1st Inquirer forum pits incumbents, ex-senators

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Seven sitting or former senators take to the stage Wednesday to lift the veil on the Senate’s inner workings, in the first of three Inquirer Senate Forums.

Reelectionist Senators Alan Peter Cayetano, Chiz Escudero, Loren Legarda and Koko Pimentel join former Senators Richard Gordon, Ernesto Maceda and Ramon Magsaysay Jr. at the UP Film Center in the main Diliman campus, in a discussion driven by one theme: How the Senate really works.

How are alliances formed? How many votes are needed to block a measure? How much of the real work is not caught by the media? What makes for an effective senator? These and other questions are expected to be raised, in a discussion moderated by eminent economist and Inquirer columnist Cielito Habito and Radyo Inquirer’s “Banner Story” morning program co-anchor and veteran reporter Arlyn dela Cruz.

Questions from pre-selected members of the audience and from social media will also be raised.

The same format will be followed in the two other theme-driven forums, to which other candidates have been invited, scheduled for April 18 at the University of Baguio and April 26 at the Cebu Cultural Center.

The Diliman forum is open to the public and to all media. Gates open at 8 a.m.

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  • Concur_Dissent

    Bakit hindi kasama si NANCY BINAY dyan?? May tatalo pa ba kay Nancy sa kaalaman sa senado??

    • Simplify1

      Don’t worry pards, dadalo din daw dyan si Nancy Binay…… as audience! Para may alam naman bago maupo (God forbid)!

    • 12JEM

      Answer to your question: Hintayin mo munang maging senador si Nancy (malapit na)….ang mga discussants ay sitting senators and former senators.

  • DingGalang

    Excited na akong makita si SEN Loren sa school namin :)

  • StephenHalili

    IM SURE MAGIGING MAGANDA AT EXCITING ANG FORUM NA TO,ANDUN PA ANG IDOLO KONG SENADOR LOREN.MARAMI SIYANG MAIBABAHAGI SA MGA ESTUDYANTE DAHIL SA KAKAYAHAN AT EXPERIENCE NYA.

    • JohnBernabe

      True, isa siya sa magagaling nating senador. Strong woman nga ang tawag sa kanya ee.

  • MarieUntalan

    pupunta ako diyan,educational at marami akong matututunan

  • RogerLerma

    sana wag ng isama si Cayetano,wala naman alam un e.parati ngang late sa senate

  • farmerpo

    Isama ang mga wanabes… yung past tense kalimutan na..walang nagawa, walang gagawin at walang maibibigay na (true) insight yan. Sa wanabes, makikilala ang pagkatao at kakayahan. Mas importante yun. Tayong masa, ala naman tayong balak maging senador kay yung gustong maging senador ang ipakita at papagsalitain. Binay POE, Hontiveros on the forefront.

  • Chloroform

    hope they discuss something about PDAF and on how to swindle a senator to release funds under their control…

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    baka naman puro kasinungalingan ang mga sagot ng mga ito.

  • Guest

    Don’t bet your future on incompetent senatorial bets like Nancy Binay. Mas aalagaan pa tayo ni Jamby at Team PNOY

  • http://www.facebook.com/lace.yecas Lace Yecas

    Mahahalata mo ang may kakayahan at kayang idepend ang mga plapaorma palaging umaattend sa Forum! anw. I support Ramon Magsaysay sya yung Pinakdeserving sa lahat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ibanisil Ima Banisil

    Ramon Magsaysay Jr po sa balota nyo. Suportahan po natin sya, #24 sa senado! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kai.chin.14 Nikki Briones

    experience nga nmn. kaya ang galing ni Ramon Magsaysay Jr sa ganitong mga forum. dapat lng na iboto naten siya for senator

  • http://www.facebook.com/pin.eang Pin Eang

    the best tlaga mga sagot ni ramon magsaysay jr talino at may paninindigan kaya alam kong hindi ako magsisisi na siya ang iboboto ko sa darating na eleksyon.

  • noyab

    DI SYA KASAMA DAHIL DI RAW PHOTOGENIC…….AND NO EFFECT KAHIT COLORED 3D CAMERA ANG GAMITIN, KC MAIITIM….

  • noyab

    IBOTO NINYO SI NANCY BINAY PAG SAPIT NG GABING MADILIM AT GABI NG LAGIM….

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