another question on her legal qualifications for higher office.
The daughter of action star and former presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr says her story is made for the ABS-CBN drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya. Television’s former watchdog says an abandoned baby like her should be allowed to dream to become president.
Comparing her legal conflicts with those of the late king of Philippine movies, Poe believes her narrative should have a happier ending, and the attacks are a tired plot.
In the second part of our video series, Ayee Macaraig looks at the citizenship issues against the neophyte senator.
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