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Mong Palatino · April, 2014

activist and two-term member of the philippine house of representatives. blogging since 2004 at mongster's nest.

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Latest posts by Mong Palatino from April, 2014

27 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

Former Malaysian PM Blames Boeing for MH370 Disaster

23 April 2014

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.

20 April 2014

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.

18 April 2014

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.

13 April 2014

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.

10 April 2014

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.

6 April 2014

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

4 April 2014

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.

3 April 2014

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.

1 April 2014

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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