activist. two-term member of philippine house of representatives. southeast asia editor of global voices
Latest posts by Mong Palatino
21 August 2015
"It is highly unlikely that this move is intended to achieve anything other than the shutting down of criticism."
11 August 2015
28 July 2015
"Our report is based on evidence corroborated by documents that include bank transfers and statements. How can the work we have done be deemed as a political conspiracy?"
30 June 2015
"Everyday my cellmates would eagerly wait for that light to dissipate, knowing that another day has passed, and they’re one day closer to attaining their freedom."
8 May 2015
"The (government's) draconian measures...legitimize excessive intervention by the state and set a precedent for the diminution of our online space."
21 April 2015
"Apart from the problems of using handcuffs on minors, is this really a proportional response to a YouTube video?"
3 February 2015
Some civil society organizations are calling the draft digital economy bills “national security bills in disguise” because of their repressive provisions.
4 November 2014
Vietnam has drafted two Internet-related decrees which impose stricter regulations on tech companies, Internet users, and online transactions. Are these regulations necessary or are they excessive?
28 September 2014
The new law will criminalize online criticism of government policies and outlaw "Spreading information that distorts truth or tarnishes the dignity and rights of individuals, sectors, institutions and organizations."