Mong Palatino

Blogging about the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific since 2004


@mongster is a Manila-based activist, former Philippine legislator, and blogger/analyst of Asia-Pacific affairs.

Archive for March, 2020

Published by Bulatlat Wireless communication. What this concept hides is the use of massive manual labor in building the infrastructures that make wireless technologies possible. Workers are the unsung and underpaid heroes of the digital age because of their crucial role in laying the undersea cables that connect the ‘webs’, installing fiber optics, and setting […]

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IFEX brief: May, June, July 2019

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

May 2019: ‘Tiananmen Square’ censorship, #LoveWins in Taiwan, Malaysia falters on reforms, and Indonesia’s post-election violence. Read more June 2019: From Hong Kong to Australia: Protesters and journalists fight back against police violence and intimidation. Read more July 2019: Hong Kong’s fight for democracy, Pakistan journalists decry rising censorship, and more. Read more

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Mensahe sa mga bagong graduate ng NSTP

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

*Binigkas sa Asian Institute of Tourism, UP Diliman, noong Hulyo 16, 2019 Binabati ko ang mga bagong kasapi ng National Service Training Reserve Corps (NSTP). Nagagalak akong magsalita ngayong umaga sa inyong harapan dahil isa po ako sa mga nagtaguyod ng NSTP Law. Pumasok ako sa Diliman noong 1996. Tinapos ko ang Reserved Officers Training […]

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