Candidates’ forum up in Samar’s 2 cities

April 23, 2013 11:48 pm 

CATBALOGAN CITY, April 23 — Candidates running for different posts in two cities of Samar province will be given an opportunity to share their insights on various issues as well as their plans once elected in a separate fora tentatively set April 28-May 5 in the cities of Catbalogan and Calbayog all in Samar province.

The activity is organized by the Samar Island Press Club (SIPC) and the Social Action Center (SAC) of the Diocese of Calbayog City. It is also being supported by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), Philippine National Police (PNP) and various media outlets operating in the province.

Rommel Rutor, president of the SIPC, said debates and exchange of arguments during every forum will be prohibited. He added that the “primary purpose of the forum is to get their respective road maps of leadership to inform the voting public.”

Rutor said there will be a panel that will throw questions to participants. Members of the panel to include representatives from the fishery, agriculture, urban poor, business, youth/students and women, among others will be predetermined by the organizers to that various sectors of the society are represented.

They will be chosen based on the gravity of issues or concerns that need to be addressed.

Friday last week, a forum was also held in Borongan City in Eastern Samar led by Bishop Crispin B. Varquez of Diocese of Borongan.

The candidates from two congressional districts of Eastern Samar presented their platforms of governance and addressed a wide range of issues that affect the province. The organizers considered said forum as successful as no debates and arguments occurred between the opposing parties. (PNA)

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