The first Pilipinas Debate 2016 was a clash worth remembering with outstanding presidentiables looking to shed a light on why they should be the next head of state. But social media might have just revealed the winner of the coming elections in the Philippines.
Twitter might have divulged presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte as the winner of the upcoming elections. According to GMA Network, the hashtag #PiliPinasDebates2016 was one of the most trending topics in Twitter in the Philippines and across the world yesterday with Rodrigo Duterte ?generating the most buzz during the two-hour event.?
The Davao City Mayor was mentioned more than 300,000 times and more than 30 percent of the discussion. Duterte was then followed by Vice President Jejomar Binay with 212,000 tweets or 27 percent, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas with 78,000 tweets, Senator Grace Poe with 69,000 tweets and Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago with 65,000 tweets, GMA Network reported.
?Duterte?s ?best friends? exchange with Santiago during the first round of questioning was his most tweeted moment. Here, he defended the senator over health concerns and said he sees her living for another 20 years,? GMA Network shared.
Duterte on Santiago: She’s telling you the truth. I do not see Santiago passing away in the next 20 years. #PiliPinasDebates2016
— DZBB Super Radyo (@dzbb) February 21, 2016
It looked like Pilipinas Debates 2016 was able to trend worldwide with the help of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte. And if you?re looking for details about him, here are some of the things you should know about Duterte from DoonPoSaAmin:
His previous political stint: ?As early as 1986, Mayor Duterte has been active in the political area as he served as the appointed vice mayor/officer in charge of [Davao City] following the People Power Revolution.?
His awards: ?Mayor Duterte has won several awards including the National Literacy Hall of Fame for bagging the awards on Outstanding Local Government Highly Urbanized category for three times.?
His strict rules: ?Davao City is known nationwide because of its peace and order. This is mainly due to the rules imposed by the City Council members that were fully supported by Mayor Duterte. Among those rules are the liquor ban in the city from 1:00am to 8:00am; requiring commercial establishments to set up CCTV cameras; and strict speed limits to vehicles within Davao City.?
His humanitarian side: ?The Davao City Mayor also landed on headlines for leading the city?s humanitarian efforts. After the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda, Davao City was among the first local government units that responded.?
The Pilipinas Debate 2016 held in Cagayan de Oro city was just a taste of what?s to come and Mayor Rodrigo Duterte might be leading the charge.