Mong Palatino

blogging about the philippine left and southeast asian politics since 2004


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

How to write against the Left

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Written for Bulatlat Start by insinuating that it’s evil to be associated with the Left, for example ‘Beware of Left-leaning groups’. There’s no need to elaborate; simply insert the term ‘Left’ in a sentence to warn innocent minds about the threat posed by Leftist individuals, groups, institutions, and ideologies. To make it more convincing, tag […]

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You do not self-demolish yourself. Please.

Monday, August 20th, 2012

You do not self-demolish yourself. You do not self-exile yourself. Urban poor communities are not depressed. There are no undocumented human beings. Low skilled workers don’t exist. Self-demolish. To self-demolish is to voluntarily destroy a house or home and relocate to a safer place. But there seems to be no other usage for self-demolish other […]

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Joma Sison: Ang matandang bata

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Speech during the book launching of Jose Maria Sison – A Celebration. Review of the book by Ina; and a story about the event by Len. Sino si Joma Sison para sa mga kabataan? Ang sagot ay mababasa sa aklat na ito kaya bilhin ninyo na lang. Basahin ang mga sinulat ni Nato at Ina; […]

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