Mong Palatino

blogging about the philippine left and southeast asian politics since 2004

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

Archive for the 'speeches' Category

Graduation Speeches

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

As legislator in the past three years, I delivered 12 graduation speeches in three elementary schools, four high schools, four colleges, and one Tesda institution. They include five public schools and 7 private schools. Graduation and Recognition Day ceremonies are long, formal, but always fun. They are school events which unite students, teachers, administrators, parents, […]

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UP Multisectoral Alliance

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Talumpating binigkas sa pagtitipon ng UP Multisectoral Alliance, College of Engineering, Marso23. Ilang segundong katahimikan po ang ialay natin para kay Kristel, isang Iskolar ng Bayan na pinagkaitan ng karapatang makatapos sa pamantasan ng bayan….. Binabati ko ang lahat ng kalahok sa makasaysayang pagbubuo ng Multisectoral Alliance ngayong hapon. Alam kong marami sa ating mga […]

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RH is a basic human right

Monday, December 17th, 2012

3rd reading explanation of vote to RH Bill Last week, I already mentioned my reasons for co-authoring and supporting the RH Bill. Today I wish to address some erroneous statements and assertions against this measure. First, reproductive health, critics aver, is a foreign concept. But what do they mean when they say it is foreign […]

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Kabataan Partylist Votes YES to RH Bill

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Vote explanation to RH Bill Mr Speaker, three days ago, December 10, pinagdiwang po ng buong mundo, kasama ang Pilipinas, ang International Human Rights Day. Ang RH po, kapag binaligtad ang acronym na ito ay HR. At ang ibig sabihin po nito sa pulitika ay Human Rights. And this is what the RH Bill is […]

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Tribute to House Secretariat

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Talumpati sa flag ceremony ng House of Representatives Magandang umaga sa inyong lahat, mga kapwa ko kawani sa pamahalaan. Una, ako po ay nagpapasalamat sa karangalang magsalita sa ating flag ceremony ngayong araw na ito. Matagal ko na pong iniisip kung matatapos ko ba ang aking termino nang hindi mabibigyan ng pagkakataon na maging panauhin […]

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Sulong Baler

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Mensahe sa piyesta ng Baler, Aurora Binabati ng Kabataan Partylist ang mga kababayan natin sa Baler, Aurora na kamakailan lamang ay buong siglang pinagdiwang ang ika-403 taon ng pagkakatatag ng inyong bayan. Isang malaking karangalan ang maging panauhing tagapagsalita sa inyong piyesta. Sa aking unang pagbisita sa Baler, agad kong nasaksihan ang mayamang kultura, kasaysayan, […]

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The Budget is still not enough

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Manifestation delivered in the plenary of the House of Representatives on September 11, 2012. Thanks to Marjo and @kabataanpl In the past two years, the Aquino administration has imposed drastic cuts in the budget of state universities and colleges. It didn’t even allot capital outlay funds to SUCs which are needed to upgrade and modernize […]

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Speech delivered in Hong Kong last July 21 during the Meeting of Parliamentarians of the Asian Alliance against Torture and ill-treatment organized by the Asian Human Rights Commission. Good afternoon dear friends and fellow human rights advocates. Mabuhay! On May 19, 2009 Filipino-American Melissa Roxas was abducted by suspected members of the military in a […]

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No To Higher Sin Taxes

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Speech delivered on June 6, 2012 at the House of Representatives I vote ‘NO’ because this measure will only impose higher taxes in the country. The bigger sin is not the act of smoking but the negligence on the part of the government to implement a more comprehensive plan to prevent or discourage people from […]

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K12 ng Kabataan

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Talumpating binigkas sa assembly ng SK Mindanao sa Davao. Mahalaga ang letrang K o Ka sa ating kasaysayan, partikular sa pagbubuo ng bansa at pagsasabuhay sa diwa ng nasyonalismo. Mula KKK nina Bonifacio, ginamit ang simbolo ng baybaying Ka upang isalarawan ang rebolusyonaryong hangarin ng mamamayan. Ngayon ang sikat na K ay may kinalaman sa […]

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