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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

15 March 2015

Myanmar Student Protesters Attacked by Police Gain Global Sympathy

Myanmar student protesters - marching for education reforms since January - were violently attacked by police on March 5 and March 10.

13 March 2015

Look What Large-Scale Mining Did to These Four Beautiful Philippine Islands

"We cannot remain deaf and blind to the excesses of mining while our people suffer the consequences of actions not of their own making.”

Cleaning Up the Coastal Areas of Singapore

8 March 2015

Singapore Blogger Who Criticized Court Case of Anti-Gay Sex Law Fined for ‘Scandalizing the Judiciary’

Global Voices Advocacy

"The prosecution of Alex Au for speaking out is just one more example of Singapore’s willingness to misuse law to gag its critics."

1 March 2015

These Photos of Filipino Children Working in Mines and on Sugar Plantations Will Make You Cry

"It has been four years since I stopped schooling. I only reached the sixth grade level and then had to stop so I could work."

26 February 2015

Your Social Media Photos Could Help Protect Whale Sharks and Other Species

Open source software solutions like Wildbook allow scientists to tag and photo-identify individual animals through photos and videos posted on platforms like Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and Vimeo.

20 February 2015

Video Project Documents the Life and Struggles of West Papuans

Rising Voices

"They are the stories behind the conflict: the struggles for education, the environment, equality, and dignity."

17 February 2015

No More Selling or Drinking Alcohol in Public After 10:30PM in Singapore

The government said the measure is necessary after receiving numerous complaints related to drunken behavior. But many described the new regulation as excessive and even discriminatory against foreign workers.

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