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Mong Palatino · January, 2020

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 January, 2020

From Cox's Bazar to Yangon, poets show solidarity with Rohingya minority in Myanmar

"Myanmar’s oppression dispersed our ethnic minorities, now our poetries bring us together."

Editor of environmental news platform Mongabay arrested in Indonesia for alleged visa violation

"I am surprised that immigration officials have taken such punitive action against Philip for what is an administrative matter."

Facebook apologizes for translating Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name as ‘Mr. Shithole’

"And the president of China, Mr. Shithole, signed a guest record of the house of representatives."

Despite legal threats and harassment, thousands join the ‘Run Against Dictatorship’ in Thailand

"The reactions by the authorities and intimidation tactics are not just wrong but also absurd. As the country has returned to democracy, no citizen should face such intimidation."

Victory for labor rights in Cambodia as largest casino workers’ strike ends in peace

Despite the success of the strike, workers could face sanctions for breaching the court order which declared the protest as illegal.

Thai journalist convicted over a 2017 Twitter post about a labor conflict

"There is a high level of self-censorship in Thailand… When you forbid freedom of expression… you forbid an open society."

Fiji netizens say #PlasticFree campaign is misleading

"This whole exercise is to change peoples behaviour, you don't do that by giving them an equally bad alternative."

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