Comelec will organize a vice-presidential debate on March 20


Election Commission spokesman James Jimenez. FILE PICTURE

MANILA, Philippines — The Electoral Commission (Comelec) debate for the vice-presidential (VP) candidates is set for March 20, its spokesman James Jimenez said Thursday.

However, one of the nine vice-presidential bets will not be present due to a medical issue.

“VP will be the next day [after the presidential debate]”, said Jimenez during a press briefing.

The Comelec presidential debate is scheduled for March 19.

“All the VP candidates have confirmed except one who unfortunately I think will undergo surgery… Si Lito Atienza,” he shared.

The hopefuls who will participate in the debate are:

-Walden Bello

-Rizalito David

-Sara Duterte-Carpio

-Manny Lopez

-Willie Ong

-Kiko Pangilinan

-Carlos Serapio

-Vicente Sotto III

National and local elections will take place on May 9.

/MUF

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