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Mong Palatino · April, 2014

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 April, 2014

8 Shocking Quotes from Malaysian Politicians

Balik Cina is a new website which compiles some of the hilarious and notorious quotes made by Malaysian politicians.

Mental Health Not a Priority in Cambodia

Writing for Southeast Asia Globe, Denise Hruby reported how the mentally ill in many rural areas of Cambodia are being treated: …the mentally ill are still treated by traditional healers,...

Former Malaysian PM Blames Boeing for MH370 Disaster

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad wanted Boeing to take responsibility for the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airline flight MH370. He wrote in his blog: Boeing built this aircraft. Boeing...

Win Tin: Myanmar’s Longest-held Political Prisoner Dies at 85

Burmese journalist and activist Win Tin is one of the leaders of the pro-democracy movement.

Philippine Jeepney: World War II Surplus Vehicle that Became a Cultural Icon

The jeepney is the undisputed ‘King of the Road’ in the past half-century in the Philippines. Check out some creative designs and practical uses of this famous vehicle.

Winners and Losers in the 2014 Indonesian Legislative Polls

The winning parties of the recently concluded legislative polls in Indonesia will participate in the July presidential election.

Historical Overview of Cambodia's Land and Housing Problem

Hallam Goad analyzed the problems and issues that plagued Cambodia's urban development in the past two decades: Phnom Penh has followed the clichéd patterns of newly emerging nations almost to...

State of Political Blogging in Vietnam

Doan Trang observed that a growing number of Vietnamese bloggers have been tackling human rights and other political issues by writing commentaries and analyses, even finding supplementary facts. Despite the...

Thailand’s ‘Seven Dangerous Days’ of the Songkran Festival

Songkran is a celebration of the Thai New Year but it is also the period when road accidents shoot up across the country.

Myanmar's First Digital Library for Higher Education

Myanmar's Ministry of Education and the Open Society Foundation have teamed up to establish the country's first digital library. Oleksandr Shtokvych, Senior Manager at the Open Society Foundations’ Higher Education...

Last Week 337 Workers Fainted at Garment Factories in Cambodia

Poor working conditions probably led to another mass fainting case involving 200 workers in a garment factory in Cambodia.

Cambodia's Angkor Wat Now on Google Street View

We can now explore the ancient city of Angkor Wat in Cambodia through Google Street View. This video highlights some of the stunning temples of Angkor Wat.

Video Shows How the U.S. Dropped 2.5 Million Tons of Bombs on Laos

Mother Jones uploaded a video which simulates the 600 bombing missions conducted by the United States in Laos between 1965 to 1973 during the Vietnam War era.

Habal-Habal: The Philippine Motorcycle That Gives 10 People a Ride

Can a motorcycle carry 10 passengers? Yes if you're in the Philippines where a modified bike is used as a public transport in rural villages

Singapore Poster Campaign Wants Public To Feel Guilty About Meat Consumption

A Singapore poster campaign in a busy train station wants the public to think twice about meat consumption.

Tribute to Malaysian Activist Irene Fernandez

The global human rights community is mourning the death of legendary Malaysian activist Irene Fernandez. One writer described her as Malaysian ‘Joan of Arc’ of maltreated migrants.

Songkran Water Festival Goes Waterless in Singapore

Thailand's New Year celebration, Songkran, is globally famous for its water splashing activities. But Singapore will celebrate Songkran this month without water to emphasize water conservation.

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