It ain’t over ‘til it’s over
The Supreme Court did not give a majority ruling on Senator Grace Poe’s citizenship giving hope to petitions to disqualify her from running in the 2016 presidential race.
The Supreme Court in a 9-6 decision only ruled that Poe met the residency requirement to run for President.
But the four petitions filed with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) sought to disqualify her not only for lacking the residency requirement but also for her questionable citizenship. The Constitution mandates that a candidate should be a natural-born citizen. Poe is a foundling adopted by the late movie icon Fernando Poe and wife Susan Roces and her biological parents have not been established.