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Mong Palatino · April, 2008

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 April, 2008

Special report on Vietnam censored

Saigon Blues writes that the current issue of The Economist which has a special report on Vietnam has been subjected to censorship in Vietnam.

Thailand: Boycott Tesco Lotus campaign

British company Tesco Lotus has sued three Thai journalists in just one month for writing about the “aggressive” operations of the global retailer in Thailand. As a protest, Fable supports...

Vietnam ends adoption program with U.S.

American couple and bloggers Robert and Lesa went to Vietnam 16 months ago to adopt a girl. Imagine their disappointment as Vietnam ends its adoption program with the United States

Malaysia: Parliament begins session

My Life My Stories comments on the opening session of Malaysia's Parliament: “Parliament is like a wet market. Shouting everywhere, speaking without raising hand to get approval and of course...

Indonesia: Praying and shopping

Indonesia Matters reports that people in West Java are flocking to shopping malls in order to pray.

Philippines: Civilian supremacy in Cabinet

A Filipino lawmaker-blogger hopes that the next defense chief of the Philippines will still come from the civilian sector.

Indonesia: Rice laws

‘Sarapan Ekonomi, quotes a scholar who says “Asian rice laws and regulations are going in the wrong direction.”

Brunei: Top six blogs

After more than six months of public nominations and votes, the top six blogs of Brunei are finally known.

Cambodia: Funny signs

ZJ posts funny and creative signs in the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Indonesia: Craft Fair

Elyani's Place writes about Inacraft 2008. Now on it's tenth year, the big craft fair was held at Jakarta Convention Centre.

Southeast Asia: Rice and food price crisis

The Southeast Asian region, home to several emerging and developing economies, is also struggling to cope with the global food price crisis. Bloggers discuss the impact of the crisis in...

Mysterious death of a Filipino worker in Hong Kong

A death in Hong Kong is a blog set up by concerned Filipinos who are demanding a proper investigation to the mysterious death of a Filipina domestic helper in Hong...

Indonesia: Food and agricultural policies

Youthful Insight reviews the food and agricultural policies of Indonesia

Cambodia: Rice production

Im Sokthy reports that Cambodia could be the world's largest rice-exporting country in the next few years

Singapore: Philatelic Museum's exhibition on rats

Sparklette blogs about the thematic exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum featuring rats

Thailand: Top 100 blogs

The Lost Boy lists his top 100 Thailand blogs.

Malaysia: Squabble over welfare funds

NotaRazi asks whether it is correct to transfer out the money of a Malaysian state organization a few days after the state fell to the Opposition.

Brunei: Thoughts on racism

Cici Khalid doesn't understand why people are always racist. He asks: “How do you feel when other people is making fun of your race?”

Singapore: Food safari in Singapore

Yum Yum Asia writes that Singapore is not only one of Asia’s most dynamic cities; “it’s also a center for some of the best food in South East Asia.”

Vietnam: Motorcycle car park

The Final Word in Saigon blogs about the motorcycle car park from the center of town near the now infamous golden triangle.

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