Mong Palatino · October, 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 October, 2006

Philippines: Reflections on blogging

  27 October 2006

Solar power teaches journalism in the premier state university of the country. While he appreciates the potential of blogging in the democratization process, he underscores the need to filter information from the internet: “These developments can be seen as empowering for people who want to use the Internet to get...

Philippines: Anti-terrorism bill in Congress

  18 October 2006

The Philippine government has certified as urgent the passage of an anti-terrorism bill. The Opposition has expressed alarm that the bill if turned into law would be abused by leaders to quell legitimate dissent. Philippine Commentary disputes the editorial of a Manila newspaper concerning the bill. While the blogger has...

Philippines: The perfect storm

  12 October 2006

More than twenty typhoons enter the Philippines every year. But super typhoon Milenyo (international name: Xangsane) which recently hit the northern part of the country shocked everyone with its ferociousness and the degree of destruction it left along its way. Metro Manila was severely damaged. Power blackouts gripped the Luzon...

Philippines: Dengue outbreak in some provinces

  3 October 2006

Next to malaria, dengue is an important tropical infectious disease which has claimed many lives in the Philippines. The Department of Health identified the dengue hotspots in the country: Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Central Visayas. The government also issued an advisory on the symptoms of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: “Dengue...

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