Mong Palatino · April, 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 April, 2010

Thailand: Online censorship amid protests

  29 April 2010

As Red Shirt protesters in Thailand continue to press their demand for the resignation of the Prime Minister, the government is also doing everything to weaken the protests, including the use of emergency powers to block TV stations, community radio stations, and websites that broadcast “subversive” stories.

Laos: Rural food

  29 April 2010

Rambling Spoon, who spent nine days in Phongsali province in Laos, kept a diary of what they ate in Laos.

Thailand: Songkran 2010

  18 April 2010

Richard Barrow posts pictures of Songkran 2010 festivities in Thailand. Songkran is the start of the traditional Thai New Year.

Myanmar: Yan Byae Island

  18 April 2010

Speaking Out Loud writes about Yan Byae Island located near the coast of Rakhine State in Myanmar. The island was listed by a website as one of the “top ten places you don't want to visit in the world.”

Vietnam: Texting while driving

  17 April 2010

TW doesn't think that the danger of texting while driving in Vietnam is a pandemic threat and asserts that other traffic safety issues must be given more discussion.

Thailand: Last images from camera of slain reporter

  14 April 2010

Reuters uploaded photos from the camera of its slain photographer Hiro Muramoto who was covering the Red Shirt protest in Thailand. An investigation is ongoing about how the crackdown on the protest became violent last Saturday.

Thailand: Citizen videos of violent clash

  12 April 2010

Citizen videos are now online which allow us to view the violent scenes during the Saturday crackdown on the Red Shirt protesters in Thailand by the military. The clash between soldiers and protesters killed 21 people and injured more than 800.

Thailand: Bloggers document violent clashes

  11 April 2010

21 dead. 858 injured. These were the casualties during the Saturday violent clash between Red Shirt protesters and soldiers in Thailand. Bloggers were in the middle of the action documenting the bloody encounter. Here are their stories

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