PODCAST: Karina David on harnessing ‘people power’ for Roxas campaign
MANILA, Philippines—Do civil society groups or CSOs have a place in a traditional political exercise like elections?
Yes, says Karina David, going by the experience of the 2010 elections when Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III won as president.
David oversees the non-conventional campaign of Liberal Party presidential candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas. A former professor of the University of the Philippines and chair of the Civil Service Commission, David has years of experience organizing and working with non-government organizations.
In the Philippines, many shy away from political parties because of their tainted reputation. Thus, David says, CSO members who want to get involved in an election campaign would rather do so on their own.
In this interview, Rappler editor at large Marites Dañguilan Vitug talks to David about the “non-conventional” track of the Roxas campaign, its nuances and how it works.
This podcast kicks off a series of interviews with key personalities in the campaign of presidential candidates. Listen to Inside Track and send us your feedback. – Rappler.com
You may want to listen to a related podcast interview with political consultant and advertising expert Greg Garcia, who is helping out vice presidential candidate Alan Peter Cayetano: PODCAST: Greg Garcia: VP candidates need a tandem