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

Thailand: Boycott Tesco Lotus campaign

  30 April 2008

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 a worldwide boycott campaign of Tesco Lotus.

Vietnam ends adoption program with U.S.

  30 April 2008

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

  30 April 2008

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 calling each other nickname.”

Indonesia: Rice laws

  28 April 2008

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

Brunei: Top six blogs

  28 April 2008

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

Indonesia: Craft Fair

  28 April 2008

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

  28 April 2008

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 the region.

Brunei: Thoughts on racism

  26 April 2008

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?”

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