Poe in Zambo today PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 14:14

Senator Grace Poe, front runner in surveys for the 2016 presidential election,  is expected to arrive in Zamboanga City today to meet with various sectors, including religious, business, youth, academe, civil  society, and internally displaced persons who lost their homes during the infamous siege in Zamboanga City on September 2013.

“Ma’am Grace and her party are scheduled to arrive today (August 25) in the morning from Manila via a private plane,” Luis Lacson, a close aide of the senator who is also the stalwart of a volunteer movement called “Sigaw ng Bayan,” said in an interview.

“Her trip is not political, it’s personal because Zamboanga City is one of the places in the country very close to her heart. The visit has nothing to do with politics,” Lacson explained the main reason of Senator Poe’s visit to Zamboanga City.

He said while in the city, the senator will visit Carmelite Monastery at R.T. Lim Boulevard and meet Sister Agnes and afterwards, she will visit the Masepla Transitory in Mampang Village, one of the eight transitional shelters of the Zamboanga siege evacuees

Poe will also visit the local television, radio stations and newspaper outfits and have a luncheon meeting with selected top local leaders of the business community and supporters at Tower 2 and Royce Convention Center, both located at Grand Astoria Hotel along Mayor Jaldon Street.

Meanwhile, Retired Colonel Gamal Hayudini, secretary general of Sigaw ng Bayan volunteers, who is tasked to secure Poe’s visit, said the supporters and volunteers from various sectors were all set for her arrival Tuesday morning.

According to Hayudini, leaders of the volunteer movement and other groups will have a private audience with the Senator.

He said Poe will also meet with the less fortunate in society, women sector, fisher folks, professionals, and students who clamored for the Senator to run for president in 2016 elections..

During her visit to Zambonga City in 2013, Poe signed a covenant with the local leadérs to work at the national level to address housing needs and poverty alleviation concern in the city.

“The senator will fly back to  Manila in the afternoon of the same day,” said Hayudini.

Senator Poe’s political trajectory is consistently ascending since she was elected senator in 2013. Her name continues to be the top choice of Filipino voters for the preferred Presidentiables in the 2016 elections based on the recent and latest results of the surveys of Social Weather Stations, Pulse Asia and other survey research organizations. — HG