Grace Poe Biography
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.
Her platform builds on FPJ’s social covenant and focuses on three areas: Poverty alleviation, Opportunities for all, especially the children, and Electoral reforms.
Grace Poe is a newcomer to politics but not to public service.
She proved her leadership competence as Chair of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board under the administration of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
As MTRCB Chair, she reformed the classification system for movies and television, provided institutional support to independent film makers, and brought together government agencies and media organizations in order to protect the interests of children. All these accomplishments she achieved without calling attention to herself.
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.
Grace Poe has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston College, USA and finished two years of Development Studies at UP Manila.