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Mong Palatino · July, 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 July, 2010

Vietnam: Agent Orange at Danang Airbase

Thuy Vu of Vietnam Reporting Project visited the Danang Airbase where Agent Orange was stored. Agent Orange is the highly toxic herbicide used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam...

OneVietnam Network

The OneVietnam.org social network was launched this month to connect Vietnamese expats and young migrants to the culture and history of Vietnam.

Malaysia: The Kuala Lumpur Zine Fest 2010

Sketch your Brain writes about the Kuala Lumpur Zine Fest 2010.

Vietnam: Pale skin and beauty

Reacting to the uproar in India over a Facebook app which allows users to lighten their skin color, Andy Engelson observes that the idea of equating pale skin with beauty...

East Timor: Eye care health situation

mivision cites the aim of the East Timor Eye Program to improve the eye health care in East Timor. There are only 11 eye care nurses, one ophthalmologist and no...

East Timor: Self-regulation of media

Tempo Semanal publishes an article written by Dr. Clinton Fernandes outlining his ideas on self-regulation of media in East Timor.

Indonesia: Spreading migrant issues through internet

EngageMedia uploads a short video clip featuring Community Technology Center in Indonesia, an access point to receive and spread out migrant issues through the internet.

Indonesia’s fashion bloggers

The top bloggers in Indonesia are fashion and lifestyle bloggers who are mostly young ladies. Who are they and why are they popular?

Vietnam: Understanding the Hanoi floods

Neil Nguyen, writing for Vietnam Talking Points, analyzes the flooding disasters in Vietnam, particularly in Hanoi.

Malaysia: Corruption in the bureaucracy

Gutter Malaysia is shocked to discover from a report that 418,200 or 41% of Malaysia's civil servants are suspected to be involved in corruption

Brunei: Reducing plastic use

Through a cartoon that he made, Cuboiart from Brunei tries to raise awareness about the need to reduce use of plastic.

Singapore: Flooding and government

Siew Kum Hong tries to understand the recent flooding disaster in Singapore and reminds authorities that people are angry because of the “scope and location of the floods that have...

Singapore: Immigration compared with other countries

Blowin’ in the Wind reviews a report comparing Singapore emigration and immigration with other countries. The report notes that Singapore has the highest immigration rate in Asia Pacific after Hong...

Vietnam: U.S. and human rights

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is in Hanoi this week for a regional meeting reminded Vietnam to address human rights issues. Reacting to this statement, Vietnam-based twitter user...

Malaysia: Revisiting Cyberjaya

Lim Kit Siang uploads an article by Eli James who writes about the situation today in Cyberjaya, Malaysia’s version of ‘Silicon Valley’ in the 1990s.

Malaysia: Scholarship and race

Azira Aziz questions the decision of the Malaysian government to prioritize the Malay community in distributing scholarship funds. The writer proposes that funds should be given to those who “deserve...

Thailand: Some critics are called terrorists

Via Bangkok Pundit, Ricefield Radio notes how quickly the Thailand government has decided to describe everyone that does not agree with the leaders as terrorists.

Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand

Ladprao 64 writes about the situation of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand and the role of the two governments in facilitating the welfare of the workers. The blogger also describes...

Thailand: Understanding the time, Thai style

Tweet Yourself Thai provides instructions on how to understand and read the time in Thailand, in Thai style.

Thailand: District museums in Bangkok

Andy created a google map of the district museums in Bangkok, Thailand

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