"Pound the rock," the late human rights champion Chito Gascon used to say to changemakers. It was this belief in reform, and in the power of the youth to drive it, that carried him through frustration to victory. Now, listen to conversations across generations of activists and advocates, and be inspired to continue Chito's mission.
We've come a long way in empowering women, but there's still so much that needs to change. Senator Risa Hontiveros talks about her personal experiences of overcoming misogyny, beyond passing bills. Joining her to discuss the wins and challenges are three women leaders: Ami Swanepoel of Roots of Health, Unprude CEO Dr. Rica Cruz, and Lunas Collective's Sabrina Laya Gacad.
Then and now, the truth has been challenged. Veteran journalist Sheila Coronel recalls the lack of information due to government censorship during Martial Law. And today, we are facing the opposite problem, overwhelmed with disinformation and misinformation online. GMA News' Atom Araullo, Teka Teka News executive producer Kat Ventura, theater actor and Tiktok creator Reb Atadero, and award-winning photographer Xyza Bacani discuss the complexities of truth in the age of social media.
"Promdi" Ted Te almost quit law school during Martial Law, jarred by the requirement of studying laws passed by a dictator. But he stuck to it, and later joined FLAG, the oldest human rights lawyers' network in the country. How has activism and advocacy evolved since then? With human rights lawyer Ross Tugade, economist Maien Vital, and coalition organizer Ken Abante.