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.

Published by The Diplomat The consequences of Imelda’s conviction continue to spark the realignment of political forces and it could end up in a duel between a Duterte-backed alliance of pro-Marcos groups against an opposition coalition supported by a battle-tested anti-Marcos movement. That is further testament to a broader trend in Philippine politics, where the past […]

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Rich and Poor Politicians

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

I’m reported to be the second poorest congressman of the 15th Congress of the Philippines. But since I’m not a ‘nattering nabob of negativism’, I prefer to be known instead as the 285th richest solon in the country. As expected, world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao topped the list of politicians who became rich through legal […]

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