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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

Brunei: Health Promotion Blueprint

During the launching of the Health Promotion campaign in Brunei, a walkathon was organized which was participated by 6,000 people.

East Timor: Tourism potential

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

Malaysia: DiGi WWWOW Award

Digi has launched the DiGi WWWOW Award, it's 1st people’s choice Internet awards for Malaysians by Malaysians.

Malaysia: Solar energy program

Gan Pei Ling writes about the prospects of the solar energy program in Malaysia.

Malaysia: Obesity in schools

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: “Stateless Children of Sabah”

Anne Baltazar writes about the situation of poor children in Sabah in Malaysia whose migrant parents came from Indonesia and Philippines.

Philippines: Invisible paintings in a Manila museum

Artist Edd Aragon's ‘invisible’ paintings are on display today in a Manila museum. The artist used a unique paint formula that allows him to paint under UV (ultraviolet) light.

Thailand: Opposition radio stations raided

The Committee to Protect Journalists criticized Thailand authorities for raiding 13 radio stations which are aligned with the Opposition

Malaysia: Cost of 1Malaysia email

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

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...

Cambodia, Thailand: Border troops clash anew

Thai and Cambodian soldiers clashed anew in the disputed border territory of the two neighbouring countries. For live updates, follow Thai Report and Khmerization.

Malaysian-ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference

The 1st Malaysian-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Regional Bloggers Conference starts today in Kuala Lumpur.

Singapore: Bloggers Criticize PAP Manifesto

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...

Philippines: Using social networks to promote local music

A photographer uses various social networks to promote original Filipino music.

Laos: Protest against Xayaburi dam

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...

Myanmar: Petition campaign for peace and reconciliation

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...

Myanmar: Quake victims need water and zinc sheets

A relief worker reports that quake victims in Northeast Myanmar need drinking water and zinc sheets for shelter. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Myanmar last month.

Malaysia: Residents to receive email account from the government

All Malaysian residents above 18 years old will get a 1Malaysiaemail account from the government.

Philippines: Solar lighting project

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

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...

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