Welcome to the live stream of the March 20, 2016, second PiliPinas Debates 2016. The Visayas leg, or Cebu Face-Off, is scheduled to be held at the Performing Arts Hall of the University of the Philippines in Cebu City.
Organized by COMELEC with TV5, Philippine Star, and BusinessWorld as media partners, reports said this debate will have a longer running time. It was extended from two hours to three hours, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The moderator of the debate is News5 chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes, along with panelists Ed Lingao and Lourd de Veyra of News5, Philippine Star editor-in-chief Ana Marie Pamintuan, Philippine Star managing editor Marichu Villanueva, Bloomberg TV Philippines host Atty. Tony Abad and RMN DYHP Cebu commentator Atty. Ruphil Bañoc.
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago bailed out of the debate for health reasons.
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Comelec chairman Andres Bautista said that the way of questioning will be different for every round. During the first round, the panelist will be questioning the presidential candidates (panel discussion format) and, on the second round, each contender can raise a question against the other debater (one-on-one toss-up).
With the changes, each presidential candidate will have 120 seconds or two minutes – from the previous 90 seconds – to answer questions, and 30 seconds to make a rebuttal.
Among the issues and topics to be discussed are climate change, education, women’s rights, and health.
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