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Mong Palatino · February, 2014

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 February, 2014

24 February 2014

Praise for Southeast Asia’s Winter Olympians

There is no winter in their respective countries but it did not prevent two athletes from the Philippines and East Timor from joining the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

UNICEF Calls for “Child-Free” Protests in Thailand

Myanmar's Last Remaining Synagogue

23 February 2014

Could Questions on Ethnicity Stir Trouble in Myanmar?

Myanmar’s nationwide census next month threatens to inflame more ethnic and religious conflicts after 'divisive' questions on ethnicity and religion were included in the questionnaire.

17 February 2014

Dancing and Rising for Justice in Southeast Asia

Thousands in Southeast Asia supported the 'One Billion Rising' campaign with many people calling for justice and the elimination of violence against women

14 February 2014

‘Dolphin’ Marriage Proposal in the Philippines Angers Animal Rights Activists

Many Filipinos did not find it romantic to use a dolphin in a marriage proposal. Environmentalists described it as vandalism, unethical, and plain cruelty to animals

PHOTOS: Saigon in the Past 50 Years

‘Bizarre’ Thailand Elections

10 February 2014

Why are Rice Farmers Protesting in Thailand?

Rice farmers have organized several protests in Thailand's capital after the government failed to pay them under the rice subsidy program. The opposition has expressed support to the farmers.

9 February 2014

Public Buses Return To Cambodia’s Capital

Phnom Penh is embarking on a one-month bus trial to convince motorbike-riding residents to use public buses. The last time buses were deployed in the capital was in 2001

6 February 2014

It Was Stinky for Days, but Cambodia's Garbage Strikers Won Their Battle

Workers are rising in Cambodia. After the garment workers, it is now the turn of garbage workers to launch a strike to demand a raise in their salaries

French Influence on Vietnamese Cooking

Singapore's Public Order Bill Threatens Human Rights

2 February 2014

Millions Disenfranchised in Thailand Elections

Anti-government protesters in Thailand blocked hundreds of polling stations across the country which prevented many voters from casting their votes.

Singapore Hijab Movement

1 February 2014

Philippine Typhoon Haiyan Victims Join ‘People Surge’ Protest

The 'People Surge' protest in the Philippines was organized by typhoon Haiyan victims who denounced the slow rescue and anti-poor rehabilitation efforts of the government

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