About Bong Mendoza


Bong Mendoza is a faculty member of the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines (Diliman) and is primarily interested in Philippine politics and political economy as well as political philosophy and global affairs.  He used to write for Business Day (covering the finance beat) and the online edition of Inquirer.  

Following the death of his wife, Rosalie, last April 2013, he went back to photography (digital, this time) and started dabbling in poetry.  Starting this year, he started integrating images with verse to create photopoems.  He hopes to continue doing so even after he returns to handling courses in political science and international relations this coming August 2014.

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  1. Luigi Arellano says:

    Hello, Mr. Mendoza. I would like to interview you for my research. Can I have your email address so I can formally send a letter? Thank you.

  2. Sheena says:

    Hi Sir Bong. Good evening. Im writing because I just want to kindly ask if you can delete my comment here last October 21,2013. I realized I shouldn’t posted my personal number and it’s bothering me now. Someone texted me and says he got my number in this blog.

    I was the one who commented this

    “Hi. Good Day Sir! This is —– a graduating student of Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Taking up Bachelor in Broadcast Communication.

    May we conduct a short interview in regards to our Thesis entitled “Status of Human Rights of the Philippines from pre to post martial law”. We need respondents who are capable of answering our questions. Our respondent must be a Political Analyst. I know very well that you are much capable as one of our respondents. You can contact us through my email —— or call us at——- We are asking for your free time to accommodate us any time of this week. This will be a big help for us and for our research.

    I’m looking forward for your time and consideration. Thank you very much. God Bless you and your office!”

    Thank you very much Sir Bong and hoping for your favorable response. I badly need your help on this matter. Hope you will delete it very soon and may our God bless you more and our country.

  3. Sheena Bandales says:

    Hi Sir

  4. ixrated says:

    So nice to stumble across your blog, Tito Bong! 🙂 Your post on the unconstitutionality of DAP is a very good read.

  5. bongmendoza says:

    thanks, sleepyK!

  6. sleepykitten says:

    hello darling! just letting you know that i’ve nominated you for “the versatile blogger award”! can’t wait to read random facts about you!! xoxo

    • bongmendoza says:

      hi sleepyK. thanks so much for the nomination. i will give you the random facts directly.

      1. i stand six feet exactly, try to keep my weight at 200 lbs. and below.

      2. by now, you know i’m bipolar

      3. sometimes, i am a slob. sometimes, i’m a fastidious fashionista

      4. i am a mean solo dancer; i jam with bands; and sometimes dance atop tables

      5. i don’t know know how to ride motorcycles. i’m afraid to do so even if i ride bicycles

      6. i like drive over long distances to get to fun places

      7. i own about 200 ties and use only 30 of them

      8. i am a tease and a flirt

      9. i used to run and go to the gym; i might do so again

      10. i might also go back to martial arts

    • bongmendoza says:

      some more random facts:

      11. i was heavily tortured and detained for 15 months when I was 19-20 years old

      12. i was a father at 20

      13. i was a shy boy

    • bongmendoza says:

      you’ve said enough, done enough sleepyK, and i thank you again!

  7. jbertolus says:

    I wanted to thank you so much for reading and now following my blog. Warning: there will be irreverence, self deprecation and cursing…enjoy!
    XoxJanet

    • bongmendoza says:

      my pleasure, janet. my pleasure….i might learn to curse and use choice words of my own following your lead….

  8. Yadu Karu says:

    Wow! Very nice blog Sir..ang dami kong natutunan sa pag babasa ng blog nyo po..Thank you 😉

  9. Joko Pratomo says:

    Hi Dr. Mendoza, I am very happy to have found your blog. I am a Filipino currently studying at U of T St. George doing research about Filipino history. Will definitely read more about your blog and works.

    • bongmendoza says:

      Thank you. I have not been active for some time. Will try to write during the Christmas break. Happy holidays!

      • Sheena says:

        Hi. Good Day Sir! This is Sheena C. Bandales a graduating student of Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Taking up Bachelor in Broadcast Communication.

        May we conduct a short interview in regards to our Thesis entitled “Status of Human Rights of the Philippines from pre to post martial law”. We need respondents who are capable of answering our questions. Our respondent must be a Political Analyst. I know very well that you are much capable as one of our respondents. We are asking for your free time to accommodate us any time of this week. This will be a big help for us and for our research.

        I’m looking forward for your time and consideration. Thank you very much. God Bless you and your office!

        -Sheena C. Bandales

  10. sio pao sio mai says:

    You wrote —- The response of many: why wait until he dies before Robredo gets confirmed? Why was he not confirmed in the first place? After all, he has been in office for two years.

    The short answer to these questions: LRV. A member of the Commission on Appointments has veto power. By himself, he can block the confirmation of a Cabinet member.

    LRV is the uncle of Jesse. According to Juan Escandor Jr. of the Philippine Daily Inquirer Southern Luzon Bureau, LRV worked for the appointment of Jesse as chief of the Asian Development Bank-funded Bicol River Basin Development Project (BRBDP) and prepared him for Naga’s mayoral post. In 1988, Jesse was elected the youngest ever Naga City mayor.

    Escandor continues: Both parted ways in 1992 elections with Villafuerte fielding his sister Pura Luisa Villafuerte-Magtuto against Robredo. Robredo made such a mark in Naga City politics making him the only political leader here whose handpicked local candidates all won in the elections without let-up since 1992, including the local elections in 2010, for seven consecutive elections. The cause of the quarrel between uncle and nephew? Robredo supported Fidel Ramos in his presidential bid against Ramon Mitra whom Villafuerte supported.

    BUT you never indicated or expounded clearly what is the complaint of LRV against JR that warrant the delay for two years the confirmation of J Robredo to the assume legitmately the position of DILG Secretary,,,,please expound on the REAL REASONS CITED BY LRV and not only point to the opposite political affiliations of the JR and LRV. As a reader, i wish to know and assess if those reasons or accusations or objections raised by LRV are valid and acceptable to indeed delay or defer or put in question the appointment process of JR for DILG SEC position. Hoping to hear from you ,,,,

  11. leilanipm says:

    I have to carve out more time in my life to read your blog, Prof Bong. Without a doubt, I might even develop more brain cells! From one Cagayano to another, MABUHAY!

  12. Mae Limboc says:

    Hi! I’m Mae, I’ve been reading your blog and I must say I’m enjoying it! I find your writing interesting and I wonder if I can get your email address, and maybe reach out and share some information with you?

  13. ALFRED MAR C. ANDAYA says:

    Sir:

    Good afternoon and Happy sunday.

    I wrote you a letter becasue I wanted to seek an advice about the NDCP which I really dream to be one of the graduate of this Institution. While browsing the internet I was struck with the logo of the NDCP and your site appears so while browsing your website I though your working with NDCP but on the other hand maybe your one of the graduates of the course MNSA.

    Please advice me if your one of the graduates for me to seek your assistance on house could I be enroll in said course.

    Hope to hear from you SIR!

    God Bless and Thank you

    ALFRED MAR

    • bongmendoza says:

      Mr. Andaya, I am no longer connected with the College and I don’t have an MNSA degree. Please visit the NDCP website if you want to get information re the MNSA program.

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