Senator Grace Poe will be declaring his presidential candidacy on Wednesday, September 16, various sources of different news outlets say. The declaration is said to be happening at University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman Bahay ng Alumni in Quezon City at 6 pm.
Senate President Franklin Drilon at the Iloilo Convention Center Inauguration Ceremony, “I read in some news report today that Senator Poe is set to announce her candidacy on September 16. That’s according to media reports.”
“If indeed true, that validates my assertion before that the Liberal Party should start looking for a vice president, because Senator Poe has decided to run for president. Therefore, we should intensify our efforts to look for a partner for Secretary Roxas,” Senator Drilon added.
However, Drilon said the administration is not worried. “From the very start I have always said that we strengthen our candidate, Secretary Roxas, rather than rely on strength of any other person. There is no change in plan. We will continue to build Secretary Roxas.”