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Duterte disses TV stations’ time-constrained debates: Pinagkakwartahan lang nila ‘yan!

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday Duterte claimed TV stations were more concerned about making money rather than giving candidates more time to discuss their platform in their much ballyhooed politiko debates.

“Yung magi-sponsor ng tawag nilang presidential debates, dialogue, discourse, it’s actually para lang magkakaroon ng pera ‘yan,” Duterte said during the PDP-Laban campaign rally at Divine Word College in Bangued, Abra..

“You raked the money but you know if you just give a candidate an hour — ah a minute and a half rather — walang masasabi ‘yan then the intermissions and everything,” he added.

Duterte expressed hope that the next presidential debates organized by TV stations would be more “educated” and give candidates more time to speak.

“Otherwise, it’s just an exercise of money and you know expenses are — they do not come easy,” he added.

Recalling his experience as a presidential candidate in 2016, Duterte said they were only given a limited time to talk and failed to articulate themselves completely.

Duterte, known for giving hour-long speeches, said he had to end his turn to speak early because each candidate had more than a minute to speak.

“Kaya ako, I had to end my speeches early, delivered short ideas because I know I do not have the time,” Duterte said. (PNA)

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