#ThrowBack: Video chats and articles of seven presidential candidates in 2010

Blog Watch interviewed presidential candidates in the 2010 national elections. We wanted to scrutinize their platforms and vision for the country. Getting appointments with presidential candidates was a challenge at first. Using our own network of friends, we managed to invite seven out of the nine presidential candidates. It was important that we focused on in-depth discussion on platforms and issues that would normally not be discussed on television due to limited air time.

Our Coffee Chat (or interview as we want to call it ) lasted two hours using our ustream channel . These gave a chance for our community  to follow the discussion and even participate in the question and answer portion. Live blogging or live-tweeting were also held simultaneously.

Blog Watch is not affiliated with any political group or party, and does its best to remain non-partisan by publishing, to the extent possible, all sides of an issue. But because Blog Watchers are also voters and independent thinkers, our writers naturally have their own views and biases on different issues. Blog Watch allows the bloggers to share their views in their own articles. We ensure that every candidate gets both sides of the picture. We even invited guest bloggers who were already supportive of the presidential candidate to ensure that all voices are represented in the interview.

For transparency, Blog Watchers are obliged to disclose in their profiles any close affiliations with a politician, high government official or political party.

Look through the archives of video interviews and articles found at blogwatch.ph.

Manny Villar 


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Articles about Manny Villar

Manny Villar considers bloggers as the medium of the future

The entrepreneurial revolution of Manny Villar

Manny Villar: Earning the people’s check on May 10

Gibo Teodoro

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Articles about Gibo Teodoro

Why Gibo Teodoro

Is Gibo Teodoro Ready To Lead?

Gibo on mudslinging

Dick Gordon

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Articles about Dick Gordon:

Why Dick Gordon

Dick Gordon, the Transformer

The ‘Hard’ Dick and ‘Mr. Political Will’: A tandem for transforming the Philippines

Nick Perlas

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Articles about Nick Perlas

Nick Perlas and his revolution: Transcending one’s social class

Championing alternative politics for a better Philippines

Nick Perlas on platforms and the Ampatuan (Maguindano) Massacre

Ed Villanueva

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Articles about Ed Villanueva

Brother Eddie Villanueva – may pag-asa pa!

Second take for Brother Eddie Villanueva

JC de los Reyes

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Article on JC de los Reyes

The quixotic JC de los Reyes

Noynoy Aquino


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Articles on Noynoy Aquino

Noynoy Aquino and Hacienda Luisita

Why Noynoy Aquino

Photos: A chat with Noynoy Aquino

Noynoy Aquino’s platform


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BlogWatch receives the “Best Story” Award for the First Data Journalism PH 2015 from the Open Knowledge Foundation and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism  for their story on “Aid Monitoring: Citizens’ Initial Efforts in the Wake of Typhoon Yolanda” . Forbes Philippines also received the same award.

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