Filipinos worldwide took part in the conversation as the senatorial #Debate2019 aired

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:

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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.

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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.






#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.




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.


Viewers of the GMA Senatorial Face-off expressed their delight to what they consider a well-researched program.



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.



#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.

Shariff Albani @ShariffAlbani
Gary Alejano @GaryAlejano
Sonny Angara @sonnyangara
Bam Aquino @bamaquino
Nancy Binay @SenatorBinay
Pia Cayetano @piacayetano
Glenn Chong @AttyGlennChong
Neri Colmenares @ColmenaresPH
Bato Dela Rosa @batoupdates
Chel Diokno @ChelDiokno
JV Ejercito @jvejercito
Jinggoy Estrada @anak_ng_masa
Larry Gadon @attygadon
Bong Go @sap_bong_go
Samira Gutoc @SamiraGutoc
Florin Hilbay @fthilbay
Macaromy Macalintal @attyromymac
Jiggy Manicad @jiggymanicad
Imee Marcos @ManangImee
Jose Sonny Matula @sonnysays_
Willie Ong @DocWillieOng
Gen Pederalismo Pedroso @GenPederalismo
Koko Pimentel @SenKOKOPimentel
Grace Poe @SenGracePOE
Bong Revilla @bongrevillajrph
Dan Kaibigan Roleda @dankaibigan19
Mar Roxas @MARRoxas
Erin Tanada @erintanada
Cynthia Villar @Cynthia_Villar


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