Focus on the Global South had an interview with our senior analyst Walden Bello on early December this year. The interview, titled “Mula sa Guho, Saan Tayo Patungo? : Challenges and Ways Forward to Recover from Dutertismo“, assessed the damage inflicted by the Duterte administration on the Philippines over the past 5 years, and also discussed opportunities to move forward and recover from ‘Dutertismo’ through the 2022 elections and beyond.
The interview was conducted in Tagalog, and English subtitles is also available. Please don’t forget to turn on the CC button for English subtitles.
The interview was hosted by Bianca Martinez and Raphael Baladad from Focus on the Global South. The interview was conducted in two parts, and can be watched below.
Part 1, on the damage inflicted by the Duterte administration on the Philippines over the past five years
Part 2, on the opportunities to move forward and recover from “Dutertismo”
This interview is the conclusion to our article series #DuterteandtheDamageDone. All the articles on the series can be read at our website on the link below:
Joseph Purugganan wrote on the crisis and the continuing struggle for social justice and human rights under the Duterte administration – not just the issue of civil and political rights, but also economic, social and cultural rights.
Galileo de Guzman Castillo highlights the issue of grand corruption under Duterte administration and the crucial task of dismantling the architecture of Duterte’s regime of swashbuckling façade and chaotic fenestration.
Bianca Martinez analyzes the use of dichotomous narrative that incites violent othering by the Duterte administration not only on the ‘War on Drugs’ but also on their approach on environmental issues and the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the fourth and last article in the #DuterteandtheDamageDone series, Raphael Baladad attempts to broaden perspectives on state-sponsored killings and to dive deeper at the human rights crisis in the Philippines under the Duterte administration.