Mong Palatino

Blogging about the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific since 2004


@mongster is a Manila-based activist, former Philippine legislator, and blogger/analyst of Asia-Pacific affairs.

Archive for December, 2020

Published by Bayan Metro Manila The government’s failure to provide adequate assistance and its delayed decision to conduct massive COVID-19 testing could worsen domestic violence in the country. Violence against women and children (VAWC) is a silent killer that is seldom reported or noticed. In many communities, women bear the brunt of household work and […]

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Written for Global Asia. Published in June 2014 WHEN the Royal Thai Army launched a coup in Thailand on May 22, the generals announced it through social media accounts. This makes sense, considering that about a third of Thailand’s population of 67 million has access to the Internet. And after the army seized control of […]

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Different shades of redbaiting

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Published by Bulatlat It is President Rodrigo Duterte who normalizes the nasty propaganda offensive against the Left. The redbaiting president sets the tone parroted by subordinates and apologists. This is echoed even by bureaucrats who interpret the president’s anti-Left rhetoric as a motivation for career promotion. This is how redbaiting as a nefarious manifestation of […]

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