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Mong Palatino · May, 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 May, 2011

Thailand: Foreigners banned from getting religious tattoos

Saksith Saiyasombut reacts to the order of a Thai government official banning foreigners from getting religious tattoos in Thailand

Philippines: Online campaign to defeat Reproductive Health measure

The Catholic Church has turned to cyberspace in its bid to defeat the proposed Reproductive Health bill now pending in Philippine Congress.

Thailand: Free bilingual business newspaper

Launched this year, Business Plus Thailand is Thailand's only free bilingual business newspaper that focuses on local news.

Twitter monitor of Thailand election

The twitter account @ThaiElection11 provides English news updates about the July 3 general election in Thailand. The news source is from The Nation, a leading broadsheet in Bangkok.

Thailand: 9 Film Festival

Wise Kwai reviews the 9 Film Festival in Thailand. The event features “nine short films, each nine minutes long and incorporating something about the No 9 in them.”

Thailand: Tourism woes

Khon Kaen advises the Tourism Authority of Thailand to learn from the aggressive tourism campaign of Laos to revitalize the country's tourism industry

Vietnam: Ben Tre activists convicted

Seven land rights and non-violent democracy activists were found guilty of attempting to overthrow the government of Vietnam. The closed-door trial was held in Ben Tre, Vietnam. Supporters of the...

Southeast Asia Funk Music

Mr. Brown shares his collection of 60's and 70's Southeast Asia Funk music from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Singapore.

Philippines: Short films of Kidlat Tahimik

Francis Cruz reviews the notable short films made by Filipino filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik.

Indonesia: Tweeting a trial on religious violence

The twitter account @cikeusiktrial was created to monitor the trial of a mob attack against an Ahmadi congregation in Cikeusik Sub District in Indonesia. The attack was witnessed by 30...

Thailand: American blogger arrested for insulting royals

A Thai-born American citizen was arrested in Thailand for violation of Lese Majeste. How did he insult the King? He linked and translated some parts of a banned book in...

Thailand’s First Female Prime Minister?

Yingluck Shinawatra, who is the sister of deposed leader Thaksin Shinawatra, has emerged in the past week as a popular candidate in the coming July election in Thailand. She could...

Archive of Southeast Asian Music

The Archive of Southeast Asian Music provides plenty and rich materials about the music of Southeast Asian nations especially in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.

Myanmar: Profile of jailed journalists

Mizzima News has uploaded on Scribd the profiles of imprisoned journalists in Myanmar. There are about 21 journalists in the country's prisons.

Myanmar: Assessing the new government

S.H.A.N. assesses the 50-day old Thein Sein government in Myanmar. S.H.A.N. notes that military rule has strengthened in Myanmar despite the election of civilian leaders last year.

Myanmar: Political prisoners hold hunger strike

Ba Kaung reports that political prisoners in Insein Prison in Myanmar have gone on hunger strike after the government released only 47 political detainees. There are more than 2,000 political...

Myanmar: Farmers receive lengthy prison sentence

Aye Nai reports that farmers involved in a land dispute in Myanmar were given 8 to 12 years of prison convictions by a court. The land is owned by the...

Philippines: K+12 education reform

Sarah Maramag discusses the new education program of the Philippine government. Two more years of schooling will be added to the basic education cycle.

Malaysia: Tweets on the Orphanage Landslide

While the world was busy discussing the ‘end of the world,’ Malaysians mourned the death of innocent children who were buried in a landslide in an orphanage motivational camp near...

Translating a Vietnamese song to English

Charvey notes the difficulty in translating songs from Vietnamese to English. He translated the lyrics of a song from the Vietnam War era.

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