Twitter is where political conversations happen and where you can see all sides of a conversation especially during the #Debate2019 that aired last night. From press freedom and economy to criminal liability and political dynasties; candidates and Filipinos worldwide shared their thoughts on Twitter realtime. See how the senatorial debate that occurred last night unfolded on Twitter from the heatmap below.
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With #Debate2019, conversations on Twitter revolved on national issues and policies, and on the track record and personal views of the senatoriables. Here were the top keywords used during the senatorial face-off:
Twitter serves as an avenue for users to join the real-time public discourse and express their views on relevant matters. It also helps Tweeps deepen their understanding, and have a wider perspective on issues. This contributes in the formulation of an informed opinion. Hence, it can be a tool to gauge the public opinion for the nearing election. These are the top mentioned candidates and top emojis used during the debate.
As the candidates argued and gave dissenting opinions, Tweeps joined in by either giving their support for their bets while others voiced their dismay. Here were some of the top Tweets during the debate.
— JP Tanyag (@dumidyeypee) February 9, 2019
Go to hell. #Debate2019
— NORMAN FUCKING RAQUEL (@Punongbayan_) February 9, 2019
— TINO (@yourcupoftino) February 9, 2019
THE PROGRESSIVE UNDERDOGS WON THIS DEBATE:
Shantay, you stay.
— No(w) Chill Millennial ✨🙃✊ (@darnitJC) February 9, 2019
These are the times I miss former Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago.
— TAVIAS (@tavvias) February 9, 2019
#Debate2019 on Twitter
The senatoriables were put on the hot seat during the first part of the debate as seasoned journalists served as panelists who threw questions on relevant national and political issues, and grilled the candidates on their competencies and track records. Tweeps applauded them for their straightforwardness.
Imagine Mel Tiangco as one of your thesis panel.
Every part of me will shake even the saliva that will come out of my mouth. #Debate2019
— Mara Javier 🌻 (@themayiyiyey) February 9, 2019
Palaban si Jessica Soho, started the debate with Imee Marcos about the Marcos Regime #Debate2019
— sydny (@irapalomares) February 9, 2019
At the second part of the debate, the candidates had a face-off with one another. They were given the chance to explain their stand on certain issues. As the debate intensified, Tweeps shared their reactions and vent their emotions as the candidates grilled fellow senatoriables.
CHEL DIOKNO IS ABOUT TO BURN MADAM IMEE AND I LIVE FOR THIS EPISODE OF UNTUCKED
— Juan Miguel Severo 🏳️🌈 (@TheRainBro) February 9, 2019
This smol man Colmenares is making a lot more sense than the two, Pimentel & Padilla, combined. #Debate2019
— currie ; (@currieeeee) February 9, 2019
Viewers of the GMA Senatorial Face-off expressed their delight to what they consider a well-researched program.
Mel Tiangco, Arnold Clavio, Howie Severino, Jessica Soho are fearless in throwing questions to the senatoriables 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 so pleasant to see Vicky Morales and Pia Arcangel as moderators, they are so beautiful on screen… ✔️✔️✔️ #Debate2019
— kers regis (@KerwinRegis) February 9, 2019
The best senatorial debate format I've seen so far. Sharp. Well-researched. Fast-paced. Assertive. #Debate2019
— wynona (@theladysea) February 9, 2019
Bet ko ang mga questions from the panel of GMA journos, so far. Tough questions that need to be asked. #Debate2019
— Guien Garma (@GuienEPGarma) February 9, 2019
In case you missed last night’s debate, you can also see how it unfolded on Twitter from this Twitter Moments. Don’t forget to share your thoughts by using the hashtag #Debate2019, #Eleksyon2019, and other related hashtags.
Twitter is where political conversations happen and #Debate2019 by @gmanews drew multiple conversation from different angles, allowing people to see every side of the candidates.https://t.co/rRY25CxpzM
— Twitter Philippines (@TwitterPH) February 10, 2019
#StayTuned on Twitter
Twitter is where you can #SeeEverySide of what’s happening with the upcoming Senatorial Election. So, stay tuned on Twitter and keep yourself updated about #Eleksyon2019 by following @COMELEC, and the senatorial candidates’ official Twitter accounts below.
|Bato Dela Rosa||@batoupdates|
|Jose Sonny Matula||@sonnysays_|
|Gen Pederalismo Pedroso||@GenPederalismo|
|Dan Kaibigan Roleda||@dankaibigan19|
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