ILOCOS Norte Representative Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., who is running for senator in the upcoming May elections, urged the media to organize a debate between all senatorial candidates.

“The people deserve to know if the candidates they will choose are capable. It is not only the presidential aspirants who should be heard, senatorial candidates must also be allowed to say their piece in a public debate,” Marcos said.

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He suggested topics for the debate such as foreign debt, terrorism, same sex marriage, reproductive health bill, climate change, death penalty, legislated wage hike, Charter change, among others.

Marcos said the views of senators, who are primarily legislators, on the issues will be vital in the future of the legislative branch of the country.

“Since the primary duty of Congress or the legislative department is to enact laws it is only necessary for the public to know the stand of senatorial candidates on critical issues and problems of the nation,” Marcos said.

The son of former President Ferdinand Marcos said it's about time that "critical issues" be debated upon by senators, like what happened earlier with Presidential aspirants.

Marcos is running under the ticket of Senator Manny Villar’s Nacionalista Party.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) earlier approved the candidacy of 58 senatorial bets for the May elections. (Angela Casauay/Sunnex)