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 May, 2022

Published by Bulatlat Authorities often downplay the traumatic impact of disasters by celebrating the resilience of their constituents. They highlight the bravery of survivors, the will to overcome unending tragedies, and the instinct to find humor and hope in the face of adversity. However, not all have sincere motives. There are those who simply wanted […]

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Senators suppressing free speech

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Published by Bayan Metro Manila As Terror Law takes effect, senators are setting a dangerous precedent in suppressing free speech Bong Go filing a case against a student for sharing ‘libelous’ posts on social media. Ping Lacson accusing critics of the Terror Law of spreading disinformation. And Senate President Tito Sotto prioritizing the passage of […]

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The books I read in 2021

Saturday, May 7th, 2022

Published by Bulatlat 1. UP Diliman: Home and Campus by Narita Manuel Gonzales (Editor), Gerardo Los Banos (Editor). Remembering the early years of the churches in Diliman, tribute to Father Delaney, and the lives of pioneer residents in the campus. 2. China’s Long Revolution by Edgar Snow. Documenting the changes a few years after China’s […]

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