Mong Palatino · November, 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 November, 2006

Philippines: Boxing Champ Captivates a Nation

  25 November 2006

Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is already one of the most popular icons in the Philippines today. His successive victories in the ring inspired a nation in need of a modern hero. The poor adores Manny, who is also called the ‘nation’s fist.’ Politicians take advantage of Manny’s popularity to win...

Philippines: Toxic trade with Japan

  16 November 2006

Last September 9, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi signed the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement or JPEPA in Helsinki, Finland during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Europe meeting. According to Manila Standard Today: “The JPEPA provides that almost 95 percent of Philippine exports to Japan...

Philippines: Honoring the departed

  3 November 2006

Most Catholic Filipinos celebrate November 1 as the day for honoring both the saints and the dead. Since many Filipinos visit their departed loved ones in cemeteries, November 1 is a holiday in the Philippines. Touched by an Angel describes the typical November 1 scenery in cemeteries: “All Saints Day...

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