Mong Palatino

blogging about the philippine left and southeast asian politics since 2004

About

@mongster is a manila-based activist, former philippine legislator, and blogger/analyst of asia-pacific affairs.

Archive for the 'Bayan' Category

Published by Bayan Metro Manila Bayan Metro Manila deplores the passage of Republic Act 11469 which gives additional special powers to President Rodrigo Duterte in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. We reiterate that granting more powers to the president is unnecessary. What we urgently need today is a comprehensive emergency action by the government and not […]

Read the rest of this entry »

To protest from our homes is justified amid the glaring negligence of the government in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. The leadership of the Philippine National Police should listen to the valid demands of residents who are suffering under the enhanced community quarantine. It should respect the people’s right to express grievance over the slow […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Published by Bayan Metro Manila Congress will reap a whirlwind public backlash as it approved a carte blanche package of special powers to President Rodrigo Duterte in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of using the special session to ensure that realigned funds will be used in the fight against COVID-19, Congress chose to abdicate its […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Published on Bayan Metro Manila Facebook page The first week of quarantine did little to assure the people that the government is on top of the situation and that it can handle the COVID-19 pandemic. While majority of Luzon residents were quick to stay home under quarantine, the government remained slow in addressing the basic […]

Read the rest of this entry »