The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has chosen Cagayan de Oro to be the host city of the first presidential debate next year. This will happen on February 21, 2016 and the exact venue will be announced soon. The Mindanao leg is the first among the three. The Visayas debate will follow on March 20 and Luzon on April 24.
Davao and Cagayan de Oro were considered by Comelec as the venue for Mindanao but the latter was finally chosen because it is a neutral ground for everyone after the recent filing of former Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
Different issues will be tackled and will follow a dual format. GMA7 and Philippine Daily Inquirer will be the official media partners of the Mindanao debate.
Photo credits to Inquirer, GMA Network, Manila Bulletin
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