The live forum kicked off with the welcome speech of Mr. Ivanell Subrabas, Director of XU’s Office of Student Affairs and was followed by the opening remarks by Mr. Francisco G. Pobe, the Regional Election Director COMELEC 10.
The vice mayoral candidates were the first set of candidates on stage where there were allowed five (5) minutes to introduce themselves to the audience and convey their goals and platforms for the city. Mayoral candidates, on the other hand, were also allowed five minutes to introduce themselves and present their ideas and platforms. Mr. Steven Siawan, the forum's moderator, oversaw the discussion and managed the exchange of 1-minute rebuttals which came aplenty as the candidates responded to each question provided by the Research Team. After the lively discourse, the candidates gave their 5-minute closing speeches.
The organizers expressed their gratitude to everyone who helped make the third Pag-ila 2022 forum a big success, including the candidates, partners, and guests and recognized the host, Ms. Kyla Gabrielle Tuto and Ms. Rebekah Johannah Q. Dalagan, Pag-ila 2022 Project Head who gave the closing message.
The last leg of Pag-ila 2022 will be conducted this Saturday, April 23, 2022 for the gubernatorial and vice-gubernatorial candidates of Misamis Oriental.
All photos by Rogelio Amarille (XU Communications and Promotions Office)