Mong Palatino · October, 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 October, 2007

Philippines: Bribery scandal

  29 October 2007

Political analysts believe the Philippine government is desperately trying to cover-up an alleged bribery incident which happened inside the Malacañang presidential palace two weeks ago. Mong Palatino covers Filipino blogs commenting on this.

Philippines: Expensive Medicines

  10 October 2007

Why are medicines expensive in a poor country like the Philippines? Multinational companies control 80 percent of the local drug industry. There is no drug manufacturing firm in the country, only distributors. And the government is not investing enough in public health.

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