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Mong Palatino · October, 2009

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 October, 2009

Vietnam: Twitter-like application

Introducing Mimo, a Vietnamese microblogging website whose platform is similar to Twitter.

Thailand: New law on rallies

The Cabinet of Thailand is proposing a new bill that would govern the conduct of public assemblies and rallies in the country.

Thailand: Laid-off underwear workers create new clothing line

Presenting, ‘Try Arm’ underwear products designed and made by laid-off workers of Triumph Company in Thailand. The workers who are still on strike conceptualized “Try Arm” to sustain their campaign...

Indonesia: Youth Pledge Day 2009

Breaking Tweets gathers twitter posts on the commemoration of Indonesia's Youth Pledge Day. The historic day, October 28, 1928, is recognized as an important date for Indonesia's aspiration to become...

False report on Brunei

The Daily Brunei Resources spots a factual mistake in a news article which appeared in The Florida Times-Union. The article mentioned that Brunei participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and...

Cambodia: A dangerous country for tourists?

Somongkol disagrees with the observation of a writer who describes Cambodia as one of the most dangerous tourist destinations in Asia.

Cambodia: Flooding woes

Sophonrith posts pictures of flooding scenes in Khan Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Thailand: Local elections

Andy links to two blog posts which provide commentaries on local elections in Thailand. The first post highlights the prevalence of vote buying in communities while the other post sees...

Thailand: How not to be scammed

Dale offers tips on how to avoid being scammed by unscrupulous taxi drivers in Bangkok.

Myanmar: Gay slang

Writing for New Mandala, Violet Cho and Dave Gilbert observe that “Gay people in Burma are resisting homophobia and marginalisation through the creative use of new communication codes.”

Thailand, Cambodia rift evident in ASEAN conference

absolutelybangkok.com provides a backgrounder and update to the continuing rift between the top leaders of Thailand and Cambodia who are both attending the annual conference of Association of Southeast Asian...

Malaysia: Should food bloggers reveal sponsors?

masak-masak from Malaysia asks readers if they want a food blogger to reveal if he/she was paid to review a restaurant.

Singapore plans to require bloggers to reveal sponsors

Singapore is thinking of drafting a new guideline that would require bloggers to reveal if they receive gifts or money for their articles. Bloggers react to this proposal

Vietnam: Flooding pictures

The Fish Egg Tree uploads pictures of the recent flooding in Kon Tum, Vietnam. The flooding was caused by Typhoon Ketsana.

Social divide in Singapore

Liau Chuan Yi and Norvin Cha write how and why social divide in Singapore seems inevitable.

Thailand: The King's health and politics

Rumors about the alleged deteriorating health of Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej are said to be part of a political plot to destabilize the country. The King is the most important...

Thailand: Another Lese Majeste conviction

A 27-year old Thai citizen was found guilty of violating Thailand's lese majeste laws. The Thai citizen was accused of sending lese majeste clips to a British blogger in Spain.

Banned books in Malaysia

myAsylum lists some of the books which were banned in Malaysia by government censors.

East Timor: Brothels raided

Brothels and suspicious bars were raided by East Timor police. Some staff members of UN agencies working in Dili were seen inside the brothels. Tempo Semanal has uploaded videos of...

Laos: House for spirits shop

Through Vientiane Daily Photos, we get to see a photo of a shop in Vientiane selling ‘house for spirits’ products.

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