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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

Laos: Pollution from paper factory

Lao Voices uploads a video which shows pollution from a paper factory in Laos.

Lao SEA Games 2009

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

Situation of Indonesian farmers

Maya observes that Indonesian farmers are still suffering, especially during food crisis.

Philippines: Taal Volcano

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?”

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...

Laos: Owls vs rats

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

Myanmar: Importing athletes

New Mandala observes that football teams in Myanmar have been recruiting players from other countries.

Britain Brunei Running Festival

Gavin G from Brunei posted pictures of the 2009 Britain Brunei Running Festival.

Brunei: Worldwide Photowalk

Anakbrunei posted pictures of the Worldwide Photowalk event in Brunei.

Malaysia: Life after divorce

Mahaguru58 from Malaysia shares his life experience after being legally separated from his wife and kids.

Controversial Thai Prime Minister website

Cambodia is asking the Prime Minister of Thailand to close down his website that claims that Cambodia has territories which were actually Thai territories.

Thailand: Pregnancy Scam

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,...

Philippines: Underwear protest

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...

Jakarta blasts: Twitter vs mainstream media

On the day of the Jakarta bombings, Ong Hock Chuan notes that Indonesian twitterers were criticizing local TV stations for presenting premature conclusions about the blasts.

Indonesia: Bombing victims

The Indonesian police released the names of those who died in the JW Marriott Hotel Bombing in Jakarta.

Singapore: History of Keong Saik Road

ygblog4 writes about how the Keong Saik Road in Singapore became a red-light district.

Singapore: Censors refuse to classify political film

Singapore censors refuse to classify a political film (One Nation Under Lee) for containing video excerpts from a banned film.

Singapore: Eating on subway trains

Epilogos from Singapore criticizes those who eat while riding on subway trains. The blogger wants to increase the fine for this “anti-social” behavior.

Vietnam: War Remnants Museum

Saigonnezumi visited the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City and saw the “horrors of war”

Philippines: Senior citizen perks

Ed from the Philippines found out that being a senior citizen gives him several privileges when transacting in government offices.

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