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Mong Palatino · November, 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 November, 2008

Sleepless and stranded in Thailand

There are more than a hundred thousand stranded passengers in Thailand and nearby countries after anti-government protesters forced the shutdown of Bangkok’s two major airports. What are the views of...

Thailand: Airport takeover and Twitter

Twitter has become an interesting and good source of information about what is happening in Thailand. Twitter users in Bangkok have been exchanging travel tips, news updates, and opinions about...

Thailand: Protesters occupy airports

Thousands of anti-government protesters have occupied Bangkok’s two airports which paralyzed air travel in Thailand. The protesters want the elected government to be removed.

Singapore: Economy and rights

Singapore Democrats tackles the economic crisis and its impact on workers’ rights.

Searching for blogs in Myanmar

There are several sites that provide a list of blogs in Myanmar. Myanmar Blog Directory contains an alphabetical listing of blogs. Sharbar offers a list of blogs according to category.

Myanmar: Social networking site

Myanmar Space is a new social networking site for Myanmar speaking people all over the world. There is a chat room, photo and video upload, forum, polls. There is also...

Indonesia: “Security camera” show in a hotel TV

Isman from Indonesia is shocked to discover a different kind of amenity offered by a hotel in Manado: A TV program airing a direct feed from the hotel's security camera.

Indonesia: Elections and used car markets

Youthful Insight from Indonesia compares next year's elections to used car markets: “Both of them offer nothing but high risk, low return for voters and buyers.”

Thailand: Rallies and Twitter updates

Thailand’s anti-government protesters have surrounded the Parliament building; they are demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister. Thai bloggers and Twitter users have been sending updates about the protest actions...

Philippines: Hunger and poverty

Filipino journalist Joe Torres writes about hunger and poverty in the Philippines and Asia.

Malaysia: Yoga is OK for Muslims but…

The National Fatwa Council of Malaysia has ruled that the physical aspect of yoga without the mantras and other spiritual elements is not wrong. Blogger Nuraina thinks the edict is...

Laos: Street lighting

Samakomlao uploads an article about the street lighting project in Vientiane, Laos.

Thailand: Protesters surround Parliament building

Anti-government protesters have surrounded the Parliament building of Thailand. They are demanding the removal of the Prime Minister.

East Timor: Air quality

Reacting to a report about the worsening pollution in Asia, Dili-gence notes that air quality in Dili, East Timor is better than in the whole region.

Humanitarian crisis in south Philippines

The fighting between government troops and Muslim separatist rebels in the last three months has not stopped. More than 610,000 people have been displaced already. The situation of refugees is...

Thailand: Blast inside protest site

An anti-government protester was killed and scores were wounded in a bomb blast Thursday inside a demonstration site in Bangkok. The blast was dropped in the Government House complex. Check...

Vietnam/Singapore: Bridal service controversy

A Singapore newspaper published an article announcing the discount rate for Vietnam brides. This drew criticism from many Vietnamese individuals and groups: “It's horrible to see them [Vietnamese would-be brides]...

Philippines: Typhoid fever downs 77

More than 70 persons contracted typhoid fever in Quezon province in the Philippines. The diarrheal disease is linked with contaminated water supply.

Philippines: Bloggers file impeachment case against president

Several Filipino bloggers have filed an impeachment complaint against the Philippine president. The president is accused of corruption, electoral fraud, betrayal of the Constitution and public trust.

Cambodia's new intellectuals

Vuthasurf uploads an article written by GV author Geoffrey Cain which was published by the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review. The article features young bloggers who are hailed as...

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