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Why a Marcos Is Ruling the Philippines Again

Disinformation drives Philippines' election leading to TikTok star Marcos' win.
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About the Episode

This month political dynasty heir and TikTok star Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. brought his corrupt family back to power in the Philippines 36 years after his father was ousted in a public revolution. The Washington Post’s Regine Cabato joins Deep Dish to explain why Filipinos lost faith in democracy, why disinformation works so well in the Philippines, and whether the new administration will bring the country closer to China or the United States.  

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About the Experts
Manila Reporter, Southeast Asia Bureau, The Washington Post
Regine Cabato is the Manila reporter for The Washington Post Southeast Asia Bureau. Before joining The Post in 2018, she worked as a writer for broadcast and digital platforms at CNN Philippines.
Vice President, Studies
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.

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