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Bacolod City mayor skipping Saturday debate

By: - Correspondent / @carlagomezINQ
/ 09:39 AM January 15, 2022
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Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia (Photo from Evelio “Bing” Leonardia Facebook page)

BACOLOD CITY – Mayor Evelio Leonardia will not be joining the town hall debate for Bacolod  City mayoral bets at 10 a.m. today (Jan. 15) but the event will push through as scheduled, the University of the Philippines Law Alumni Association – Negros Occidental Chapter just announced.

At 10:05 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, , UPLAA-NO received an email from George Zulueta conveying Leonardia’s decision.

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Zulueta wrote: “We thank you for your invitation to this debate. But under the circumstances, we regret that we can no longer participate in it because we have not agreed with the rules that you have set for it. “

The UPLAA-NO organizers said they will proceed with the event this morning, which also includes a gubernatorial debate.

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“We hope to still reach as many Bacolodnons and Negrenses as we offer, during this time of pandemic, this opportunity to provide credible information on important matters, especially with the influx of disinformation from organized troll armies, “ they said.

“With this virtual event, we hope to help voters make well-informed judgment based on critical issues when they exercise their right to vote on election day”, they added.

Facebook FB live streams will be at:
USLS(University of St. La Salle)
UPLAANO (UP Law Alumni Association Negros Occidental Chapter)
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INQ Plus (INQ Plus)

“We will be going live in two hours,” the organizers said on Saturday.

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