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Mong Palatino · June, 2013

activist and 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 June, 2013

30 June 2013

Thailand Cuts Rice Subsidy Price

The Thailand government has announced the reduction of rice subsidy price that it gives to four million farmers. The program was meant to improve the savings of farmers. Critics blame...

29 June 2013

Singapore: From Haze to Hail in Less Than a Week

From #sghaze to #sghail. After the record level haze pollution, Singapore was struck by rainstorms carrying hail this week. The haze caused by forest fires in Indonesia is the worst...

26 June 2013

Southeast Asia: The Great Haze of 2013

Since last week, a thick haze has enveloped Singapore and some parts of Malaysia caused by forest fires mainly in Indonesia. The haze brought air pollution levels to a record...

21 June 2013

‘V for Thailand’ Protesters Call for Ouster of Thai Prime Minister

The group which calls itself ‘V for Thailand’ has already organized three mass assemblies in Thailand’s capital this month demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Wearing white Guy...

13 June 2013

Dengue Outbreak in Singapore

Singapore recorded 4,632 dengue cases in 2012. This year it went up to 9,847 already. This is a record high for Singapore which last experienced a dengue outbreak in 2005....

Dog Thefts in Vietnam

Environment Impact of Mining in Indonesia

11 June 2013

How Southeast Asian Leaders Use Twitter

Twitter has been a very useful tool for Southeast Asian leaders who needed to communicate directly with their citizens. Indonesia's Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is the most popular leader in the...

10 June 2013

Situation of Cartoonists in the Philippines

Singapore’s ‘Largest Blogger-led Protest’ Bats for Media Freedom

An estimated crowd of 2,000 people joined a protest assembly in Singapore’s Hong Lim Park last June 8, 2013 to oppose the government’s new licensing scheme for news websites. Organized...

3 June 2013

‘Free My Internet’ Movement Rises in Singapore

Singapore’s new licensing scheme for news websites announced by the Media Development Authority was quickly denounced by many netizens as a censorship measure. A group of concerned netizens called the...

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