Direk Manny Castaneda on Comelec-sponsored presidential debate: Halatang pinagkakakitaan lang ng mga organizers ito through sponsorships

On report making the rounds on social media that Comelec is organizing another round of presidential debate, movie director and veteran actor Manuel Castaneda aka Direk Manny is thumbing down the said event.

Direk Manny asked if Comelec isn’t tired of debate? He quipped it is very obvious the organizers are trying to make money through sponsorships, abusing the popularity and bankability of the candidates.

Direk Manny predicted that the panel will ask the same questions and the viewers will get to hear the same answers from the presidential candidates. Extremely redundant said Direk Manny of the latest round of debate.

Direk Manny wrapped up the brief FB post to support his stance why he is not favor of another presidential debate and that is, the public already know what the stand of each candidate on issues and the few so-called undecided may have decided not to vote so he ask Comelec to leave them alone.

Here are some of the comments of netizens echoing Direk Manny’s stance on new round of presidential debate.

One netizen wrote:

True… Probably by this time we all have our choices already. Does these debates help in their candidacy? I don’t think so.

Another commented that the new round of presidential debate is postponed because the organizers still owe money to the venue.

Postpone po may utang pa kz s venue n 14M hndi makabyad ang comelec at walang kinita dhl nilangaw ung debate nla last time wla kz c baby M eh kaya ayun wlang nanood 😂

To which another netizen replied: Na-cancel na at na-daef ang check ng organizer. 14m ang kulang sa sofitel

You may read Manny Castaneda’s original FB post below.

May presidential debate na naman? Hindi na ba sila nagsawa? Halatang pinagkakakitaan lang ng mga organizers ito through sponsorships, abusing the popularity and bankability of the candidates.

The panel will ask the same questions and we will hear the same answers over and over again. This exercise has become extremely redundant.

We already know the stand of each candidate. Pa ulit-ulit na namin itong naririnig. Hence, we have already decided who we will vote for. The very few so-called undecided may have decided not to vote, so leave them alone.

So, enough already.

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Source: Manuel Castaneda

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