Mong Palatino · October, 2009

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 October, 2009

Philippines: Typhoon disasters and climate change

  12 October 2009

Two deadly storms struck Philippines in the last two weeks killing more than 500 people. Aside from using the internet to help flood victims, Filipino netizens are sharing their thoughts on the relationship of the recent natural calamities and the reality of climate change.

Indonesia: Batik Day

  9 October 2009

October 2 was designated as Batik Day in Indonesia. The UNESCO has also declared the batik as part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage.

“Fast for the Nation, Peace for Malaysia”

  5 October 2009

“Fast for the Nation, Peace for Malaysia” or Fast4Peaceinitiative aims to invite all Malaysians to become a positive force for change by uniting in a common fast for one day, and committing to at least one act of kindness to another person.

Malaysia: Red Durians

  4 October 2009

An exotic durian species is getting attention in Sabah, Malaysia today. This durian fruit has a red-colored flesh.

Haze is back in Brunei

  4 October 2009

The Journey writes that the haze is back in Brunei. The blogger adds that it is unusual that it is almost not raining in the country today

Indonesia: Thousands still trapped under rubble

  3 October 2009

More than 3,000 people are still trapped under rubble days after a 7.6-magnitude quake struck Indonesia. Indonesian bloggers are reacting to the latest earthquake disaster which killed at least 1,000 people in the country.

Typhoon Ketsana batters Southeast Asia

  2 October 2009

Typhoon Ketsana struck several Southeast Asian countries leaving hundreds dead and millions homeless. It triggered the worst flooding in the Philippines which affected 3 million people as of this writing. It displaced hundreds of thousands of villagers in central Vietnam, Cambodia and southern Laos.

Philippines: 2.5 million persons affected by flooding

  1 October 2009

The number of flood casualties continues to rise in the Philippines: Almost 300 dead bodies. More than half a million individuals living in evacuation centers. And at least 2.5 million Filipinos affected by the flooding caused by Typhoon Ondoy. Bloggers are sharing their "typhoon" stories.

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