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Mong Palatino · October, 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 October, 2008

Cambodia: Hero of the Year nominee

Nuon Phymean from Cambodia is one of the nominees for the CNN Hero of the Year Award. She has helped a lot of children in Phnom Penh by providing free...

Vietnam: Ancient capital as UNESCO heritage site

The ancient capital of Hoa Lu in the Ninh Binh province of Vietnam is being proposed as a possible UNESCO world heritage site.

Indonesia: Parliament approves anti-porn law

Indonesia now has an anti-porn law which critics say will curtail freedom of speech and traditional practices. Via Twitter, Aulia comments: “If only people would read the entire ‘porn’ law...

Recession hits Singapore

Singapore is a major financial center in the world. It is also one of the richest countries in Asia. Unfortunately, it is not immune to the economic aftershocks caused by...

Malaysia: Press freedom ranking

Screenshots writes about the low ranking of Malaysia in Reporters Without Borders’ Press Freedom Index.

Thailand will ban websites that attack monarchy

Thailand plans to ban websites that attack or defame its monarchy.

Rats invade Myanmar fields

Adding to the woes of Myanmar farmers are rats which are invading fields in West Myanmar

Blog for LGBT Filipinos

Rainbow Bloggers Philippines is a blog dedicated to LGBT Filipino bloggers worldwide.

Thailand: Amulets and warfare

Soldiers and even non-combatants are using Buddha amulets when they are on duty.

Burmese Americans and US elections

Writers Myat Soe and May Ng discuss the views of Burmese Americans about the U.S. elections

Laos and Western culture

Lao Voices ponders about the impact of Western culture on Lao people.

Southeast Asia: Impact of Financial Crisis

What are the views of several Southeast Asian bloggers about the global financial crisis? First, an authoritative voice: Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. He points out the double standard...

Southeast Asia: Film entries to the Oscars

Bisean lists the film entries of Southeast Asian countries to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Oscars.

Malaysia: Era of contaminated food

After the China milk scandal, Jewelle notes that in Malaysia some popular food brands are also allegedly contaminated. Are we living in the era of contaminated food?

Working in Brunei

What are some of the advantages of working in Brunei: “peace, no income tax, heavily subsidized petrol price, excellent education facilities for the kids and one of the lowest inflation...

Philippines: 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit

Congratulations to the organizers and participants of the 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit in General Santos City. Mindanao is the Philippines’ second biggest island.

Bali bombers to be executed next month

Three Indonesian men will be executed next month over the 2002 Bali bombings. Early this month, a cleric accused the CIA of being behind the bombings.

Indonesia: Medical tourism

Indonesia is building world-class health facilities. It seems to be targeting the dollar-earning medical tourism industry.

Myanmar: Crop failure in cyclone-hit areas

Rule of Lords warns of food shortage in Myanmar, especially in the cyclone-hit areas. Crop failures were reported in fields inundated with salt water.

Thai and Taiwanese protesters

Christian Schafferer compares the tactics, practices and ideologies of Thai and Taiwanese protesters. Check also the interesting pictures inside the protest camps in Bangkok.

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