Te Talks by Ted Te

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In Te Talks, Atty. Ted Te talks about all things law and government.

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Episode 13: Emergency powers under the Bayanihan Act

From allowing the arrest of local officials to putting a stop to false information online, is the Bayanihan Act a step in the right direction? Atty. Ted Te talks to constitutional lawyers Gwen De Vera and Dan Gatmaytan from the University of the Philippines College of Law.

Apr 03, 2020
Episode 12: Emergency Powers during COVID-19

Does the President need to ask Congress for Emergency Powers? Or is a declaration of a state of Public Health Emergency enough? And...our takeaways from the movie Contagion in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 23, 2020
"Shortcuts" Episode 1: Anong K mo?

What do the movie Black Panther and the ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno have in common? A lot, apparently. In the first episode of the "Shortcuts" series, Atty. Ted Te explains the quo warranto petition. 

Feb 10, 2020
Episode 10: The most powerful lawyers in government

Whose job is it to advise the President on legal matters? Justice Secretary? Solicitor General? Or Chief Presidential Legal Counsel? What are the differences among the most powerful lawyers in government? Former Supreme Court spokesman Ted Te, with journalist Roby Alampay, gives us the answers.

Jan 08, 2020
Episode 9: Whistleblowing and the cost of telling the truth
What do Primitivo Mijares, Chavit Singson, and Jun Lozada have in common? They all blew the whistle on the alleged corruption of Philippine presidents. But where are they now? And more importantly, what happened to the people they testified against? Former Supreme Court spokesman Ted Te, with journalist Roby Alampay, weighs in on the true cost of telling the truth.
Nov 13, 2019
Episode 8: Death penalty in the Philippines
Remember Leo Echegaray? Atty. Ted Te gives a throwback to the last time the Philippines reinstated the death penalty. What were the arguments for it then? Was the Philippines better off with or without it?
Nov 13, 2019
Episode 7: Separation of Powers
What are the chances for an independent Congress? (When the President chooses the House leaders, Minority Leaders come from the ruling parties...and even the Opposition reps join the Super Majority?)
Nov 13, 2019
Episode 6: WHAT'S OUR POSITION? - Pres. Duterte's Policies on the South China Sea
Atty. Ted Te talks with maritime law expert Atty. Jay Batongbacal about President Rodrigo Duterte's policies on the South China Sea and their implications for Philippine rights and claims.
Nov 13, 2019
Episode 5: On Being Critical of Government
In this episode of #TeTalks, we talk about the right to organize and what it means to be critical of government.
Nov 13, 2019
Episode 4: Law 101
Indictment? Suspect? Right to Counsel? We often read it in headlines but what does it really mean? In this episode of #TeTalks where Atty. Ted Te gives us a crash course to basic legal terms. Who knows? At the end of the episode, you might just catch yourself throwing around legal jargon despite the lack of "probable cause".
Nov 13, 2019
Episode 3: Provision Defining EJKs

Did the administration just sign a law with a provision that defines EJK? It sure caught the legal world by surprise! But what does this really mean? And can a simple thing as a definition actually have an impact on future cases to come?

Makinig sa Te Talks, where Ted talks on all things law and government.

Nov 13, 2019
Episode 2: PH Territorial Dispute 101

Former Supreme Court spokesperson and leading human rights lawyer Atty. Ted Te ay #PumaPodcast ulit!

Makinig sa TE TALKS, where Ted Te talks on all things law and government. In this episode, we run down the terms that we often hear when it comes to our territorial dispute with China in the West Ph sea. 

Nov 13, 2019
Episode 1: PH withdrawal from the ICC

You knew him as the Supreme Court spokesperson and human rights lawyer. Ngayon si Atty. Ted Te ay #PumaPodcast na rin!

Makinig sa TE TALKS, where Atty. Ted talks on all things law and government. 

On this episode of Te Talks, hear what Atty. Ted has to say about the country’s withdrawal from the Int'l Criminal Court.

Nov 13, 2019