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 week. From press freedom and economy to criminal liability and political dynasties; candidates and Filipinos worldwide shared their thoughts on Twitter real time.

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:

  1. #Debate2019

  2. Diokno

  3. Imee

  4. Marcos

  5. Colmenares

  6. Bato

  7. Senatorial

  8. debate

  9. #Eleksyon2019

  10. #PHvote

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:

  1. Imee Marcos

  2. Neri Colmenares

  3. Chel Diokno

  4. Jiggy Manicad

  5. Samira Gutoc

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.