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Mong Palatino · September, 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 September, 2008

Myanmar: Aid still needed

  29 September 2008

Five months after the devastating cyclone which killed and displaced at least a hundred thousand people, Myanmar is slowly recovering. Relief efforts may be improving but international aid is still very much needed.

Malaysia: Molotov cocktail thrown at politician's house

  27 September 2008

A molotov cocktail was thrown at the house of Malaysian politician Teresa Kok. She condemned the act and attributed the “despicable act to certain media groups and blogs that have deliberately demonised and portrayed (her) as chauvinistic, anti Malay and anti Islam.” She adds: “They persisted in reporting similar fictitious...

East Timor leader at a U.N. meeting

  27 September 2008

President Jose Ramos-Horta of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste delivered a statement at the 63rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Horta mentioned the improving economy of his country.

Singapore: Editor found guilty of defamation

  24 September 2008

A Singapore court has ruled that the editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review defamed Singapore officials in a July 2006 article in the magazine. A blogger comments: “Singapore's government is at it again- using their pet judges in a legal system wholly geared to punish anyone who dares to...

Vietnam: Typhoon Hagupit

  24 September 2008

Ned in Hanoi bought emergency supplies to prepare for Typhoon Hagupit which already made some deadly impact on neighboring Asian countries

Critical Myanmar online portal hacked

  23 September 2008

On the the eve of the first anniversary of Myanmar’s “Saffron Revolution,” The Irrawaddy website was hacked. A blog was set-up as a temporary mirror site . The Irrawady focuses on Myanmar and Southeast Asia.

Indonesia: Lights, Camera, Elections!

  23 September 2008

Next April, Indonesian voters will elect new members of Parliament. Political parties are now quietly launching their election campaigns. What surprised (or disturbed) many Indonesians is the high number of celebrities who were named as parliamentary candidates.

Philippine blog awards 2008

  21 September 2008

The winners of the Philippine blog awards 2008. The blog of journalist and GV author Tonyo is Best News and Media blog of the year.

Indonesia-made aircraft

  21 September 2008

Little-known fact: Several Indonesia-made aircrafts are still being used in the Philippines, Malaysia and Pakistan.

Singapore bans imported milk from China

  20 September 2008

Singapore Dutch lady brand of strawberry flavored milk was found with melamine, the same chemical which caused several injuries and death in China. Imported milk from China is now banned in Singapore. A blogger writes: “As a testament to how inter-linked the world now is and how processed many foods...

Another Malaysian blogger arrested

  20 September 2008

Malaysian blogger Syed Azidi Syed Aziz, better known as Kickdefella, was arrested by the police because of his online campaign to fly the Malaysian flag upside down. The blogger was released Saturday afternoon.

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