FPJPM declares support for Senator Grace Poe PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 August 2015 14:22

The Filipino for Peace, Justice and Progress Movement (FPJPM) has declared its unconditional support for Senator Grace Poe ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

“The FPJPM stands in solidarity with the good senator and we pledge our support to her with all our strength in her political plans in 2016 ,” declared the group’s president Lorenzo “Boots” Cadsawan and vice president Luis Lacson in a statement released Saturday.

The movement, whose leaders and members from all over the country launched the two-million signature campaign for candidacy of Fernando Poe Jr. in 2004, was instrumental in convincing Grace Poe to run for Senator in the 2013 national polls.

Cadsawan said that how their group supported FPJ’s candidacy they will do the same for Grace Poe, as they believe that the good Senator can continue her father’s advocacies for the poor, give the country effective leadership and good governance.

Describing Poe as a very sincere in her plan to change the country for the better, Cadsawan said the Senator is a leader who is not corrupt, unsullied by politics, and has the track record, the will and capability to institute progress in terms of social, economic, peace and development.

“The best thing all Filipinos should do now is to support Grace Poe to move the country forward. It is time for Filipinos from different sectors of society to rally behind the Senator and join hands with her in taking the country to the next level,” added Cadsawaan.

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 results of the surveys of Social Weather Stations, Pulse Asia, other survey research organizations and the Magdalo poll.

The Magdalo group is composed of former military officers.

Meanwhile, the FPJPM vice president disclosed that their group will hold its national convention in Manila tentatively in October or November with no less than Senator Poe, who is expected to announce her presidential bid next month, as the main convention speaker.

Lacson said that a statement from the FPJPM national president Cadsawan said the venue, the date and the agenda are still to be decided on.

He said the national convention will be held to gather the movement’s leaders and members from all over the cities, regions, and provinces in the country. — HG