Go Negosyo’s Kandidatalks: 1st prexy series with complete attendance

March 20, 2022 People's Tonight 241 views

FOR the first time in this year’s national elections, all the candidates for Philippine president will participate in the same series of broadcast interviews. Go Negosyo’s “Kandidatalks: Negosyo, Trabaho at Kalusugan” series, which will begin this Monday, March 21, has rounded up all ten candidates for the country’s highest post. The two top contenders for president will bookend the show, with Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos appearing on the show’s premiere on March 21, and Vice President Leni Robredo, who will guest during the finale on March 25.

Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion shared the news, saying, “I am heartened to see that all of the candidates for the highest office in the land have decided to participate in Kandidatalks. It is a rare achievement, and tells us how important it is for the country’s next leader to prioritize the welfare of the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs),” said the Go Negosyo founder.

The show will be streamed daily at 10:30 a.m. starting March 21 to 25 over the Go Negosyo Facebook page, and broadcast over One PH (Cignal Ch.1). It will also be broadcast over One News (Cignal Ch. 8) at 5:30 p.m. Concepcion will join journalist and news anchor Cheryl Cosim to ask some of the candidates about their plans should they become the country’s next president.

Marcos will be joined by fellow presidentiable Jose Montemayor Jr. They will be followed by Sen. Manny Pacquiao and Ka Leody De Guzman (March 22), Sen. Ping Lacson and Norberto Gonzales (March 23), and Mayor Isko Moreno and Ernie Abella (March 24). Rounding up the series will be Robredo and Faisal Mangondato (March 25).

Organized by Go Negosyo and Bilang Pilipino, News 5’s coverage of the 2022 Philippine Elections, “Kandidatalks” will focus on three issues that face the country following its two years of battle with the Covid-19 pandemic: the economy, jobs and health.

This would be the second time since 2016 that Go Negosyo has hosted a forum for presidential candidates. Concepcion says that MSMEs have become more important as the country’s economy begins to recover from the pandemic. “Almost all of the businesses in the Philippines are MSMEs, and more than half of the jobs generated from these small businesses. Our Presidentiables should connect with this segment of the population because our future as a country depends on helping these small businesses,” he said.

“Through Kandidatalks, we will get to hear straight from the candidates what their plans are for our MSMEs,” he added.