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Mong Palatino · January, 2009

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 January, 2009

18 January 2009

Philippines: Helping flood victims through Plurk and blogs

Filipino bloggers have organized a feeding program for the benefit of flood victims in south Philippines. They announced their project through Plurk and other social networking sites.

17 January 2009

Flashfloods and landslides in south Philippines

More than 115,000 people in the Philippines’ northern Mindanao region had fled to safety due to flashfloods and landslides. The local government reported that the series of flashfloods that struck...

Malaysia: Worst flooding in years

Malaysia’s State of Sarawak suffered from severe flooding last week. The two hardest hit areas were Kuching and Sibu. Almost 10,000 people were forced to move to higher ground because...

Indonesia: Flooding in 13 provinces

Thirteen Indonesian provinces experienced flooding the past week due to torrential rains. The disaster has claimed the lives of 14 people while three others are still missing. More than 50,000...

16 January 2009

Philippines: Top surf sites

Vietnam government to use OpenSource

East Timor: Missing government funds

East Timor pictures

Singapore activists show support for Burmese patriots

Cambodia plans to regulate internet and blogging

Cambodia’s Ministry of Information is drafting a law that will extend the current print media regulations to other forms of media, including the internet. Some bloggers and media groups are...

14 January 2009

Cambodia: Liberation Day or Invasion Day?

The Cambodian government commemorated the 30th year of the downfall of the Khmer Rouge regime. But opinion is divided whether this day should be celebrated as Liberation Day or Invasion...

13 January 2009

Myanmar: 2008 Blog Awards

Senior citizen sets on fire a Singapore lawmaker

Politicians should be more careful these days. Angry citizens are using extraordinary measures to express their rage against leaders. Last month a journalist from Iraq threw his shoes at U.S....

10 January 2009

Malaysia: Campaign to boycott US goods

As a form of protest against Washington’s support for Israel, some Malaysians are boycotting U.S. products. Opinion in the Malaysian blogosphere is divided over the campaign.