A few days ago, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. announced that President Duterte’s physical health is at 88%. This statement follows public concerns and questions about the president’s health whenever he appears frail in public gatherings.
What’s so wrong about this simple statement?
We talk to Richard Heydarian about his debate/dialogue with Sass Sasot. How did he come up with the idea for Politicon? What does he hope to achieve? Richard answers these questions, as well as his take on Duterte's dealings with China and how he copes with criticism from both pro- and anti-Duterte people online on this week's episode of The Meetup.
This episode of the Filipino Freethinkiers Audio Podcast is the last of our election series. Here, we talk about Candidate Rodrigo Duterte. We lay it all out in this final episode before the elections. We also talk about the New President Syndrome and why participating in politics doesn't end on election day.
This week, we wrap up our election series with Candidate Rodrigo Duterte. We lay it all out in this final episode before the elections. We also talk about the New President Syndrome and why participating in politics doesn't end on election day.
What is the appeal of authoritarians? This week, we talk about Rodrigo Duterte threatening to kill the instigator of his presidential campaign and why authoritarians have such great appeal to Filipinos. We also talk about vigilante justice and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad being pelted with objects by UP students.