The Bottomline sits down with former UP Institute of Islamic Studies dean Julkipli Waldi, ADMU Development Studies Program faculty member Czarina Medina-Guce, Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president Atty. Domingo Cayosa, and Cleve Arguelles, a political scientist from the Australian National University to tackle the most pressing and contentious issues in the Philippines and in the world. They first share their observation on the political discourse in the Philippines, and the long-standing issues in the country's judicial system as reflected in the decade-long Maguindanao massacre case. They also discuss whether or not the U.S.'s move to ban the accusers of detained Sen. Leila de Lima is an attack on Philippine sovereignty. The Bottomliners talk about the consequences of the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and the need for a strong political-social action on climate change amid the destructive bushfires in Australia. Lastly, they give their thoughts on the lack of potential candidates for the 2022 Philippine presidential elections.