Mong Palatino · July, 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 July, 2008

East Timor: Media for peace

  31 July 2008

The head of media agencies in Timor-Leste participated in a joint press conference to raise awareness for the 100 Day Peace Campaign celebrated around the world. The specific theme in Timor-Leste is this: “What are you doing for peace?”

Thailand: Transvestite toilets

  30 July 2008

A school in Northeastern Thailand has introduced “transvestite toilets” for male students who choose to dress as females. Connecting the dots criticizes the new toilets.

Cambodia: Manipulated election results?

  29 July 2008

Vuthanews reports that opposition parties in Cambodia are calling on the international community to reject the weekend election results claiming they were manipulated and rigged. Khmer Nationality writes about election campaigning in the countryside.

Thailand: Political crisis

  29 July 2008

Sovereign Myth dissects the political crisis in Thailand focusing on the “current struggle between liberal and democratic-majoritarian politics” He adds: “In the current circumstances it is not hard to imagine a descent into violence, blood letting and “democratic” excuses.”

Cambodia: Election day

  27 July 2008

Today is election day in Cambodia. Workers got a 72-hour break in order to vote in the provinces. Motorcycle diaries and John Vink posted election-related photos.

Indonesia: Divorce cases increasing

  24 July 2008

Indonesia Matters reports that divorce cases are up in Indonesia with more women initiating the divorce. Adultery is still the top reason for divorce but it is interesting to note that “political differences” are also causing family break-ups.

Indonesia: Imported bananas

  24 July 2008

Indonesia Anonymus notes that bananas sold in some of Indonesia's supermarkets are all imported. The typical Indonesia's ‘pisang ambon’ banana variety is not available.

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