"This Saturday, GMA News TV airs the second of the two-part senatorial forum Pagsubok ng mga Kandidato, a compelling program format that seeks to introduce the 2013 Senatorial candidates to the Filipino audience.

"Providing viewers with insight into how the candidates think and more importantly, how well they think, Pagsubok ng mga Kandidato involves problem solving where each candidate is presented with a tough leadership scenario and asked to clearly identify a solution. The candidates also go through a round of questioning about their track records.   

"Present during the first part of the forum last week were Sonny Angara, Greco Belgica, JC Delos Reyes, Chiz Escudero, Edward Hagedorn, Gringo Honasan, Risa Hontiveros, Ernesto Maceda, Mitos Magsaysay, Ramon Magsaysay, Jr., Ricardo Penson, and Miguel Zubiri.

"Joining this week’s special are senatorial candidates Samson Alcantara, Bam Aquino, Teddy Casino, Tingting Cojuangco, Rizalito David, JV Ejercito Estrada, Baldomero Falcone, Marwil Llasos, Ramon Montano, Koko Pimentel, Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Christian Señeres, Cynthia Villar, and Eddie Villanueva.

"Hosting the forum is no less than the country’s most awarded broadcast journalist, Jessica Soho. Joining her are other GMA News and Public Affairs anchors and hosts including Howie Severino, Kara David, Malou Mangahas and Professor Winnie Monsod in questioning the candidates about their past performance.

"Don’t miss the second part of Pagsubok ng mga Kandidato this Saturday, February 23, 2013, 9:45 PM on GMA News TV Channel 11."

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