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Karlo Mikhail Mongaya

Karlo is a bibliophile, social activist, flaneur, literature graduate, and citizen media advocate based in Panay island in the Philippines. Check out hello.lenin!, his blog on books, literature, reading, and politics.

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23 January 2013

Philippines: US Navy Ship Damages ‘Protected’ Tubbataha Reefs

Filipino netizens, environmentalists, and nationalists are angry after a United States Navy minesweeper, the USS Guardian, caused damage to the corals of the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea. The...

21 January 2013

Philippines: Anti-Cybercrime Law Denounced as ‘Cyber Martial Law’

More voices in the Philippines are questioning the Cybercrime Prevention Law as the oral arguments on the petitions against the law are being heard in the Supreme Court. The law...

10 December 2012

Tropical Storm Pablo Leaves Trail of Devastation in Southern Philippines

Tropical storm Pablo (international name: Bopha) left a trail of destruction in various parts of the southern Philippine islands of Mindanao, Leyte, Cebu, and Negros after entering the country last...

30 October 2012

Philippines: Online Shame Campaign Against “Epal” Politicians

With less than a few months before the 2013 national elections, various groups have launched an online shame campaign against the common practice of Filipino politicians to attach their names...

25 October 2012

Philippines: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested over Facebook Post

The arrest of a 62-year old anti-mining activist in the Philippines for a 'libelous' Facebook post spawned fears of a clampdown on dissenters through the recently enacted anti-cybercrime legislation.

4 October 2012

Philippines: Anti-Cybercrime Law Sparks Online Protests

Many websites and social networks turned 'black' this week in the Philippines as internet users protested the passage of the Anti-Cybercrime Law which critics believe threatens internet and media freedom...

31 August 2012

Philippines: Facebook Photos Removed for International Day of the Disappeared

'Please take down your profile picture on August 30, Thursday, in solidarity with the friends and family of the missing, from the Martial Law days up to the present, who...

8 August 2012

Philippines: Criticism of Government's Response to Major Flooding

"Ultimately, the Aquino administration reveals its true ‘bosses’: not the Filipino working class and the millions of other hard-working Filipinos, but the greedy corporations and capitalists."

31 July 2012

Philippines: New Mining Policy Stirs Debate

Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino's new Executive Order 79 on mining has drawn criticism from environmentalists, church people, peasant groups, and various other sectors. The Philippines has one of the...

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