Senatorial hopefuls are ready to prove that they are worthy of the people’s votes in the "Harapan 2019: The ABS-CBN Senatorial Town Hall Debate" series that will kick off this Sunday, February 17.
The series will be aired live at 7:00 p.m. on ANC (the ABS-CBN News Channel), DZMM TeleRadyo, iWant, news.abs-cbn.com and other ABS-CBN platforms online. On ABS-CBN Channel 2, viewers may watch the debates on "Sunday’s Best," after Gandang Gabi Vice.
The debate series continues for two more Sundays, on February 24 and on March 3, to give voters a chance to hear candidates’ positions on pressing national issues before casting their votes in the midterm elections on May 13.
Trusted broadcast journalists Karen Davila and Alvin Elchico will anchor this town hall debate series.
Harapan 2019 will be done in a "town hall" format where candidates will be able to air their views on key national issues put forward by the Filipino public.
Senatorial aspirants will answer challenging questions that will let voters get a clearer picture of their vision for the country's future.
Before the main program, viewers can tune in as early as 6:30 p.m. to take an exclusive look at what’s happening behind the scenes, as well as get valuable insights into this year’s senatorial race.
For the maiden offering, confirmed guest candidates are Bam Aquino, Glenn Chong, Chel Diokno, Larry Gadon, Samira Gutoc, Florin Hilbay, Jiggy Manicad, Willie Ong, Koko Pimentel, and Francis Tolentino.
"Harapan 2019: The ABS-CBN Senatorial Town Hall Debate" is part of ABS-CBN’s comprehensive coverage for Halalan 2019.
WHERE TO WATCH
To catch "Harapan 2019" live, viewers can tune in to ANC and DZMM TeleRadyo as early as 6:30 p.m. on February 17 and 24, and March 3.
Prior to the debate proper, veteran journalist Lynda Jumilla will host the ANC primer, while broadcaster Ricky Rosales will speak with political science professors Jean Franco at Edmund Tayao on DZMM TeleRadyo.
"Harapan 2019" will also be live streamed on news.abs-cbn.com and on ABS-CBN News' Facebook and Twitter accounts, and YouTube channel.
It will also be available on iWant.ph, and Kapamilyas overseas may catch it on iWantTFC.
Those who miss the live airing may catch the debate on ABS-CBN"s “Sunday’s Best,” and replay the episode at their convenience on the ABS-CBN News digital platforms.