MANILA, Philippines – Rappler on Sunday, April 10, will provide the public an extensive, blow-by-blow coverage of the only vice presidential debate organized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
To be held at the Quadricentennial Pavilion of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) from 5 pm to 7:30 pm, the event gathers all 6 candidates for vice president who will field questions from Comelec media partners CNN Philippines and BusinessMirror, as well as pre-selected members of the audience. (READ: IN PHOTOS: UST hosts VP debate)
Organizers earlier said they expect the candidates to go head-to-head during the two-and-a-half-hour debate.
- Alan Peter Cayetano
- Francis Escudero
- Gregorio Honasan II
- Ferdinand Marcos Jr
- Leni Robredo
- Antonio Trillanes IV
Voters and netizens can catch a live stream of the debate on Rappler via their computers, tablets, and smartphones.
Rappler’s teams at UST and the newsroom will provide breaking news, quick fact checks, expert commentary, and instant videos.
Readers and followers can join the discussion wherever you are through our online polls and social media executions.
Starting at 4 pm on Sunday, Rappler rolls out its live blog and video analysis with useful and relevant information about the candidates and the issues that will be tackled in the debate: corruption, poverty, political dynasties, human rights, traffic and other urban issues, Internet connectivity and foreign policy, and the issue of the VP as a “spare tire.”
- Where do VP bets stand on education, K to 12?
- Where do VP bets stand on traffic, transportation?
- Do VP bets support tax reform?
- Who among the VP bets will support divorce?
- Where do VP bets stand on RH law, women?
Our reporters at UST will bring you the candidates, their supporters, viewers, people on the streets, and organizers as they prepare for the debate.
As soon as the debate starts, the live blog will pull in real-time updates from our reporters, alongside commentaries, context, and analyses by our editors and partner organizations. Instant fact checks of the candidates’ statements and claims will be provided by researchers, reporters, and editors.
On Rappler’s Facebook page, Maria Ressa will speak with UP political communications expert Clarissa David, Ateneo Development Studies Program director & sociologist Jayeel Serrano Cornelio, Rappler editor at large Marites Dañguilan Vitug, and our election reporters to analyze the candidates’ answers and give context to the discussions.
Readers and followers can make their sentiments known at every point in the debate in several ways:
- Clicking on the Mood Meter for every highlight, fact check, and analysis that pops in the live blog
- Posting comments via Twitter and Facebook using hashtag #PHvote
- Voting in the online poll on Rappler’s site and on Facebook
After the debate, Rappler will assess the candidates’ performance via:
- Rappler Editors’ Pick
- Results of Rappler polls
Rappler will provide you with a same-night wrap of the highlights of the UST vice presidential debate.
Beyond Sunday, stay with Rappler #PHvote: watch, comment, vote, and share to understand the issues and help shape the vote on May 9, 2016. – Rappler.com
Read how each vice presidential candidate prepared for the debate:
- Bongbong Marcos prepared for mudslinging at VP debate
- Robredo hopes to ‘slow down’ in the lead-up to VP debate
- Trillanes to ‘stick to identity’ in upcoming VP debate
- Gringo Honasan ‘excited but not worried’ for VP debate
- Cayetano on VP debate: Opportunity to contrast myself vs other bets
- Chiz on VP debate: ‘What you see is what you get’