- Bongbong Marcos declined the invitation of GMA network's news anchor Jessica Soho for "The Jessica Soho Presidential Interviews"
- Atty. Vic Rodriguez, BBM's chief of staff, stated that the reason why Bongbong Marcos decided not to attend is that they believe that Jessica is "biased against the Marcoses"
- He also stated that they believe her queries will ony be focusing on negativit about BBM
- He also reiterated that they believe that questions or the discourse in any forum about the 2022 elections must be focusing on the aspiring presidents and the resolution of the problems hounding the country
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Bongbong Marcos declined the invitation of Jessica Soho for the latter's "The Jessica Soho Presidential Interviews" and his camp stated that they believe the news anchor is biased against the Marcoses.
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In Manila Bulletin's report, Atty Vic Rodriguez, the chief of staff of BBM said:
"The reason why Bongbong Marcos decided not to join the Jessica Soho show is founded on our belief that the hostess of said popular talk show is biased against the Marcoses, and therefore, we believe her questions will just focus on negativity about BBM which the UniTeam dislike and will not subscribe as it hopes that the discourse in any forum about this coming elections must focus on how the aspiring presidents will solve our country’s lingering problems caused by the Covid19 pandemic and what their plans are for our country to roll up from economic stagnation."
A report by One News said that Rodriguez emphasized that candidates must present programs and plans for the country.
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Philstar reported that a teaser from GMA said that Jessica Soho invited the five highest ranking candidates but BBM declined participation.
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