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Mong Palatino · March, 2011

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 March, 2011

Myanmar: Photos of Earthquake Disaster

A 6.8 earthquake hit northeast Myanmar on the evening of Thursday 24 March, 2011, which was felt in nearby Thailand and as far away as Vietnam and China. The quake...

Should Indonesia Abandon its Nuclear Plans?

Indonesia’s plan to build its first nuclear plant in the next decade has been shelved indefinitely because of the nuclear disaster in Japan. Bloggers are joining the debate on whether...

Singapore: Doctors as politicians

At least three public sector doctors may stand as local candidates of the ruling party in the coming elections in Singapore.

Philippines: Manila Twestival

Proceeds from the Manila Twestival which will take place today will go to JeepneED. The group aims to provide mobile science and tech materials for rural schools in the Philippines.

Myanmar: VoIP services banned

shwedarling uploads a letter from the Myanmar government banning VoIP services in the country like Gtalk, Vzo, Skype and Pfingo.

Cambodia: Use of Khmer language in the web

The Mirror is a bit worried that many Cambodian internet surfers are using Romanized Khmer instead of Khmer Unicode.

Indonesia: Expense tracker applications

BudiPutra features three expense tracker websites developed by Indonesian developers.

Indonesia: Football foreign coaches banned

Jakarta Casual reports that four football foreign coaches were temporarily banned in Indonesia.

Indonesia: Torture and human rights

Blogger donnyputranto urges Indonesian authorities to stop treating torture as a regular crime since it's a serious human rights violation.

Indonesia: Geothermal power potential

Blogger Multibrand hopes that Indonesia would maximize its geothermal power potential since it has 40 percent of the world's geothermal reserves.

Thailand: Bangkok International Book Fair

The Bangkok International Book Fair 2011 in Thailand opens this week at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center

Brunei promotes Islamic Tourism

Jan Shim blogs about the Islamic Tourism program of Brunei

Twestival Brunei

Twestival Brunei (or Twitter Festival) will take place on 24 March in support of the Child Development Centre. The beneficiary is an active NGO which provides assistance to special children.

Thailand film named best Asian film of the year

Thai film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives was named best picture of the year in the 5th Asian Film Award in Hong Kong.

Myanmar: VoIP calls declared illegal

The Irrawaddy reports that the Myanmar government has ordered internet cafe operators to stop VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) calls since they allegedly affect state revenues.

Singapore: Reactions to Japan Earthquake Disaster

In this post, read the first hand account of Singapore students during the earthquake in Japan. Find out why a media giant in Singapore apologized for sending a marketing email...

Philippines: Alleged military torture video

Isnayp, a communist media group in the Philippines, releases a video showing torture inside the military camps of the government in Bicol region.

Malaysia: Rising household debt

Anil Netto analyzes the causes of rising household debt in Malaysia. Housing loans, car loans and credit card payments make up most of household debt in the country.

Malaysia: People’s Solidarity Suspension Bridge

Ipoh Echo writes about the 43-metre ‘People’s Solidarity Suspension Bridge’ which was built in a remote Malaysian town without government funding.

Malaysia: Blogger who wrote about sex scandal arrested

uppercaise reported that popular blogger Mohd Nur Hanief Abdul Jalil from Malaysia was arrested and questioned under the Sedition Act. The blogger recently wrote about a sex scandal involving the...

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