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.

Written for Manila Today Aside from Joma Sison and the surviving participants of the First Quarter Storm era, no one has come forward to publicly admit that he or she is the leader of the Kabataang Makabayan or KM. There is no roster of KM officers, there are no KM chapters recognized by schools, there […]

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Hamon sa SK

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Dumaan sa ilang dagdag-bawas ang talumpating ito dahil binigkas sa iba’t ibang okasyon at lugar: SK Ilagan (Abril 1), SK Occidental Mindoro (Abril 12), SK Rehiyon III (Abril 11), SK Laguna (Abril 17), SK Candaba (Abril 21), SK Surigao del Sur (Abril 28) To my fellow public servants, my co-workers in government, my fellow youth […]

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Reorient the SK

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

I was interviewed by Manila Bulletin a few months ago about the Sangguniang Kabataan…. 1. I learned that you are siding with the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation in this issue and is against its abolition. Please explain your position/stand on this issue and why you are supporting them. The support is incidental. Our group recognizes the […]

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SK at pagbabago sa lipunan

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Bahagi ito ng leadership module na inihanda ng Kabataan Partylist para sa mga bagong miyembro ng Sangguniang Kabataan. Malaki ang papel ng kabataan sa pagbabago sa lipunan. Sa katunayan, tampok ang naging ambag ng kabataan sa pagtatayo ng ating Republika. Si Rizal ay 25 taong gulang lamang nang isinulat niya ang Noli Me Tangere; si […]

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