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A few tense moments, lots of promises during CNN PH debate

A few tense moments, lots of promises during CNN PH debate

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THERE WERE no fiery confrontations but there were a few tense moments and a number of promises during last Sunday’s presidential debate hosted by CNN Philippines at the University of Santo Tomas. The abilities and principles of nine out of the ten presidential aspirants were put to test during the three-hour event, which was held before a virtual and a limited live audience at the Quadricentennial Pavilion. Former presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, labor leader Leody De Guzman, former defense chief Norberto Gonzalez, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, Faisal Mangondato, Jose Montemayor Jr., Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, and Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo weighed in on key issues including corruption, the West Philippine Se...
PH should not be neutral on Russia-Ukraine conflict—presidential bets

PH should not be neutral on Russia-Ukraine conflict—presidential bets

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by NILLICENT BAUTISTA SIX PRESIDENTIAL candidates expressed their disagreement with the neutral stance of the Department of National Defense on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In one of the  CNN Philippines’ presidential debate segments, former defense chief Norberto Gonzales, labor leader Leody de Guzman, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, Jose Montemayor Jr., Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, and Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo said they would not remain neutral on the current Russia-Ukraine conflict. In an interview dated Feb. 24, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the Philippines is not in the position to comment or condemn what is happening in Ukraine as the Philippines is nowhere near it. “Wala naman tayong pakialam sa Europe kung ano ang ginagawa nila doon, hind...
UST forges election partnerships with media, advocacy groups

UST forges election partnerships with media, advocacy groups

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by MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM THE UNIVERSITY is collaborating with various media, advocacy, and student groups to promote voter’s participation and fair elections. “The University underscores the importance of voter education and participation in order to prepare the Thomasian community for the 2022 national and local elections,” UST Secretary General Fr. Louie Coronel said in a memorandum dated Feb. 19. Through the Office of Public Affairs, UST is partnering with ABS-CBN’s “#HALALAN2022: Andito Kami Para Sa ‘Yo” and GMA’s election-related community program “YouScoop” to promote the role of the youth in the May 2022 polls. The University is also collaborating with CNN Philippines and Microsoft to host the presidential and vice presidential debates on Feb. 26 and 27 at the Quadricen...