Vice Presidential candidate Chiz Escudero, who's recently at the third spot of surveys as of the latest, was the guest at earlier's Pandesal Forum of Kamuning Bakery.
It was not a surprise that the place was jam-packed with journalists from many publications. Even the ones that I do not usually see on political forums were there today. We are having one of the candidates for the top position in the country so the huge number of media was expected.
However, all questions asked and answers given this day were not as sensational as the ones from the debates because Escudero seems to be playing on the safe side. As he confirms, he is the type of person who does not want to be enemies with anybody.
This is something I would not agree with since having one of the top positions in the country requires you to take a stand against someone or some things whenever necessary. We cannot be always aiming to be compromising as that will weaken our goals, and will open us to temptations of accepting "sweet mutually beneficial deals" just to make everyone happy.
As we should not negotiate with terrorists, we must not also lower our ideals just because we want to please everybody. Aiming to be friends with everyone will be our hindrance to success.
This is probably why the media present that day were not motivated enough to ask questions as Chiz's answers were not as hard-hitting as Duterte's.
I've recorded some excerpts from the interviews so please do watch out for it on our YouTube channel at http://www.YouTube.com/user/wazzuppilipinas