Activist and former two-term member of the Philippine House of Representatives. Blogging since 2004 at mongster's nest. Joined Global Voices in 2006.
Latest posts by Mong Palatino from August, 2021
Facebook user gets 18-month prison sentence for mocking Cambodia’s prime minister
"This verdict is a message that makes those who have constructive ideas or criticisms in relation to social issues be fearful and hesitant and will limit their freedom of expression."
Cambodia’s China-funded mega dam linked to rights abuses and loss of fisheries
"Today, everything the dammed-up rivers provided – food, water, an income from fishing – is gone."
Journalists call for the release of Cheng Lei who has spent a year in detention in China
"We are concerned about the chilling affect her arrest has on the practice of journalism, which has never been more critical."
New Zealand government apologizes for dawn raids targeting Pacific communities in the 1970s
"I stand before you as a symbol of the Crown that wronged you nearly 50 years ago."
#Lawan protest demands the resignation of Malaysian prime minister over pandemic response
"The organisers of this protest consisted of many young people, and we commend their passion and dedication for our country."