As the election campaign heats up and the issues start to come together on what is at stake for the nation, the Filipino people turn its attention to the forthcoming “Cebu Face-Off” among the leading “presidentiables.”
The second edition will be hosted by TV5 together with the Philippine Star on March 20, 2016 at the Performing Arts Hall at the University of the Philippines campus in Cebu City.
“The coverage of the March 20 debate is the centerpiece in our Bilang Pilipino program to provide Filipino voters and the general public, with the most extensive and in-depth coverage of the 2016 national elections,” said TV5 president and CEO Emmanuel Lorenzana.
The Cebu debate comes after the Cagayan de Oro first leg of “PILIPinas” Presidential Debates 2016,” which was held in Mindanao with the five presidential candidates in attendance.
This series of Commission on Elections (Comelec)-initiated debates was the first ever since 1992 and according to Comelec Chairman Andres “Andy” Bautista, was intended “to follow a provision in the Fair Election Act.
The Cebu Face-Off will be moderated by the multi-awarded broadcast journalist and head of News 5, Luchi Cruz-Valdes. She will be joined by a panel composed of highly respected and distinguished media personalities and journalists including: veteran journalist, Aksyon anchor and Radyo 5 commentator Erwin Tulfo; News 5 anchor, multi-awarded public affairs host and digital influencer Lourd de Veyra; DYHP RMN Cebu commentator Atty. Ruphil Bañoc; Philippine Star Managing Editor and columnist Marichu Villanueva; Bloomberg TV PH Host and economist Atty. Tony Abad; and Philippine Star Editor in Chief Ana Marie Pamintuan.
‘Bilang Pilipino 2016’ is the official handle of your Kapatid network’s elections coverage.