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Ep. 3: Duterte’s new weapon vs dissent?

Ep. 3: Duterte’s new weapon vs dissent?

This episode looks into the worrisome provisions of the Philippines’ new law against terrorism, following the release of its implementing rules, and why it can also be used to crack down on free expression and legitimate dissent. Human rights lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel”...

Ep. 1:  The Myth of Congressional Independence

Ep. 1: The Myth of Congressional Independence

A botched term-sharing deal on the House speakership threatens to delay the entire Philippine budget. Political science professor Julio Teehankee joins Christian Esguerra for a deep dive into the lack of independence of the House of Representatives, especially under a leader like Rodrigo Duterte.