In an event at the UP Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman Wednesday September 16, Senator Grace Poe announced her intention to seek the highest position in the land in the coming 2016 Philippine Elections.
Backed by her family and supporters, a jam packed UP Bahay ng Alumni welcomes the much anticipated announcement of the neophyte Senator.
In her speech that started past 6:30PM, Sen. Poe stated her 20-point campaign agenda which she said is aimed at giving a “Bagong Umaga” to every Filipino. Faster Internet, Good public transportation and infrastructure, Tourism, Crime Prevention, and Lowering of income tax are some of the key points she stressed in the speech.
Poe incidentally took swipe at Liberal Party’s standard bearer when she said no one has the monopoly to “Daang Matuwid”. She said, she lauds the efforts of President Aquino in curving corruption and giving good image of the country but there are still many things to be done.
“Malaki at malayo na ang nagawa ni Pangulong Aquino kaugnay sa pagpapanagot sa mga tiwali, at ako’y personal na nagpapasalamat sa kanya dahil nanumbalik muli ang kumpyansa natin sa isang lider na tapat. Dapat lang na ituloy at pa-igtingin ang pagsugpo sa korapsyon. Papanagutin ko ang tiwali, kaibigan man o kaaway, subalit ‘di lamang isang tao o partido ang dapat nagsusulong nito, kundi ang bawat isang Pilipino.”
And to end her speech, she uttered what everyone has already expected but longed to hear, her Presidential plans.
“Ako po si Grace Poe. Pilipino. Anak, asawa at ina, at sa tulong ng Mahal na Diyos ay inaalay ko sa inyong lahat ang aking sarili sa mas mataas na paninilbihan bilang inyong Pangulo”.