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Mong Palatino · August, 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 August, 2011

Cambodia’s Sand Pirates

Residents in a Cambodian province complain against the negative impact of sand dredging in their area. Tons of sand from Cambodia are allegedly shipped to Singapore which are used to...

Philippines: Human Rights Documentation Project

Testigo is an online human rights documentation system that seeks to monitor and gather human rights related information in the Philippines.

Philippines: Family of Slain Journalist Launches Signature Campaign

The family of slain journalist and environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega has launched a one million signature campaign in the internet to protest the recommendation of the government panel to exonerate...

Vietnam War Photos

Flickr user manhhai uploads a collection of Vietnam War photos from 1963-1975.

Vietnam: Children Factory Workers Rescued

Street Kids in Vietnam narrated how their group was able to assist 8 children working in garment factories in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Vietnam Puppetry Theatre

Ma, Water, and Puppets is a blog that celebrates Vietnam Puppetry Theatre

Malaysia: Emergency App Alerts Police

The State of Selangor in Malaysia has launched an emergency app called ‘MyDistress’ which alerts police with a push of a button on mobile phones

Singapore Elects New President

Dr Tony Tan was elected Singapore's seventh president on August 27 with a winning margin of only 7,269 votes. This was enough to beat the three other candidates in Singapore’s...

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Trip in Bago

Htootayzar posts pictures and videos of the trip made by Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in Bago, north of the country. It was the first time the she...

Cambodia: Prey Sar Prison Blog

Titled “life in 1 square meter”, the blog is allegedly created by a prisoner inside Cambodia's Prey Sar prison. It's no longer online but it has been widely discussed by...

Cambodia: Map of Prison Overcrowding

Licadho creates a map to highlight the overcrowding in Cambodia's prisons. According to the group, Cambodia's prisons are filled to roughly 180 percent of their capacity.

Cambodia: Traffic jam in Phnom Penh

Vutha Tim writes about the worsening traffic jams in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The writer cites the rising population in the capital and the proposed solutions to address the problem.

Singapore’s Curry Solidarity

Netizens reacted strongly to the news that an Indian family in Singapore has agreed not to cook curry after their newly arrived neighbors from China complained to authorities about the...

Vietnam: “Police are investigating”

Saigonist observes that many English-written news reports in Vietnam often end up with this conclusion: “Police are investigating”. A Tumblr page was created to gather these stories.

Singapore: Rising number of families seeking financial help

Leong Sze Hian of The Online Citizen writes about the rising number of Singapore families seeking financial help from the government.

Singapore: GDP and economic realities

Despite its high GDP, many Singaporeans are experiencing economic difficulties. The Logic of Faith believes that there is a “fundamental disconnect between abstract categories and concrete realities.”

Filmcamp Laos 2011

The Filmcamp Laos 2011 will take place on October 1 at Vientiane College. According to the organizer, it will be the first grassroot un-conference for people in the filmbusiness in...

East Timor: Liberalizing the Telecommunication Industry

Tempo Semanal writes about the plan of the East Timor government to liberalize the country's telecommunication Industry which is currently monopolized by Portugal Telecom.

East Timor: Changing Family Ties

According to Maria Domingas Fernandes Alves, the rapid modernization in Dili, East Timor has affected traditional family relationships which should force the government to prepare for the breakdown of ‘solidarity...

Brunei: Promoting Health Consciousness Online

Brunei's Health Promotion Centre taps the power of social media to advocate a healthy lifestyle among Bruneians. Its latest campaign is Diabetes Awareness.

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