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Mong Palatino · August, 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 August, 2009

Thailand: Economy is recovering?

After reviewing the country's recent economic statistics, News in Bangkok observes that Thailand's economy remains under recession.

Vietnam: Education system

Economist Peter Nelson writes about the education system of Vietnam.

East Timor: Tour de Timor

Tour de Timor has 300 registered competitors, 50 International volunteers and thousands of Timorese volunteers. The race was organized to promote peace.

Cambodia: Advice to expats

Khmerbird gives a few pointers for expats on how to make friends in Cambodia

Vietnam: Blogger fired by newspaper

Blogger Huy Duc, who writes under the pen name “Osin,” was fired from his job in a Saigon newspaper after Communist authorities in Vietnam complained about his writings

Myanmar: Cooking oil ban removed

According to The Irrawaddy News, seven brands of cooking oil that had been banned for health reasons in Myanmar are now on sale again in Yangon after government authorities recommended...

Malaysia: Muslims can’t watch “immoral” concerts

The political party which banned the concerts of Beyonce, Avril Lavigne and Gwen Stefani in Malaysia is now proposing to ban the "sinful" Michael Learns to Rock concert. Malaysian Muslims...

Laos: Expensive face masks

As A(H1N1) panic continues to grip the world, the cost of face masks continues to rise as well. Laos citizens are complaining.

Laos: Patuxay Monument

Patuxay Monument in Vientiane is the most famous symbol of Laos nationhood. It is always compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Laos: Foreign languages in schools

Laos students are required to study French and English languages. In some border areas, Chinese and Vietnamese languages are also taught to students.

Cambodia's new prison center

The Cambodian government plans to build the country's biggest prison center which can house more than 2,500 inmates.

Cambodia: Traffic protest

Motorists and tuk tuk drivers in Cambodia staged a protest against the traffic police for confiscating the motorbikes of those who violate traffic laws.

Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity

The Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity is an organization in Cambodia working with survivors of acid attacks. Many victims of acid attacks in Cambodia are women.

Singapore: Taxi driver-blogger is a PhD graduate

He is a Singaporean taxi driver, blogger, and PhD holder from Stanford University. Singapore netizens describe him as the “most educated taxi driver in the world.” His name is Dr....

Philippines: Ungrammatical Constitution preamble?

The Free Lancer asks if the preamble of the Philippine Constitution is grammatically flawed.

Philippines: Voter's registration

Touched by an Angel from the Philippines narrates how she helped her daughter apply for voter's ID card in a village center.

Indonesia's 64th Independence Day anniversary

Last August 17, Indonesians celebrated the 64th anniversary of their Independence Day. To mark the occasion, almost 2,500 scuba divers attempted to break the world record of “Most People Scuba...

Brunei History

Rozan Yunos provides a brief historical sketch on how Brunei got its name.

Brunei: Water supply situation

Rozan Yunos writes about the water supply situation in Brunei today.

Malaysia: Alcohol ban

Mental Jog from Malaysia opposes the proposal to ban the selling of alcohol in some areas of the country.

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