On Wednesday, Might 4 at 19:30 GMT:
This week the Philippines will head into the ultimate days of a presidential election that some analysts say might alter the state of liberal democracy within the Asian nation.
Main the polls is Ferdinand Marcos Jr., whose identify carries his father’s legacy of army dictatorship. In a rustic onerous hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, many Filipinos are more and more nostalgic for a return to a Marcos presidency, regardless of its previous affiliation with human rights abuse and corruption.
The highest challenger to Marcos Jr. is present Vice President and unbiased candidate Leni Robredo, whose “pink revolution” marketing campaign for democracy, girls’s rights and anti-violence has gained traction with younger voters embittered with the previous six years of President Rodrigo Duterte and his battle on medication.
On this episode of The Stream, we’ll talk about what Filipinos need of their subsequent president and what’s at stake on this yr’s election.
On this episode of The Stream, we converse with:
Lian Buan, @lianbuan
Richard Heydarian, @Richeydarian
Educational & columnist
Regine Cabato, @RegineCabato
Reporter, The Washington Publish