UPV partners with ABS-CBN Iloilo for “Sambuwa”
The UP Visayas Halalan 2016 Committee and ABS-CBN Iloilo formed partnership for the conduct of “Sambuwa 2016,” an election debate for local candidates in Region VI. The debates will be featured in “Derecho,” an ABS-CBN show hosted by Mr. Noli Basco and aired every Saturday as well as in the morning program, “Sikat ka Iloilo,” which is aired every weekday mornings in the ABS-CBN Channel 10 in Iloilo City.
Retired Colonel Gil Lebin, a candidate for Iloilo Governor, was the guest for the first round of debate, which was taped April 6, 2016 at the ABS-CBN Station. Incumbent Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. and another candidate, Mr. Diopito Gonzales failed to come citing unavoidable other commitments.
Msgr. Meliton Oso of the Jaro Archdiocesan Social Action Ministry, Prof. Donne Jone Sodusta of UPV, and Mr. Relan Vergara of Bayan Panay were the panelists for this first round of debate.
With the aim of bringing closer the candidates to the voting public, this series of debates is scheduled until the end of April 2016.