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Mong Palatino · July, 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 July, 2011

Plank Vietnam

A Tumblr account was created encouraging Vietnam netizens to post their planking pictures.

Vietnam: TEDx Mekong

TEDx Mekong will take place on August 18 in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. This year's theme is “Entrepreneurship in Vietnam”

Vietnam: Resolving the dispute over Spratly Islands

Vietnam Talking Points uploads an article by Thi Quang Lam, a former general in the South Vietnamese Army, who writes about the dispute over the Spratly Islands in the South...

Practicing legal profession in Vietnam

Attorney Huynh Van Dong writes about the challenges facing lawyers in Vietnam. He reports that an increasing number of lawyers are now in jail for “expressing their own personal opinion.”

Vietnam: More than 500 Attended Barcamp Saigon

The fourth Barcamp in Saigon was held last Sunday, July 24, at RMIT International University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was the biggest Barcamp in Saigon in terms...

Malaysia: Letter of Catholics to Pope

A letter signed by 365 Catholics and other Christians in Malaysia was sent to Pope Benedict XVI expressing concern about the timing of the visit of Prime Minister Najib Tun...

Philippines: Online reactions to president's speech

Blogwatch gathers online reactions to the Philippine president's second state of the nation address delivered last Monday.

Cambodia: Need for independent media

KI Media uploads a dissertation by Sothearith IM that highlights the importance of developing an independent media in Cambodia.

Cambodia: #camlabor hashtag

Cambodians tweeting about migration, labour and trafficking issues in Cambodia are urged to use the #camlabor hashtag

Philippines: Photos of fishing village

Art Radar Asia features the photo exhibit of Wahoo Guerrero about the lives of fisherfolk in a coastal village in the Philippines.

Myanmar: Traditional music instruments

htootayzar posts pictures of traditional music instruments from Myanmar.

Should Singapore Nationalize its Transport System?

The petition of Singapore’s private transport operators for a fare increase has sparked a debate on whether it's time to nationalize the country's transportation system. Bloggers react to the proposal...

Malaysia: The Economist print edition censored

uppercaise reports that the latest print edition of The Economist was censored by Malaysian authorities. The government said it only ‘blackened’ the ‘false and misleading’ parts of the story on...

Thailand: How media handled story on the impounded Thai plane in Germany

Saksith Saiyasombut blogs about how the local media handled the story on the impounded Thai plane in Germany. The plane allegedly belongs to the Crown Prince.

Philippines: Internet and social reform

Philippine legislator and activist Teddy Casino reminds Filipino netizens not to be limited to being “clicktivists in the virtual world but activists in the real world.”

Murdoch Hails Singapore Model But Local Netizens Disagree

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has told British members of parliament that the Singapore model of paying high salaries to politicians should be emulated to curb corruption. Here is the reaction...

Singapore's old playgrounds

just rambling creates a google map of Singapore's old playgrounds.

Singapore: How to elect a female president

Grace Ke of the Association of Women for Action and Research explains why it's almost impossible to elect a female president in Singapore.

Singapore: Manager is now a taxi driver

Singapore-Lighthouse reacts to the story about a manager who became a taxi driver in Singapore and links it to the rising unemployment problem in the city state.

Singapore: Supertrees design in new project

Barry Smyth hails the Supertrees design in the Gardens by the Bay project of Singapore. Supertrees are tree-like structures with heights that range between 25 and 50 meters and they...

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