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

Indonesia: Youth Pledge Day 2009

  28 October 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 a free and independent republic.

False report on Brunei

  27 October 2009

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 that it has a male-only policy.

Thailand: Local elections

  25 October 2009

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 hope in the conduct of local elections.

Myanmar: Gay slang

  25 October 2009

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.”

Vietnam: Flooding pictures

  21 October 2009

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

Thailand: The King's health and politics

  18 October 2009

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 and unifying political symbol of Thailand.

East Timor: Brothels raided

  18 October 2009

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 the raid.

Laos: Relief for flood victims

  14 October 2009

Flood victims in Laos are in need of rice, household utensils, clothes, medicines and makeshift houses, according to the government. Typhoon Ketsana hit Laos last month which caused flooding in the southern part of the country.

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