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Apr 11, 2016
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The six candidates for the vice presidency clashed in epic fashion on Sunday during CNN Philippines' PiliPinas Debates 2016 held at the University of Santo Tomas.

All six aspirants, namely Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, Sen. Chiz Escudero, Sen. Gringo Honasan, Sen. Bongbong Marcos, Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo, and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, were present.

During the three-hour event, a "Yes or No" portion was done per segment where candidates were asked to only answer questions with a yes or a no by raising a placard. No explanation was needed during this portion of the debates.

Below is a compilation of the questions and how the aspirants for the country's second most powerful position stood on various issues.

1) Have you ever engaged in corrupt practices?
All answered no.

2) Do you approve of death penalty for those proven guilty of corruption?
Only Cayetano said yes.

3) Are you part of a political dynasty?
Cayetano, Escudero, and Marcos said yes, while Honasan, Robredo, and Trillanes said no.

4) Are you willing to pass an anti-dynasty law?
All answered yes.

5) Do you support same-sex marriage?
All answered no.

6) Is the country doing enough to address climate change?
All answered no.

7) Are you in favor of reducing income tax?
All answered yes.

8) Will you make telcos accountable for failing to deliver their promises on Internet speed?
All answered yes.

9) Do you have any plans of running for the presidency in the future?
Everyone except Trillanes, who deferred to answer, said no.

 

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