MANILA -- Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday vowed to champion the interest of the people while remaining independent as she is poised for re-election in the Senate.
Poe grabbed the second top spot in the senatorial race based on the partial official tally of votes of Monday's mid-term polls from the Commission on Elections.
"When we step on the halls of the Senate anew and face the people, we shall carry nothing but their interest and well-being," Poe said in a statement.
"We vow to remain independent, discerning and equitable, bearing in mind and heart that we owe the people our position," she added.
Poe noted that she ran an independent campaign without any political party or a deep well of resources, and with only a few organized groups.
She thanked her supporters for backing her senatorial bid.
“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. (PNA)