What life is like for Grace outside the Senate
MANILA - Senator Grace Poe has yet to decide if she will run for higher office in next year's elections, but she has already been the target of criticisms, having fared high in voter preference surveys in the recent months.
Poe, an adopted daughter of the late action king Fernando Poe Jr. and veteran actress Susan Roces, is facing questions on her citizenship and residency in the Philippines, which would determine if she is qualified to seek higher office in the 2016 polls.
But Poe, who topped the senatorial elections in 2013, is unfazed, maintaining that she is not stateless and is a natural-born Filipino despite being a foundling, and that she renounced her American citizenship in 2010 when she was appointed chair of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
The senator, who is not even halfway into her first term, is also being criticized for her supposed lack of experience in government service. She, however, has argued that "nobody is ever really prepared for the presidency."
Despite the various issues being hurled against her, Poe continues to strive to be at the top of her game as a senator -- balancing that with her role as a daughter to Roces, a wife to Neil Llamanzares, and a mother to their son, Brian, and two daughters, Hanna and Nika.
Here's a glimpse at Poe's life outside the Senate.
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