Mong Palatino · July, 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 July, 2009

Lao SEA Games 2009

  30 July 2009

The 25th Southeast Asian Games will take place in Laos on December 9-18. Visit the official site of the games.

Philippines: Taal Volcano

  30 July 2009

nomad4ever writes about Taal Volcano in the Philippines. His description of the volcano: A volcano on an island in a lake on an island in an ocean.

Malaysia: “Where is democracy?”

  26 July 2009

Malaysia's Prime Minister celebrated his 100th day in office two weeks ago. But many of his constituents chose to mark the event by launching the “Where is democracy?” campaign. The 711whereisdemocracy blog was set-up encouraging Malaysian bloggers to support the internet protest.

Laos: Owls vs rats

  26 July 2009

Barn owls could be used in north Laos to reduce the number of rodents which are damaging the crops planted by farmers.

Thailand: Pregnancy Scam

  22 July 2009

Magnoy Samsara writes about a new pregnancy scam in north Thailand where girls inject a substance in their bodies to inflate their stomach. Girls do this to “obtain commitment, money, or even escape from forced marriages.”

Philippines: Underwear protest

  22 July 2009

Workers who lost their jobs after the closure of an undergarment factory held a protest action in front of a government labor office by throwing bras and panties in the air

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