Activist and former two-term member of the Philippine House of Representatives. Blogging since 2004 at mongster's nest. Joined Global Voices in 2006.
Latest posts by Mong Palatino from November, 2008
Barcamp Saigon 2008
David attends the 2008 Barcamp Saigon. It was his first time to participate in a Barcamp.
Indonesia: Pesta Blogger 2008
Five bloggers from different countries have joined Indonesia's Pesta Blogger 2008, a blogging trip and festival.
Singapore: TV programs
Cheryl Ng comments on some of Singapore's TV programs.
Philippines: Video tribute for young martyr
A short video pays tribute to a young activist and nursing graduate who was killed while attending to the heath needs of a rural town in the Philippines.
Indonesia: Earthquake displaces thousands
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit north Sulawesi in Indonesia last Monday displacing thousands of residents. A tsunami warning was also issued by the authorities.
Myanmar: Long prison terms for dissidents
Myanmar’s Junta continues to shock the world. This week, dissidents who joined street protests were sentenced to 65 years. A blogger and young entrepreneur was sentenced to 20 years for keeping defaced images of national leaders in his email inbox. A journalist faces a two-year prison term for writing about the deadly cyclone which hit Myanmar last May.
Brunei: Cartoon against high prices
Cuboiart from Brunei posts a cartoon depicting the complaint of customers against high commodity prices.
Brunei: 9th happiest country in the world
Jewelle reacts to a news report naming Brunei as the 9th happiest country in the world.
Skin colors in Cambodian society
Inside my Heart writes about how skin colors are viewed in Cambodian society.
Thailand: Funny toilets
Bangkok Guru posts funny pictures of toilets in Thailand.
Indonesia: Reflections on poverty
Thomas Belfield writes about the subject of poverty in Indonesia. He points out that “It is time for a new paradigm. It is time for impatient action.”
Vietnam: British Ambassador is also a blogger
British Ambassador to Vietnam, Mark Kent, started blogging last September. The blog is published in Vietnamese so that it can reach more people in the country.
Vietnam: Dog food
This is not for dog lovers. ABP Photo uploads pictures of a dog in Vietnam which was slaughtered so that it can be served for dinner.
Thailand: Bomb blast in market
A bomb blast in a Bangkok market wounded 13 persons. The victims were market vendors who were protesting the new rental contracts of the market. The blast seems to be connected to a commercial dispute between the old and new owners of the market.
Worker killed by tigers at Singapore zoo
A Malaysian worker was killed by tigers at the popular Singapore zoo.
Philippines: Reproductive Health debate
Should the Philippine Congress approve the Reproductive Health and Population Development Act of 2008? The Catholic Church opposes the measure. Many scholars and cause oriented groups are supporting it. What are the views of Filipino bloggers?
Myanmar: Bloggers sentenced by Court
The Irrawaddy reports that two dissident bloggers from Myanmar were sentenced by the court to serve time in jail for maligning the Junta. One of the bloggers is Nay Phone Latt, who was a major source of information during the brutal regime crackdown last year.
Bali after the bombings
El Marco returns to Bali and posts pictures of the monument at the site of the 2002 Bali bombings. He also observes: “I found a land and a people painfully changed in the aftermath of the 2002 and 2005 terrorist bombings.”
Malaysia: Police disperse peaceful protest
Paradise Storm and Anil Netto from Malaysia provide eyewitness accounts to the peaceful vigil-protest which was violently dispersed by the police. The vigil was a protest against Malaysia's authoritarian policies.
Snow gives examples of Vietnamese legends.
Singapore students need career guidance
Daphne writes that “one of the many shortcomings of the Singapore education system is that it lacks proper career/education guidance for students.”