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Mong Palatino · December, 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 December, 2009

Winners of the 2009 Philippines Expats Blog Awards

Meet the winners of the 2009 Philippines Expats Blog Awards

Philippines: Blogs of Overseas Filipinos

Kablogs is an online portal that aggregates more than 300 blog links of Filipino expats and overseas Filipino workers.

Thailand's English as Second Language industry

A Filipino teacher-blogger in Thailand shares a brief background on the English as Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) industry in the country.

Impressions of Southeast Asian Games in Laos

Cambodia-based blogger Andy Brouwer shares his impressions on the recently concluded Southeast Asian Games held in Laos.

Cambodia: Police begins to fine motorists in the evening

Vutha observes that traffic cops in Cambodia have started to apprehend and fine motorists who violate traffic laws in the evening.

Myanmar bans western instruments in local orchestras

According to The Irrawaddy, Myanmar's Ministry of Culture has ordered the country's traditional orchestras not to use western musical instruments.

Philippines: A bishop's accomplishment report

A bishop blogger from the Philippines reviews and summarizes the pastoral statements issued by the Philippine Catholic Church in the past three years.

Malaysia: Spiritual leader urges colleagues to practice polygamy

Anonymous_X reacts strongly to a news report about the appeal of a Malaysian spiritual leader urging his colleagues to practice polygamy

Vietnam: Training restaurant for street kids

Michael Brosowski blogs about the establishment in Vietnam of a training restaurant for disadvantaged youth managed by Streets International

Is Vietnam blocking Facebook?

Viet Tan publishes an article which provides a background to the problems encountered by Facebook users in Vietnam.

Vietnam: Facebook competitor

YuMe, a Vietnam-based social networking site with more than 2 million members, is Facebook's main competitor in Vietnam.

Malaysia: Press Freedom Advocate Sues Blogger

A veteran journalist-blogger is being sued for libel by a politician who is known for espousing press freedom in Malaysia. Check out the reactions of Malaysian bloggers.

Cambodia: Gay novels on blogs

GK Network Blog shares links of Cambodian blogs which upload gay novels on their blogs

Cambodia: First Gay Blog

GK Network Blog is described as Cambodia's first gay blog. The site aims to raise awareness of straight people about gays and their rights.

Malaysia: Blogopshere Social Responsiblity

The Malaysian blog, Blogopshere Social Responsiblity, publishes stories of people around Malaysia who are in need of financial support. The blog wants to promote “a new culture in the Malaysian...

Friendster now owned by a Malaysian firm

Popular social networking site Friendster was recently acquired by a Malaysian firm. Friendster is the leading social network site in Southeast Asia.

Singapore: Asia's 25 Most Influential People

Anonymous_X questions the inclusion of dethroned beauty queen Ris Low from Singapore in CNN's list of Asia's 25 Most Influential People

Philippines: Poll body rejects election bid of “immoral” LGBT group

For promoting same sex relationship which is contrary to religious beliefs, the Philippine poll body has rejected the petition of an LGBT group to be recognized as a party that...

Philippines: Names of murdered journalists

Alleba Politics lists the names of 30 journalists who were among those murdered last month in Maguindanao Province, located in the southern part of the Philippines.

Indonesia: Mall Suicides

Metro Mad is intrigued with some Indonesians choosing shopping malls to commit suicide.

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