Grace Poe is FPJ’s daughter. She shares her father’s passion to serve and desire to help the poor. Like her father, she understands that poverty can break the Filipino family and bring great harm to our children. Grace Poe sees the need to focus poverty alleviation efforts on the family as a basic social institution. She wants government to take a more active role in helping children of poor families. She believes that the future of our nation depends on the kind of citizens these children will become.
She studied at the University of the Philippines and at the Boston College, Massachusetts, USA, where she graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies. As the chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), she championed the implementation of age-appropriate TV and movie classification system.
Before her stint in government, she worked at FPJ Productions and Film Archives, Inc. She also worked in the United States as a teacher, a product liaison officer, and a product manager.
Recently, having been elected as Senator, she has filed a number of bills, one of whichseeks to address the problem of hunger and poverty among Filipino school children through the establishment of a standard lunch program in public schools.