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After overwhelming poll win: Grace vows to remain independent, promote public interest

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Senator Grace Poe has thanked Filipinos for the “overwhelming mandate” given to her in the May midterm polls, and pledged to continue to promote their interest and well-being.

“Our win is a triumph of independence for the Filipino people who stood by our side. Our sincerest gratitude for the overwhelming mandate,” she said in a Facebook post.

Poe ranked second in the senatorial race with more than 21 million votes based on the partial ballot count by the Commision on Elections.

She said she ran independent campaign without any political party and only had a few organized groups “without a deep well of resources.”

“When we step on the halls of the Senate anew and face the people, we shall carry nothing but their interest and well-being. We vow to remain independent, discerning and equitable, bearing in mind and heart that we owe the people our position,” she said.

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