KBP Presidential Candidates Forum: Official statement from the KBP

The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) has released its official statement on the participation of the top six Philippine presidential candidates at the upcoming forum on Friday, February 4:

The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas announced today that five of the top candidates in the 2022 presidential election have agreed to participate in the KBP Presidential Candidates Forum on February 4, Friday, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. It will be the first time for the five presidential candidates to appear together in a live nationwide radio and television broadcast to present their qualifications and platforms of government to the people.

The KBP said it had invited the top six presidential aspirants, namely Mr. Leody de Guzman, Sen. Ping Lacson, former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., Mayor Isko Moreno, Sen. Manny Pacquiao, and Vice President Leni Robredo. All accepted except Sen. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., whose camp sent KBP a letter declining the invitation due to prior scheduled commitments.

The forum will be moderated by Rico Hizon (CNN Philippines) and Karen Davila (ABS-CBN). Joining them in the studio at TV5 in Mandaluyong are panelists Bombo Elmar (Bombo Radyo Philippines), Roby Alampay (OnePH), Dan Andrew Cura (FEBC) and Ed Lingao (TV5).

The KBP members are working together in carrying out the project as a public service. The forum will be aired and livestreamed by over 300 KBP stations nationwide, including the following major organizing networks: TV5, Cignal, CNN Philippines, A2Z, ABS-CBN, Bombo Radyo, Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC), Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), Radio Mindanao Network (RMN), and Radyo Pilipino. KBP Local Chapters in various areas of the country will also be participating by posing questions to the candidates. The broadcast will also be carried on various cable, satellite and digital platforms.