Are you watching the second round of the presidential debates? Today, March 20, the candidates will again have their verbal clash with one hour extension as compared to the last.
The Visayas round still under the auspices of the Commission on Elections will happen at the auditorium of the University of the Philippines in Lahug Avenue in the city of Cebu from 5:00PM to 8:0PM with a maximum audience of 300 onlookers.
The live debate will get aired on TV and streamed on line, too.
The first debate ran for two hours which was covered by GMA7 and streamed on line by the network with the Inquirer was a source of frustration for viewers. The TV channel had ample time alloted for advertisements while the online feed was streaming with empty screen as ads were aired.
All five presidential candidates have confirmed attendance as relayed by respective representatives, but do not get your hope high as debate time nears, anybody can get excused and be absent as attendance is not a must but voluntary.
Who among candidates Mar Roxas, Jejomar inay, Grace Poe – Llamanzares, Miriam Santiago and Rodrigo Duterte will not attend, will win the debate or will become a disappointment in performance?
So this time, the live stream will be covered by TV5 and Philstar with the panel composed of Comelec media partners.