And just like with every other potential 2016 candidate, her announcement was under the watchful eyes of every media outlet, including yours truly.
This time though, instead of putting up the usual social media reaction piece (like the one we did on Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte), we decided to share with you our editorial staff's actual Facebook chatbox during Sen. Grace's declaration.
In other words, a casual conversation between—or rather, a piece of mind of—FHM.com.ph editors while the event was happening.
But first, a brief backgrounder on the suspects:
B.A. Borleo - The team's Managing Editor, who loves his family, the news, and #AlDub
Gelo Gonzales - Section Editor and go-to guy when it comes to the entertainment realm—but not of the chika kind
Neps Firmalan - Associate Section Editor; a household name in the local tech industry (Google it)
Ron Jay Eduvas - The angsty Senior Staffwriter; the fateful announcement coincided with his birthday
Engellheart Jarilla - Specializes not only in video production, but also as an office meme generator
Mary Rose Hogaza - Staffwriter by day, "fasyon guru" by night; the only rose among the thorns
John Paulo Aguilera - Just an overzealous Staffwriter (also an #AlDub fanatic)
You may want to listen to the senator's speech while reading to keep up with the conversation:
AND IT BEGINS...
THE PART WHERE SHE TALKED ABOUT HER FAMILY
THE PART WHERE SHE TALKED ABOUT NATIONAL HEROES AND #HUGOT
THE PART WHERE SHE TALKED ABOUT HER PLATFORM, AND THEN EDUCATION
THE PART WHERE SHE DISCUSSED INFRASTRUCTURE
THE PART WHERE SHE CITED 'TUWID NA DAAN'
THE PART WHERE SHE TALKED ABOUT TAX AND ELECTRICITY
THE PART WHERE SHE MENTIONED OFWs AND CRIME PREVENTION
THE PART WHERE SHE DISCUSSED PEACE AND SENIOR CITIZENS
THE PART WHERE SHE TALKED ABOUT HEALTH AND TERRITORY
THE PART WHERE SHE TALKED ABOUT TRAFFIC
THE PART WHERE SHE PROMISED TO SPEED UP THE INTERNET
THE PART ABOUT SPORTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
THE PART WHERE SHE TALKED ABOUT TOURISM
THE PART WHERE SHE MADE MENTION PROPER NUTRITION