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Mong Palatino · February, 2009

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 February, 2009

Singapore: Copyright Act and blogosphere

ringisei is worried that the Copyright Act is being used to “strangle” the blogosphere in Singapore.

Singapore: Amended law to allow filming of “factual” political rallies

Individuals who use their mobile phones to film illegal rallies can be arrested under an amended law in Singapore. Live film recordings of political events are allowed but the events...

Malaysia: Many are not satisfied with their sex lives

Myhorng links to an article which shows that many Malaysians are not satisfied with their sex lives.

Malaysia: Operation Valentine

Malaysian police arrested 26 unmarried Muslim couples in hotel rooms during Operation Valentine to curb premarital sex. The crime of “khalwat,” or “close proximity” forbids unmarried Muslims to meet behind...

Indonesia: Tsunami museum

A Tsunami Museum opened in Aceh, Indonesia last Monday to commemorate the 230,000 people who died in the 2004 Asian tsunami. But some have criticized the project since they want...

Vietnamese equivalent of the Christmas tree

Jerome from Hanoi posts a picture of a fallen peach tree: the Vietnamese equivalent of the Christmas tree during the Lunar New Year

Nepalese doctors in the Philippines

Due to shortage of doctors in government hospitals, a province in the Philippines plans to import doctors from Nepal.

Philippines: Praise for “Milk” film

Talinghagang Gala, a student leader in the Philippines, is happy for the Oscar victory of Sean Penn for his acting performance in the film “Milk.” He praises the progressive message...

Brunei: Cartoons about the floods

Cuboiart posts two cartoons describing Brunei's experience with flash floods for the past two months.

Singapore: Most wired country in the world

According to Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority, broadband penetration hit 99.9 per cent in the country last December 2008.This makes Singapore the most wired country in the world.

Thailand: Alternative local currency

Al Jazeera reports how residents of a remote town in northeast Thailand are using an alternative local currency to encourage fellow villagers to become more self-sufficient.

Cambodia: Female Python pet

A Cambodian family has a female Python for a houseguest. They believe the giant python brings good luck.

“Clinton should visit Brunei”

Peacelovekindness enumerates the reasons why United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should visit Brunei.

Vietnam: Only Nine Public Holidays

There are only nine public holidays in Vietnam. That is why blackouts are not regarded as nuisance by some workers since they can rest during these days.

Philippines: Ebola-Reston virus

The Philippines’ Department of Health has added an information page on its website about the dreaded Ebola-Reston virus. It has instructed the public on proper meat handling and preparation to...

Indonesia: Weird Durian fruit

Good News from Indonesia posts a picture of a weird durian fruit from the wild rain forest of Borneo.

Clinton visits Indonesia

Aside from meeting the leaders of Indonesia, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton found the time to visit a slum community in Jakarta. She also appeared in a teen-oriented...

Vietnam startups encountering difficulties

In the past two years, almost 100 web 2.0 startups were launched in Vietnam. Many of these projects are encountering difficulties today. Tech experts believe it is not only the...

Thailand: New government besieged by scandals

The honeymoon period between Thailand's new Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and the public is now over. Khi Kwai identifies and analyzes the issues hounding the new administration.

Thailand: International schools

Follow that elephant writes about the international school system in Thailand, including how it operates and recruitment of teachers.

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