#TwitterElection Spotlight Now on the Vice Presidential Candidates
Just in Time for the Only VP Debate for #PiliPinasDebates2016 on April 10th
The Election Fever on #TwitterElection is set to ignite even more on April 10th as the Filipino public is set to learn and know more about the Vice Presidential candidates for the one and only VP debate for #PiliPinasDebates2016.
Coming at the heels of two Presidential debates, the six Vice-Presidential candidates — namely, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (@alanpcayetano), Senator Chiz Escudero (@saychiz), Former Senator Gringo Honasan (@gringo_honasan), Senator Bongbong Marcos (@bongbongmarcos), Congresswoman Leni Robredo (@lenirobredo), and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (@TrillanesSonny) — will take center stage to share and argue their points, thoughts, and sentiments on the prevailing issues in the country.
But while most eyes are on the Vice Presidential candidates until the big event this Sunday, Twitter conversations surrounding the Vice Presidential candidates have started days ahead of the televised debate. The candidates vying for the second highest position in the land are already engaging with the public via Twitter. Using their respective Twitter accounts, they have answered voters’ queries and addressed their sentiments head on.
Maayong hapon! Naa ta karon sa Rizal Park kauban si Mayor Duterte para sa Araw ng Dabaw Celebration. pic.twitter.com/kc6QvibfJp
— Alan Peter Cayetano (@alanpcayetano) 16 March 2016
— Chiz Escudero (@SayChiz) 12 February 2016
Mabuhay ang nagkakaisang Guardians at pagpalain ang mahal nating Inang Bayan!
-PGBI Regional Assembly (Region III) pic.twitter.com/3P1zu1id3y
— Gringo Honasan (@gringo_honasan) 2 April 2016
— Bongbong Marcos (@bongbongmarcos) 2 April 2016
— Leni Robredo (@lenirobredo) 7 April 2016
1/2 Today is the first day of campaign for the 2016 elections. May our country be blessed with the right persons to pic.twitter.com/uDLAra6dWN
— Antonio Trillanes IV (@TrillanesSonny) 9 February 2016
“We believe that it is important for candidates and voters to engage on a digital platform for live, public conversations where they will be able to share and exchange thoughts, ideas, and sentiments with people who may offer a fresh perspective,” says Pratiksha Rao, Twitter’s Head of Media Partnerships in Southeast Asia. “Welcoming the plurality of ideas will help Filipino citizens to make a more intelligent voting decision come election day — and Twitter is a powerful communications platform to make that happen.”
Filipinos can follow and converse with the vice presidential candidates via their Twitter accounts and campaign hashtags such as #VPCayetano, #CHIZ2016, #Honasan2016, #BBM4VP, #LeniIsMyVP, and #Trillanes4VP. To see and engage with the election-related conversations before the much-awaited Vice Presidential debate, Filipinos can also use these hashtags on Twitter: #PiliPinasDebates2016, #PiliPinas2016, and #TheFilipinoVotes.
In fact, people have already started Tweeting about the Vice Presidential candidates, sharing their thoughts and ideas on those running for the second highest position in the Philippines’ public office:
— Pia Ranada (@piaranada) 30 March 2016
— Baklats Puyot (@beapuyot) 2 March 2016
— Jeman Villanueva (@jemanorange) 25 January 2016
— ZellynAlsol (@zellynalsol) 6 April 2016
— Aika Robredo (@aikarobredo) 8 April 2016
— Bea Gonzales (@beaagonzales) 10 March 2016
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