ICYMI: The five presidential candidates—Vice President Jejomar Binay, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Senators Miriam Defensor Santiago and Grace Poe, and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte—faced off in the first round of PiliPinas Debates 2016 yesterday, February 21.
As expected, a ton of quotable quotes were produced by the event. What's unexpected though is the "sweetness" (read: mutual admiration) displayed by supposed rivals Defensor and Duterte to each other, which spawned the now-trending hashtag #DuRiam.
We've come up with a sort of re-telling of the event here, but if ever you'd rather go through the highlights with fewer words and more visuals, below is a GIF-tastic recap of the emotions displayed during the presidential debate.
Even though he has a tough persona, we think Duterte is feeling the romantic pressure here...
Be careful with what you say, Mr. VP. Be very careful.
MDS' game face made us thank God she wasn't one of our professors back then
Those cute baby steps though...
The awkwardness is strong in this one...
Ah, Duterte acting cool. We could only imagine the curses words he's saying in his head during this moment
BONUS: That moment when Mar did not escort news anchor Korina Sanchez a.k.a. the wifey. Prepare for some fireworks at home, Mr. #DaangMatuwidPaMore!