Leni, Sara and the women of the 2022 race
Happy Women’s Month! In this episode, campaign reporters discuss the candidacies of Leni Robredo and Sara Duterte, the only women in their respective 2022 races.
MANILA, Philippines – March being Women’s Month, in this new episode of Campaign messagesRappler campaign reporters talk about the candidacies of Leni Robredo and Sara Duterte, the single women in their respective 2022 races.
Out of 10 presidential candidates, Robredo is the only woman. Of nine vice-presidential bets, Duterte is the only woman. In the Senate race, women are also in the minority – just 7 out of 64.
While Robredo and Sara empower women in their own right, their candidacies are very different and sit on opposite ends of the political spectrum.
We’re bringing in reporters Bea Cupin (assigned to cover Duterte), Mara Cepeda (assigned to cover Robredo), and Pia Ranada (reporter from Malacañang) for this episode, which airs at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 3.
What does it mean to be a female candidate for political office? How has being a woman shaped their candidacies? How do voters perceive female candidates?
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Campaign messages is a weekly talk show and podcast featuring kuwentuhan, analytics and insider insights directly from the physical and virtual campaign journey. It is moderated by journalists Jairo Bolledo, Lian Buan, Mara Cepeda, Bea Cupin, Pia Ranada, Aika Rey and Rambo Talabong.
The podcast version is available on Spotify. It features a second segment titled “And I Quote,” brief excerpts from reporters’ interviews with campaign figures and insiders.
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