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Ep 27: 3-year extension for Bangsamoro Gov’t

Ep 27: 3-year extension for Bangsamoro Gov’t

This episode talks about Congress’ grant of a 3-year extension of the interim regional government in the new Bangsamoro region in the Philippines. Christian Esguerra sat down with the region’s education minister, Mohagher Iqbal.

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Ep 27: 3-year extension for Bangsamoro Gov’t

Ep 27: 3-year extension for Bangsamoro Gov’t

This episode talks about Congress’ grant of a 3-year extension of the interim regional government in the new Bangsamoro region in the Philippines. Christian Esguerra sat down with the region’s education minister, Mohagher Iqbal.

Ep. 26: When ‘influencers’ interview politicians

Ep. 26: When ‘influencers’ interview politicians

This episode examines the growing trend of so-called social media influencers and vloggers conducting puff political interviews, which, while may be entertaining, do not really serve the greater public interest.

Ep. 25: Tarantadong Kalbo

Ep. 25: Tarantadong Kalbo

In this episode, Christian Esguerra sat down with Kevin “Tarantadong Kalbo” Raymundo, the artist behind the wildly popular “Tumindig” cartoon, which has inspired an online movement among Filipinos to take a stand against abuses and incompetence under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Ep. 24: Why Duterte’s niece is against him

Ep. 24: Why Duterte’s niece is against him

In this episode, Nuelle Duterte, a niece of President Rodrigo Duterte, speaks with journalist Christian Esguerra on why she’s been vocal against his administration and why the Philippines cannot afford to have another Duterte win in the 2022 presidential election.

Ep. 23: Overpriced face masks, shields

Ep. 23: Overpriced face masks, shields

This episode looks deep into the 9-billion-peso contract cornered by a little-known company to supply face masks and face shields in the Philippines. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian joins Christian Esguerra to talk about the ongoing Senate investigation.

Ep. 22: Ping Lacson for president?

Ep. 22: Ping Lacson for president?

In this episode, Christian Esguerra is joined former election commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal, who is expected to serve as spokesman of the Lacson-Sotto ticket in the 2022 Philippine presidential election.

Ep. 21: Mayor Isko Moreno for President?

Ep. 21: Mayor Isko Moreno for President?

In this episode, Christian Esguerra speaks with veteran campaign strategist Lito Banayo, who quit as Duterte’s envoy to Taiwan to campaign for Isko Moreno for president. Can Moreno, who emerged from the slums of Manila to become the city’s mayor, rise all the way to Malacañang?

Ep. 20: One-on-One with Sonny Trillanes

Ep. 20: One-on-One with Sonny Trillanes

In this episode, Christian Esguerra sits down with former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on efforts to unite against Duterte’s presidential candidate in 2022, and why he thinks “enablers” of the current administration should never be considered as the opposition’s standard-bearer.

Ep. 19: Why Pacquiao will run for president

Ep. 19: Why Pacquiao will run for president

In this episode, Christian Esguerra sits down with a Manny Pacquiao ally, who explains why the senator will run for president, his spat with President Rodrigo Duterte, and why he thinks the legendary boxer can beat Duterte’s daughter Sara in 2022.

Ep. 18: Philippines building ‘wall’ vs COVID-19

Ep. 18: Philippines building ‘wall’ vs COVID-19

In this podcast, Dominican Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, a molecular biologist, talks with Christian Esguerra about the Philippine government’s strategy to hit herd immunity despite limited vaccine supply—build a “wall” against COVID-19 around Metro Manila and several provinces by inoculating enough people there. But can they put up this line of defense before the more infectious Delta Variant arrives?