I love this.
I mean the podcast.
Whatever political inclination you have, it's awesome when they bring history with these talks.
I know who Manolo Quezon is but this is the first time I'm "sitting in" on Leloy Claudio's storytime.
They touched on the fact that only ten percent of Filipinos have participated in rallies but a vast majority have participated or have thought of civil disobedience. I like how they zeroed in on Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's ability to get her points across to Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte because of their elite "presidential spawn" club.
Even the Siga or matapang ideology. It's easy to remember that up until the early 2000s, we have four decades of action stars. Joseph Estrada is a former president. Fernando Poe, Jr. almost became one. Manny Pacquiao aspired to be one. And over the years, we have had a host of macho personalities in the senate like Ramon Revilla, Bong Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada, Lito Lapid, Robert Jaworski, and currently, Robin Padilla and Raffy Tulfo.
Whether you are pro or anti, it's nice to hear intellectuals dish out ideas that have a historical basis.
This is the second time in two days that I checked out Rappler's Youtube channel. The first one had Xiao Chua and Boy Abunda. I thought that the podcast is informative but I felt bad for host Jules Guiang because he got schooled by Boy Abunda. I mean, the supposed guest was answering AND asking questions to the other guest. Boy Abunda also controlled what they were talking about. I am not knocking Tito Boy here though. You can't expect a talk master to keep mum whether he wants to or otherwise. Aside from the virtual "hostile takeover", they kind of strayed from the Ella Cruz talk to the point that she became a mere bookend.
Anyway, this Leloy Claudio and Manolo Quezon podcast have more of a "science thing" with the way they present the topics.