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Mong Palatino · September, 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 September, 2010

Singapore: Minimum Wage Debate

Should the Singapore government impose a minimum wage policy? Hong Kong’s recent decision to adopt a minimum wage policy has sparked a debate in Singapore as to whether the prosperous...

Southeast Asia: Blogging about Football

There are many football blogs in Southeast Asia that provide relevant news stories and updates about football matches and programs in the region. Here is a list of football blogs...

Thailand: Photo of Thai keyboard

A yfrog photo shows a Thai keyboard developed by a Cambodian.

Myanmar: BarCamp Mandalay 2011

After the successful Barcamp Yangon 2010 in Myanmar, preparations are now being made for the BarCamp Mandalay 2011. The event also has a Facebook page.

Anti-censorship webmaster arrested in Thailand

The webmaster of an independent online journal in Thailand was arrested at Bangkok airport today on charges of insulting the monarchy. Local mainstream media has been quiet about the issue...

Philippines: Official twitter account of the government

govph is the twitter account of the official gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Vietnam: Protecting endangered animals

Kimberly Truong writes about the pledge of many restaurants in Vietnam not to offer endangered protected animals of the country in their shops.

Vietnam: ‘No Firewall’ website

Pro-democracy group Viet Tan has launched the No Firewall website which aims to “assist Vietnamese internet users learn about circumvention techniques and digital security.” The Vietnam government has been accused...

Vietnam: Nutrition education

The Final Word suggests that many adults in Vietnam need to be educated about basic dietary facts since many people continue to associate obesity with good health. He also observes...

Malaysia: Historic labor town

EngageMedia uploads a video about Batu Arang, a small town in Malaysia which was the site of numerous historic labor actions in the country.

Vietnam: Cash economy

Andy Engelson shares his shopping experience in Vietnam and notes that the cash economy of the country is sometimes better than relying on credit cards.

Cambodia Tourism Magazine

The Mirror reviews the September-October 2010 copy of the Cambodia Tourism Magazine. The blogger points out some errors in the paper but also praises the relevant tourism news about Cambodia....

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge and Nazi

Keo Kounila compares the similar experience of Cambodians under the Khmer Rouge regime and the Germans during the Nazi era.

Thailand: Red Shirts back in the streets

The anti-government Red Shirt protesters in Thailand held a rally last Sunday despite the continuing implementation of emergency rule in Bangkok.

Philippines: President answers Facebook note

A facebook user wrote an open letter to the Philippine President expressing his disappointment with the two-month old government. The letter became popular in the web; even the president wrote...

Thailand Medical Tourism Blog Contest

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new blog contest to promote medical tourism. The decision of tourism officials to embrace social media is appreciated by many bloggers but...

Singapore, Malaysia: Mahathir Mohamad versus Lee Kuan Yew

Former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew commented that Malaysia's "race politics" could have been avoided if it adopted the multiracial policies of Singapore. Former Malaysian Prime Minister responded in...

Indonesia: Positive economic news

pelopor.nl cites a few macroeconomic indicators which suggest that Indonesia's economy is improving.

Singapore: MP posts Parliament questions on Facebook

A Member of Parliament from Singapore posted her questions to three ministers in Facebook prior to a Parliament meeting. A netizen comments: “a good example of how FB is used...

Singapore: Tertiary Tech Conference 2010

The first Tertiary Tech Conference in Singapore will take place this weekend. It aims to gather the “best projects and brightest talents from local tertiary institutions focusing on games, augmented...

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