Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

36 Years: Marcos 2.0 and the Filipino immigrant

36 Years: Marcos 2.0 and the Filipino immigrant
We talk to a community worker and Martial Law survivor about Marcos' recent working visit to the US and what his presidency means to Filipinos living overseas

Throughout the month of October, we’ll be assessing what has – and has not – happened in President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s first 100 days in office.

To kick off the series, we are joined by Malaya Movement national co-convenor Mon Mapala and BAYAN USA national spokesperson Berna Ellorin to talk about Marcos’ recent working visit to the United States, what his win means for Philippine democracy (especially for Filipinos living overseas), and how they’re making sense of a Marcos 2.0.

Mon is a film and TV producer and a licensed real estate broker who was himself a political detainee during the early years of Martial Law. Berna is a long-time community and migrant worker organizer and is the daughter of Mindanaoans who were forced to leave their homeland for a future overseas.  

Bookmark this page to catch the stream on Saturday, October 8.

Regular episodes of 36 Years air Tuesdays, with the audio-only. – Rappler.com