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Ep. 53: Jailed Duterte foe seeks vindication via reelection

Ep. 53: Jailed Duterte foe seeks vindication via reelection

Jailed for 5 years on questionable drug charges, Sen. Leila de Lima is seeking a second term. Christian Esguerra spoke with her spokesperson on how difficult it has been for her to wage a nationwide campaign while in detention, including explaining why she’s a victim...
Ep. 47: 63 BARMM villages ‘orphaned’ in 2022 polls?

Ep. 47: 63 BARMM villages ‘orphaned’ in 2022 polls?

Around 200,000 residents of 63 villages in the Philippine province of North Cotabato may not be able to vote for local positions in the May 2022 elections because of a Comelec resolution. These villages are now part of the new BARMM but its interim government, led by...
Ep. 44: Group seeks party-list seat after ABS-CBN shutdown

Ep. 44: Group seeks party-list seat after ABS-CBN shutdown

Multi-awarded screenwriter and poet Jerry Gracio explains why he organized the “Kapamilya” party-list group, and why Duterte’s shutdown of the Philippines’ largest media network on free TV and radio should be a major campaign issue in the 2022...
Ep. 41: Why did Sara Duterte settle for VP run?

Ep. 41: Why did Sara Duterte settle for VP run?

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.   OR LISTEN:...
Ep. 40: Challenging the Dutertes

Ep. 40: Challenging the Dutertes

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...