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Senior Partner Roberto Rafael V. Lucila poses in this article a quizzical political issue: “Citizenship Puzzle: Is Grace Poe a natural born citizen?" The citizenship of Senator Grace Poe, the 2013 Senatorial topnotcher with a mandate of more than 21 Million votes, is the crux of the raging national debate precipitated by the quo warranto case before the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) which has now ripened to a Supreme Court case under the latter’s expanded judicial review powers, and the four cases for the cancellation of her Certificate of Candidacy for President before the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).

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