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Mong Palatino · November, 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 November, 2009

Singapore: Is It a City or Country?

Is Singapore a city or a country? This question seems silly since Singapore is globally recognized as an independent state. But for Singapore Law Minister K. Shanmugam, Singapore should be...

Thailand: Former Prime Minister Passes Away

Samak Sundaravej — former Bangkok Governor, cooking show host, and Thailand's 25th Prime Minister passed away last November 24. Read the reactions from Bangkok bloggers and twitterers.

Barcamp Singapore 4

Check out the pictures and presentations of Barcamp Singapore 4

Philippines: CNN Hero of the year

Pedestrian Observer praises Efren “Kuya Ef!” Penaflorida Jr. from the Philippines for being the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year.

Successful BPO firm in Vietnam

Saigonnezumi features a successful Business Process Outsourcing firm in Vietnam

Singapore: Bilingual policy on education

Singapore is reviewing the bilingual policy on education following the admission of a former Prime Minister about the flaws of that policy

Singapore: Middle Class and recession

Seah Chiang Nee writes how the recession is affecting Singapore's middle-class population.

Singapore: Illegal employment termination

Illegally terminated pregnant workers in Singapore can lodge complaints. Barnyard Chorus identifies the process on how to file a complaint with the Ministry of Manpower

Singapore: New $100 banknotes

New $100 paper banknotes have been spotted in Singapore this month

Philippines: TV Ads of Presidential Candidates

Election season has started in the Philippines. Check out the TV ads of presidential candidates which have been uploaded on YouTube.

Malaysia-Singapore Water Agreements Under Review

Singapore sources about half of its water supply from its neighbor, Malaysia. It has two major water agreements with Malaysia. One of these agreements will expire two years from now....

Malaysia: Selling sand to Singapore

A Malaysian blogger asks if the ban on selling sand to Singapore is still in effect.

Malaysia: Democracy and governance

Reacting to a statement made by Malaysia's former Prime Minister about the “mistake of being too democratic”, Art Harun asserts that “The real danger to the State is the leaders...

Vietnam: Taxi fare refund

RantingsbyMM shares a story on how she was able to get back her money from a taxi driver who overcharged her in Vietnam.

Indonesia: Youth, Art, and Nationalism

Many young Indonesians are expressing their nationalism through art.

Indonesia: Some groups want to ban ‘2012’ movie

Several regional branches of the Indonesian Ulema Council want to ban the movie ‘2012’ claiming the film's content is “unsuitable to be viewed by Muslims because only Allah knew when...

Thailand: Extravagant temple toilets

Richard Burrow from Thailand reported that temple toilets at Wat Bang Phli Yai Nai in Samut Prakan have recently built a toilet which cost as much as 5 million baht.

Laos: Southeast Asia Games Village

Pictures of the 25th Southeast Asia Games Village in Laos were uploaded by Lao Voices

Australian Peacekeepers in East Timor

Notes from Abroad observes that Australian peacekeepers armed with automatic rifles are a common sight in East Timor

Thailand-Cambodia word war continues

Thailand-based bloggers react as the country’s former Prime Minister accepts a new role in neighboring Cambodia as economic adviser. Thai authorities are not amused. They accuse Cambodia of interfering on...

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