Weekly podcast🎙 from the land of ⭐️⭐️⭐️ and a☀️ that talks social issues relevant to today's youth.
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@EdMaguan is our founder & host
The show is made by Harveen Ang, Carmela Bangsal, Janina David, Katrina Lim, Lilay Macaventa, Gillian Pua, Adz Rosales, Den Santos, Jyle Sulit, Elise Sunga and Earl Viray.
19-12: Dutertenomics: The State of the Philippine Economy with JC Punongbayan
Last 2016, Rodrigo Roa Duterte's administration aimed for a bullish economy at 7-8 points of growth. Efforts have been targeted at continuity, tax reform, competitiveness, infraspending, tourism, security, training, science & arts, social protection, and health. Today, we check these with JC Punongbayan - Rappler Columnist and Usapang Econ Founder/Host.
19-11: Climate Change and the Role of the Philippines with Parabukas
Last July 29, we reached our earliest Earth Overshoot Day in the history of mankind. This is the day in the year when earth officially consumes all the resources it is meant to consume for the entire year. Today, we sit down with Atty. Niner Guiao and Atty. Aya de Leon. They are the founders of Parabukas, an environmental consulting firm. We'll talk all about Climate Change, the role of the Philippines on it, and we'll also be tackling the green trend.
19-10: Why are we biting the hand that feeds us?: Discussing the Rice Crisis and Systemic Issues in Agriculture with Harold Lu
The aftershocks of the implementation of the Rice Tarrification Law erupted a few weeks ago when media outlets everywhere had farmers clamoring for help - saying that the influx of foreign supply has left local rice prices at an all time low, putting their livelihoods and the future of their families at risk. Today, we talk to Harold Lu, chief strategist of the Rice Pinas group - an adhoc movement that created a channel to enable local rice farmers to directly sell to consumers and maximize their profits. Currently, within a month of operations, Rice Pinas has garnered over a thousand volunteers, and just in the first drop, they were able to raise over 1.2 million pesos for the farmers to process the palay on their own. Today, he talks about what led to the current administration’s implementation of the Rice Tarrification Law, the consistently present rice crisis in the country, and what we can do as citizens to help.
19-09: Martial Law in the Philippines: Then and Now with Chel Diokno
This week on Woke Up PH we have a special episode on the wake of the 47th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. This was a time known to many as the Marcos dictatorship - where special powers were put in place, which led to numerous human rights violations. Today, during a time when the late dictator was buried like a hero and his family continues to stay in power, we speak to Atty. Manuel "Chel" Diokno.
19-08: Are the Malasakit Centers Being Used As a Political Tool? with Joel Aba
Last week, Albay’s 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman spoke out about PCSO’s 2020 budget hearing that would funnel large amounts of its budget into the Malasakit Centers, which he called a “partisan tool.” Bong Go then responded in a privileged speech with insults on Representative Lagman’s physical appearance as well as calling him anti-poor.
Today, we sit down with Joel Aba, the Overall Coordinator of the Malasakit Centers Nationwide. We’re going to talk all about the Malasakit Centers, the work they’ve done, and the criticisms they've faced.
19-07: What the SOGIE Equality Bill Means for the LGBTQ+ Community with Pat Bringas
Over the past few weeks, much has been said by lawmakers, public figures, and even private citizens about the SOGIE Equality Bill.
Today, we sit down with Pat Bringas, a former Punong Babaylan of UP Babaylan, a current member of Babaylanes, and a long time advocate of LGBTQ+ rights. We will discuss the SOGIE Equality Bill or Anti-Discrimination Bill, the longest-running bill under the Senate interpellation period in Philippine history now at almost 20 years. We clear up what the contents of the bill are and debunk some myths about it.
Very insightful that inteview with Atty Diokno.
Power to the PH
I like how they thoroughly discuss current events in the Ph. And the questions are very to-the-point. I love how this show isn’t afraid to tackle controversial topics! More power!