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Mong Palatino · August, 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 August, 2010

Thailand: Tweet Yourself Thai

Tweet Yourself Thai is a blog of “short, timely, thematic lessons for intermediate learners of Thai.”

Vietnam: Helping people with disabilities

Hold the Future is a Hanoi-based based charitable organization in Vietnam that offers vocational training and handicraft production to young people with disabilities.

“I love Malaysia”

SK Thew ponders on the problems facing Malaysian society and concludes that there is still hope to reform the system. Malaysia is celebrating its 53rd Independence Day.

Southeast Asia: Durian, the “King of Fruits”

Durian is the ‘king of fruits’ in Southeast Asia. It is known for its strong smell and taste which are appreciated and detested at the same time by many people....

Vietnam: Urban farmers in Hanoi

Aaron Joel Santos posts pictures of farmers in Hanoi, Vietnam. He also comments on the impact of urbanization in the capital.

Thailand: Elitist education and politics

Ladprao 64 asks why many university students and graduates of Thailand are supporting political groups with “fascist” tendencies.

Thailand: Street ice cream

Michael Babcock describes the street ice cream products which are popular in Thailand.

Thailand: Learn Thai language through Skype

Catherine Wentworth discusses the procedure and her experience of learning the Thai language through Skype.

Thailand: Yellow Fever Vaccination

Chris Mitchell identifies the health centers in Bangkok, Thailand where residents can get yellow fever vaccination.

Thailand: Attitude towards migrant workers

Sanitsuda Ekachai criticizes the “repressive” policies of Thailand which target migrant workers. Most of Thailand's migrant workers come from the neighbouring country of Myanmar.

Thailand: “Chicken fights”

Aside from commenting on the unique attitude of many Thais on animals and insects, BigBabyKenny also posts pictures of a cockfight event.

Singapore: Should food bloggers get free meals?

Singaporean food blogger, Brad Lau, was accused by a restaurant of bad behavior when he and his friends initially refused to pay for the food they ordered. The incident sparked...

Philippines: Hostage drama ends in violence

An ex-policeman hijacked a tourist bus in Manila, Philippines which led to the death of 9 tourists from Hong Kong. Filipino netizens are angry, sad, and disappointed. Here are some...

Thailand: Thai Youth Forum 2010

Brian Jungwiwattanaporn writes about the Thai Youth Forum 2010 which is set to take place at the end of the month to discuss issues of migration and trafficking.

Myanmar: Remembering the 1988 uprising

The Democratic Voice of Burma interviews three participants of the 1988 student uprising who are still fighting for democratic reforms in Myanmar.

Myanmar: Wanted: Election stories

Myanmar has announced that elections will push through on November. A Glimpse of My Life tries to gather blog comments about the elections and ends up frustrated: “I have been...

Myanmar: Photo essay on Yangon

Jodi Ettenberg publishes a photo essay that provides a glimpse of life in Yangon, Myanmar

Thailand: Thaileaks website

A group called WikiCong has set-up the thaileaks website to allow Thai netizens to access materials from the Wikileaks website which has been blocked in Thailand.

Singapore: No eating and drinking inside trains

Siew Kum Hong criticizes the absolute implementation of the ban on eating and drinking inside the trains of Singapore. The ban it seems is also applied on babies drinking milk.

Vietnam: TedxSaigon 2010

TEDxSaigon is the first ever TEDx event licensed by TED in Vietnam. Themed “Dream, Diversity and Development”, the conference took place on August 15 focusing on development issues in Vietnam

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