Mong Palatino · July, 2007

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, 2007

Philippines: Anti-Terror Law takes effect

  29 July 2007

Five months after it was passed by Congress, the anti-terrorism law known as the Human Security Act took effect more than a week ago. The government describes the law as the centerpiece legislation that would deter terrorist activities in the country. However, the Opposition is worried that the law might be used to quell legitimate dissent.

Milk wars in the Philippines: Breastmilk versus Infant Formula

  11 July 2007

The top three consumer commodities in the Philippines are formula milk, mobile phone cards and beer. Infant formula products are among the most imported goods in the country. A major reason why these products are popular despite being expensive and vastly inferior to breast milk is the aggressive advertising of milk companies. Now, the government wants to regulate milk ads. We look at online comments on this issue.

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