The Takeaway: Relief, Democracy and Corruption in the Philippines

Featuring Richard T. Chu, Associate Professor of History

Despite the massive relief efforts underway in the Philippines in the aftermath of last week’s typhoon, the situation remains grim for thousands of displaced survivors. Richard Chu was a guest on The Takeaway on Tuesday, November 12th, shedding light on the historical relationship between the United States and the Philippines, the current political situation in the country, and how these will affect recovery. According to Chu, “I would predict that after a few months [of relief] the same story happens again. We will still be embedded in the culture of corruption.”

Click here to listen to the show.

For more on this subject, read Chu’s November 18th article on The History News Network.


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