WATCH: Ogie Alcasid resigns from PPC, campaigns for Poe

MANILA, Philippines – Celebrity and singer Ogie Alcasid on Saturday, April 30, officially campaigned for presidential bet Grace Poe in a sortie in Marikina.

Alcasid performed at the Annual Fireworks Display in the city.

He sang his own composition to support Poe, whom he calls the "next president" of the Philippines.

“Kaya po ako naririto upang magbigay tulong sa aking kaibigan na si Grace. Kung kayo po ay hindi pa nakakapag-desisyon kung sinong iboboto, tutulungan ko po kayo na mag-desisyon. Sa Mayo 9, sino iboboto ninyo?,” Alcasid asked.

(I am here to help my friend Grace. If you have not yet decided on who to vote for, I will help you decide. On May 9, who are you voting for?)

The crowd responded, “Grace Poe”

Alcasid confirmed to Rappler that he already resigned from the People Power Commission to campaign for the neophyte senator.

President Benigno Aquino III appointed him to the PPC in 2011, after he supported Aquino in his 2010 campaign. 

Aside from Alcasid, other celebrities openly campaigning for Poe are her sister, Lovi Poe, Gabby Concepcion, and Coco Martin, among others. (READ: The 2016 presidential candidates and their celebrity supporters) –

Camille Elemia

Camille Elemia is a multimedia reporter focusing on media, technology, and disinformation.