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Mong Palatino · July, 2006

Activist and former two-term member of the Philippine House of Representatives. Blogging since 2004 at mongster's nest. Joined Global Voices in 2006.

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Latest posts by Mong Palatino from July, 2006

Reforming Philippine Elections

Philippine electoral system is one of the most inefficient in the world. It would take more than a month before results can be known after election day since counting of...

Philippines: Exporting nurses to the world

The most popular college degree in the Philippines today is nursing. More than 100,000 Filipino nurses have left the country to seek better opportunities.

Outsourcing the war in Iraq and Afghanistan

Now, another job that is “outsourced” in the Philippines is private security operator or independent contractor ( read: mercenaries) in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Manila flip-flops on sex education

Education officials of the Philippines decided to pull-out modules on sex education after the powerful Catholic Church opposed the teaching of sex in schools.

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