Radyo Halalan airs pilot episode on ‘Celebrity Politics’

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Top: Associate Professor Jean Encinas-Franco (Department of Political Science
Bottom: Assistant Professors Enrico Gloria and Marielle Marcaida (Department of Political Science)

Radyo halalan aired its first episode last 23 February 2022 (1pm) on Celebrity Politics (Showbiz at Pulitika). Assistant Professors Enrico Gloria and Marielle Marcaida (Department of Political Science) hosted the first episode, which featured Associate Professor Jean Encinas-Franco as its guest analyst.

Following the format of the program, the show started with a discussion on how Celebrity Politics in the Philippines is unique, highlighting the sheer number of 'Celebrity turned Politicians' in the country. The discussion revolved around two main questions: what motivates celebrities to run in the first place, and what drives Filipino voters to elect celebrities.

Interested listeners may rewatch the full episode via DZUP's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dzup1602am/videos/314438677385092/

Radyo Halalan airs every third Wednesday of every month, via DZUP 1602 kHz, with simultaneous livestreams via dzup.org and fb.com/dzup1602am.

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