Netizens are actively discussing the issues raise in the televised debate aired on GMA-7 in time for the May 2019 elections.
GMA News and Public Affairs aired its Debate 2019: The GMA Senatorial Face-Off last night, February 9.
This senatorial debate was moderated by Vicky Morales and Pia Arcangel.
Jessica Soho, Arnold Clavio, Howie Severino, and Mel Tiangco joined the debate as panel members.
Topics ranged from the candidate’s track record to his/her stand on various national and international issues. Questions to test each candidate’s credibility and competence were also included.
Senatorial hopefuls underwent two major rounds of debate to give them a chance to interact with and ask questions to fellow candidates.
The first round featured the senatorial bets under the scrutiny of GMA-7's veteran broadcast journalists.
In this round, each candidate answered a main question from their pre-selected interrogator. Soho, Clavio, Severino, and Tiangco asked the main questions, while other candidates had the opportunity to ask their fellow candidate a follow-up question.
In the second round, candidates with opposing views had the chance to debate on key national issues.
In this round, senatorial hopefuls argued for or against a particular issue, and will be paired with another candidate who has an opposing view.
Here are some of the funniest tweets about GMA-7's Senatorial Debate:
Kapal ng mukha ni Jiggy Manicad maglecture about Press Freedom in front of Jessica Soho, Mel Tiangco, Howie Severino and Arnold Clavio. The audacity.— ???????????????? (@heymundster) February 9, 2019
Sit down little boy. And shut up.#Debate2019
I didn't expect Mel Tiangco would be this savage in asking questions. Far from sweet Mel Tiangco on Magpakailanman. Lol. Mahusay. #Debate2019— Archieeeee. (@chiechumacera) February 9, 2019
Mel Tiangco asking questions like that passive-aggressive tita who wonders why you’re not married yet— Lakan (@immanuellakant) February 9, 2019