Watch Philippines Vice Presidential Debate Live Online: Start Time, Streaming Video For PiliPinas Debate 2016
Viewers can watch the Philippines’ vice presidential debate live online and see if the expected mudslinging comes to pass.
Sunday’s debate will be the first and only time all the vice presidential candidates are on stage at the same time, and the second-to-last of the series of all debates before next month’s vote. The debate will include all six candidates: Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Sen. Chiz Escudero, Sen. Gringo Honasan, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., and Leni Robredo.
The debate, held at the University of Santo Tomas, can be seen in the Philippines on Channel 9 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It will also be available for live streaming video, with a link below.
Those who watch the Philippines vice presidential debate live online will likely see a spirited affair. Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. told CNN Philippines that he expected “intense mudslinging” in Sunday’s debate — but wouldn’t be doing any of it himself.
Marcos said he expects to be attacked frequently, as his campaign has been targeted throughout the campaign.
CNN Philippines prepares for the first and only VP debate. Students share what they look for in a candidate https://t.co/XevameSD0s
— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) April 7, 2016
“We are preparing for all possibilities, intellectual discussions as well as antagonistic exchanges. I think we will have more of the latter,” Marcos said.
“But I hope that after the elections, our leaders set aside all politicking and buckle down to work to fulfill their mandate to serve the people,” he added.
Those who watch the Philippines’ vice presidential debate live online will almost assuredly see Marcos come under attack, Phil Star predicted. Critics have attacked his family’s wealth among other points, and a survey found that he is an especially divisive candidate.
“In the Bilang Pilipino – Social Weather Stations (SWS) Mobile Survey on voter preferences released on March 31, Marcos placed second among respondents with 26 percent, just behind frontrunner Sen. Francis Escudero who got 31 percent.”
“Worth noting, however, is that Marcos is also the candidate least liked to win by respondents, with 22 percent against him winning the second highest post in government.”
“In social media alone, posts about him are instant subjects for heated arguments between his supporters and those against his political ambitions, conjuring a meme-war of massive proportions.”
Viewers who watch the PiliPinas 2016 Vice Presidential Debate live online will also see if Robredo can continue to surge. Though she once held the support of barely 1 percent, she has now risen to within striking distance of Escudero and Marcos, Phil Star noted.
Photo by CNN Philippines pic.twitter.com/tiimFrfU39
— c a r m e l (@tweety27c) April 10, 2016
“Robredo, however, is in a tricky situation. While President Benigno Aquino III is stepping down from office with nearly the same amount of popularity he had coming in, personalities and groups critical of his administration have been more vocal than ever in criticizing the government and the ruling Liberal Party,” the Phil Star report noted. “Naysayers have pointed out the administration’s perceived ineptitude in handling various issues — from the government’s response after Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (international name: Haiyan) to the farmers’ bloody rally in Kidapawan which was attributed to the government’s lack of support for the drought-stricken farmers.”
The debate will cover substantive issues as well, as traditionally the vice presidential candidates have used debates to show what plans they have if they were to win the post.
Those who want to watch the PiliPinas 2016 Vice Presidential Debate live online can click here for streaming video through CNN Philippines.
[Image via CNN Philippines screenshot]