- The camp of former senator and presidential election frontrunner Bongbong Marcos issued a statement stating their reasons why they turned down the debate challenge of VP Leni Robredo
- In a statement, the spokesman for BBM, Atty. Vic Rodriguez, claimed several reasons why such a debate would never happen
- Atty. Rodriguez also claimed that Mrs. Robredo allegedly is aware of what those reasons were
- Earlier, VP Leni issued a debate challenge to BBM, adding that she’s ready to do it anytime and anywhere
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The camp of former senator and presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos (BBM) has stated their reasons why they turned down the debate challenge of VP Leni Robredo.
The BBM camp recently issued a statement turning down the debate challenge of VP Leni.
Based on the latest Pulse Asia surveys, BBM remained the frontrunner among all other presidential candidates while VP Leni is a far second.
By way of responding to her challenge, Atty. Vic Rodriguez, the spokesperson for BBM, issued a statement turning down the challenge to a debate.
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In a news report by GMA7, part of the statement read that they are turning down the debate challenge for some reasons.
“Sa debate na hamon kay presidential frontrunner Bongbong Marcos ay hindi ito kailanman mangyayari sa ilang kadahilanan,” Atty. Vic said in a statement.
He also claimed that VP Leni allegedly is aware of what those reasons are.
“At batid ni Ginang Robredo ang mga kadahilanang 'yan,” the spokesperson for BBM further stated.
In a separate report by the Inquirer, Atty. Vic said he understands the frustration felt by Mrs. Robredo.
“Nauunawaan ko ang kabiguang naramdaman ni Ginang Robredo na makaharap sa isang pagtatalo at bangayan si presidential frontrunner na si Bongbong Marcos,” Atty. Vic said.
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Earlier, VP Leni issued a debate challenge to BBM, stating that she is ready to face her rival “anytime, anywhere.”
Quoting the vice president, Rappler News reported that only frontrunner BBM has declined to join debates.
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, also popularly known as BBM, is a Pinoy politician famous for being the only son of the late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos. He served as Ilocos governor from 1998 to 2007 and then as congressman after stepping down as governor.
The camp of former senator and presidential election frontrunner Bongbong Marcos, in a statement, said that the debate challenge issued by VP Leni Robredo will never happen. Earlier, VP Leni said she is willing to debate BBM any place and any time.
In a separate report, Facebook has restored the suspended account of the spokesman of Bongbong Marcos, Atty. Vic Rodriguez. According to BBM's spokesman, his account was suspended by FB because he was for Bongbong Marcos. The lawyer then called it "censorship of the highest degree." As per the screenshot, FB suspended it because the account or the activities do not follow the community standards of the social networking site.