Karlo Mongaya · January, 2012

Latest posts by Karlo Mongaya from January, 2012

Philippines: Revolutionary heritage

  14 January 2012

The Museo de Santisima Trinidad curator reviews Angela Stuart-Santiago’s Revolutionary Routes: Five Stories of Incarceration, Exile, Murder and Betrayal in Tayabas Province, 1891-1980. The book is a history of her family and the revolutionary struggles against the Spanish, American, and Japanese colonizers up to the early years of the Philippine...

Philippines: Filipina Amazons

  10 January 2012

Vina Lanzona's new history book, Amazons of the Huk Rebellion, tells the many stories of Filipina women involved in the Huk Rebellion from the 1940s up to the 1950s. This is reviewed online at The PCIJ Blog.

Philippines: Davao Tagalog

  10 January 2012

RM Bulesco blogs about what he calls “Davao Tagalog,” a mongrel language combing Cebuano, Tagalog, and other Filipino languages that is spoken in the southern Philippine city of Davao.

Philippines: Environment Disasters Linked to Mining, Logging Operations

  8 January 2012

Massive floods and landslides hit many parts of the Philippines in the past three weeks which killed more than 1,500 people and affected hundreds of thousands of poor villagers. Netizens are probing the causes of the disasters and the accountability of government officials in issuing permits to logging and mining firms.

Philippines: Ailing Economy Welcomes 2012

  5 January 2012

Jose Carlos Maningat calls for a rethinking of the ailing Philippine economy come 2012: “For a change, can we also discuss social justice? Can we move forward to pressing concerns on food sovereignty, corporate land-grabbing and resource plunder?”

Philippines: Vacation at Camiguin

  5 January 2012

I Wander goes to vacation in the southern Philippine island of Camiguin, “also known as the “island of fire” due to the presence of not one, or two but seven volcanoes in just 230 square kilometers of land!”

Philippines: Manhunt for ‘Human Rights Violator’ Goes Online

  3 January 2012

A 'people's manhunt' was organized to catch Major General Jovito Palparan who is accused of committing human rights violations in the Philippines. After an arrest warrant was issued by the Court, netizens started uploading “Wanted: Palparan” posters on blogs, Facebook pages, and other social media platforms.

Philippines: Happy Rizal Day Twitter Trend Draws Criticism

  1 January 2012

#Happy Rizal Day became a trending topic on Twitter last December 30, a holiday commemorating the death anniversary of the Philippines' national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. Many people have criticized the use of “Happy Rizal Day” greeting to commemorate the day of his death.