Welcome to Hear, Hear, Rappler's first longread podcast featuring the best investigative and opinion pieces from its archives.
No bells or whistles here; Hear, Hear offers the full, uninterrupted audio version of every piece for you to listen. Investigative pieces are voiced by News Editor Paterno Esmaquel II, while opinion pieces and analyses are voiced by Opinion Editor Marguerite de Leon.
For this episode, we're featuring the in-depth article "Duterte keeps Filipinos under threat in West Philippine Sea" by Rappler's foreign affairs reporter Sofia Tomacruz.
In this article, Tomacruz analyzes how, throughout Rodrigo Duterte's presidency, Filipinos have often had to bear the burden of his flip-flops on the West Philippine Sea. This has kept Filipinos under threat not only from China’s actions in the waterway, but also his own whims.