Campaign Convos: Rappler reporters’ 2019 campaign podcast
Campaign Convos: Rappler reporters’ 2019 campaign podcast
It's going to be a crazy 2019 campaign season! Rappler's campaign reporters bring you a podcast to make sense of it all.

MANILA, Philippines – Rappler’s campaign reporters bring you a podcast to help you make sense of the 2019 elections – Campaign Convos.

You’ll be hearing from us: Pia Ranada (covering Hugpong ng Pagbabago), Camille Elemia (covering PDP-Laban), and Mara Cepeda and Lian Buan (covering Otso Diretso).

We’ll dissect the hottest issues, take you to campaign rallies, and give you a peek into what it’s like to cover the crazy world of Philippine elections! 

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Episode 1: Sara Duterte and honesty

What did Sara Duterte mean when she said honesty is a non-issue? Why is Malacañang so hesitant to make a stand on honesty? Rappler’s Lian Buan and Pia Ranada discuss the issue.


Episode 2: Comparing Hugpong ng Pagbabago and Otso Diretso campaigns

This episode has two parts. In the first part, Otso Diretso campaign reporter Mara Cepeda and Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign reporter Pia Ranada dissect the campaign elements of the two senatorial slates. In the second part, they talk about the most charismatic and controversial Otso Diretso and Hugpong ng Pagbabago candidates.


Episode 3: Explaining Bong Go’s rise in the surveys

Unprecedented support of a no-holds-barred President and vast resources have led to Go’s unprecedented rise in pre-election surveys. Listen to Rappler reporters Paterno Esmaquel II and Pia Ranada discuss the Duterte aide’s campaign. 


Episode 4: Skip the gimmicks – We assess senatorial candidates based on platform

This podcast comes in two parts. Rappler’s 4 campaign reporters cut through the gimmickry and showbiz of senatorial candidates and assess them based on their platform and track record. What specific laws do candidates want to pass? Are their promises realistic?

Episode 5: Anthony del Rosario on HNP’s 2022 plans, locking horns with Alvarez

This episode comes in two parts. Rappler reporter Pia Ranada speaks with HNP secretary-general and Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario about what this means for the regional party, with the 2022 national elections in the horizon.

Episode 6: The problem of the Opposition

Opposition candidates have a lot going against them in this campaign. Compared to PDP-Laban and Hugpong ng Pagbabago, they have no big machineries and have so much fewer local support. President Rodrigo Duterte has also taken a liking to hitting each of them in his campaign speeches.

Episode 7: Can Grace Poe keep her lead

Independent candidate Grace Poe has consistently placed ‘number one’ on senatorial surveys, despite a big drop in voter preference. Reporter Aika Rey tells us about her 2019 campaign.

Episode 8: Ang bili sa Sugbo sa nasudnong piniliay

Kada kampanya, balik-balik ra ang mga kandidato sa lalawigan sa Sugbo aron pangulitawhan ang mga Sugbuanon. Ngano kaha? Paminawa ang podcast diri.


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