Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

Mong Palatino · April, 2020

activist and two-term member of the philippine house of representatives. blogging since 2004 at mongster's nest. joined global voices in 2006.

Email Mong Palatino

Latest posts by Mong Palatino from April, 2020

30 April 2020

Fiji general cites need to ‘stifle criticism’ in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

AdvoxCOVID-19

"The COVID-19 pandemic is not an excuse for human rights violations. Excessive force and brutality are unacceptable from any of our enforcement or security forces."

26 April 2020

‘Clean city-state’ image of Singapore shows double-standards in its treatment of migrants in times of COVID-19

COVID-19

"....even if you do most things right, if you're not considering or proactively looking out for the most vulnerable and marginalised in society, you're not going to effectively fight #COVID19."

18 April 2020

Papua New Guinea’s police minister says two journalists who reported on COVID-19 funding ‘can’t be trusted’

AdvoxCOVID-19

"It is not up to a government minister to decide whether journalists should be fired, and especially when it is because of a report he didn’t like."

15 April 2020

Malaysia orders ‘stern action’ against media misreporting government statements on COVID-19

AdvoxCOVID-19

"Resorting to censorship, especially in its extreme form, in a time of crisis reflects the insecurity of the government of the day."

14 April 2020

From Brazil to Kosovo to the Philippines, confined citizens protest from their windows

COVID-19

People all over the world have been banging pots and pans to attract the attention of politicians and decision-makers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 April 2020

Philippine police dismantle anti-mining barricade amid COVID-19 lockdown

"My heart bleeds for our brave men and women of Didipio who had to suffer and be arrested for expressing their resistance against mining, a great menace to Mother Earth."

9 April 2020

Online journalist detained for quoting Cambodian prime minister’s advice on COVID-19

AdvoxCOVID-19

"The Covid-19 crisis must not be used as pretext for getting rid of journalists who do not blindly toe the government line."

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site