Mong Palatino

blogging about the philippine left and southeast asian politics since 2004


@mongster is a filipino activist, former legislator, and blogger/analyst of southeast asian affairs. he lives in manila

Archive for July, 2009

SONA sa labas ng Batasan

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Eto ang hinanda kong talumpati para sa SONA 2009 sa labas ng Batasan. Magandang tanghali po mga kababayan at mga kasama sa pakikibaka! Halos isang dekada na si Gloria Arroyo sa Malakanyang. Isang dekada na ring nagtitiis at lalong naghirap ang ating bansa. Para po sa aming henerasyon na naging bahagi ng Edsa Dos, ang […]

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Sona 2001-2009

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Talumpating binigkas sa UP Manila… Siyam na Sona. Walong taon. Marami na bang pagbabago sa bansa? Dahil huling Sona na ni Arroyo ngayong taon, balikan natin ang kanyang mga naging pangako. Ano ang mga di malilimutang eksena sa mga nakalipas na Sona? Sona 2001 – Katatapos lamang ng People Power II. Mahigit isang oras nagsalita […]

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Why oppose Con-Ass?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Why oppose Con-Ass? Speech delivered at the Main Theater of the University of the East-Recto. Is charter change legal? Yes. Is Con-Ass legal? Yes. So why are we opposing House Resolution 1109 or “A Resolution Calling Upon The Members of Congress to Convene for the Purpose of Considering Proposals to Amend or Revise the Constitution, […]

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Dim prospects for Philippine BPO sector

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Dim prospects for Philippine BPO sector The Philippines’ business process outsourcing sector has been a major contributor to the country’s economy in terms of revenues and job generation. There are more than 600 BPO companies operating in the Philippines which employ almost 400,000 young workers. Last year, the industry generated US$6.1 billion in revenues. The […]

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a very lonely grandmother

Monday, July 6th, 2009

The lola in the Bayantel DSL ad is a very lonely person. Instead of being surrounded by her grandchildren, the lola is alone at her home. Like other lola, the Bayantel lola is craving attention from her family. But unlike most lola, the Bayantel lola is tech-savvy. She stages her dramatic appeal for affection by […]

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