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ROBREDO: BONGBONGMARCOS HAS NO RESPECT FOR FILIPINOS

By ROGER M. BALANZA

Presidential aspirant Leni Robredo said presidential debates give voters opportunity to assess the capability of candidates for president and those who shun such forums do not respect the right of Filipinos to be informed.

“Kailangan kaya mong masagot kung ano ‘yung issues laban sa ’yo; hindi ka magtatago. Kaya para sa ’kin, ito ‘yung pagbibigay-halaga at respeto sa taumbayan na maghahalal sa’yo,” Robredo said on Sunday, February 27, at the “The Filipino Votes,” a presidential debate organized by CNN Philippines.

Although she did not name names, Robredo’s blast clearly refered to former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, son of the late dictator president Ferdinand Marcos Sr. Bongbong was a no-show in the event, as he also skipped several other previous major debates.

Apart from Robredo, the CNN event was attended by 8 candidates aspiring for president in the May 9 polls, including Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Senator Panfilo Lacson, Senator Manny Pacquiao and labor leader Leody de Guzman.

“Kailangan kaya mong masagot kung ano ‘yung issues laban sa ’yo; hindi ka magtatago. Kaya para sa ’kin, ito ‘yung pagbibigay-halaga at respeto sa taumbayan na maghahalal sa’yo,” Robredo said 

For refusing to attend a forum where Filipinos could judge his character and ,ability to lead, Bongbong is a failure in leadership, said Robredo, who is running next to the dictator’s son in recent surveys for presidential preference,

“‘Yung number one ingredient din ng leadership, aside from character, is you show up in the most difficult times. ‘Pag hindi ka mag-show up in the most difficult times, hindi ka lider,” said Robredo. 

WALDEN BELLO: SARA DUTERTE, BONGBONG MARCOS ARE “FUCKING COWARDS”

Sara a coward just like Bongbong Marcos is a fucking coward

Mayor Sara Duterte, why are you not here to defend your positions?

 Nganong talawan mang ka, Inday (Why are you a coward, Inday)?

Vice presidential candidate Walden Bello hurled these verbal missiles at fellow aspirant no-show Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Saturday, February 26, at the first vice presidential debate organized by CNN Philippines.

For skipping the forum, Bello said Sara denied the public the chance to hear her stand on various issues affecting the country.

“We are going to legalize divorce and same sex marriage and we are going to pull the Philippines from the 17th century to the 21st century. Mayor Sara Duterte, why are you not here to defend your positions? Nganong talawan mang ka, Inday(Why are you a coward, Inday)?” said Bello.

“Mayor Duterte is not here to face the people, she is a coward just like Bongbong Marcos is a fucking coward,” said Bello, running mate of labor leader Leody de Guzman.

Also Read: BONGBONG MARCOS DOES IT AGAIN: WILL NOT ATTEND CNN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Sara’s no-show in the CNN event was expected to be repeated by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos jr., her standard bearer under the UniTeam banner.

Bongbong, son of the late dictator president Ferdinand Marcos Sr. has already informed CNN that he wil not be attending the presidential debate of the media network on Sunday, February 27.

BONGBONG MARCOS DOES IT AGAIN: WILL NOT ATTEND CNN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Perrenial forum-evading former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. continues to skip debates and forums for presidential aspirants in the May 9 electins, this rime running away from an event organized by CNN Philippines.

Nearly all presidential candidates are set to square off during CNN Philippines’ debates from 5 to 7 pm on Sunday, February 27. 

AFRAID OF RIVALS? BONGBONG MARCOS TO SKIP ANOTHER MAJOR PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Nine presidential candidates have confirmed their attendance as of February 18, CNN Philippines said.

Among the presidential candidates, the following are set to attend the CNN presidential debate on Sunday: Ernesto Abella, Norberto Gonzales, Leody de Guzman, Senator Ping Lacson, Faisal Mangondato, Jose Montemayor Jr., Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Senator Manny Pacquiao, and Vice President Leni Robredo.

Only Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son and namesake of the late dictator, is skipping the event.

CNN will also hold a vice-presidential debate on Saturday (February 26). To attend the event are Walden Bello, Rizalito David, Manny SD Lopez, Willie Ong, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Carlos Serapio, and Senate President Tito Sotto. Like her standard-bearer,

Davao Mayor Sara Duterte will not attend, while Buhay Representative Lito Atienza, who earlier confirmed his attendance, has “begged off” due to a knee replacement surgery, according to CNN Philippines.

ROQUE DEFENDS SELF FOR BERATING CNN REPORTER

Rejects NUJP call to apologize

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