And, as expected, Vice President Jejomar Binay again unleashed his trademark smile. Wait, you don't know what we're talking about?
Let us jog your memory:
We know you've noticed it.
We're not superficial people, but there's just something about the veep's toothy grin that's creeping us out, so much so that it grabbed our attention away from the issues being discussed last night.
Frankly, we don't know why we're so bothered by it. Maybe it's how white his teeth are even after all these years (he's 73, by the way), or the fact that it somehow reminds us of the fake smile on ventriloquist puppets.
A word of advice to Binay's camp: Maybe the former Makati City Mayor should avoid flashing his pearly whites in such a manner. You want his audience to listen rather than get creeped out now, right?
Take the instances below from yesterday's presidential debate as evidence of the vice president's "weirdly magnetic" grin:
After he discussed his stand on the Freedom of Information or FOI bill
While reiterating that Senator Grace Poe has renounced her being a Filipino
After saying that Mar Roxas also has his own corruption allegations to deal with
When Binay said that he and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte are both qualified for the presidency
After Roxas said that Binay now has the floor to answer the corruption charges thrown at him