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Mong Palatino · January, 2010

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 January, 2010

Philippines: “Renewable Marriage Bill”

A partylist group in the Philippines wants to introduce a law that would put a ten-year expiration date on marriage contracts. As expected this unique proposal generated an intense reaction...

Philippines: Mindanao review in 2009

The Mindanao Examiner reviews the significant events in Mindanao Island in the past year. Mindanao is the second biggest island in the Philippines

Philippines: Blogger charged with libel

A Filipino blogger was charged with a libel suit by the secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development after writing about the ‘rotting’ relief goods in a government...

Vietnam: Long prison terms for ‘democracy activists’

Four ‘democracy activists’ in Vietnam were sentenced to long prison terms for subversion. The four dissidents are advocating social change through non-violent means.

Vietnam: Football frenzy

Football is very popular in Vietnam. Every time Vietnam wins in international competitions, it generates a lot of excitement, and traffic, in big cities.

Vietnam: Motorbike parking payment system

The Final Word describes the new payment system in one of the largest motorbike parking lots in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

Myanmar: Freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi?

A Myanmar junta official hints that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be set free this year. But the opposition doubts if this is an official announcement.

Philippines: Online behavior of netizens in 2009

Tonyo Cruz highlights the top online campaigns in the Philippines in 2009. He also noted the rising number of internet users in the country

East Timor: Rising cost of living

Residents are complaining about the rising cost of living in Dili, East Timor.

Indonesia: Pop music hits

The Lost Boy samples the latest pop music hits from Indonesia.

Kucku: Vietnam-based social media site

Kucku is a Vietnam-based microblog platform that helps users to send quick messages about what they are thinking or just found out.

East Timor: Travel notes of a Singapore journalist

A Singaporean journalist writes his impressions of East Timor when he visited the country upon the invitation of East Timor leaders.

Indonesia: Twitter capital of Asia

Indonesia is the Twitter capital of Asia. It ranks 6th in the world with the most number of twitter users and tweets contributed in the web

Thailand: Mobile internet users

Latest data shows Thailand has 12 million mobile internet users.

Hotline to check status of Filipinos in Haiti

The Philippine government has set up a hotline where Filipinos can check the status of their relatives who are trapped in earthquake-hit Haiti.

Cambodia: Conference on “Open knowledge, free culture”

The conference “Open Knowledge, free culture” was organized at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Speakers discussed, among others, the impact of new technology and social media in...

Why Malaysians are migrating?

The number of Malaysians who are migrating to other countries is increasing. The Other Malaysia provides a historical and political analysis to this phenomenon.

Philippines: Top gay films of the decade

The Bakla Review lists the ten most important gay films of the past ten years in the Philippines

Brunei: “Rainart” on Twitter

It's been raining hard in Brunei in the past few days. Maurina gathers the “rainart” twitter pictures uploaded by her friends.

Church attacks in Malaysia

Several Christian churches were attacked in Malaysia following a court ruling which overturned the government directive banning non-Muslims from using the word Allah in their teachings and publications. Here are...

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