Will Former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Join the Debate?
BONGBONG MARCOS – The camp of the former Senator broke its silence on the presidential debates sponsored by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
The next national election in the Philippines is set around two (2) months from now. Currently, the candidates are taking the time to campaign to the people, lay their platforms, and hear the sentiments of the public. They are visiting different cities and provinces in the country.
The supporters of certain candidates have their own way of campaigning for their bets. Caravans and motorcades are held to show support to the candidates, feeding programs were conducted, and posters were printed.
Aside from the campaign activities, the debate is also another event that many Filipino voters await. Previously, interviews and a debate hosted by the Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) were held.
Recently, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced the details regarding its presidential debates for the May 2022 Elections. The poll body said that the 3-round debate will start on March 19. It will be televised from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Comelec previously said that all 10 presidential candidates including former Sen. Bongbong Marcos will be attending the debates. The Partido Federal ng Pilipinas standard-bearer previously sparked headlines with his absence due to a conflict of schedule and when he believes that the host is biased.
However, based on a report in The Manila Times, the camp of former Sen. Bongbong Marcos denied the announcement of the Comelec that he has confirmed his attendance at the debates. Atty. Vic Rodriguez, the spokesman of the former Senator, said that Marcos Jr. has yet to confirm if he will attend the debates or not and his attendance “will only be confirmed if his hectic campaign schedules permit”.
Rodriguez said that the debate will be held at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. The other nine (9) presidential candidates have reportedly confirmed their attendance at the debate.
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