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Mong Palatino · June, 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 June, 2011

Thailand: ‘Vote No’ Campaign

Thais will troop to the polls next week and although the opposition is leading in some surveys, there is still no certainty of any group clinching a landslide victory. Unusually,...

Thailand: #hiogat election hashtag

What does #hiogat means in the current Thailand election campaign? It refers to the protest placard raised during a speech of the Prime Minister which reads “He is only good...

Thailand: Social media games and tourism

Thailand's tourism authorities have developed two social media game applications to promote Thai culture. The games can be played on Facebook too.

Malaysia: Burmese women groups speak out

Various Burmese women groups working in Malaysia issued a joint statement calling for stronger protection for Burmese women refugees in the region.

Thailand: Election predictions

The Bangkok Pundit reviews Thailand election predictions and maintains that the opposition party still has an edge over the administration coalition

Indonesia's 24 world records

Truly Indonesia lists 24 world records held by Indonesia. For example, it has 3 of the 6 largest island in the world and it is currently the largest Muslim country...

East Timor: UN agencies directed to use Tetum language

To enhance its national identity, East Timor's Council of Ministers has directed all international agencies working in the country, including UN institutions, to use the Tetum language in their transactions...

East Timor: Timorese on Twitter

Edward Rees creates a list of twitter users in East Timor

Myanmar: Labour registration form

Democracy for Burma uploads a labour registration brochure in Burmese and Thai languages provided by the International Organization for Migration. There are thousands of Myanmar migrants living and working in...

Myanmar: Thousands flee home in Kachin fighting

According to the Democratic Voice of Burma, “more than 10,000 ethnic Kachin are now thought to have fled their homes as days of fighting engulfed parts of Burma’s northernmost state.”...

Vietnam: Fake hotel reviews?

Nick Ross suspects that boutique hotels in Hanoi, Vietnam are faking online reviews.

Vietnam Revolutionary Journalism Day 2011

Adam Bray blogs about the Vietnam Revolutionary Journalism Day 2011 celebration. He also notes how several newspapers have been loyally reproducing state propaganda.

Cambodia: Land rights hashtag

The twitter hashtag #camland is proposed to gather tweets related to land-rights, evictions, and controversial developments in Cambodia.

Thailand: Abandoned skyscraper

dr-hank-snaffler-jr writes about an abandoned skyscraper in Bangkok, Thailand. The building was not completed when the 1997 Asian financial crisis severely hit Thailand.

Thailand: Pub Peab and Planking Craze

First there was planking or the lying down game which became an instant hit in Thailand. But cultural authorities are not happy with it. Then the Pub Peab craze which...

Vietnam: Poetry Bordello event in Hanoi

Andy Engelson blogs about a Poetry Bordello event in Hanoi, Vietnam which was held to promote the value of poetry and to support the work of the Center for Women...

Vietnam: Online patriotism versus China's ‘intrusion’

A rising number of Vietnamese netizens are expressing their patriotic sentiments in various social media platforms against what they describe as Chinese intrusions in Vietnam territories in South China Sea.

Hackers attack Vietnam websites

More than 1,500 Vietnam websites were reportedly attacked by hackers this month. Even the www.hvaonline.net, a popular forum for “web security technicians”, was attacked.

Cambodia: Pictures of banknotes

anyonkh uploads pictures of Cambodian currency notes from the 1950s up to the 1990s.

Indonesia: Prostitution in a cemetery

EngageMedia uploads a video by Ucu Agustin who features the lives of women workers living near Mount Bolo in East Java, Indonesia. Many of them are also working as sex...

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