Complete Name: Mary Grace Natividad Sonora Poe - Llamanzares
Birthdate: September 3, 1968
Birthplace: Buenavista, Guimaras, Philippines
Father's name: Ronald Allan Kelley Poe or Fernando Poe Jr. (actor)
Mother’s Name: Jesusa Sonora Poe or Susan Roces (actress)
Aunts: Rosemarie Sonora, Evangeline Poe, Genevieve Poe, Teresita Sonora, Elizabeth Poe
Adoptive half-Siblings: Ronian (through her father Fernando Poe Jr. With actress Ana Marin), Lourdes Virginai know as “Lovi Poe” (with model Rowena Moran)
Elementary school: Saint Paul College of Pasig and Saint Paul College of Makati
High School: Assumption College San Lorenzo (became a champion debater)
College School: University of the Philippines Manila (UP), where she majored in development studies, Boston College (graduated with a degree in political science in 1991)
Occupation: Filipino politician and philanthropist
Spouse : Teodoro Misael “Neil” Llamanzares (married July 27, 1991)
Children: Brian (reporter for CNN Philippines, Hanna, Nikka
Political Party: Independent
Previous position and achievements:
- Chairwoman of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) – October 2010 to October 2012
- Senator (May 2013 to present)
- Grace Poe is the first female Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs.
- Chairs the Committee on Public Information and Mass Media and the Sub-Committee on Public Services (on Transport Issues).
- Grace Poe is also the Vice-Chair of the Committees on Agriculture and Food and Electoral Reforms and People’s Participation.
1. Lived in Fairfax Virginai for 12 years. Grace Poe is a preschool teacher (geography and math) at a Montessori education style school (1995). Grace Poe also became a procurement liaison officer at United States Geological Survey at 1998.
2. Grace Poe became a naturalized U.S. citizen on October 18, 2001 (petition from her husband who is a dual citizen of U.S. and Philippines)
3. Grace Poe permanent residency in the Philippines last July 2005.
4. Grace Poe is an avid reader of her favorite author David Baldacci books. She is also an avid film aficionado (action, conspiracy, happy endings, movies of her father.
5. Grace Poe decalred her presidential bid last September 16, 2015
6. Grace Poe is a tennis player and a black belt of taekwondo wherein she was able to join tournaments during her high school years.
7. Controversies stating that Grace Poe is the daughter of former President Ferdinand Marcos and former movie star and Roce’s sister, Rosemarie Sonora.
Approved and amended ordinances:
Senator Grace Poe was able to file 198 pieces of legislation (68 bills and 130 resolutions) that cover issues like social justice, child nutrition, industrial competitiveness, ecological protection, government modernization and professionalisation, and graft and corruption and two of her legislative initiatives are now part of the country’s statute books.