DAVAO CITY, Philippines – In the 2022 elections, two names dominated most of Mindanao, the southernmost island region in the Philippines: Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte, the standard-bearers of the Uniteam Alliance.
We try to understand (in part) Mindanao’s voting patterns, why representation is so hard to come by in Philippine politics, and how the Duterte administration has changed politics in the region and beyond.
In this episode of 36 Years, we talk to Ateneo de Davao University professor Ramon Beleno, who teaches both history and political science.
New episodes of 36 Years stream on Rappler’s social media pages every Tuesday night, with an audio-only version dropping on all podcast platforms every Thursday. – Rappler.com
EPISODE ONE | 36 Years: It will get worse before it gets better
EPISODE TWO | 36 Years: The decades old fight for equality