Latest posts by Mong Palatino from September, 2009
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.
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 share updates about the storm and to assist flood victims
Mohinga (monhinga) is the most popular dish in Myanmar. This is a peppery fish broth eaten with rice vermicelli.
Bangkok Twestival organizers happily announced that the event raised more than US$600 for the benefit of two orphanages.
nganadeeleg blames the elite for making it impossible to implement reforms in Thailand today.
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 human rights violations experienced by Filipino workers under the incumbent government.
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 the problem.
The Final Word describes some of the new road projects and bridges in Saigon, Vietnam.
The Monk Chat program in Vientiane is a venue where Lao monks and foreigners can exchange in dialogue about their culture and religion.
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 grinding poverty in the Philippines.
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 100 lashes with a cane and a fine of 100 grams of pure gold against homosexuals.
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'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.
A Singapore blogger criticizes the Private Education Bill for its lack of provisions that would deter criminal behavior among private school owners.
Trapper's Swamp deplores the state of media in Singapore and renews the call for a strong and independent press.
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.
A single person from Singapore is complaining against a policy which prevents unmarried persons from applying for housing grants.
Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has a twitter account. Thai leaders have been using the internet to win public support.
Spiritual Garden from Brunei shares thoughts and lessons on organizing a garage sale.
Just Minishorts from Malaysia has a complaint against persistent and impolite telemarketers who offer various financial packages which she doesn't need
Malaysia’s Federal Court has ruled that McDonald’s trademark name was not violated by McCurry, a local Indian restaurant which is popular in Kuala Lumpur.