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Mong Palatino · March, 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 March, 2010

Laos and the drying of Mekong River

Gretchen Kunze writes how the drying up of the Mekong River is affecting Laos, the only landlocked-country in Southeast Asia

Indonesia: Sony vs Sony

Sony Arianto Kurniawan from Indonesia has a personal website which displeased Sony Corporation because the latter claims it has legal ownership over the trademark Sony. Sony the corporation initially charged...

Indonesia: Anti-smoking Fatwa

An Islamic organization in Indonesia has issued a fatwa (edict) which named smoking cigarettes as haram or forbidden.

Indonesia: Anti-Porn Law

Province officials of Bali and Papua in Indonesia are planning not to implement the recently passed Anti-Pornography Law by claiming that the law would “stifle traditional Balinese and Papuan culture.”

Philippines: Post-earthquake reactions on Twitter

A 6.1 intensity earthquake rocked Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines a few hours ago. Twitterers continue to share their experience and observations.

Philippines: Earthquake near Manila

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake was felt near Manila, Philippines. Earthquake is now a trending topic on twitter.

East Timor: Economic data

The Lost Boy questions the accuracy of some positive economic indicators cited by East Timor officials.

“Brunei Foodies Go Pink”

Senor Pablo blogs about the “Brunei Foodies Go Pink” event whose proceeds will go to the Brunei Breast Cancer Support Group.

Rabies epidemic in Bali, Indonesia

Jotman writes about a rabies epidemic in Bali, Indonesia

Malaysia: Unnecessary tests for children

Lilian from Malaysia questions the pedagogic value of giving too many competency examinations to primary school children.

Bangkok traffic maps

Media140 suggests websites that show online traffic maps of Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand: Newspaper spending on the rise

The Bangkok Bugle reports that newspaper advertising increased in Thailand. However, magazine ads went down.

Indonesia: Trending on Twitter

Jon Russell explains how Indonesia out-trended The Oscars on Twitter earlier this month.

Southeast Asia: BBC Research on Internet Habits

Jon Russell reviews the findings made by the BBC Research on Internet Habits which covered Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines

Thailand: Red Shirt dog

Red Shirt anti-government protesters in Thailand also brought along a red shirt dog to the rally site last weekend.

Thailand: “Bloody” Tuesday?

The Prime Minister of Thailand has refused to step down despite the big protest rally of the anti-government Red Shirts last weekend. Now the protesters are ready to stage a...

Thailand: ‘Reds’ vow a bigger rally today

Despite the summer heat, at least a hundred thousand people marched in the streets of Bangkok yesterday. The anti-government Red Shirts are giving the Prime Minister until 12 noon today...

Thailand: Calm before the storm?

The March 12 anti-government rally in Thailand ended peacefully with the Red Shirts vowing to return to the streets this weekend as they continue to push for the dissolution of...

Thailand: The Red Shirts are coming!

The anti-government Red Shirts in Thailand are planning to stage a big rally this weekend. There is heightened tension and panic gripping the city of Bangkok. Bloggers share their views...

Indochina: Drying up of Mekong River

Andrew Walker, writing for the New Mandala, blogs about the drying up of Mekong River in Indochina.

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