The Inquirer presidential debates

The debate is beginning. The candidates are now being introduced — Noynoy comes in all in black, JC de los Reyes in a white barong and black pants, Gordon the same, except that he is wearing a long-sleeved barong and JC a short-sleeved one. Jamby is wearing black but has a green blazer on top; Gibo is wearing a polo shirt, Nick Perlas is wearing yellow! and Villar, white short-sleeved barong (?) and gray pants.

Former UP College of Law dean Raul Pangalangan asks Noynoy about his statement on not acknowledging an SC justice appointed by GMA. Noynoy says he only wanted to make sure that everyone obeys the Constitution.

Teodoro is asked about waffling on the RH bill.
For any policy especially one as controversial or as close to heart, have to work with consensus. Cannot implement law ab initio. Must move ahead and forward, get consensus, respect moral choice and whatever moral choice a person has made.

JC: what direct policy or legislation would you advocate as pres to achieve constitution prohibition vs political dynasty
Policies hindi nanggagling lang sa batas ngunit kung ano ang salita, asta. Kung iyon ang mensahe, we have to respect constitution…communicate to whole bureaucracy and solicit help of people so finally we have implementing rules to give life to constitution.

Villar is asked how to prevent another Ampatuan massacre.
Disarm lahat ng grupo…kailangan palakasin ang AFP dun para igalang at hindi na kailangan gumawa at magwield ng ganitong army. Galing din sa atin yan, we have to stop this, disarm them, palakasin ang AFP, itaas ang human devt index sa lugar na iyon. Walang trabaho kaya pumapasok na bodyguard…entrepreneurial skills…ng moslems…papuntahin ang kredito, focus on edukasyon, kalusugan, pamimigay ng trabaho…kailangan sabayan ang approach…