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Mong Palatino · July, 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 July, 2008

Vietnam: Economic woes and bicycles

Because of economic downturn, more people are using their bicycles again to save money in Vietnam, as reported by The Comical Hat

Vietnam: Floating market

Mango shake, anyone?? published several pictures of a floating market in Can Tho, Vietnam.

East Timor: Coffee economics

Dili-gence blogs about the coffee industry in East Timor

East Timor: Media for peace

The head of media agencies in Timor-Leste participated in a joint press conference to raise awareness for the 100 Day Peace Campaign celebrated around the world. The specific theme in...

Cambodia: Unofficial election results

Monivong Boulevard posts the unofficial election results in Cambodia.

Thailand: Transvestite toilets

A school in Northeastern Thailand has introduced “transvestite toilets” for male students who choose to dress as females. Connecting the dots criticizes the new toilets.

Brunei: Extreme skateboard competition

In celebration of His Majesty the Sultan’s 62nd Birthday, a skateboard competition was held in Brunei. Shimworld posts some pictures of the event.

Cambodia: Manipulated election results?

Vuthanews reports that opposition parties in Cambodia are calling on the international community to reject the weekend election results claiming they were manipulated and rigged. Khmer Nationality writes about election...

Thailand: Political crisis

Sovereign Myth dissects the political crisis in Thailand focusing on the “current struggle between liberal and democratic-majoritarian politics” He adds: “In the current circumstances it is not hard to imagine...

Philippines: State of the Nation Address 2008

Stalkdebbie and The 7th Magnum are not impressed by the Philippine president's 8th State of the Nation Address. Bits, pieces, and blogs provides the key points of the president's past...

Singapore: Negative outcome of organ trade

A Singapore blogger lists the possible negative outcomes if organ trading is to be legalized in the world

Philippines: Monthly salary of politicians

A Filipino politician reveals his monthly salary to belie popular perception that politicians are earning big.

Singapore: Should government legalize organ trade?

An important debate is raging in Singapore: Should government legalize organ trade? Health officials, medical specialists and bloggers are exchanging views about the issue.

Cambodia: Election day

Today is election day in Cambodia. Workers got a 72-hour break in order to vote in the provinces. Motorcycle diaries and John Vink posted election-related photos.

Cambodia: List of unsolved attacks against journalists

Details are Sketchy provides a list of unsolved attacks against journalists in Cambodia.

Indonesia: Oil company endorses improper use of motorcycles?

My Busy Brain criticizes an oil company for distributing pamphlets which indirectly encouraged improper use of motorcycles in Indonesia

Malaysia: Nuclear plant

Malaysian blogger Zewt is not supportive of the plan to build a nuclear plant in Malaysia

Indonesia: Divorce cases increasing

Indonesia Matters reports that divorce cases are up in Indonesia with more women initiating the divorce. Adultery is still the top reason for divorce but it is interesting to note...

Indonesia: Imported bananas

Indonesia Anonymus notes that bananas sold in some of Indonesia's supermarkets are all imported. The typical Indonesia's ‘pisang ambon’ banana variety is not available.

Indonesia: Haunted houses

Elyani's Place writes about how some Indonesians are warding off ghosts in haunted houses.

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