Mong Palatino

blogging about the philippine left and southeast asian politics since 2004

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

Archive for August, 2010

Here come the commies*

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

They are the propagandists of the new government but they will deny it not because they are ashamed of their jobs but it has more to do with their rejection of the term propagandist. Propaganda is a taboo word for them since it is associated with overzealous militants. PNoy communicators (com men or commies for […]

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Asia’s Water Crisis

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

written for The Diplomat…. Wracked by droughts, floods and simmering tensions, Asia’s governments need a more co-ordinated approach to water crises. As the contradictions of Asia’s water challenges have been laid bare this summer—with millions affected by flooding while others are hit by droughts—one thing has been made clearer: the coming water crisis could exacerbate […]

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Edukasyon, Wika, Teknolohiya

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Talumpati sa Luzon-wide assembly of UP students. Agosto, 14, UP SOLAIR. Magandang umaga. Noong Huwebes, Agosto 12, ay Pandaigdigang Araw ng mga Kabataan, kaya pagbati sa inyong lahat. Ngayong 2010 ay pandaigdigang taon ng mga kabataan. Mabuhay ang lahat ng naghahangad ng tunay na pagbabago. May tatlong magkakaugnay na paksa ang nais kong talakayin ngayong […]

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‘Kayo ang boss ko’

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

…these were the most important, symbolic words in the June 30 inaugural speech of President Noynoy Aquino or PNoy. It was an appropriate sound byte for a leader who received a substantial PCOS-assisted mandate in the recent elections. It was during Erap’s inauguration in 1998 when the common tao last heard a leader deliver a […]

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She-Who-Cannot-Be-Named-in-the-Plenary

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Privilege Speech delivered on August 4, 2010. The drafting of this speech was a collective effort. Thank you @kabataancrew. Mr. Speaker, distinguished colleagues. I wish to speak about the events this week which I think might affect my duties as a member of this House. We are all adjusting to the new situation: a former […]

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