Presidential Debate 2016 - updates

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Marcos, Escudero, Honasan, 2 Senate bets 'anti-health'

May 05, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Health advocacy groups that lobbied for the passage of the sin tax law warn against top leaders who chose to favor the vested interests of a few over protecting public interest

AFTER SIN TAX LAW. Health advocacy groups call Bongbong Marcos, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Ralph Recto, and Tito Sotto as 'anti-health' candidates

Grace Poe's debate performance 'good' but 'still lacking' – analysts

Apr 25, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The presidential candidate s statements during the 3rd presidential debate in Pangasinan hardly give new information about her or her platforms

LAST DEBATE. An Analyst says presidential bet Grace Poe performed well in the 3rd presidential debate but something was still lacking in her answers to issues. Photo by Jay Morales

Miriam's last debate will win her ‘principled’ votes – analyst

Apr 25, 2016 - 7:09 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago is lauded for giving well founded answers in the issue of the Philippines territorial dispute with China

3rd presidential debate a 'teleserye' for voters

Apr 25, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Some voters wish the presidential bets were more straightforward with their answers

Duterte in 3rd presidential debate: More serious, cautious

Apr 25, 2016 - 5:11 PM

The Davao City mayor remains consistent in his messaging offering leadership without details and his authenticity

IRON FIST. Rodrigo Duterte arrives in the venue of the 3rd presidential debate on April 24, 2016. Photo by Rappler

Batman fail, wrong Reyes, and other #PiliPinasDebates2016 memes

Apr 25, 2016 - 4:14 PM

Rely on Filipino netizens to beat the political heat and refresh our social media feeds with some humor

Despite pauses in debate, Miriam still 'strong' bet among youth

Apr 25, 2016 - 2:52 PM

Youth voters from Laguna admire Miriam Defensor Santiago s performance during the final presidential debate

WATCH: Presidential bets square off at 3rd and final debate

Apr 25, 2016 - 10:51 AM

How did the candidates fare in the final round?

More political ads in 3rd presidential debate of ABS-CBN

Apr 25, 2016 - 10:00 AM

But all TV ads – including campaign ads – take only 22 6 of the 3 1 2 hour debate broadcast

FINAL SHOWDOWN. The 5 presidentiables onstage in the last debate in Dagupan City on Sunday, April 25. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Virtual battlefield: How bets fared in final debate

Apr 25, 2016 - 1:12 AM

UPDATED Even before the final presidential debate in Dagupan on April 24 the war was already in full swing Let s take a look

Santiago dismisses 'black propaganda': I will never quit

Apr 24, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago brushes aside speculations about her health and declares she will stay in the race

'BLACK PROPAGANDA.' Senator and presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago says she has been dealing with black propaganda about her health. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Duterte sweeps Rappler online polls for 3rd presidential debate

Apr 24, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte again emerges as the choice of most social media users who voted on Rappler s online polls

Presidential bets on Mindanao: Peace talks, dev't programs critical

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Mar Roxas and Rodrigo Duterte agree that the Bangsamoro Basic Law must be passed Three out of 5 candidates mention anti poverty programs are critical to peace in Mindanao

FACE-OFF. Presidential bets explain their solutions to conflict in Mindanao. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Last debate an improvement, but still lacking – experts, advocates

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Did the presidential bets deliver in their last chance to woo voters?

NOT ENOUGH. it was an improvement from the past two debates, but it still was not enough in terms of providing details of the candidates' platforms. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Roxas dares Duterte to back out of presidential race if...

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:23 PM

The administration bet says if he can present a list of PhilHealth beneficiaries from Davao City the mayor who s denying it should quit the race

WORD WAR. Roxas said Duterte's promise to establish a trust fund for the payment of medical expenses of Filipinos confined in hospitals already exists today. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Legalize medical marijuana? 'No, but let's talk' – Santiago

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Santiago who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2014 says she has never thought of using medical marijuana

Screengrab from ABS-CBN

Presidential bets promise OFWs: Better economy to keep you home

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:03 PM

The candidates promises to the sector include the creation of Department of OFWs a state initiated pension plan and a portable health card

ONE LAST TIME. The third leg of the Comelec-organized presidential debate is the last time the bets will face each other on the same stage before election day on May 9. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Who won 3rd presidential debate? Duterte again netizens' choice

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wins the final PiliPinas 2016 presidential debate in Pangasinan according to netizens who voted on the Rappler poll

OVERALL WINNER. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte sweeps the Rappler polls during the 3rd Presidential debate at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City on April 24. Photo from the Manila Bulletin

Presidential bets on allowing Arroyo house arrest, Marcos burial, mining

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:49 PM

Yes no why: candidates explain their position on controversial issues at the 3rd presidential debate in Pangasinan

FAST TALK. The candidates were asked quick question on a variety of topics in the 3rd presidential debate. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Miriam Santiago wants referendum on hero's burial for Marcos

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Mar Roxas is asked if he would give a Cabinet position to Bongbong Marcos if the latter wins as vice president

SHE'S BACK. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago during the 3rd Presidential debate at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City on April 24. Photo from the Manila Bulletin

PH stars on final presidential debate in Pangasinan

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:26 PM

Saab Magalona Aiza Seguerra Liza Diño Seguerra KathNiel and more speak up about their candidates and their opinions on the debate

FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. Saab Magalona, Christian Bautista, Kathryn Bernardo, and Daniel Padilla speak about the debate on social media. Screengrabs from Instagram/saabmagalona/xtianbautista, Twitter/imdanielpadilla

Face-off round: Duterte wins netizens' vote in 3rd presidential debate

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:18 PM

Survey front runner Rodrigo Duterte again wins the netizens vote in the face off portion of the 3rd presidential debate in Pangasinan

NETIZENS' CHOICE. The Davao City mayor again emerges as netizens' choice in the face-off portion of the 3rd presidential debate. Screengrab from ABS-CBN

No to 'endo' or contractual labor – presidential bets

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:59 PM

All 5 presidential bets explain how they will out an end to contractual labor saying it is illegal

Photo by Mark Balmores/Manila Bulletin

Binay to give Cabinet posts to ex-Arroyo officials

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay also says his administration will not block former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo s bid for house arrest

FINAL DEBATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay answers a question at the 3rd presidential debate in Pangasinan on April 24, 2016.  Photo from the Manila Bulletin

Netizens vote: Duterte takes round 1 of 3rd presidential debate

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:09 PM

The popular Davao City mayor is voted by netizens as the winner of the first part of the 3rd and last presidential debate

STILL WINNER. The Davao City mayor is voted the winner of the first round of the presidential debate in Pangasinan by netizens. Screengrab from ABS-CBN

Poe wants traffic terminator, Binay and Roxas clash on split-up DOTC

Apr 24, 2016 - 7:48 PM

The presidential candidates are asked about their concrete plans to fix the traffic problem that keeps many Filipinos wasting hours on the road

TRANSPORT FIXES. Presidential bets were asked how they plan to solve the traffic problem in Metro Manila. Screengrab from ABS-CBN

Presidential bets asked: What will PH be like by 2022?

Apr 24, 2016 - 7:37 PM

During their opening statements all 5 presidential candidates imagine a Philippines under their leadership

FINAL LEG. During their opening statements, all 5 presidential candidates imagine a Philippines under their leadership. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Poe can sway soft votes from Duterte in aftermath of rape joke – analyst

Apr 24, 2016 - 7:19 PM

The rape remark could shift some of the soft supporters of Duterte Women could be susceptible to shift to Poe if she plays the feminist card

BENEFIT? An analyst says Senator Grace Poe can sway soft votes away from pre-election survey frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte following his controversial rape joke. Photo by Jay Morales/Rappler

Substance, ignored issues should be last debate's focus – advocates

Apr 24, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Last debate two more weeks to go before the elections

Duterte expects rivals to attack him in 3rd presidential debate

Apr 24, 2016 - 6:13 PM

In the latest ABS CBN poll released hours before the debate Duterte retains his lead against his opponents

FRONT RUNNER. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he expects his rivals to gang up on him at the 3rd presidential debate in Dagupan City on April 24, 2016, since he is topping the surveys. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Pangasinense youth leader to presidential bets: Prioritize education

Apr 24, 2016 - 7:24 AM

Frankie Cortez is one of the few youth representatives in Pangasinan who will be watching the last presidential debate live Will his plea be heard?

43 minutes of TV ads in 2-hour ABS-CBN VP debate

Apr 18, 2016 - 12:10 AM

This is 32 of the 133 minute broadcast a bigger share compared to the vice presidential debate aired by CNN Philippines

IN PHOTOS: VP bets' candid moments at debate backstage

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:07 PM

What happened behind the scenes of the vice presidential debate at the University of Santo Tomas?

SUPPORT. Jillian embraces her mother as the debate is about to commence. Photo from Jillian Robredo's Twitter

Honasan showed ‘depth and experience’ in VP debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 10:28 PM

For analysts the senator military man and former coup plotter showed his seniority during the vice presidential debate at the University of Santo Tomas

THE VETERAN. Analysts praise Senator Gringo Honasan for his performance during the VP debate on April 10. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte’s lead, ISIS in PH, SpaceX Dragon | 6PM wRap

Apr 11, 2016 - 7:36 PM

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Chiz Escudero's VP debate performance was 'safe' – analyst

Apr 11, 2016 - 5:47 PM

Senator Francis Escudero claims it s not his style to malign opponents

VP DEBATE. Senator Francis Escudero and wife Heart Evangelista during the first vice presidential debate held on Sunday, April 10. Photo by Arnold Almacen/Poe-Escudero media bureau

Alan Peter Cayetano: 'Rabble-rouser' of the VP debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 5:00 PM

A 4th placer in pre election surveys Cayetano makes a bold statement with his performance at the vice presidential debate

ALAN'S AUDACITY. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and his wife, Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, arrive in UST for the vice presidential debate. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'Suntukan sa UST,' Chiz for Waze, and other funny VP debate posts

Apr 11, 2016 - 3:27 PM

Trust Filipinos to be able to mix humor into the slugfest that was the vice presidential debate

Candidates gang up on Bongbong Marcos in VP debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Political consultant Malou Tiquia lauds how Marcos handled it: The body language was in check For some it showed character; to others leadership under pressure

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Apr 11, 2016 - 12:52 PM

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How do VP bets think they fared in UST debate?

Apr 11, 2016 - 10:45 AM

Gringo Honasan Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo think they performed well but Chiz Escudero and Antonio Trillanes believe only the people can judge their performance

NOT JUST SPARE TIRES. The 6 vice presidential bets face-off in a debate at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion. Photo by Alysa Salen of BusinessMirror

Only 1/5 of VP debate are TV ads

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:06 AM

This is a smaller share compared to the last 2 presidential debates But the VP debate aired by CNN Philippines features more political ads

Scenes from the VP debate venue.

Vice presidential bets square off in heated UST debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:30 AM

The 6 candidates engage in heated verbal tussles in the lone vice presidential leg of PiliPinas Debates 2016

Cayetano, Marcos clash in debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:20 AM

Alan Peter Cayetano calls out Bongbong Marcos on martial law and corruption

Jabs and uppercuts: VP bets slug it out on social media

Apr 11, 2016 - 2:08 AM

Robredo and Cayetano seem to be the top vice presidential candidates battling it out online

VP debate better than presidential – viewers

Apr 11, 2016 - 12:27 AM

I m a little worried that our vice presidential candidates generally make more sense than our presidential candidates a viewer observes

Online polls: Cayetano sweeps rounds, but Robredo is overall winner

Apr 10, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Alan Peter Cayetano takes Rounds 1 to 7 but netizens pick Leni Robredo as overall winner and applaud her closing line on Rappler s online polls during the vice presidential debate

Voters looking for strongman leadership, empathy – analysts

Apr 10, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Analyst Clarissa David and sociologist Jayeel Cornelio say candidates who are running on anti crime platforms – but are also expressing empathy – will win voters allegiance

FACE OFF. Six candidates for the vice presidency face off on various issues in the debate at the University of Santo Tomas on Sunday, April 10.

Who was overall winner of VP debate? Netizens choose Robredo

Apr 10, 2016 - 9:28 PM

Administration candidate Leni Robredo edges Senator Alan Peter Cayetano with netizens choosing her the winner of the vice presidential debate

WINNER. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo is chosen by netizens as the winner of the vice presidential debate.

Internet users to VP bets: Break up telecom monopoly

Apr 10, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Filipinos deserve better Internet services Advocates say breaking up the monopoly of telecommunication companies is the way to do it