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Mong Palatino · September, 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 September, 2009

Philippines: Flooding documented on citizen videos

Citizen videos were able to capture horrible scenes of loss and devastation caused by a tropical storm which struck Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines last Saturday.

Philippines: Worst Flooding in 40 Years

Tropical Storm "Ondoy" hit the Philippines last Saturday triggering the worst flooding in 40 years which left 50 people dead and 280,000 residents displaced. Social media sites were maximized to...

Myanmar: Most Popular Dish

Mohinga (monhinga) is the most popular dish in Myanmar. This is a peppery fish broth eaten with rice vermicelli.

Bangkok Twestival

Bangkok Twestival organizers happily announced that the event raised more than US$600 for the benefit of two orphanages.

Reform or Revolution for Thailand?

nganadeeleg blames the elite for making it impossible to implement reforms in Thailand today.

ILO Mission to the Philippines

A blog was set-up to highlight and report the activities and findings of the International Labor Organization High-Level Mission to the Philippines. The ILO mission aims to investigate the alleged...

Vietnam: Sex Trafficking in Saigon

Fish Egg Tree is angry and disappointed to learn that sex trafficking is rampant in Pham Ngu Lao in District 1 of Saigon, Vietnam even though authorities are aware of...

Vietnam: New roads and bridges in Saigon

The Final Word describes some of the new road projects and bridges in Saigon, Vietnam.

Laos: Monk Chat Blog

The Monk Chat program in Vientiane is a venue where Lao monks and foreigners can exchange in dialogue about their culture and religion.

Philippines: Deadly fight over a stuffed toy

A scavenger was killed by a fellow scavenger when they fought over a stuffed toy they both found in a dumpsite. Ka-Blog! points to this story as reflection of the...

Aceh, Indonesia: Adulterers will be stoned to death

Bad news for adulterers and homosexuals in Aceh, Indonesia: The Regional House of Representatives has passed a law that imposes a punishment of stoning to death against married adulterers and...

Cambodia: Professional training for dentists

Details Are Sketchy criticizes a sub-decree by the Cambodian government which encourages dentists to undergo professional training but does not include a penalty for those who refuse to do so.

Cambodia: Population increase

Cambodia's 2008 Population Census has been released. The census shows the country's population increased from 11.4 million in 1988 to 13.4 million in 2008.

Singapore: Toothless education bill?

A Singapore blogger criticizes the Private Education Bill for its lack of provisions that would deter criminal behavior among private school owners.

Singapore: Independent press needed

Trapper's Swamp deplores the state of media in Singapore and renews the call for a strong and independent press.

Cambodia: PM rides a motorbike to visit disaster area

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen rides a motorbike to visit a flood-affected province. A photo shows the PM has failed to tie his helmet strap.

Singapore: Housing grants

A single person from Singapore is complaining against a policy which prevents unmarried persons from applying for housing grants.

Thailand: Prime Minister is a twiterrer

Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has a twitter account. Thai leaders have been using the internet to win public support.

Brunei: Organizing a garage sale

Spiritual Garden from Brunei shares thoughts and lessons on organizing a garage sale.

Malaysia: Complaint vs telemarketers

Just Minishorts from Malaysia has a complaint against persistent and impolite telemarketers who offer various financial packages which she doesn't need

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