LOOK: Supporters face-off outside debate venue

Thea Alberto-Masakayan, ABS-CBN News

PANGASINAN -- Supporters of the presidential candidates tried to outdo each other with loud chants, mascots and cardboard standees, unmindful of searing temperatures as they waited for the final presidential debate to start here on Sunday.

Campaign jingles blared from loud speakers as supporters of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Grace Poe tried to drown out each other's chants.

A mascot of Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, wearing oversized pearls flashed the peace sign on a parched street while a standee of Duterte stood under the shade for selfie-takers.

Gates at the University of Pangasinan opened at 2 p.m., ahead of the 6 p.m. debate, which will be aired on ABS-CBN Channel 2, cable channel ANC, and radio dzMM. Livestreaming will be available on NEWS.ABS-CBN.COM (http://news.abs-cbn.com/livE) and iWantTv.

ABS-CBN is hosting the debate in partnership with the Manila Bulletin and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas

The debate will feature a townhall format, where the people will be allowed to ask the candidates about pressing issues.

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