10 Candidates to Participate in Comelec’s Panel Interviews

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MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner George Garcia announced the final list of participants for the panel interviews in partnership with the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP).

The following have signified their participation in the “PiliPinas Forum 2022”:

Presidential Candidates

  • Ernesto Abella
  • Leody de Guzman
  • Norberto Gonzales
  • Faisal Mangondato
  • Jose Montemayor
  • Manny Pacquiao

Vice Presidential Candidates

  • Rizalito David
  • Manny Lopez
  • Tito Sotto
  • Carlos Serapio

The interview series will take the place of the supposed townhall debates, which was subsequently cancelled after the organizers’ contract payment issues with the official venue, Sofitel Philippine Plaza.

According to a report from the Philippine News Agency, the interview will have three segments:

First Segment – inflation, poverty, jobs, wages, livelihood, business

Second Segment – education, healthcare, Covid-19 response

Third Segment – variety of current issues

Garcia said other candidates would be skipping the panel interviews due to conflict schedules.

The panel interviews will be aired on KBP member stations from May 2-6.

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