Filipino blogger-turned-legislator on role of youth and New Media in politics

Check out my latest CNET Asia blog post.

Here’s an excerpt:

It’s already a cliche to talk about the apathy of the youth, but blogger and Philippine House of Representatives congressman Raymond “Mong” Palatino would be the first to dispute this.

Not only did Kabataan Partylist, of which he is president and top nominee, make history as the country’s first elected youth group to win a seat in Congress under the partylist system, but Palatino is also the first blogger to become a national legislator in the Philippines.

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