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Mong Palatino · July, 2015

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 July, 2015

Preserving Historic Thai Films

Malaysia Blocks News Website and Suspends Two Local Papers for Reporting on Government Corruption

"Our report is based on evidence corroborated by documents that include bank transfers and statements. How can the work we have done be deemed as a political conspiracy?"

Why Do Seniors in Singapore Still Collect Cardboard Boxes?

The plight of elderly cardboard-collectors has become a popular topic in Singapore over the past two weeks, following a government minister's not-so-amusing gaff.

Myanmar’s Factories Warn of Economic Shutdown If Minimum Wage Hike Goes Ahead

"It is vital to ensure that the first ever minimum wage level doesn't lock workers from one sector into poverty."

Why Do Activists and the European Parliament Oppose Cambodia’s NGO Law?

“The real purpose of this law is to exercise control over groups of citizens who want to speak out.”

Travel Back in Time With These Photos of Early 20th-Century Cambodia

We searched the online library of the French Archives and found rare images of Cambodia in the 1920s and 1930s.

Malaysian Prime Minister’s Corruption Scandal Inspires Movie Memes

The hashtag #1MDBMovies appeared after a Wall Street Journal report alleged that 700 million US dollars was transferred into the bank accounts of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

#FreeThe14 Campaign Calls on Thailand to Release Jailed Anti-Junta Protesters

"They might imprison us but they will never imprison our wills and ideas. We will make them know that ideas are bullet proof."

Here Are 16 Stunning Satellite Images of Southeast Asia

Google Earth opens up the beauty of the Southeast Asian region’s unique and spectacular landscapes.

PHOTO: 141 Dead in Indonesia C-130 Plane Crash

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