Sen Grace Poe is a natural born Filipino citizen and is therefore
qualified to run as President in the coming 2016 Presidential
Atty.Katrina Legarda, a well known Philippine lawyer said that
the Philippines adheres to the principles of International Law.
Under international law, foundlings are considered a citizen of
the country where the foundling is found.
Sen Grace Poe is a foundling. A Foundling is an infant that has
been abandoned by its parents and is discovered and cared for by
Atty.Katrina Legarda further said that whoever alleges that Sen
Grace Poe is not a natural born Filipino citizen must be the one to
prove that she is not.
A Quo Warranto case was filed by a private citizen yesterday before
the Senate Electoral Tribunal seeking to remove her from the
One of the grounds upon which the case was filed against Sen Grace
Poe was that she is not a natural born Filipino citizen. Atty.
Katrina Legarda believes otherwise.