LOOK: Susan Roces, Imelda Marcos join early polls


MANILA - Movie icon Susan Roces and former First Lady Imelda Marcos successfully cast their votes at their respective polling centers in San Juan City and and Ilocos Norte province.

Roces, the adoptive mother of presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe, voted at Xavier School in Barangay Greenhills, San Juan at around 6:10 a.m.

After voting, Roces urged the public to respect the election results.

Over the three-month campaign period, the actress had repeatedly defended her daughter amid questions on the latter's citizenship and supposed lack of experience.

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Poe, who had lived in the United States for many years, was nearly booted out of the presidential race after her citizenship was questioned before the Supreme Court, which eventually ruled in her favor.

She also parried criticism over her supposedly humble track record as movie and television review czar and senator.

Poe, whose lead in pre-election surveys was nabbed by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, is set to vote at the Sta. Lucia Elementary School this morning.

Poe's husband, Neil Llamanzares and their son Brian Llamanzares, also arrived early at their polling precinct in San Juan City.


Meanwhile, locos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, mother of vice-presidential aspirant Sen. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., cast her vote in Batac town at past 6 a.m.

An entourage of family members and supporters accompanied the older Marcos at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary School.

The congresswoman only took a few minutes to complete the voting process.

Sen. Marcos, who is trying to pull the ultimate political comeback for his family, also voted at the same school and attended Mass afterwards.

The namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos is tied with Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo at top spot of the vice-presidential race. The latest ABS-CBN survey done by Pulse Asia Research showed Robredo has 30 percent voter support, while Marcos has 28 percent. -- With reports from Alex Calda and Randy Menor, dzMM