Mong Palatino · March, 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 March, 2009

Indonesia: “Mini-Tsunami” hits village as dam collapses

  30 March 2009

Last Friday the Situ Gintung dike collapsed in Indonesia which killed almost a hundred people and injured 190 others. At least 300 houses were destroyed and 1,600 residents were displaced. The extent of the tragedy reminded many Indonesians about the deadly tsunami which hit the region five years ago.

Indonesia: Sharia Finance

  28 March 2009

As the financial system crumbles in the developed world, some analysts in Indonesia are proposing to replace it with the Sharia Finance system.

Malaysia: Dress worth $30 million

  28 March 2009

Despite the economic crisis, a designer in Malaysia has created a dress adorned with 751 diamonds. The price tag: US$30 million. The dress is called the “Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur”

Global Recession Survey: Survival Tips and Business Opportunities

  27 March 2009

Everybody is trying hard to cope with the global economic crisis. Bloggers are offering survival tips to their readers. Businesses around the world are adjusting. Some are even profiting from the crisis. In this post, I will feature individuals and companies exerting their very best to overcome the recession.

Indonesia: Deadly dam burst

  27 March 2009

A dam burst outside of Jakarta Friday dawn which killed more than 50 people. Twitter user Indrika Kurnia writes: praying for my friend's father who was carried away by the flood from the dam breaking.. may God be with you.

Spiderman in Thailand

  25 March 2009

An autistic kid climbed outside the window on the fourth floor of a school building. How was he saved? A Bangkok fireman pretended to be Spiderman to convince the kid to move to safety inside the building. Check a video report of the story.

Myanmar: Hip Hop craze

  25 March 2009

According to blogger Fear from Freedom, Myanmar youth in Yangon is having a fever of Hip Hop fashion, songs and dance.

Cambodia: Oil wealth

  22 March 2009

There are reports hinting of large oil and gas deposits in Cambodia. Will this create a vast oil wealth for Cambodia?

Lao idioms

  22 March 2009

Bryan, A Laotian American writer, identifies some of the popular Lao idioms.

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