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Mong Palatino

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

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Latest posts by Mong Palatino

17 January 2015

How the Philippines Hid Social Injustice From Pope Francis

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

Philippines Evicts Small Vendors Ahead of Pope's ‘Mercy and Compassion’ Visit

The Luneta street vendors have protested the eviction notice: "We love the Pope. We will not harm him. We are not terrorists."

6 January 2015

A Death Sentence for Trafficking 15 Grams of Heroin? Singapore Groups Say No More.

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.

30 December 2014

Thailand’s 12 Tumultuous Months in 2014

Thailand in 2014: Street protests, martial law regime, media and web censorship, and the rise to power of a junta-backed government. Will 2015 bring change?

28 December 2014

Air Asia Plane Carrying 162 People from Indonesia to Singapore Reported Missing

Indonesian authorities are focusing on the Bangka Belitung islands off the east coast of South Sumatra to find the missing plane.

27 December 2014

More Than 120,000 Evacuated as Malaysia Hit by Worst Flooding in Decades

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

#IAm26: Open Letter Inspires Malaysians to Speak Out Against Religious Intolerance

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

A High-Rise Condo Tower Is Photobombing the Philippines’ National Hero

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.

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