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Mong Palatino · November, 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 November, 2010

Philippines: Education department's twitter account

DepEd_PH is the official twitter account of the education department of the Republic of the Philippines

Myanmar's other political prisoners

Despite the recent release from detention of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, human rights advocates remind the public that there are still more than 200 political prisoners inside...

Philippines: #dearlottowinner hashtag

Twitter users in the Philippines are using the hashtag #dearlottowinner to greet and send suggestions to the lone grand lotto winner who stands to receive $US15 million, the biggest jackpot...

Cambodia: Stampede tragedy during Water Festival

It was the last hour of the last day of the Water Festival in Cambodia. Then a stampede tragedy over a bridge connecting a reclaimed island to the mainland killed...

Thailand: Two Thousand Dead Fetuses in Buddhist Temple

More than 2,000 illegally aborted fetuses were discovered in a Buddhist temple in Thailand and this has reinvigorated the debate on whether it is already time to update the country’s...

Vietnam: Flooding in Hoi An

Adam Bray posts pictures of the recent flooding in the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Hoi An, in central Vietnam.

Philippines: Economics of K+12

Nicki Tenazas from the Philippines reacts to the government plan to add two more years in the basic education cycle.

Vietnam: “Rule by law”

Viet Tan, an opposition party in Vietnam, discusses how Vietnamese authorities restrict freedom of speech and civic opposition through “rule by law.”

Vietnam: Which is the tallest building?

David Everitt-Carlson from Vietnam writes about the construction of the country's two tallest buildings in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh cities.

Philippines: Zamboanga, “Asia's brownout city”

Because of regular power outages in the city, Zamboanga residents describe their place as “Asia's brownout city.” Zamboanga is located in the southern part of the Philippines

Cambodia: Unofficial health service fees

Vutha from Cambodia blogs about the problem encountered by hospital and clinic patients in relation to the collection of unofficial health service fees.

Cambodia: Street children video

EngageMedia uploads a video produced by Friends International about the street children problem in Cambodia.

Singapore: Rising Gang Violence

Twitter hashtags #slashing and #369 became trending topics a few days ago. They refer to the slashing incidents in Singapore involving a youth gang called 3-6-9. Netizens are worried and...

Singapore: Human Rights Film Festival

FreedomFilmFest 2010 in Singapore is the first ever human rights film festival to be held in Singapore. The films to be screened are from Malaysia.

Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew to become Prime Minister again?

Singapore's Minister Mentor and former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is rumored to be running again in the coming general elections. Kuan Yew is 87 years old.

Singapore General Election Portal

This portal contains manifestos, media releases, statements, and blogposts about the social, economic and political issues that will be raised in the next general election in Singapore next year.

Philippines: Pacquaio boxing victory dominates twitter

Fans tweeting the Pacquaio-Margarito boxing match have dominated the twitter trending topics. The popular hashtags are #pacquiao, #margarito, Mayweather, FILIPINO PRIDE, Congrats Manny, and Pacquiao-Margarito

Thailand's forest monks

Paul Garrigan blogs about the forest monks of Thailand. These Buddhist monks left the temples to wander in the forests and live like ascetics.

Food From Northern Laos blog

Authors of The Boat Landing Cookbook have set-up a blog to promote the food and cultural diversity of northern Laos

Thailand: Newspaper “awards” Roberto Baggio with Nobel Peace Prize

The Nation, a major broadsheet in Thailand, made the mistake of naming football legend Roberto Baggio as one of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize’. It has since...

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