Political analyst and highly-respected book author Richard Heydarian welcomes the exciting opportunity to be part of the groundbreaking project of the multi-awarded team of GMA News and Public Affairs and YouTube as they launch the digital newscast Stand For Truth, which aims to revolutionize the way Filipinos consume news.

Born in Baguio, the former professor took up Political Science at the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

He previously taught at two of the top universities in the country- De La Salle University and the Ateneo De Manila University and is known for his expertise in the South China Sea dispute and Philippine current affairs.

Heydarian was also honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in the World (TOYP) last year for his contributions to social sciences. He also delivers lectures and talks at leading universities around the world, including Harvard University, Stanford University, and Australian National University, and is incoming Fellow at National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

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