Archive for the 'Kamalayan in the News' Category


29-year-old solon appeals for youth resistance

Dyan Ruiz
Philippine Reporter
November 16, 2009

Rep. Raymond Palatino

Philippine Congressman Raymond “Mong” Palatino spoke to Toronto youth on Sat. Nov. 7, 2009, appealing to the Filipino youth to persist in their resistance, especially against the oppressive practices of the Philippine government under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Rep. Palatino is 29-years old and represents the Kabataan (Youth) Partylist in the Philippine house of Representatives. Rep. Palatino came to Toronto to be part of Kamalayan, which is a series of events for Filipino youth focusing on enriching their “consciousness” of Philippine history, politics, and issues in the Filipino-Canadian community.

Rep. Palatino began his presentation by speaking about the history of youth resistance in the Philippines. As to why Rep. Palatino thought this was important to discuss with youth here, he stated in an interview, “We have to remind our fellow young Filipinos in Canada that the resistance movement is not a modern or late development. The resistance movement has a historical background and an important role in the country’s history and especially in our struggle for independence.

Continue reading ’29-year-old solon appeals for youth resistance’