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.

Published by The Diplomat The good: Five million people in Myanmar signed a petition asking Parliament to remove the undemocratic provisions in the 2008 Constitution. The bad: Thai military authorities enacted an interim constitution that gives sweeping powers to the army. The half-serious: Philippine President Benigno Aquino III hinted that he is open to the […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Why oppose Con-Ass?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Why oppose Con-Ass? Speech delivered at the Main Theater of the University of the East-Recto. Is charter change legal? Yes. Is Con-Ass legal? Yes. So why are we opposing House Resolution 1109 or “A Resolution Calling Upon The Members of Congress to Convene for the Purpose of Considering Proposals to Amend or Revise the Constitution, […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Con-Ass: Huwag buhayin ang patay

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Talumpating binigkas sa De La Salle – College of St. Benilde, Hunyo 22, 2009. May natatandaan akong pelikula ni Jestoni Alarcon at Charito Solis na ipinalabas sa takilya noong 1989. Grade 3 ako noon. Ang pamagat: Huwag Mong Buhayin ang Bangkay. Sa sobrang pagmamahal ng ina sa kanyang namatay na anak, lumapit siya sa itim […]

Read the rest of this entry »