Malacañang on Saturday urged the public to attend and watch the first presidential debate that will be conducted in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, on Sunday.
Presidential Communications Undersecretary Manuel Quezon 3rd said the debate will provide every Filipino with the opportunity to critically examine the agenda of each presidential candidate.
All candidates for the presidency in the May 2016 elections, Quezon told government-run dzRB radio, will take part in the two-hour debate, scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the mini theater of Capitol University.
About 500 pre-selected audience will be allowed inside the debate venue but video monitors will be set up inside the university’s gymnasium to allow more people to watch the event as it unfolds.
The first of a series, PiliPinas Debate 2016 will also be aired live by GMA 7 and will be livestreamed by inquirer.net, the online publication of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Both media organizations are co-sponsoring the event.