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Mong Palatino · June, 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 June, 2009

‘Buy Indonesia’ campaign

Indonesia: Candidates seek support of bloggers

Indonesia: Vice President Debate

Malaysia: RM1 million payment as tourism ambassador

East Timor: Press freedom situation

Preetam Rai interview

Singapore: Infamous Burger King ad

Burger King has a new sandwich offering in Singapore called the “Super Seven Incher.” To promote the new product, a local ad agency produced an outdoor ad which is now...

Indonesia: Ancient manuscripts digitalized

Laos: Strange pineapples on display

“Lao help Lao” mentality

Thailand: Thousands affected by train strike

Thousands of passengers were affected by the two-day nationwide train strike launched by employees of the State Railway of Thailand. The workers were protesting a cabinet resolution which they claim...

Philippines: A(H1N1) panic continues to grow

Asia’s first A(H1N1)-related death is a Filipina from Metro Manila. This was confirmed by health authorities who also warned that 25 percent of the country’s 90 million population could be...

Philippines, Hong Kong: Swine flu and racial profiling

Vietnam: Growth of Saigon

Philippines: Culture and tourism

Vietnam arrests prominent lawyer and writer

Vietnam ’s Ministry of Public Security police arrested Le Cong Dinh in Ho Chi Minh City for participating in subversive activities. Dinh is a prominent pro-democracy lawyer, human rights advocate...

Philippines: Word of the year

Cambodia: Health education

Cambodia: Controversial Angkor Wat lighting project

To promote "night lighting" tours and to reverse the 20 per cent drop in visitors, the Cambodian government has installed artificial lighting in the 11th century-old Angkor Wat Temple. This...

East Timor and a crocodile story

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