Delegate candidate debate on Sept. 20


The debate among U.S. delegate candidates hosted by the Saipan Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Marianas College is slated for Sept. 20 at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center, from 6pm to 8:30pm.

It will be a showdown between Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) and Rep. Angel Aldan Demapan (R-Precinct 1).

Separately, the 2018 Gubernatorial Debate between Gov. Ralph DLG Torres (NMI-GOP) and his challenger, former governor Juan N. Babauta, is slated for Sept. 25, 2018, also at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center, from 5:30pm to 8pm.

The two debates will occur over separate dates to properly highlight both the gubernatorial and U.S. delegate issues. All tickets to the gubernatorial debate is sold out.

As the debates near, we want to remind our patrons of the following rules:

Cellular phone and/or pages must be turned off or set to silent mode. If you absolutely must take a call, exit the hall quietly. To avoid any distractions, you will not be allowed to re-enter the hall until an intermission or until the debate has ended.

Please refrain from talking during the debate to respect both candidates.

The use of flash cameras is not permitted. Flash cameras may be used during an intermission or at the end of the debate.

Hold your applause until intermission or at the end of the event.

Banners or other types of signage are not permitted as they may distract the candidates and other audience members.

Audience members may not display any promotional material supporting any candidate. These items include but are not limited to buttons, hats, T-shirts, lanyards, etc.

Absolutely no betel nut chewing, no smoking, and no alcohol/food consumption during this event as per venue regulations.

Each candidate will be given equal time to answer questions submitted in advance by the public. The community is invited to submit questions to executive@saipanchamber.

Delegate debate tickets were available for purchased starting yesterday, Aug. 14, at the Chamber office on the third floor of the Marianas Business Plaza, Suite 315. Tickets are $10 per person and must be purchased in advance as no tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call (670) 234-7150 or email (SCC)

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