QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Move over, Winnie Monsod and ‘Bawal ang Pasaway.’ Here comes ‘Hindi Bawal ang Pasaway with Leila de Lima.’
If the Senator can tweet and send out handwritten dispatches from her jail cell, she surely can host her own political talk show, thanks to the generosity of ABS-CBN, the rival TV Network of GMA which hosts Monsod’s show.
De Lima’s show airs beginning October 15 and will be broadcast live each week from inside the PNP detention center in Quezon City.
A spokesperson for ABS-CBN told The Adobo Chronicles that De Lima will discuss a wide variety of topics, mostly focusing on criticism for the Duterte Administration. For the premier episode of her talk show, De Lima has invited Rappler CEO Maria Ressa as special guest.
She will also talk via skype with U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Richard Durbin who authored a Senate committee resolution urging the U.S. government to bar the entry of Philippine officials that had a hand in jailing De Lima.