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Monday, April 11, 2016

Comelec, PPCRV all set for Harampangan 2016

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, April 11 (PIA) --- It’s all systems go for the upcoming “Harampangan 2016” – a candidate’s debate initiated by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting  (PPCRV) slated on April 12 and 13, 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary auditorium here.

The said event is also in close cooperation with  Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom), Caceres Renewal Communities (CRC), Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters sa Pilipinas (KBP).

Invited to grace the debate are candidates for the gubernatorial post and those running as representatives of the 3rd, 4th and 5th districts here in Camarines Sur.

Atty. Eusebio Alvina, PPCRV vice chairman during the FORUM@PIA held recently stated that the debate endeavors to know the candidates stand on critical and prevailing issues which include political dynasty, poverty, education, infrastructure, environment, drugs, among others.

As of press time, only gubernatorial aspirants Roger Buenaflor and Arnie Fuentebella confirmed their participation. District representative aspirants Gabriel Bordado, Luis Villafuerte and Arnulfo Fuentebella also extended their willingness to take part in the said debate.

Meanwhile, the organizers have yet to hear from incumbent Camarines Sur Governor Migz Villafuerte, Imelda Papin, William Iliw-iliw and Atty. Felix Alfelor, Jr.  Cong. Salvio Fortuno, according to PPCV Chair, formally sent his regrets that he cannot attend the occasion.

“While we recognize the right of those who have not replied to participate or not, we also believe we are entitled to the courtesy of a formal reply at the time it is expected.  For those who chose not to participate, we hope that they are aware that the people of Camarines Sur are  also entitled to hear their stand on issues in an impartial venue,” Alvina said in an interview.

The debate will only have a limited audience, owing to the venue’s limited capacity yet the organizers believe that through the help of different media outlets who were also invited to cover the event,  the information and issues that will be shared by the candidates will be widely disseminated to the public.

The debate proper will have three segments.  For the first two segments, each candidate will be given 2 minutes to answer. After giving their answers, the other candidate will be given 1 minute to comment. After the 1-minute comment from another candidate, the said candidate will be given a 30-second rejoinder.

A different time frame shall be observed during the third and final segment. Here, the opponent will be allowed to ask his co-candidate a question based on the notes earlier submitted by them. There will be a 5-minute break per segment. (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/861460254375/comelec-ppcrv-all-set-for-harampangan-2016#sthash.C7EMgONe.dpuf

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