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Mong Palatino · February, 2010

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 February, 2010

Vietnam: Dad asks netizens to help find missing daughter

A Vietnamese dad has been searching for his missing daiughter for 15 years. He had gone to various places to look for his daughter. Last month, he created a website...

Singapore: Netizens angry over pastor’s comments on Buddhism and Taoism

A pastor from a small evangelical church in Singapore was forced to apologize after netizens complained about the anti-Buddhism and anti-Taoism sermons of the church leader.

Singapore: Foreign workers

According to a finance committee report, Singapore will continue to welcome foreign workers. Foreigners comprise more than a third of Singapore population

Singapore: Higher education spending

Blogger Blowin’ in the wind writes about higher education spending in Singapore. The city state spends more than 1 percent of its GDP on higher education.

Singapore: New voters

Seelan wonders whether Singapore's new citizens will vote for the administration or opposition party.

Singapore: Military robotics

A blogger questions the decision of the Singapore Armed Forces to purchase hardware dealing with military robotics

Singapore: Minimum wage

Tan Kin Lian from Singapore argues that a minimum wage will reduce disparity of income in the country

Singapore Airshow 2010

Beyond SG posts pictures of the 2010 Singapore Airshow

Cambodia: “Please don't walk through the mass grave”

Anne Elizabeth Moore posts a picture of a signpost from Cambodia which reads: “Please don't walk through the mass grave”

Myanmar: Half a million cyclone victims still homeless

According to the International Organization for Migration, there are still 500,000 people who are homeless in the southwest part of Myanmar two years after a powerful cyclone hit the country.

Malaysia: Pantyless movement on Valentine’s Day

Some female college students in Malaysia are calling for a “pantyless movement” on Valentine’s Day. The campaign became quite popular through word of mouth and the internet. Religious authorities are...

Philippines: Politics and peace in Mindanao

Steven Rood and Crisanto Cayon look into the political situation and the prospects of ending the war in Mindanao Island in the Philippines.

Philippines: Libel and bloggers

Jaemark Tordecilla mentions the libel cases filed against Filipino bloggers in recent years.

Philippines: Migrants and 2010 elections

Filipino migrants in the United Kingdom have set-up a blog to push for migrant's agenda in the upcoming Philippine presidential elections.

Malaysia: Racist remarks of a public official

A special officer of the Prime Minister of Malaysia has tendered his resignation after allegedly issuing a racist remark against Indians and Chinese in a forum.

Thailand: Ten helpful rules for politicians

Prophessor Stephen B. Young suggests ten “helpful rules” for young Thai politicians.

Thailand: Comprehensive water policy

Worried about the looming water shortage in many parts of Thailand, writer Veera Prateepchaikul calls for the drafting and implementation of a comprehensive water policy in the country

Thailand: Love Care Station

The Love Care Station blog teaches young Thais about their sexual health. There are about 600,000-700,000 people in Thailand who are infected with HIV/AIDS.

Two Vietnam websites blocked

The Vietnam government is accused of blocking two popular websites. The authors of the two websites, and, are opposed to several government policies.

Philippines: Cabinet member sues blogger

Blogger Ella Ganda from the Philippines wrote in October that relief goods intended for typhoon victims are being hoarded in a government warehouse. Three months later, she was charged with...

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