Karlo Mongaya teaches Philippine Studies courses at the Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, University of the Philippines-Diliman.
Latest posts by Karlo Mongaya from November, 2010
Philippines: Student unrest over education budget cuts
Students from various public universities in the Philippines held massive protest actions against the budget cuts imposed by the government. Students documented the 'campus strikes' by using the internet.
Philippines: Netizens dislike new government tourism campaign
Netizens are up in arms over the government’s new tourism campaign. Various blogs, facebook statuses, and twitter accounts have all become sites of disgust towards the new tourism country branding. Because of negative public feedback, the government announced it will develop a new tourism slogan
Philippines: Leading botanist killed in alleged military-rebel cross-fire
A flurry of tributes and condemnations posted online followed the unexpected death of top Filipino botanist Leonard Co and his two assistants in an alleged cross-fire between the Philippine Army and communist rebels in the province of Leyte
Philippines: Labor attaché earns Filipino migrant community's ire
Instead of helping a victim of illegal termination, the Philippine labor attaché scolded a migrant worker when the latter sought help from the Philippine consulate in Hong Kong. Unfortunately for the attaché, the worker was able to record her traumatic encounter and posted this in YouTube.