First presidential debate in 24 years
The first official presidential debate in 24 years gets under way in Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City. The urban centers of Mindanao are visibly booming, but the old problems of poverty, peace and order concerns, and power shortages continue to haunt the countryside. The debate is the first of three scheduled by the Commission on Elections and co-organized by GMA Network and the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
All five presidential candidates are taking part. Vice President Jejomar Binay enjoyed a head start on his rivals by arriving in the city on Saturday and immediately pressing the flesh. Former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Grace Poe are expected to arrive Sunday morning.
Watch on INQUIRER.net the livestream of the first Comelec presidential debate hosted by the Inquirer and GMA Network on Feb. 21, 5.p.m, straight from Capitol University.
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