LIVE BLOG: Bacolod holds local forum
MANILA, Philippines – Local candidates in Bacolod City will face off on Friday, April 15.
The event, dubbed "Panindugan" (Stance), is hosted by KBP and ABS-CBN and will be held at the University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos gymnasium. The debate will begin at 4:30 pm.
Bacolod mayoralty, vice mayoralty, and congressional candidates are expected to participate in the event. (READ: A guide to Bacolod city local elections)
Three candidates – retired policeman Wilfredo David, reelectionist Mayor Monico Puentevella of the National Unity Party (NUP), and Representative Evelio 'Bing' Leonardia of the Nationalist People's Coalition – are all running for Bacolod City mayor. Meanwhile, Councilor El Cid Familiaran of NPC, and reelectionist Vladimir Gonzalez are running for vice mayor.
To guide voters in choosing their bets for the 2016 elections, local candidates are expected to shed light on their plans for Negros Occidental province and towns during the forum. (Read: X - Who tops mock elections in Bacolod universities?)
For the 2016 elections, there are 274,541 registered voters in Bacolod city. They will be casting their ballots in 1,901 established precincts.
In 2013. there were 208,470 registered Bacolodnon voters who showed up in precincts to cast their votes. This represents an 80.40% voter turnout, which is higher than the national average of 77.19%.
Rappler Bacolod Movers Eunice Tibay and Claudia Gancayco will live blog the forum on Rappler.com
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