DZMM mounts public forum for 2013 electoral candidates



PRESS STATEMENT FROM ABS-CBN:


"DZMM launched its first Bagito o Beterano? The DZMM Halalan 2013 Forum last February 9 at the University of the East - Manila where neophyte and veteran politicians running for the May elections faced off for the first time in a public forum.


"The event brought together senatorial candidates, former senators Richard Gordon, Ernesto Maceda, Jun Magsaysay, Cong. Sonny Angara and Manila mayor Alfredo Lim representing the “beterano” panel, and senatorial candidates Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Bro. Eddie Villanueva, Bam Aquino, gubernatorial candidate in Masbate Fr. Leo Casas, and former reporter and congressional candidate Sol Aragones making up the “bagito” panel.


"The electoral hopefuls expressed their views on different issues such as political dynasty, divorce, disaster preparedness, environmental and educational concerns, campaign strategy, as well as the programs they plan to carry out if they get elected. The public was also given a chance to voice out their opinions via text and social media poll where 88% said they would vote for the “bagitos” or the neophyte politicians if the elections were to be held the following day, while only 12% said they sided with the “beteranos” or veteran politicians."


The forum was moderated by Kabayan Noli De Castro, accompanied by Henry Omaga-Diaz and Jing Castaneda. Bagito o Beterano: The DZMM Halalan 2013 Forum is part of a series of debates and election specials produced by AM radio station DZMM to help voters get to know the candidates for different government posts.


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