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Mong Palatino · March, 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 March, 2020

Papua New Guinea nurses strike over lack of protection against COVID-19

"Staff safety is paramount and those in authority must put themselves into our shoes and understand exactly why we are doing this."

Outrage after Indonesian politicians among first in line to get tested for COVID-19

"A lot of people are angry with parliamentarians as even doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers - the people on the front lines - are not being tested."

Malaysian journalist targeted by hate speech and racist attacks on Facebook

"Timely action by Facebook and other social media platforms is crucial in curbing online attacks, which commonly include trolling and doxing."

Does Singapore’s ‘top-down approach’ to handling COVID-19 deserve all the praise it's been getting?

"Singapore's coronavirus strategy cannot be just a top-down approach that does not account for the feelings of people on the ground."

Facebook seller wearing ‘sexy clothes’ charged with pornography in Cambodia

"Punishing women for their choice of clothing is part of the root cause of violence, rather than its cure, and must be rejected.”

Philippine media groups celebrate as tech companies accused of cyber attacks pledge to promote press freedom

"This is a small victory in our fight for press freedom. We call on all tech companies not to allow their infrastructure to be used by enemies of the truth."

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