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Mong Palatino · July, 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 July, 2013

29 July 2013

Brunei Bans Daytime Dining in Muslim Restaurants

The new directive which surprised many people applies to foreigners and tourists as well during the holy month of Ramadan

28 July 2013

INFOGRAPHIC: Singapore Waste Statistics

Hazreen Shaik Daud: Malaysia’s First Transgender in Politics

Some netizens described Hazreen's appointment as a "surprisingly courageous, righteous and respectable initiative."

23 July 2013

Vincent Wijeysingha: Singapore’s First Gay Politician

On his Facebook he wrote: I am going to Pink Dot tomorrow. And yes, I am gay.

State of Islam in Southeast Asia

19 July 2013

Residents Oppose Coal Project in Southern Philippine City

Coal plant could also undermine Davao City’s reputation as Southeast Asia’s first smoke-free city.

15 July 2013

Riau, Indonesia: ‘Ground Zero’ of Southeast Asia Haze

The deadly haze which swept Singapore and some parts of Malaysia this year was caused by the forest fires in Riau, Indonesia. Naturally, it attracted significant mainstream media attention but...

8 July 2013

Online Resources to Monitor Cambodian Elections

On July 28, Cambodian voters will decide whether to end or extend the 28-year rule of the Cambodian People’s Party as the nation prepares for its fifth National Assembly elections...

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