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Mong Palatino · May, 2015

Activist and former two-term member of the Philippine House of Representatives. Blogging since 2004 at mongster's nest. Joined Global Voices in 2006.

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Latest posts by Mong Palatino from May, 2015

These Maps Show Where Cambodian Journalists Have Been Killed and Harassed

Southeast Asia Migration Routes and Statistics

Thailand Police Detains Student Protesters During Coup Anniversary

"We cannot build a democratic society if we lack freedom, liberty, rights, justice, and reconciliation."

Despite Protests, Malaysia Still Plans to Build a Mega Dam That Could Displace 20,000 Indigenous People

"It is built for the benefit of others rather than those who live in Baram and for the long term good of the Baram."

Global Voices Partners With Thai News Site Prachatai

Prachatai, which means 'free people' in Thai, is an independent online newspaper in Thailand that has defied authorities by making a stand against martial law.

‘They Belong in the Classroom, Not in Prison': Myanmar's Detained Student Protesters

"They belong in the classroom, not in prison. That's why I painted their portraits."

Philippines Deports Thai Worker for Insulting Filipinos on Facebook

Some Filipinos in Thailand criticized the deportation: "Offensive, hateful and downright irresponsible as [the remarks] are, they were not criminal."

Singapore Shuts Down News Website on World Press Freedom Day

"The (government's) draconian measures...legitimize excessive intervention by the state and set a precedent for the diminution of our online space."

Workers Celebrate Labor Day by Joining Street Protests Across Southeast Asia

Tens of thousands of workers across the region trooped to the streets to demand higher wages, benefits, and other improvements amid rising living costs.

Filipino Workers’ Lives in Paintings by Antipas ‘Biboy’ Delotavo

A visual artist exposes the troubling impact of poverty, oppression, colonialism, and injustice in the Philippines.

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