Philippine presidential candidates face off in historic PiliPinas Debates 2016 for the first time
The five presidential hopefuls face-off live for PiliPinas Debates 2016 at GMA7 this Sunday afternoon, February 21. This is the first time it happened since the campaign period started earlier this month. Hoping we would see more of this kaya bilang Pilipino, huwag maging Bobatante.
Presidential candidates Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas will discuss their track records, and plans to tackle poverty and development and peace and order. This is a two-hour debate which began with opening statements which has limited time of 60 seconds each.
Round 1 Debate: Jejomar Binay faces Miriam Defensor Santiago
Binay asked on real estate he owns – minana ba talaga?
Yung iba doon nabili namin. May kakayanan naman kaming bumili.
Hindi totoo na ako ay maraming lupa. Ito ay either minana ko (sa nanay at tatay) o binili ko.
He also said he is also a lawyer, and his wife is a doctor
Round 1 Debate: Miriam Defensor Santiago faces Rodrigo Duterte
Question for Miriam: Qualified medical leave for chronic fatigue syndrome, also cancer. 2014-2016, wala pang 10 times kayo nakadalo sa plenary. Ano ang inyong motibasyon sa gitna ng inyong karamdaman?
Walang consti provision na (if you’re sick) you’re not qualified.
Stage 4 of cancer. Naghihintay ako mamatay. Hindi ako pinatay ng guardian angel ko eh.
My only purpose is to serve out the rest of my life. I’m just 70.
Round 1 Debate: Rodrigo Duterte faces Grace Poe
Question for Duterte: Sa inyong Nov talumpati, 22 beses kayo nagmura. Naharap na rin kay sa reklamong acts of lasciviousness. Nakapatay na rin kayo ng kriminal. Dapat ba kayong tularan ng kabataan?
I will continue to kill criminals in performance of duty in accordance with law.
If I become pres it will be bloody. Wala akong kasong acts of lasciviousness. Meron lang akong inakbayan noon.
Womanizing is biology
Sa mata ng bata ang mali ay nagiging tama.
Round 1 Debate: Grace Poe faces Mar Roxas
Question for Poe:May napatunayan na ba kayo sa public service para maging pangulo?
Ako nga ang may pinakamaikling karanasan… pero ako ay nakahawak ng exec position na may management (component)
On senate work: Pagkain para sa mga bata, para sa mga magsasaka, pagiimbistiga na walang kinikilingan
Mar Roxas acknowledges that he once invited Poe to become his running-mate.
Round 1 Debate: Mar Roxas to Jejomar Binay
Question for Roxas:Kapalpakan nangyari nung kayo ay DOTC, DILG head. MRT, poor disaster response.
Dotc mga kontrata napabid ng walang anomalya.MRT tinanggihan proposal dahil gusto pahabain 15yrs
Yolanda was the strongest storm in history. I was there before, during, after. Di ako nag-helicopter na parang turista tapos umalis. I wasn’t there just for photo ops.
Credits to Bilang Pilipino and GMA7