If there’s anything more entertaining than the heated PiliPinas Debates 2016 Round 2 last night, it’s TV5’s pre-debate behind-the-scenes footage. The said footage was taken during the two-hour delay caused by the miscommunication between TV5 and Vice-President Jejomar Binay. TV5 News Head Luchi Cruz-Valdes owned up to her mistake of giving VP Binay’s camp the go signal to bring notes to the debate days before the event. Apparently, there is a no-notes policy implemented by the COMELEC and presidential candidate DILG Secretary Mar Roxas objected to Binay’s planned use of his notes. Ironing out their concerns caused the supposed 4:30 event to start at 6:30PM.
The following edited video by Real8 on Facebook puts together the funny highlights before the debate proper. In the video are three of our presidential candidates – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe, and DILG Secretary Mar Roxas.
Never Before Seen Funny Moments Before the Start of Pilipinas Debates
Posted by Real8 on Sunday, March 20, 2016
Featured photo (screengrab) courtesy of Pia Gutierrez on Twitter