Presidential Debate 2016 Live: Start Time, TV Coverage, Watch Duterte’s defense on issues

Dagupan City, Philippines – Just almost two weeks before the May 9, 2016 elections, the five presidential candidates will be facing the nation for the last time in a Comelec-organized debate in Phinma University of Pangasinan, start time at 5:30 PM ET, live streaming online here.

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has been in the spotlight in the recent days after his ‘rape joke’ that went viral. His rivals attacked Duterte right and left and condemned him about what the mayor said.

Currently, Duterte is leading in the newly released Pulse Asia-ABC-CBN commissioned survey with 34 percent voting for and distancing himself to Senator Grace Poe (22 percent), Vice President Jojo Binay (19 percent), Mar Roxas (18 percent) and Miriam Santiago (2 percent).

VP Binay urged Duterte to seek for immediate psychiatric help for free in Makati City. Binay was reluctant to attack Davao’s mayor in the previous debate. With the rise of Duterte in the poll, Binay is expected to be on the offensive in tonight’s presidential debate.

According to Rappler.com:

A clinical psychologist found Duterte unable to “remain committed to a person or a relationship.” He also has “gross indifference to others’ needs and feelings, heightened by lack of capacity for remorse and guilt.”

Meanwhile, administration candidate Mar Roxas continues to campaign, believing that he will win the presidential election. Kris Aquino, sister of President Benigno Aquino III, has joined the campaign sortie of Roxas to boost his chances of winning.

While Sen. Poe has dropped the momentum in the survey, she is gaining more supporters, including the jumping of the wagon of Albay Governor Joey Salceda.

Sen. Santiago has tried to re-energize her supporters about being healthy, and that her cancer is totally gone.

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