Mong Palatino · August, 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 August, 2010

“I love Malaysia”

  31 August 2010

SK Thew ponders on the problems facing Malaysian society and concludes that there is still hope to reform the system. Malaysia is celebrating its 53rd Independence Day.

Southeast Asia: Durian, the “King of Fruits”

  28 August 2010

Durian is the ‘king of fruits’ in Southeast Asia. It is known for its strong smell and taste which are appreciated and detested at the same time by many people. In this post, bloggers from the region share their ‘durian stories.’

Singapore: Should food bloggers get free meals?

  27 August 2010

Singaporean food blogger, Brad Lau, was accused by a restaurant of bad behavior when he and his friends initially refused to pay for the food they ordered. The incident sparked a heated online debate about the ethics of food blogging.

Philippines: Hostage drama ends in violence

  24 August 2010

An ex-policeman hijacked a tourist bus in Manila, Philippines which led to the death of 9 tourists from Hong Kong. Filipino netizens are angry, sad, and disappointed. Here are some online comments.

Thailand: Thai Youth Forum 2010

  23 August 2010

Brian Jungwiwattanaporn writes about the Thai Youth Forum 2010 which is set to take place at the end of the month to discuss issues of migration and trafficking.

Myanmar: Wanted: Election stories

  23 August 2010

Myanmar has announced that elections will push through on November. A Glimpse of My Life tries to gather blog comments about the elections and ends up frustrated: “I have been trying to find blog posts among Burmese bloggers about the elections. So far, in the 30 something bloggers I have...

Thailand: Thaileaks website

  23 August 2010

A group called WikiCong has set-up the thaileaks website to allow Thai netizens to access materials from the Wikileaks website which has been blocked in Thailand.

Vietnam: TedxSaigon 2010

  16 August 2010

TEDxSaigon is the first ever TEDx event licensed by TED in Vietnam. Themed “Dream, Diversity and Development”, the conference took place on August 15 focusing on development issues in Vietnam

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