Social Media Roundup: What Celebs Said During the #PiliPinasDebates2016

Everyone had something to say, even your favorite celebrities.

(SPOT.ph) If we could describe the March 20 presidential debates in one word, it would be "messy." First, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago announced that she wouldn't be part of the debates because she will be undergoing treatment. Then the debates were delayed for over an hour...and well, it just escalated from there.

 

The hashtag, #PiliPinasDebates2016, trended worldwide even hours after the debate ended. The Internet, of course, had plenty to sayincluding some of your favorite local celebrities.

 

For instance, they couldn't help but comment on the hour-and-a-half delay...which was said to have been caused by Vice President Jejomar Binay because he wanted to bring "notes":

 

Suzette Doctolero, TV and film writer

 

Jake Ejercito, celebrity

 

Raymund Marasigan, musician

 

Wanggo Gallaga, writer

 

Antoinette Jadaone, filmmaker

 

Paolo Paraiso, celebrity

 

CJ de Silva-Ong, artist

 

TV 5 also aired behind-the-scenes footage of the candidates while they were waiting for the debates to begin:

 

Anne Curtis, actress and TV host

 

Mark Bautista, musician

 

John Lapus, comedian

 

A lot of people also felt for the debate's sign language interpreter...and TV 5 News Chief, Luchi Cruz-Valdez.

 

Kim Chiu, actress

 

Jim Paredes, musician

 

Perci Intalan, filmmaker

 

Ramon Bautista, comedian

 

Amy Perez-Castillo, TV host

 

Meanwhile, others just had this to say about the debates in general:

 

Luis Manzano, TV host

 

Pepe Diokno, filmmaker

 

Dawn Zulueta, actress

 

Bianca Gonzalez, TV host

 

Rico Robles, radio DJ

 

Rico Blanco, musician

 

BP Valenzuela, musician 

 

Chito Miranda, musician

 

Also read: 
2016 Election Primer: The Basics That You Need to Know
VIDEO: Your 3-Minute Guide to 2016 Presidential Candidates' Platforms 

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