MANILA, Philippines – Rappler editors named the following candidates as the winners for each of the 3 separate segments of the first parts of the presidential debate:
Part 1 (on the FOI bill and corruption): Grace Poe
Part 2 (on tax laws and Yolanda rehabilitation): No clear winner
Part 3 (on crime and the coco levy issue): Mar Roxas
The event was held Sunday, March 20 at UP Cebu.
The first round saw a panel of journalists asking questions to each candidate, who then had two minutes to respond. The others would then have 30 seconds each for a rebuttal, and the candidate would then have another 30 seconds to reply.