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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

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...

Indonesia: Breastfeeding campaign

Everything Indonesia blogs about a breastfeeding campaign in Indonesia

Malaysia: Molotov cocktail thrown at politician's house

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...

Myanmar: Saffron Revolution a year later

Alternative Asean Network on Burma published a briefer which revealed the intensified repression in Myanmar a year after the crackdown on the monk-led Saffron Revolution.

East Timor leader at a U.N. meeting

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

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...

Vietnam: Typhoon Hagupit

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

Myanmar: Veteran activist now out of jail

Veteran democracy activist Win Tin who was detained by Myanmar's junta since 1989 is now out of jail. Was he freed or evicted? Other prisoners were released as well.

Critical Myanmar online portal hacked

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...

Indonesia: Lights, Camera, Elections!

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...

Philippines: Contaminated milk from China

Filipino Journalist and blogger Ellen Tordesillas reports that contaminated milk products from China are being sold too in a public market in Manila.

Philippine blog awards 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.

Successful Barcamp Phnom Penh 2008

Participants were impressed over the broad range of topics in the 2008 Barcamp Phnom Penh. Check also Twitter updates of the event.

Indonesia-made aircraft

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

Singapore bans imported milk from China

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...

Another Malaysian blogger arrested

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...

Vietnam: Dishonest gas stations

Some gas stations in Saigon are cheating their customers, Saigonnezumi writes.

Brunei: Abandoned children

A campaign to help three children who were abandoned by their parents was recently launched in Brunei.

Twitter Saigon gathering 2008

Chip 2.0 blogs about the first gathering of Twitter Saigon.

Cambodia: Online petition to save Boeung Kak Lake

An online petition was set-up to stop a government project that will displace residents around Boeung Kak Lake in central Phnom Penh

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