Mong Palatino · April, 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 April, 2011

East Timor: Tourism potential

  30 April 2011

EngageMedia uploads a video which features the tourism potential of Dili, East Timor and the problems of the tourism sector in the country.

Malaysia: Obesity in schools

  28 April 2011

Nuraina A Samad from Malaysia reminds authorities that addressing the obesity issue also requires a review of the physical education and fitness programs in schools

Malaysia: Cost of 1Malaysia email

  28 April 2011

Malaysiakini gathers reactions in Malaysia to the report that the planned 1Malaysia email will also entail some cost for users who will access some of its value added services.

Thailand: Outrage Over Topless Teen Dancing

  24 April 2011

The buzz in Thailand in the past week was the scandal caused by the topless teen dancers during the Songkran Water Festival (Thai New Year). The photos and videos of the three girls dancing bare breasted immediately went viral and generated intense online debates on the real meaning of Thai culture and morality.

Singapore: Bloggers Criticize PAP Manifesto

  20 April 2011

Singapore’s ruling coalition, People’s Action Party, released its election manifesto on April 17, 2011, which was immediately criticized by many bloggers for being “too vague.” PAP has been in power for five decades already. The General Elections will take place on May 7.

Laos: Protest against Xayaburi dam

  19 April 2011

Activists held a picket in front of the Laos Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand to protest against the planned Xayaburi dam in Mekong River in Laos. The big dam, according to protesters, would affect fish supply and inundate villages in the region.

Myanmar: Petition campaign for peace and reconciliation

  19 April 2011

A petition campaign was initiated on the first day of the Burmese New Year at the headquarters of the Myanmar opposition party, the National league for Democracy, urging the President of the Union of Myanmar to take some concrete actions for national reconciliation and domestic peace of the country.

Philippines: Solar lighting project

  17 April 2011

Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light), is a “sustainable lighting project in the Philippines which aims to bring the eco-friendly Solar Bottle Bulb to underprivileged communities nationwide”

Laos: Controversial Xayaburi Dam

  17 April 2011

Amraapali writes about the planned Xayaburi Dam along the Lower Mekong in Laos. The controversial dam project is opposed by some groups which warned of “reduced fisheries, inundation of riverbank gardens, and loss of nutrients for floodplain agriculture” if the dam becomes operational.

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