Last Feb 28 Thursday, The Rundown 2019 was successfully hosted at the GT Toyota Hall in UP Diliman. The event featured 16 senatorial candidates which included Neri Comenares, Samira Gutoc, Ka Leody De Guzman, Agnes Escudero, Dan Roleda, Shariff Albani, Toti Casino, RJ Javellana, Butch Valdez, Elmer Francisco, Ding Generoso, Ernesto Arellano, Dado Padilla, Balde Baldevarona and Florin Hilbay.

Neri Colmenares
Samira Gutoc
Ka Leody De Guzman
Agnes Escudero
Dan Roleda
Shariff Albani
Toti Casino
RJ Javellana
Butch Valdez
Elmer Francisco
Ding Generoso
Ernesto Arellano
Dado Padilla
Balde Baldevarona
Florin Hilbay

On the audience side, more than 600 students came to listen to the senatoriables discuss their platforms.

As a critical and youth-oriented senatorial forum, the program tackled a variety of important issues such as the war on drugs, militarization in Mindanao, women and youth empowerment, political party system and anti-dynasty reforms, environmental policies, economic reforms and many more.

These issues were tackled through a panel discussion with esteemed panelists including Athena Presto, Rodne Galicha, Richard Heydarian, Renato Reside, and Rep. Etta Rosales. The forum also included a yes and no portion, and a student’s question and answer portion.

Overall, the forum was able to give students a first-hand look into the platforms of these senatorial candidates along with their stances on several of the nation’s most pressing issues.

To learn more about the event, visit the Rundown Facebook page, at facebook.com/TheRundownSenateElectionsForum