All but one of the 10 presidential candidates in the May 9, 2022 election was present in the Commission on Election’s (Comelec) Pilipinas Debates staged at the Sofitel Tent on Saturday night, March 19, 2022.

From questions dealing with the economy, President Duterte’s Build, Build, Build program, to what their plans are in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic when they come to office, the candidates provided the audience a glimpse of who should become the country’s 17th President.

Only survey frontrunner former senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. was absent.

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WHO WILL BE THE NEXT PH PRESIDENT? – The Commission on Election (Comelec) Pilipinas Debates 2022 got underway Saturday night at the Sofitel Tent. Shown from left are former presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella, labor leader Leody de Guzman, Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso, former defense chief Norberto Gonzales, Senator Ping Lacson, Faisal Mangondato, Jose Montemayor Jr., Senator Manny Pacquiao and Vice President Leni Robredo. An empty podium was reserved for former senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, who declined the Comelec invitation to the debate. (Noel Pabalate)
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