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 May, 2009
Philippines: City Hall on fire
A city councilor in the Philippines blogs about the fire accident which damaged her office and several parts of the city hall complex.
Online campaign for Laos
Library for Laos is an online campaign to raise funds for children’s books in rural Laos.
Southeast Asia: Twitter reactions on H1N1 virus
In the previous post, I featured the reactions of Southeast Asian bloggers on the H1N1 virus. This time, I will highlight the twitter reactions from twitterers in the region. Twitter posts are alternative sources of information and news updates about the virus scare. They also help us figure out the sentiments and knowledge of ordinary citizens about the H1N1.
Vietnam: Masks against pollution
In Vietnam many people wear masks not as a precautionary measure against contracting the H1N1 virus. Masks are used because of the dust in the city.
Southeast Asia: Reactions to the H1N1 virus
Early this year, I wrote about the virus scare which swept the Southeast Asian region. Rising cases of dengue fever, chikungunya, bird flu and ebola viruses were registered in many countries in the region. There is another threat in the region: H1N1 virus (formerly known as “swine flu”)
Brunei now a rice producer
Pixelated Scribbles is happy that Brunei has started producing its own rice as it lessens dependence on food imports.
Thailand: Declining pork sales
Due to rising costs and swine flu fears, pork sales have been declining in Thailand.
Singapore: Swine flu as scare campaign
A Singapore blogger wonders if the swine flu threat is a scare campaign to make people take vaccines.
Singapore church supports same sex marriage
The Church of Our Saviour, a Singapore local church, issued a statement expressing support for same sex marriage
Singapore: Homeless people
The Online Citizen is worried that Singapore is “ill-equipped to cope with a possible increase in the number of homeless people.”
Cambodia: Hydro-electric dams along Mekong River
Studies warn that construction of several hydro-electric dams along Mekong River pose a serious danger for Cambodia.
Myanmar: “Worst violator of Internet freedom”
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Myanmar is the worst place in the world to be a blogger.
Thailand: Circumventing censorship
FACT or the Freedom Against Censorship Thailand suggests tips to readers on how to circumvent censorship in Thailand