A former Duterte ally is coming out of retirement from politics to challenge the president’s son, Sebastian Duterte, for Davao City’s mayoralty in 2022. Ruy Elias Lopez, 61, a former congressman and a practicing lawyer, explains why he’s standing up to the Duterte dynasty in his city.
In this episode, professor Walden Bello, the socialist vice presidential candidate in the Philippines, speaks with journalist Christian Esguerra about the difficult solutions he and his presidential candidate, Leody De Guzman, are offering to voters in 2022.
This episode looks into Sara Duterte’s decision to run for VP when many were expecting her to gun for the presidency, the cracks among Duterte and Marcos supporters, and what these could mean in the 2022 Philippine elections.
In this episode, longtime peace and development worker Maria Victoria “Mags” Maglana talks about why she decided to run against the eldest son of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for a congressional seat in Davao City, which the Dutertes have ruled for nearly 35 years. Maglana outlines her campaign platform and why she believes she has a good chance of beating the incumbent Duterte.
Journalist Christian Esguerra sits down with 3 influential political cartoonists — Tarantadong Kalbo, Isang Tasang Kape, and Cartoonist Zach — on how they use their art to fight disinformation and historical distortion by supporters of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos
Journalist Christian Esguerra sits down the head of the Bangsamoro LGBTQ Network, and the human rights chief of the Bangsamoro on the plight of the LGBTQ community under the new autonomous region in the southern Philippines.
This episode looks into the campaign platform of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, his track record, and how he compares with other candidates in the 2022 presidential election in terms of experience, competence, and track record.
In this frank conversation with Christian Esguerra, senatorial candidate Samira Gutoc explains why she felt bad about Mayor Isko Moreno’s “below-the-belt” attacks on Vice President Leni Robredo, her initial choice for president, but why she will stick with Moreno in the 2022 elections.
Christian Esguerra sits down with former Senator Sonny Trillanes on how his Magdalo group will help deliver the votes for Vice President Leni Robredo, and why the Left-leaning Makabayan bloc has not supported her presidential bid, even if it was already endorsed at the end of a lengthy consultation process by the new opposition coalition they are all part of.
The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines is set get 3 more years to implement key reforms in the country’s new Bangsamoro autonomous region, as leaders of its transition government. But lawyer Datu Michael Mastura, a former senior member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s peace panel, raises concerns over how the group is supposedly “alienating” other political groups and leaders, including its move to endorse candidates in the 2022 local elections.
Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo’s eldest daughter, Aika, speaks with journalist Christian Esguerra about her mother’s decision to run for president in 2022, the struggles ahead, and how the campaign — and a victory — could alter life yet again for this closely knit family.
This episode looks into Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo’s candidacy for president in 2022 and how a coalition of opposition forces and grassroots organizations can help her achieve that.