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Created by GMA Network
Developed by GMA News and Public Affairs
Starring Arnold Clavio
Malou Mangahas
Howie Severino
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino
Running time 1 hour
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release March 3, 2010 - May 5, 2010 (presidential elections)
February 21, 2013 - May 2, 2013 (midterm elections)
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Kandidato (English: Candidate) special election program for GMA News and Public Affairs about the 2010 Philippine presidential elections and the 2013 Senatorial (midterm) elections, hosted by Arnold Clavio, Malou Mangahas which is the Executive Director of the PCIJ and Howie Severino, one of the pillars of GMA News and Public Affairs and the Editor-in-Chief of GMANews.TV.


For 2010 presidential elections, each episode features one of the presidential candidates who will run this 2010 Philippine presidential elections, and in 2013 senatorial elections, 3 candidates will answer questions from the panel composed of Arnold Clavio, Howie Severino and Malou Mangahas in a similar fashion as a job interview. The panel has three sets of questions; easy, average, and hard levels.

In the Easy category, the panelists will ask the questions which is about the personality, family and personal life of the candidates. Average category, on the other hand ask the platform of the candidates and on how they can resolve the problems of our country today, such poverty, corruption, education, and others. The hard level focuses how the candidate answer on his/her controversies that lie on them.

Candidates interviewed[edit]

2010 Presidential elections[edit]

Candidate Original Airdate Episode #
Gilberto Teodoro March 3, 2010 1
John Carlos de los Reyes March 10, 2010 2
Dick Gordon March 17, 2010 3
Joseph Estrada March 24, 2010 4
Nicanor Perlas March 31, 2010 5
Eddie Villanueva April 7, 2010 6
Jamby Madrigal April 14, 2010 7
Noynoy Aquino April 21, 2010 8
Manny Villar April 28, 2010 9
Huling Pagkilatis bago ang Eleksyon 2010 May 5, 2010 10

2013 Senatorial elections[edit]

Candidate Original Airdate Episode #
Sonny Angara (Team PNoy)
Jamby Madrigal (Team PNoy)
Mitos Magsaysay (UNA)
February 21, 2013 1
Chiz Escudero (Team PNoy)
Marwil Llasos (Ang Kapatiran)
Eddie Villanueva (Bangon Pilipinas)
February 28, 2013 2
Bam Aquino (Team PNoy)
JV Ejercito (UNA)
Dick Gordon (UNA)
March 7, 2013 3
Loren Legarda (Team PNoy)
Tingting Cojuangco (UNA)
Rizalito David (Ang Kapatiran)
March 14, 2013 4
Risa Hontiveros (Team PNoy)
Gringo Honasan (UNA)
Ricardo Penson (Independent)
March 21, 2013 5
Greco Belgica (DPP)
Teodoro Casiño (Makabayan)
Ramon Montaño (Independent)
April 4, 2013 6
Ramon Magsaysay Jr. (Team PNoy)
John Carlos de los Reyes (Ang Kapatiran)
Baldomero Falcone (DPP)
April 11, 2013 7
Grace Poe (Team PNoy)
Edward Hagedorn (Independent)
Samson Alcantara (Social Justice Society)
April 18, 2013 8
Jack Enrile (UNA)
Ernesto Maceda (UNA)
Christian Señeres (DPP)
April 25, 2013 9
Koko Pimentel (Team PNoy)
Migz Zubiri (UNA)
May 2, 2013 10


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