Binay vs Trillanes debate: Who is scared?

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV set a November 22 deadline for his debate with Vice President Jojemar Binay, who challenged the senator to take the issue in a debate and not in the senate hearing.

The Vice President challenged Trillanes on October 22, and the senator accepted it immediately. Speculations surround that Binay would withdraw from that debate because nothing happens since the first day of the challenge.

Speaking to ANC’s Headstart with Karen Davila, congressman Toby Tiangco said that Binay is not backing out of a proposed debate with Trillanes. But he said that he does not want the debate to push through because Binay has nothing to gain from it.

Moreover, the camp of the Vice President rejected the deadline set by Senator Trillanes and they call it a bullying tactic of the lawmaker.

“Senator Trillanes thinks that like in the Senate, he can bully Vice President Jejomar C. Binay and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP),” spokesperson of the VP Joey Salgado said on Tuesday

“A debate has ground rules. A debate is a forum to inform, not to harass or intimidate. It is a forum for a sober presentation of arguments, not a bully pulpit. It is not a one-sided political circus like the on-going Senate witchhunt being conducted by Senator Trillanes.”

“We do suspect that by imposing a deadline on the Vice President and the KBP, Senator Trillanes is laying the predicate for backing out of the debate. He knows fully well that given a forum for sober, calm, and informed discourse, he will never win the debate,” Salgado said.

Will the debate happen at all? It’s not a question of who wants it, but who is scared.

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