PHILIPPINE Senator Mary Grace Sonora Poe Llamanzares, commonly known as Grace Poe, will celebrate her 46th birthday on September 3. Born in Iloilo but abandoned by her biological mother at birth, she was adopted by the late King of Philippine Movies Fernando “FPJ” Poe Jr. and wife, actress Susan Roces.
Sen. Poe was educated in the Philippines and here in the United States, graduating from Boston College. She came home when her father died, a year after FPJ ran and lost in a disputed presidential election in 2004. The senator then decided to get involved in politics and was appointed by President Aquino as chairman of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) in 2010. She won a seat in the Senate in 2013, with the most votes of any single candidate.
Other personalities and celebrities celebrating their birthdays this September are:
September 1 – Singer/actor Ariel Rivera, senior tax specialist Myrna Diaz Cabrera, Batanguenos of Northern California leader Rudy Manalo, former Mutya ng Pilipinas winner Azenith Briones, and former Fiesta Filipina executive producer and LBC President Isidro “Sid” Protasio;
September 3 – Balladeer Nonoy Zuniga, and Dentons Law Firm’s billing coordinator Ozelle Orence;
September 7 – Journey’s lead singer Arnel Pineda;
September 8 – Hillsborough socialite matron Virgie Corpuz Gualberto, and CPA Connie Protasio;
September 9 – Actor JM de Guzman;
September 10 – Former Miss RP-USA winner and singer Fatima “Helga” Yusuf, and Antioch religious leader and legal assistant Doris Radovan;
September 11 – Costway products business associate Jonathan Tan, and Charito “Kit” Galoski;
September 14 – Actor/TV host Edu Manzano, and actor Patrick Garcia;
September 15 – Former Miss RP-USA winner Patricia Tores of Hayward, and multi-awarded director Wenn Deramas;
September 16 – San Francisco community and civic leader Violet Orence;
September 18 – Asian Journal Northern California Edition editor-in-chief Malou Liwanag-Bledsoe;
September 20 – ABS-CBN 2 actress Cristine Reyes, and actress Erich Gonzales;
September 22 – Actor/singer Jericho Rosales;
September 23 – Philippine Delicacies grand dame and owner Lina Quiambao, and well-loved community leader in Daly City Lina Mesina Susbilla;
September 24 – Senator Bong Revilla;
September 25 – Computer expert analyst Jun Jun Villar;
September 27 – Entertainment host and announcer Dave Rodriguez;
September 28 – Law office assistant Agnes Marabella;
September 29 – Veteran actress Miriam Jurado of Larry Santiago Movie Productions, who is now residing in Las Vegas;
September 30 – Former Pilipinas Got Talent winner Marcelino Pomoy.
To all celebrants, a very happy birthday!