Duterte, Cayetano generate most Facebook engagements after debate
PRESIDENTIAL candidate Rodrigo Duterte and his running mate Senator Alan Peter Cayetano generated the most engagements on Facebook after the presidential debates in Cagayan de Oro last February 21, data from the social networking site revealed.
Facebook insights from November 20 to February 22 showed that Duterte had 60 percent of unique users engaging on topics related to him.
His closest rival Manuel “Mar” Roxas II was at distant second with 44 percent. Roxas was followed by Sen. Grace Poe with 35 percent and Vice President Jejomar Binay had 22 percent.
Miriam Defensor Santiago, who has over three million Facebook followers, only got 20 percent.
Facebook data showed that conversations peaked during the latter part of the debate, reaching an all-time high at 7:18 p.m.
Among the vice presidential candidates, Cayetano had the most number of Facebook engagements with 41 percent. Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos came close at second with 37 percent. Camarines Sur Rep. Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo got 31 percent while Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero had 15 percent. Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan only got 3 percent.
Among the election-related topics, transparency was the most talked-about issue with 70 percent followed by economy, 31 percent; education, 23 percent; social welfare, 19 percent; defense and foreign policy, 17 percent; health, 14 percent; infrastructure, 6 percent; environment, 1 percent; and human trafficking, 1 percent.
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