CAGAYAN DE ORO — The first round of the debates initiated by Commission on Elections among presidential candidates Grace Poe, Rodrigo Duterte, Jejomar Binay, Miriam Defensor Santiago and Mar Roxas is set on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016.
|Poe: If I am to be elected, I will pass the Freedom of Information bill. She dedicated her final statement to Mindanao. She talked about energy problems, budget allocation and anti-corruption.|
|Duterte: Why am I here? Give me the opportunity to say what I can do. I promise to stop drugs and crime within three to six months.|
|Santiago: Elections is not a popularity and personality contest. The leader we should elect should be competent. The country deserves a good leader. It is an opportunity to educate the country on who to vote for.|
|Binay said that experience
is the key in running the country. The current government has been
underspending. He also mentioned about good governance and compassion
for the poor.|