La Union gubernatorial bets to face off in debate

Jun Elias - The Philippine Star

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Philippines – The five gubernatorial candidates of La Union will face off in a debate to be hosted by a radio station in a plaza here on April 17.

Elmer Tubiera, station manager of DZSO Bombo Radyo, invited The STAR to be one of the panelists to the event dubbed “Debate sa Bombo 2016.”

Tubiera announced on Tuesday that four of the five candidates – Mario Ortega of the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, Butch Dumpit of the National Unity Party, and independents Henry Bacurnay and Clarkfield Aroño – have confirmed attendance to the debate.

The fifth candidate, Pacoy Ortega has yet to confirm his attendance.

“The debate will give voters a chance to know who to vote on May 9, by listening to the candidates platform of governance and positions on various issues,” Tubiera said.

He said the event was coordinated with the Commission on Elections provincial office headed by Alipio Castillo, the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, and the Philippine National Police.

Tubiera said the debate would be aired live over their station and through live streaming.         

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