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Who do you think won in Pilipinas Debates 2016 conducted by GMA 7, Inquirer.net and its partners? Rappler is saying that it is Mar Roxas an Grace Poe while the Movement for Good Governance says it was Roxas with 13 points. Do you think they are telling the truth?As I walk along EDSA this morning I saw another headline from a top broadsheet that it was Roxas who won the Pilipinas Debates 2016 and then I saw 2 tabloids Tonite and Remate saying that it was Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who won. Who is telling the truth?
Have they watched the Pilipinas Debates 2016? I am sure they have but are they open minded? This is why when you are being recruited to a multi-level marketing or networking the first question is always if you are open minded. Why? The answer is simple, closed minded people cannot possibly objectively evaluate everyone without having a prejudice and a perception of their own.
Personally speaking, I would say that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Grace Poe were the winners of Pilipinas Debate 2016 and perhaps Senator Miriam Santiago as well. Why would they say that it was Mar Roxas when most of what he said are lies and empty promises.
DILG Secretary Mar Roxas said that he ran for President because he want every Filipino to experience a life similar to his own. How could he possibly do and achieve that? Is that even believable? I don't think so There will always be the rich and the poor and not everyone will be equal in this world and no one can just do that, not even Lenin or Karl Marx or even Mao during their times.
Vice President Jejomar Binay is saying the same phrase, "decisive leader" over and over again and then referring to Makari over and over again. What did Binay do as our country's Vice President? Could anyone please educate us on this? We want to know if there is indeed something he had done.
Now, Senator Grace Poe is very good and very eloquent. I am just thinking that what she is saying is already being done, so what new would she do? She is a neophyte yes but when you look deeper she is backed by old time politicians. I admire here decisiveness though and her heart.
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago performed well and surprisingly she praised Duterte. However, it is very evident that she is experiencing something which prevented her from really being herself. Has anyone noticed that as well?
As for Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, he is a very good debater. He started off by saying that he is inexperienced in debates thus lowering the expectations of the viewers. When the debate proceeded however, he answered every question directly and respected his rivals when they are saying something that is worth supporting. He knows what he is talking about and he speaks without pretensions.
Why is the media then hiding facts or why are these people seeing differently?
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Let us note that these people may already have their own biases because of their experience and position. I never saw anything or any point to say that Mar Roxas won the debate so are they really watching Pilipinas Debates 2016.
It would be great to ask Rappler and the Movement for Good Governance (MGG) to explain to the public why Roxas? Why did the MGG gave Duterte only 6? Is it because he does not conform to the natural norm of society? Is it because he is different?
If we are to elect someone let us based our decision on an objective analysis of each of the candidate. I think it is us, the electorate and the public who really won in Pilipinas Debates 2016. This debate had opened our eyes to know more about the candidates and be informed.
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