On Wednesday, May 4 at 19:30 GMT:
This week, the Philippines will enter the final days of presidential elections that some analysts say could transform the state of liberal democracy in the Asian country.
Leading the polls is Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the name carries the legacy of his father’s military dictatorship. In a country hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, many Filipinos are increasingly nostalgic about returning to Marcos’ presidency, despite past links to human rights abuses and corruption. .
The top challenger to Marcos Jr. is the current Vice President and independent candidate Leni Robredo, whose campaign “pink revolution” for democracy, women’s rights and fighting violence have gained traction with depressed young voters over the past six years. President Rodrigo Duterte and his war on drugs.
In this episode of The Stream, we will discuss what Filipinos want in their next president and what is at stake in this year’s election.
In this episode of The Stream, we talk to:
Lian Buan, @lianbuan
Richard Heydarian, @Richeydarian
Academic & Category
Regine Cabato, @RegineCabato
Reporter, The Washington Post