Comelec: The rules are clear, no notes allowed

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — What are the rules in a presidential debate?

Social media lit up with questions on Sunday (March 20), when the second presidential debate spearheaded by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) was delayed by more than an hour due to a miscommunication regarding the rules imposed by the poll body.

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Ina Andolong, a senior correspondent of CNN Philippines, reported that Vice President Jejomar Binay – who is the standard-bearer of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) – brought notes with him for the debate, which the other candidates spoke up against.

Andolong tweeted that Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said that debate participants were not allowed to bring notes to the podium.