Vice President and presidential aspirant Leni Robredo dared Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to a debate.
“Kung papayag po kayo, anytime, anywhere, darating ako,” Robredo said in a statement.
Robredo posed the challenge after announcing that she won’t be joining the presidential panel interview organized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP).
“Nagpasya akong hindi muna paunlakan ang imbitasyon ng Comelec at KBP para makapiling ang mga volunteers natin na nag-aabono, nag-aambagan, at nagbubuhos ng oras at pagod para makasama tayo,” Robredo said.
Robredo added that Marcos had already skipped numerous presidential debates.
“Inaanyayahan ko si Ginoong Bongbong Marcos na makipagdebate, para mabigyan ang taumbayan ng pagkakataong makaharap siya at matanong tungkol sa mga kontrobersiyang pumapalibot sa kanya,” she said.
However, Marcos Jr has only joined the debates organized and sponsored by SMNI of his avid supporter, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, who is wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for “his alleged participation in a labor trafficking scheme that brought church members to the United States, via fraudulently obtained visas, and forced the members to solicit donations for a bogus charity, donations that actually were used to finance church operations and the lavish lifestyles of its leaders.” — Ronald Espartinez