Duterte-Cayetano, senatorial bets in #TheLeaderIWant Forum


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Duterte-Cayetano, senatorial bets in #TheLeaderIWant Forum
This is happening today, Wednesday, at 3 pm at the Yuchengco Auditorium in La Salle, Manila

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and running mate Senator Alan Peter Cayetano will face voters on Wednesday, January 20, at Rappler’s latest #TheLeaderIWant Forum to be held at the Teresa Yuchengco auditorium in De La Salle University, Manila.

The other tandems – Jejomar Binay-Gregorio Honasan; Mar Roxas-Leni Robredo; Grace Poe-Francis Escudero; and Miriam Santiago-Ferdinand Marcos Jr – declined the invitation to talk about their platforms and engage students and various sectors in key cities nationwide.

Anchored and moderated by Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, the forum, which starts at 3 pm, will be aired live on DZRH-MBC and its affiliates, as well as on government-run Media ng Bayan (PTV4).

Rappler partnered with Facebook for this event.

Three other senatorial candidates will talk about leadership and the 2016 elections: Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares and lawyer Lorna Kapunan (Poe-Escudero coalition), and Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez from UNA.

All the candidates will answer questions crowdsourced in the last week, as well as a set of questions from Rappler and its partners.

On Facebook, Filipinos can score virtual front row seats to the entire forum by watching it live on Rappler’s Facebook page. 

Rappler’s partner schools and civil society organizations in Metro Manila, Laguna, Quezon, Leyte, Iloilo, Zamboanga, Davao, Tawi-Tawi, among others, have also arranged viewing parties for the live stream.

The AMA Education System, one of the largest education networks in Asia, will host viewing parties in its schools nationwide.

Check the complete list of viewing parties here.

Rappler also partnered with the following organizations: Simbahang Likod ng Bayan, AIESEC Philippines, LENTE, World Vision, Oxfam, Ateneo Task Force, and UNDP Philippines

Our media partners include:

RADIO DZRH-MBC. Up to 175 stations, including FM:

1.10 Aksyon Radio

2.15 Relay Stations of DZRH

3.100 Radyo Natin stations

4. Includes Easy Rock on FM 96.3, DZRH Network, Love radio Network (DZMB), Yes FM Network, Easy Rock Network, Radio Natin FM Network

DZRH News Television (Channel 18, Cignal TV)

Media ng Bayan, which includes PTV4, with television stations in:










Agusan Del Sur


Zamboanga Sibugay



Crowdsourced video questions submitted via Facebook. Rappler started crowdsourcing questions via Facebook. The most liked questions will be top choices. Click here for a preview of the crowdsourced questions. – Rappler.com


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