Panel Discussion with Lisandro Claudio (UC Berkeley) and Patricio Abinales (University of Hawaii-Manoa) and moderated by Cesi Cruz (UCLA)

Friday, May 6, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
352 Haines Hall
UCLA Campus

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With the increasing possibility of a Marcos restoration in the Philippines, has the more than three-decade project of re-democratization ground to a halt? What are the implications of Rodrigo Duterte’s strongman rule being replaced by another president buoyed by popular illiberal sentiment? This conversation will serve as a primer for the upcoming national elections in the Philippines. While taking account broad questions about the health of Philippine democracy, it will take into account how national shifts are informed by local ones, particularly in vote-rich areas of Mindanao.


Lisandro Claudio is Assistant Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkeley.

Patricio Abinales is Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii-Manoa


Cesi Cruz is Assistant Professor of Political Science at UCLA.

NOTE ON IN-PERSON EVENTS: Attendees must comply with all applicable UCLA COVID-19 protocols. These include, but are not limited to, wearing a face mask during the event and completing the daily UCLA COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring Survey (a screenshot will count as proof). You can access and fill out the clearance survey at this site. Please complete the UCLA COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring Survey before arriving at UCLA. We will check the clearance status of every attendee at the door before allowing entry into the event venue.

Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies