11 months Duterte: TV debates futile, stupid MB
By Argyll Cyrus Geducos President Duterte said television debates do not give political candidates ample time to explain their platform, and that such events were an exercise of futility and stupidity. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the General Assembly of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines held at the Manila Hotel in Manila on February 26, 2019. (SIMEON CELI / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Duterte made the statement as senatorial candidates participate in debates hosted by television networks to improve their chances of winning in the midterm elections. GMA-7 and ABS-CBN have hosted TV debates ... more