Latest posts by Mong Palatino
17 January 2015
Activists, street children, and urban poor residents were some of those who were "hidden" by authorities during the state visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines.
15 January 2015
The Luneta street vendors have protested the eviction notice: "We love the Pope. We will not harm him. We are not terrorists."
14 January 2015
6 January 2015
Groups say the death penalty isn't an effective deterrent, pointing out how capital punishment makes even small offenses a matter of life and death, motivating criminals to be more violent.
1 January 2015
30 December 2014
28 December 2014
Indonesian authorities are focusing on the Bangka Belitung islands off the east coast of South Sumatra to find the missing plane.
27 December 2014
Heavy rainfall caused flooding in Malaysia's eastern states. Netizens used social media to monitor impact of the flood disaster and to coordinate relief efforts.
22 December 2014
Twenty-five retired senior officials, who came to be known as the "prominent 25", urged the Malaysian government in a widely supported open letter to review the country's Islamic laws
19 December 2014
The 49-storey Torre de Manila has been dubbed the "Terror de Manila" by critics for allegedly ruining the view of the Rizal monument in Luneta Park.