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 August, 2021

Myanmar’s Coup: The View from Manila

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Written for The Diplomat News about last month’s coup d’etat in Myanmar prompted solidarity actions in Manila, which became more frequent after the Philippine government dissociated itself from the United Nations Human Rights Council statement expressing concern over the actions of the Tatmadaw. The embarrassing actions of the Philippine government have been repudiated by democracy-loving […]

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Ang Wikang Filipino sa Kongreso

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Published by Pinoy Weekly Akala ng marami, bawal gamitin ang wikang Filipino sa Kongreso. Kapag may pulong ang komite o sesyon sa plenaryo, ang madalas na naririnig ay wikang Ingles. Ito ang pangunahing ginagamit ng mga mambabatas lalo na tuwing may debate o interpelasyon sa plenaryo. Mali ba ito? Kung ang isang institusyo’y nagpapakilala bilang […]

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Published by Bayan Metro Manila The government’s emergency Social Amelioration Program might end up as a cash transfer scheme from consumers to big corporations if bills continue to be collected during the pandemicThe cash aid is supposed to give immediate relief to displaced workers, the jobless, and those who belong to the informal economy. But […]

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