October 10, 2015     Philippines
Support alternative journalism. Donate to Bulatlat.com.

Question Everything

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Sikreto sa Tagumpay ng Kabataan Partylist

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino *Mensaheng binigkas sa pambansang kumbensiyon ng Kabataan Partylist noong Setyembre 28, 2015 Natutuwa po ako at mukhang maraming bagong mukha sa araw na ito; ibig sabihin, bukod sa tumanda at gumradweyt na ang aming batch, ay patuloy ang pagdami ng kasapian ng Kabataan Partylist (KPL). Natutuwa din po ako na makita

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Huwag Maniwala sa Aldub: Ang Paglaban at Pag-ibig ay Laging Nasa Tamang Panahon

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino (Talumpating binigkas sa rehiyunal na kongreso ng College Editors Guild Cagayan Valley sa Isabela State University Cauayan noong Setyembre 10, 2015) Una sa lahat, salamat at andito kayo kahit may Aldub ngayon. Huwag...

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

A is for Anakbayan and other activist terms in the Philippines

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino A – Anakbayan is a youth group established in 1998 which became prominent in Edsa Dos and during the campaign for the abolition of ROTC. Anakpawis is a partylist group which is at...

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

What I think about rallies when I am marching in a rally

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino The heat, of course. Is it going to be tolerable? Ah but the scorching summer temperature is like inferno on Earth. There’s also the humid air, succeeded by a brief but heavy rain,...

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The conscience of a radical or how the Left can join parliament and reject opportunism at the same time

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Some academics lauded a partylist legislator who resigned from Congress because of the latter’s inability to faithfully represent and defend the majority position of his political party. In particular, the legislator said he...

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

In defense of negativity and rah-rah activism

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino If you think activists are too negative, then would you rather prefer the silent optimism of the apathetic? If unimpressed by the political value of streetnoise activism, would you follow the uncritical collaborationism...

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Dear kids, you are free to choose your life, but will you please try activism?

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino These are precarious times. We live in a world plagued by mass poverty, chronic hunger, wealth inequality, and racism but we seem to lack the will to overcome these preventable miseries. The world...

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Why I am not offended when somebody calls me a communist

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino I keep silent every time I am tagged a communist. It’s not embarrassment but more of disbelief that in this day and age, a red baiter still thinks that this kind of witch...

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Maoism is the reason why the hills are alive in the Philippines

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino How do you explain the presence of communist rebels in the country’s forest frontiers? Interestingly, the last remaining green spaces in the boondocks are strongholds of the New People’s Army. So who really...

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

How to write against the Left

QUESTION EVERYTHING By Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com 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...

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Why we should reject the sentimental activism of reactionary bureaucrats

QUESTION EVERYTHING By Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com Some reactionaries in the bureaucracy erroneously assume that their activism in the past makes them intellectually and even morally superior over the present generation of change advocates. Some probably misjudged their...

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5


Human Rights
OFWs & Migration
Agrarian Reform
Labor & Employment
Urban Poor
Indigenous Peoples

Women & Children
Analysis & Opinion
Democratic Space
Press Releases