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.

‘Environment of fear’, court convictions across Asia, and a new mandate for China’s Xi Jinping. Pakistani journalists attacked in and out of the country, 100 days of media freedom decline in the Philippines, court convictions and harassment across the region, and the human rights implication of Xi Jinping’s re-election as China’s supreme leader. Read more…

Spontaneous protests, countering hate speech, and mass release of prisoners. Anti-lockdown protesters are demanding freedom and democracy in China. #SayNoToHateSpeech campaign challenged racist and sexist election narratives in Malaysia. Journalists attacked and arrested for asking tough questions during press conferences. Mass release of prisoners in Myanmar. Read more…

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