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Facts First with Christian Esguerra

English, News, 29 seasons, 371 episodes, 6 days, 19 hours, 34 minutes
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Every week, veteran Philippine journalist Christian Esguerra brings you the relevant facts and explains burning issues on politics and governance — because democracy dies in disinformation.
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Ep. 37: Why Duterte is now calling for Mindanao's secession

A must-listen episode with professor Pancho Lara Jr., author of "Out of the shadows: Violent conflict and the real economy of Mindanao."
2/1/202436 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. 32: P51B allocated for Paolo Duterte's district?

Christian Esguerra speaks with Zy-za Suzara on the alleged P51 billion worth of projects allocated for the district of Rep. Paolo Duterte in Davao City.
1/19/202449 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 31: Happy ka sa bagong Pagcor logo?

PR and brand specialist Alan German joins Christian Esguerra for a discussion on the controversial new logo unveiled by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.
7/14/202356 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. 30: China says US behind PH arbitral case

Christian Esguerra is joined by maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal in a frank discussion on a Chinese Embassy statement assailing the Philippines' arbitral victory over Beijing.
7/13/202345 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 29: The unsung hero in PH arbitral win vs China

This episode features Ambassador Henry Bensurto Jr., the career diplomat who carefully studied and prepared the legal case of the Philippines against China over maritime entitlements in the West Philippine Sea.
7/12/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep. 28: Bakit maraming magnanakaw sa gobyerno?

This episode looks deep into the culture of corruption in government. Christian Esguerra sits down with Heidi Mendoza, an anti-corruption crusader and former state auditor.
7/12/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. 27: New law condones P57B in farmers' debts

What's next after President Marcos Jr. signed a law writing off P57 billion in debt by Philippine farmers? Christian Esguerra sits down with former Agrarian Reform Secretary Hernani Braganza.
7/10/202345 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. 26: Should the Philippine tourism dep't apologize for slogan fiasco?

PR specialist Alan German weighs in on the controversy over the new Philippine tourism slogan
7/7/202340 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. 25: Has the Philippine human rights situation improved under Marcos Jr.?

Human rights campaigner Caloy Conde joins Christian Esguerra in analyzing the human rights situation under President Marcos Jr.
7/6/202346 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. 24: Should PH also ban new 'Barbie' movie?

A Philippine senator wants to ban the new "Barbie movie for allegedly featuring the Nine Dash Line map of China. Christian Esguerra speaks with security analyst Renato De Castro.
7/5/202344 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. 23: Dick Gordon speaks up on PH tourism slogan fiasco

Christian Esguerra sits down with former senator and tourism secretary Richard Gordon on the controversy surrounding the new tourism campaign slogan of the Philippines following the discovery that the mood video contained "stock footage" of destinations, which weren't actually from here.
7/4/202348 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep. 22: New Philippine tourism slogan in trouble?

The Department of Tourism has sacked the ad agency behind the new tourism slogan "Love the Philippines." But who really is to blame? Christian Esguerra speaks with ad and marketing expert Matec Villanueva.
7/4/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. 21: Marcos picks Larry Gadon as anti-poverty adviser

This episode looks into the appointment of disbarred lawyer Larry Gadon as President Marcos Jr.'s adviser on poverty alleviation. Labor organizer Luke Espiritu joins Christian Esguerra
6/27/202340 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep. 13: May chat group ba ang mga bulkan?

In this episode, geologist Mahar Lagmay explains the behavior of volcanoes and the so-called "big one."
6/15/202343 minutes, 2 seconds