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Mong Palatino · May, 2008

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 May, 2008

Myanmar: Inadequate aid

Penguin Blog uploads an article by American journalist Emma Larkin who has a first-hand account of the cyclone disaster in Myanmar. Larkin notes the small aid reaching the Burmese: ”...

Thailand: Websites closed for “talking” about monarchy

Absolutely Thailand writes that the Asian Human Rights Commission has received information that two websites were illegally blocked while 29 sites face closure in Thailand for allowing an open-forum discussion...

Singapore blogger dares Lee Kuan Yew to sue him

Blogger Gopalan Nair dares Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew to sue him. IZ Reloaded thinks it could be “the most daring or foolish act ever in the history of the...

Bomb blast in southern Philippines

Aspiring citizen journalist All about the filth went immediately to the scene of a bomb blast outside a military base in southern Philippines

Urbanisation in Southeast Asia

Scholar and blogger Alvin Lim tackles the phenomenon of “urbanisation without industrialisation” in Southeast Asia.

Connecting Cambodian bloggers

Clogger Corner attracts Cambodia bloggers, or preferably known as Cloggers.

Philippines: Human rights blog

A group blog, Slaughter of Innocents, was launched to document extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

Fire at Myanmar embassy in Thailand

A fire broke out at Myanmar’s embassy in Thailand. Because of the fire, aid workers were not able to secure visas. Absolutely Bangkok comments: “What a coincidence that the fire...

Malaysia: Blogs and websites under investigation

Nobody and The Bolehland reported that 22 websites and blogs have been investigated by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission “for airing false, pornographic and baseless allegations.”

First Brunei Climbathon

Ranoadidas blogs about the first Brunei Climbathon held last weekend

Brunei student in London University

My Passion mentions some of the “mini experience” of the only Bruneian student in London University.

Myanmar: Beyond Rangoon Project on Flickr

Latest pictures of relief operations in cyclone ravaged Myanmar can be accessed at Beyond Rangoon Project.

Myanmar: Open and close borders

The Siam Sentinel sums up the inconsistency of Myanmar's attitude in accepting aid: “Burma opens its borders. Burma closes its borders. Burma agrees to allow foreign aid workers to enter...

Indonesia: Peaceful fuel hike protest

Rangga Praduwiratna suggests some peaceful actions to express disagreement over the decision of the Indonesian government to raise fuel prices.

Malaysia: Fuel prices remain stable

Rocky's bru is grateful that Malaysia will not increase fuel prices. In neighboring Indonesia, fuel prices have gone up already.

Indonesia: Coping with rising cost of living

dua mata saya gives creative and funny tips on how to survive the rising cost of living in Indonesia

Vietnam: Miss Universe 2008

Vietnam Extremes is happy to report that Vietnam will host this year's Miss Universe beauty pageant

Laos: Eco Tourism

Not a book describes Laos as “a Country of Eco Tourism, and Organic Laos!” The tourist notes that “Everywhere we go all trips are promoted as eco friendly and that...

Myanmar: U.N. leader speech

Ashin Mettacara posts the speech delivered by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who visited Yangon, Myanmar this week. Excerpt of the speech: “I saw the saddest things: homes and villages destroyed,...

Malaysia loses to Singapore on island dispute

The International Court of Justice has ruled in favor of Singapore in its 29-year dispute with Malaysia over a tiny uninhabited island. Blogger saif2020 comments: “So, Singapore gets the prize...

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