HAPPENING NOW: 6 bets square off in lone vice presidential debate
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Posted by INQUIRER.net on Sunday, April 10, 2016
The lone vice presidential debate administered by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the May 9 polls kicked off on Sunday, with six candidates taking the stage at Asia’s oldest and only pontifical university as they share their platforms and stand on pressing issues.
All bets vying for the second highest position in the land, namely Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, Sen. Gringo Honasan, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, attended the debate, which is being held at the University of Santo Tomas’ Quadricentennial Pavilion.
The two-hour debate will zero in on corruption, poverty, political dynasties, human rights, peace and order, traffic and other urban problems, connectivity, and foreign policy.
Supporters trooped and gathered outside the Sampaloc campus even before gates opened hours ahead of the event.
Honasan of the United Nationalist Alliance was the first candidate to arrive at the venue. His running mate Vice President Jejomar Binay also attended the event.
Liberal Party’s Robredo arrived with her daughters Aika, Tricia and Jillian, while Cayetano was accompanied by his wife, Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, and brother Taguig Rep. Lino Cayetano and wife Fille Cainglet.
Escudero, the fourth candidate to arrive, was accompanied by his wife, actress Heart Evangelista.
Marcos arrived with his wife and sons, while Trillanes was the last to arrive.
The debate was organized by CNN Philippines in partnership with Business Mirror. CDG
INQUIRER.net is on the ground to cover the event. Watch the livestream here:
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