2022 Philippine Elections

[HIGHLIGHTS] Usapang Halalan 2022: The CBCP presidential forum

[HIGHLIGHTS] Usapang Halalan 2022: The CBCP presidential forum


The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is airing its presidential forum at 6 pm (Manila time) on Friday, March 25, featuring four presidential candidates who responded to their invitation.

The participants are Vice President Leni Robredo, Senator Manny Pacquiao, former defense secretary Norberto Gonzales, and labor leader Leody de Guzman.

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Gonzales: Ang lahat ng natural na yaman ng bansa ay para sa lahat

Robredo: Certify national land use act as urgent

Mara Cepeda

Pacquiao backs responsible mining

Behind the scenes during the CBCP presidential forum

Dwight de Leon

On the rising cases of teenage pregnancy in the country

Renzo Arceta, Sofia Guanzon, Mara Cepeda

How can candidates help the kin of victims of extrajudicial killings?

No to ‘palakasan’: Robredo vows gov’t appointments to be based on expertise, clean track record

Mara Cepeda

Vice President Leni Robredo said if she becomes the next president, she would make sure that government appointments are based on merits, not political favors.

Asked during the CBCP forum on Friday, March 25, how she plans to address the “palakasan” system in the Philippines, Robredo said that the key here is ensuring government appointees are free from corruption and are actually qualified for the posts. 

“Dapat ‘yung mga tao, hindi political yung consideration. Dapat experts sa field nila at walang record of corruption,” said Robredo.

(The appointees should be chosen not because of political considerations. They should be experts in their field and should have no record of corruption.)

The lone female presidential candidate also reiterated that the first executive order she would sign as president is a full disclosure policy, which would require all government offices to be transparent with their transactions and projects. 

Pacquiao again talks about strengthening non-tax revenue income

Face-off between Norberto Gonzales and Leody de Guzman

Joel Salud

De Guzman remains consistent with his call to raise national minimum wage

Sofia Guanzon