WATCH: Asst. Prof. Monica FA Wong Santos speaks about the gestures and other bodily behaviors of presidential candidates in this episode of Persuasion and the Polls. Her co-speaker is Assoc. Prof. Mary Jannette Pinzon of the UP Department of Communication and Theater Arts.
Persuasion and the Polls: The Rhetorical Works of Objects and Bodies in the Philippine Elections is a series of panel discussions with UP faculty members from different departments and disciplines. It explores the explicit and implicit persuasive strategies employed by the presidential candidates—from their fashion style to their campaign jingle and social media posts—in the electoral race. The project is co-presented with the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts and in partnership with DZUP.
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