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
Cambodia's 55th Independence day
It's holiday in Cambodia as it marks its 55th Independence day. The country is also celebrating a Water Festival.
Singapore's misplaced economic priorities?
The Lionheart is questioning the economic philosophy of Singapore's leaders.
Refugees in East Myanmar
Rule of Lords reports that “Over half-a-million people in eastern Burma are living in temporary dwellings, forced out of their villages as a result of fighting, insecurity and the whims of local army commanders.”
Myanmar Astrology blogs
Links to some of Myanmar's Astrology blogs. Another blog that deals with the same topic: 7 Sphere-Here on 7 Days.
Myanmar: Persecution continues
Disappointed over the failure of UN officials to promote reforms in Myanmar, Ashin Metacarra writes: “I wonder why most of the world seems content to be merely on-lookers for the Burmese people who are being persecuted.”
Promoting East Timor products
A blog was set-up promoting East Timor's local products.
Laos: Tourism and almsgiving
The impact of tourism in Laos on bindabaat – the practice of collecting alms from laypeople by monks and novices in Theravada Buddhist countries.
Obama's Indonesian connection
Indonesia Matters uploads an article which tackles the Indonesian connection of US President-elect Barack Obama. A young Obama lived and studied in Jakarta for five years. A former teacher recalls asking Obama about his dream in the future. Obama answered: “I want to be a president.”
Largest Facebook group in Singapore
The public group dedicated to the memory of veteran Singapore opposition politician Mr JB Jeyaretnam, is the largest Facebook group in Singapore.
Thailand: Activist arrested for insulting monarchy
David in Siam gives an update about the case of the veteran Thai activist who was arrested for insulting the monarchy.
Indonesia: Bali bombers executed
The three Bali bombers were executed in Indonesia. Invig advises Australians: “It is not only hypocritical and racist to support the death penalty for the citizens of another culture, but also makes us appear vengeful and callous.” Majority of those who died in the 2002 Bali Bombing were Australians.
Southeast Asia celebrates Obama’s victory
Southeast Asian bloggers are celebrating the victory of President-elect Barack Obama. In fact, Obama's election success has led many bloggers in the region to reflect about the need for change in their local politics.
Thailand: Losing face
Thaipulse Blog writes about the importance of not losing face in Thai society
Brunei: Health projects
Climbing the Concrete Hills is happy over the several health-related projects in Brunei.
Brunei: Old Mosques
The Daily Brunei Resources writes about old mosques in Brunei.
Philippines: Ferry sinks, 40 dead
A passenger ferry capsized on Tuesday, November 4, in the Philippines, killing at least 39 people.
Indonesia: Execution of Bali bombers
Indonesia is waiting for two events this month of November: the victory of Barack Obama (who lived in Jakarta for five years); and the execution of the three Bali bombers.
Singapore: School facilities during the 1960s
Times of my life posts pictures of classrooms, school desks and other school facilities of Singapore during the 1960s and 1970s.
Myanmar: Traditional medicine
Myat Thura uploads an e-book about Myanmar's traditional medicine practices.
Vietnam: Saigon Development and Construction
A blog was set-up to document the new infrastructure projects in Ho Chi Minh City.
Bomb blasts in south Thailand
Three bomb blasts were reported in the southernmost province of Narathiwat, Thailand. More than 60 people were injured.