Sen. Grace Poe visits Pangasinan, FPJ’s home province

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Senator Grace Poe visits universities in Pangasinan, talks to students about concerns of the youth.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — From one vote-rich province to another.

Sen. Grace Poe on Wednesday (August 26) continued her youth campaign bandwagon in Pangasinan the province which has the third biggest voting population in the country, following Cebu and Cavite.

Just like in Cebu, Poe visited educational institutions. She went to three privately-owned universities and held a dialogue with students on various issues.

FPJ’s hometown, Poe’s bailiwick

The family of the late Fernando Poe Jr. hails from San Carlos City, and Pangasinan was among the provinces that gave him the highest number of votes in the 2004 presidential elections.

Poe's first stop was the Lyceum-Northwestern University in Dagupan, where about 5,000 students listened to her speech and engaged her on topics ranging from her citizenship to balikbayan boxes to the country's poor internet service.

A song number dedicated to Poe, which sounded more like a campaign jingle, was also presented during the program.

At the second stop of her school tour was the University of Luzon where she was introduced to more than 6,000 thousand students as "the next president of the Philippines."

Poe was scheduled to make the last stop of her school tour in Pangasinan at the Virgen Milagrosa University in San Carlos City, her father’s hometown.

Speaking to reporters, Poe admitted that even during the 2013 campaign, it had been her strategy to visit schools and universities to woo young voters and at the same time listen to their concerns.