Episode
May 18, 2016

Rodrigo Duterte: Wildcard, punisher, president

Newly elected leader shakes up Philippines with rape jokes and vows to resurrect death penalty.
0 Comments

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte was a relative unknown until videos of him cracking rape jokes and boasting he has killed criminals went viral. The former Davao City mayor’s ordinary man persona and hardline approach to crime resonated with voters frustrated with the oligarchy dominating Manila politics. What will a Duterte presidency mean for the Philippines and the region? 

On today's episode, we speak to: 

Aries Arugay @ariesarugay
Political science professor, University of the Philippines 

Pompee La Viña @pompeelavina
Social media director, Duterte 2016 presidential campaign

Carlos Celdran @carlosceldran
Citizen, LGBT activist

Ronnie Holmes @ronholmes24
Political scientist and president, Pulse Asia
pulseasia.ph


What do you think? Leave your views in the comment section below. 

0
MUST-SEE PROGRAMMES