WATCH: 1st Clinton-Trump presidential debate, 2016 US elections
MANILA, Philippines – The two leading candidates for the presidency of the United States faced off on Monday, September 26 (Tuesday, September 27), during the 2016 election season's first presidential debate.
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the standard bearer of the Democratic Party, faced reality television star and businessman Donald Trump, representing the Republican Party. It was the first time the two candidates shared the same stage.
Moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, the first presidential debate of the season lasted more than 1 1/2 hours, commercial-free, starting 9 pm US Eastern Standard Time (9 am Philippine time).
Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, played host for the historic event, which is being organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates. (READ: Pressure is on Clinton, Trump in first debate)
Rappler brought the debates live to Filipino viewers, starting 9 am Tuesday, with a live stream courtesy of PBS NewsHour. – Rappler.com