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Mong Palatino · November, 2013

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 November, 2013

Thailand Catching Fire as Anti-Government Protests Intensify

More than 100,000 anti-government protesters have stormed the streets of Bangkok in the past three days. Tensions rose when protesters occupied several government buildings

After Haiyan Disaster, Philippines Calls for Relief and Justice for Climate Change Victims

As the Philippines continues to ask for global aid in the wake of the devastating impact of typhoon Haiyan, many Filipinos are also asking world leaders to tackle climate change

‘Kill the Man, Rape My Girlfriend’ Singapore's Army Removes Violent Lyrics from Marching Song

The verse 'Kill the man, rape my girlfriend' is now banned in the Singapore army marching song.

Monitoring Media Bias in Malaysia

Rising Indonesian Economy Must Address Food Security Issue

How Social Media is Changing Cambodian Politics

Insulting a Dead King is a Crime in Thailand

Why CNN is Getting Praise and Flak for its Philippine Storm Coverage

CNN is praised for its extensive coverage of the destructive impact left by super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. But some are not happy with its 'exaggerated' reports

How You Can Help Philippine Typhoon Victims

Thousands are dead in the Philippines and millions are homeless because of a super typhoon which hit the country last week. Here are some ways you can help.

Philippine Typhoon Survivors Ask: ‘Where is our Government?’

Aid is pouring in from all over the world but typhoon survivors are complaining that they have not been receiving any help from the government

PHOTOS: Philippine Typhoon Survivors Desperate For Food, Water and Aid

Hungry and weary, some typhoon survivors are looting grocery stores and government warehouses to look for food, water, and other basic necessities.

PHOTOS: Philippine Villages Reduced to Wasteland by Super Typhoon Haiyan

The devastating impact of super typhoon Haiyan is slowly being revealed through the photos and reports of journalists and survivors

PHOTOS: Super Typhoon Haiyan Devastates Central Philippines

Just a few weeks after suffering from a deadly earthquake, the Visayas part of the Philippines was ravaged by the world's strongest storm.

Bigger Protests Against Thailand’s Amnesty Bill

Opposition to the bill emerged after it was reported that the amended version of the measure would benefit corrupt politicians and human rights violators.

PHOTOS: Snapshots of Life in a Manila Urban Poor Community

Despite the reported progress in the Philippines, Manila is still home to hundreds of thousands of informal settlers.

No More ‘Monkey Business’ in Jakarta

The popular but controversial 'topeng monyet' (masked monkey) shows are now banned in the streets of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Thailand Amnesty Bill Sparks Protest

According to critics, the controversial measure will grant blanket amnesty to corrupt politicians and human rights violators

Workers Launch General Strike in Indonesia

More than a million workers reportedly joined Indonesia's two-day general strike. Workers are demanding an increase in salaries, the implementation of universal health care and protection of domestic workers

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