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Mong Palatino · May, 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 May, 2010

Oil spill disaster in Singapore

A ship collision in Singapore Strait caused the spilling of 2,000 tonnes of crude oil into the sea. Singapore netizens are using the web to monitor and document the marine...

Philippines: Destroying another landmark

Torn and Frayed in Manila blogs about the impending destruction of another historical landmark in Manila – Sta Ana Racetrack.

Vietnam: Eating “Op la” in Saigon

Eating Asia blogs about Saigon's op la dish (fried eggs cooked with various sausages).

Vietnam: Report on online censorship

Viet Tan has published a comprehensive report about online censorship and cyberattacks in Vietnam.

Southeast Asia: Reactions to Thailand protests

The violent confrontations between the heavily armed soldiers and Red Shirt protesters in Thailand in the past week have stunned the world. What are the reactions of bloggers from neighbouring...

Thailand: Blog reactions to Bangkok violence

Bangkok is now under full government control after government troops successfully removed the Red Shirt protest barricades in the city. Here are several blog reactions from Bangkok about the raging...

Thailand: Arson in Bangkok, protests spread to other provinces

The anti-government Red Shirt camp in central Bangkok is already under military control but retreating protesters burned several buildings in the city. Protests also erupted in other provinces. Here are...

Thailand: Red Shirt protesters remain defiant

The Red Shirts want a truce with soldiers but the government insists the protesters must first disperse before negotiations can proceed. Soldiers are already using live ammunition against protesters which...

Bangkok clashes: Pictures, Videos and Twitter reports

Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will not back down as he ordered the military to continue the operations against Red Shirt protesters in Bangkok. Abhisit insists the violent dispersal of...

Thailand: Protest blockade ends in violence

The attempt of the Thailand military to blockade the Red Shirt protest camp in Bangkok ended in violence with 16 people dead and hundreds injured. Here are liveblog and twitter...

Monitoring Philippine Elections through Social Media

The May 10 Philippine election was historic because it was the first time the country implemented an automated election system. Filipinos used various social media platforms to monitor the conduct...

Cambodia: Freedom of Assembly in Freedom Park

Cambodia has designated a Freedom Park where citizens can use to air their grievances against the government. The Freedom Park is located far from government buildings. Protesting in other areas...

Cambodia: Environment Performance Index

Cambodia fared poorly among Southeast Asian nations in the 2010 Environment Performance Index.

Cambodia Knits

The blog of Cambodia Knits documents the activities of a social enterprise whose goal is to produce high quality and unique hand knit products while providing fair and flexible employment...

Facebook users in Cambodia

Facebook members in Cambodia are growing, according to blogger Piseth.

Singapore: Complaining through internet

For Want of a Better Title from Singapore believes blogging and the internet in general have allowed many Singaporeans to speak out about bad service or programs by companies

Singapore: Euthanasia debate

Rachel Zeng from Singapore is in favor of legalising active euthanasia.

Singapore: Sexuality education

Ho Chi Sam reacts to the sexuality education program of Singapore

Singapore: Transgender women campaign vs discrimination

Transgender women in Singapore have launched a campaign to end discrimination against their community.

Thailand: Red Shirts and Thai society

Writing for New Mandala, Thongchai Winichakul analyzes the political and social impact of the ongoing Red Shirt protests in Thailand.

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