Latest posts by Mong Palatino from January, 2010
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 in the blogosphere.
The Mindanao Examiner reviews the significant events in Mindanao Island in the past year. Mindanao is the second biggest island in the Philippines
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 warehouse. This is the first time a public official has sued a blogger in the Philippines.
Four ‘democracy activists’ in Vietnam were sentenced to long prison terms for subversion. The four dissidents are advocating social change through non-violent means.
Football is very popular in Vietnam. Every time Vietnam wins in international competitions, it generates a lot of excitement, and traffic, in big cities.
The Final Word describes the new payment system in one of the largest motorbike parking lots in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
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.
Tonyo Cruz highlights the top online campaigns in the Philippines in 2009. He also noted the rising number of internet users in the country
Residents are complaining about the rising cost of living in Dili, East Timor.
The Lost Boy samples the latest pop music hits from Indonesia.
Kucku is a Vietnam-based microblog platform that helps users to send quick messages about what they are thinking or just found out.
A Singaporean journalist writes his impressions of East Timor when he visited the country upon the invitation of East Timor leaders.
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
Latest data shows Thailand has 12 million mobile internet users.
The Philippine government has set up a hotline where Filipinos can check the status of their relatives who are trapped in earthquake-hit Haiti.
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 Southeast Asian societies.
The number of Malaysians who are migrating to other countries is increasing. The Other Malaysia provides a historical and political analysis to this phenomenon.
The Bakla Review lists the ten most important gay films of the past ten years in the Philippines
It's been raining hard in Brunei in the past few days. Maurina gathers the “rainart” twitter pictures uploaded by her friends.
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 some reactions from the Malaysian blogosphere
A radio listener complains about the “radio programming and brainwashing” in Thailand.