Mong Palatino

blogging about the philippine left and southeast asian politics since 2004

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@mongster is a manila-based activist, former philippine legislator, and blogger/analyst of asia-pacific affairs.

Blackouts, Politics, Conspiracies

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Written for The Diplomat Massive blackouts have hit several Southeast Asian countries in the past month, causing widespread panic, business losses, and even political controversy. On May 8, a sudden outage in five power plants in the Philippines plunged 40 percent of Luzon Island into darkness, including Metropolitan Manila. Meanwhile, on May 21, mysterious lightning […]

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