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Blood Match: Elections and Identity in the DNA Age

Left on the doorstep of the Jaro Cathedral in Iloilo as a baby, she was eventually adopted by the King and Queen of Philippine movies, Fernando Poe, Jr. and Susan Roces. Photo from http://gracepoe.ph/meet-grace/
The case that thrust the saga of blood and identity currently playing out in the country’s presidential race into the public eye began almost 48 years in a church in Jaro, Iloilo.
According to facts from both the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Supreme Court (SC), the foundling now named Mary Grace Natividad S. Poe-Llamanzares or Grace Poe was abandoned as an infant in the parish church …

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