BONGBONG MARCOS NOT SURE TO ATTEND COMEELEC-SPONSORED DEBATE

Partido Federal ng Pilipinas standard-bearer former senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. “has not yet confirmed” his participation in the Comelec-sponsored debate, said Vic Rodriguez, spokesman of the son of the late dictator President Ferdianand Marcos, Sr.

His participation will only be confirmed if his hectic campaign schedule permits,” Rodriguez said.

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jnr, former senator and son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, gestures during a press conference in Manila on October 5, 2017. The son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos declared on October 5 he was confident of ousting the current vice president in a legal challenge, which would place him a heartbeat away from leading his country. / AFP PHOTO / Noel CELIS

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“The debates are definitely on. The date that we’re looking at for the first presidential debate is on March 19, which is a Saturday. And thus far, we have commitments from all camps that their candidates will be joining us,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said in a press briefing.

The candidates who are running for the presidential seat are: former presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, labor leader Leody de Guzman, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, former national security adviser Norberto Gonzales, Senator Panfilo Lacson, Faisal Mangondato, former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Jose Montemayor Jr., Senator Manny Pacquiao and Vice President Leni Robredo.

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