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Social media tools in Harapan debate earn rants, raves

Posted by akosistella on March 23, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Two days after the debate, the use of social media and new technology in ABS-CBN’s Harapan: The Vice-Presidential Debate has earned both praise and criticism from various camps. (Read: High-tech tools for historic HARAPAN)

On Tuesday, Valenzuela 1st District Rep. Rex Gatchalian, spokesman of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), claimed that many supporters of vice-presidential candidate Loren Legarda were unable to log on to the Harapan live chatpage just minutes before the debate started.

Gatchalian, who blogged for Legarda in the Harapan chat, said he also noticed that supporters of a rival candidate seemed to have infiltrated the chat early on and posted black propaganda about Legarda.

Click ABS-CBN News Online Beta.


Gibo, Edu beg off from tandem debate

MANILA, Philippines – This early, Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard-bearers Gilbert Teodoro and Edu Manzano are begging off from the first ever tandem debates among presidential and vice-presidential candidates aired live nationwide on Sunday.

In a statement, Teodoro said he has already saturated forums and debates and now needs to concentrate on doing campaign sorties in the provinces. He said the start of the campaign period for local candidates could boost his campaign as he joins local bets of Lakas-Kampi-CMD.

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JUSKOLORD! Nadaya na naman si Ms. Lipitor pati sa VP debate?!?! NPC should really get a new scriptwriter.


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