April 20, 2014     Philippines
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Who will rejoice if the NPA is defeated?

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com Is the military already acceding that the communist New People’s Army is the modern-day Katipunan? Because why would an army general tag Benito Tiamzon as NPA supremo when the government is adamantly insisting that the rebel group is neither revolutionary nor belligerent. In Philippine history, the only other notable supremo

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Didn’t we tell you that it is not a Sison revolution?

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com For the longest time the military has bombarded the public with the propaganda that it is Joma Sison who is leading and controlling the Philippine revolution from his base in Western Europe....

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The people’s decade

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com If the future generation will ask us about Philippine politics during the early years of the 21st century, what should we tell them? Perhaps some historians will name it as Erap’s decade....

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Public opinion and political truth

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com Public opinion has many uses but it should neither stand for truth nor should it be equated with political standpoint. Sometimes it is overrated despite its ephemerality. Consider the examples below: -...

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The rise and rise of Manila’s informal settlers

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com The government is always claiming that the number of poor is decreasing but it cannot deny the phenomenal growth of informal settlers across the country, especially in Metro Manila, in the past...

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Waray as battlecry

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com Waray, which refers to both the lingua franca and the people of Samar and Leyte, literally means nothing. It is interesting and also quite strange that this term is also used to...

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Gross National Survival: A Proposal

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com Despite its high Gross Domestic Product in recent years, the Philippines has remained a backward nation. Poverty numbers didn’t change although wealth disparity has worsened especially between the rural and the urban....

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Inspiring stories of 2013

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com Last part of four series First part | 13 natural and man-made disasters of 2013 Second part | ‘We Should Legalize Everything’ and Other Shocking Sound Bites of 2013 Third part |...

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

‘Wrecking Ball’ and other objects that made news in 2013

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com Third part of four series First part | 13 natural and man-made disasters of 2013 Second part | ‘We Should Legalize Everything’ and Other Shocking Sound Bites of 2013 1. Martilyo. Robbers...

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

‘We Should Legalize Everything’ and other shocking sound bites of 2013

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com Second of four-part series First part | 13 natural and man-made disasters of 2013 Third part | Wrecking Ball and other Objects that Made News in 2013 2013 was a calamitous year...

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

13 natural and man-made disasters of 2013

QUESTION EVERYTHING? Mong Palatino? Bulatlat.com First of four-part series Second part | ‘We Should Legalize Everything’ and Other Shocking Sound Bites of 2013 Third part | Wrecking Ball and other Objects that Made News in 2013 1....

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