With almost 3 million residents, Cebu is home to the biggest metropolitan area outside of the National Capital Region.
It’s also the province that gave President Rodrigo Duterte the highest number of votes – over 1.4 million – in 2016.
Duterte campaigned heavily in the Visayas on a platform of regional autonomy through federalism, progressive policies such as land reform and ending contractualization, and ending the communist insurgency through peace talks.
Heading into the 5th year of President Rodrigo Duterte, who traces his roots to this province, is Cebu still Duterte country?
More importantly, how do Cebuanos feel about how his administration has been handling the issues that matter to them?
Joining Rappler for this discussion are:
- King Anthony Perez, lawyer with the National Union of People’s Lawyers’ Cebu chapter, and Communications and Advocacy Officer of Children’s Legal Bureau (CLB)
- Niño Olayvar, political science faculty at the University of San Carlos
- Hannah Cartagena, Youth Against Tyranny – Cebu
- Liza Osorio, lawyer with the Philippine Earth Justice Center and University of Cebu School of Law
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