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Mong Palatino

Mong Palatino

He is a regular blogger and Global Voices regional editor for Southeast Asia and Oceania.

Why Duterte Should Fear the Marcos Burial Protest
December 06, 2016
Why Duterte Should Fear the Marcos Burial Protest
While the president’s position is still strong, opposition to his rule should not be underestimated.
Why Duterte Should Fear the Marcos Burial Protest
Will ‘Dutertenomics’ Bring Progress to the Philippines?
December 01, 2016
Will ‘Dutertenomics’ Bring Progress to the Philippines?
What do Rodrigo Duterte's economic policies promise the Philippines?
Will ‘Dutertenomics’ Bring Progress to the Philippines?
How Real is the ‘Foreign Intervention’ Threat in Southeast Asia?
November 18, 2016
How Real is the ‘Foreign Intervention’ Threat in Southeast Asia?
Though allegations are common, they are not always grounded in reality.
How Real is the ‘Foreign Intervention’ Threat in Southeast Asia?
Remembering Deadly Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
November 15, 2016
Remembering Deadly Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan are still seeking aid, justice, and accountability.
Remembering Deadly Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
Cambodia: 25 Years of Peace, But to What End?
November 04, 2016
Cambodia: 25 Years of Peace, But to What End?
A quarter-century after the 1991 Paris Peace Accords, questions remain about the country's future.
Cambodia: 25 Years of Peace, But to What End?
What ASEAN Can Learn from Thailand’s Student Massacre
October 18, 2016
What ASEAN Can Learn from Thailand’s Student Massacre
Lessons for the region from the 1976 Thammasat University massacre.
What ASEAN Can Learn from Thailand’s Student Massacre
Progress in the Philippine Peace Process Under Duterte
October 12, 2016
Progress in the Philippine Peace Process Under Duterte
The initiative is arguably a silver lining in the president's controversial tenure thus far.
Progress in the Philippine Peace Process Under Duterte
Torture Under Thailand's Military Junta
October 06, 2016
Torture Under Thailand's Military Junta
A new report exposes the extent of the practice under the current government.
Torture Under Thailand's Military Junta
The Truth About Thailand's Social Media Surveillance
October 03, 2016
The Truth About Thailand's Social Media Surveillance
The targeting of government critics is yet another concern in post-coup Thailand.
The Truth About Thailand's Social Media Surveillance
Singapore’s Presidential Review: Change You Should Believe in?
September 20, 2016
Singapore’s Presidential Review: Change You Should Believe in?
Proposed changes to the elected presidency have been met with a variety of responses.
Singapore’s Presidential Review: Change You Should Believe in?
Negotiating Peace in Southeast Asia
September 09, 2016
Negotiating Peace in Southeast Asia
A quick look at peace efforts in Thailand, Myanmar, and the Philippines.
Negotiating Peace in Southeast Asia
Thailand's New Constitution: A Threat to Religious Freedom?
September 02, 2016
Thailand's New Constitution: A Threat to Religious Freedom?
A problematic provision sheds light on a thorny issue.
Thailand's New Constitution: A Threat to Religious Freedom?
ASEAN's Olympic Triumph
August 26, 2016
ASEAN's Olympic Triumph
The region had its best competition yet.
ASEAN's Olympic Triumph
Thailand's New Constitution: A Blow to Rights?
August 17, 2016
Thailand's New Constitution: A Blow to Rights?
Despite the approval of the Thai charter, its content remains worrying.
Thailand's New Constitution: A Blow to Rights?
New Singapore Law Slammed as Attack on Free Speech
August 10, 2016
New Singapore Law Slammed as Attack on Free Speech
Critics say a proposed bill is yet another assault on freedom.
New Singapore Law Slammed as Attack on Free Speech
US Lawsuit Against Malaysia's 1MDB: Who Is 'Official 1'?
July 29, 2016
US Lawsuit Against Malaysia's 1MDB: Who Is 'Official 1'?
The clues point to only one person.
US Lawsuit Against Malaysia's 1MDB: Who Is 'Official 1'?
Myanmar's Radical Buddhist Group Gets Rebuked
July 20, 2016
Myanmar's Radical Buddhist Group Gets Rebuked
Ma Ba Tha has been dealt some recent blows.
Myanmar's Radical Buddhist Group Gets Rebuked
How the Philippines Reacted to the South China Sea Ruling
July 13, 2016
How the Philippines Reacted to the South China Sea Ruling
A look at Manila’s reaction to the landmark ruling on its case against China.
How the Philippines Reacted to the South China Sea Ruling
3 Events That Could Heat up Southeast Asia This Summer
July 06, 2016
3 Events That Could Heat up Southeast Asia This Summer
A look at three key developments that could have important regional implications.
3 Events That Could Heat up Southeast Asia This Summer
Philippines Enters the Duterte Era
July 01, 2016
Philippines Enters the Duterte Era
In his inaugural address, the new president gave a glimpse of what to expect during his term.
Philippines Enters the Duterte Era
Cambodia Rejects Europe's Human Rights Criticisms
June 24, 2016
Cambodia Rejects Europe's Human Rights Criticisms
The government issues a strong response.
Cambodia Rejects Europe's Human Rights Criticisms
What's Behind Cambodia's Black Monday Campaign?
June 14, 2016
What's Behind Cambodia's Black Monday Campaign?
Ongoing protests are a reminder that human rights, justice, and democracy are still under threat in the country.
What's Behind Cambodia's Black Monday Campaign?
Indonesia and Philippines Confront Ghosts of Dictators Past
June 07, 2016
Indonesia and Philippines Confront Ghosts of Dictators Past
Domestic debates about Suharto and Marcos reflect lingering divides about their legacies.
Indonesia and Philippines Confront Ghosts of Dictators Past
What's Behind the New Communist Scares in Indonesia and the Philippines?
May 27, 2016
What's Behind the New Communist Scares in Indonesia and the Philippines?
Anti-communist sentiment in both countries has grabbed headlines over the past few months.
What's Behind the New Communist Scares in Indonesia and the Philippines?
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