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Mong Palatino · September, 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 September, 2011

Laos According to WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has released a set of Laos files that confirmed the country’s underdevelopment, endemic corruption in the bureaucracy, and the fragile state of its environment. Here are some online reactions...

Vietnam: Cash Transfer Programs

Stoney Chenal reviews the experience of Vietnam in implementing Cash Transfer programs.

Wikileaks Cables on Laos

Wikileaks has released a set of cables that involve Laos. Blogger Lao Bumpkin identifies the relevant topics in the uploaded files.

East Timor: Tasi Mane Petroleum Infrastructure Project

A local Non-Government Organization, La'o Hamutuk, has set-up a special website page to gather information, monitor project updates, and document the resistance of a community to East Timor’s Tasi Mane...

Timor-Leste eProcurement Portal

The East Timor government says it established the Timor-Leste eProcurement Portal to enhance transparency and accountability. The website “allows citizens, donors, NGOs and the press to analyze and search information...

East Timor: Proposed Base Law on Environment

La’o Hamutuk provides an unofficial translation of East Timor's proposed Base Law on Environment which seeks to provide the legal framework in protecting the country's environment.

Thailand: Commemoration of 2006 Coup

Lillian Suwanrumpha posts pictures of the assembly of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship or popularly known as Red Shirts as the group commemorated the five-year anniversary of the...

Protecting the Beaches of Brunei

The Beach Bunch Association was established to protect the beaches of Brunei from pollution. It taps the power of social media to gather more support from the public. One of...

Southeast Asia: Press Freedom Heroes

Three Southeast Asian journalists (Cambodia's Hang Chakra, Malaysia's Zulkiflee Anwar Ul Haque, and Thailand's Chiranuch Premchaiporn) were recognized by the Human Rights Watch for their promotion of press freedom in...

Myanmar: International Websites Accessible Again?

The Irrawaddy reports that international websites, including YouTube, are accessible again in Myanmar. But internet connection in the country is still slow, according to internet cafe operators.

Philippines: Verified Twitter Accounts of Government Agencies

As of this writing, the list of verified twitter accounts of government agencies in the Philippines monitors 22 departments.

Why did RIM Blackberry choose Malaysia over Indonesia?

Instead of punishing the company and imposing more taxes, Unspun reminds Indonesia to review its investment policies as RIM Blackberry chose Malaysia over Indonesia in setting up its production base.

Indonesia: Protest of Mining Workers

Multibrand writes about the planned strike of Indonesian workers of PT Freeport, a mining company that produces the world's largest supply of Gold and Copper. The workers are demanding the...

Cambodia: Video of Flooding in Siem Reap

SoutheastAsiaTravel has uploaded a video of the recent flooding in the Old Market Area in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Thailand: Voluntary Minimum Wage Increase?

According to several online reports cited by Bangkok Pundit, the Thailand government can't force private companies to implement a minimum wage increase. The wage hike is one of the election...

Philippines: Lolong, World’s Largest Crocodile

A 21-foot saltwater crocodile is now under captivity in the Philippines and is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world. Animal rights activists are urging the...

WikiLeaks Cables on Malaysia

uppercaise reports that the 994 cables from the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur in the WikiLeaks database is now online. There are 462 unclassified cables, 438 classified as confidential, and...

Reducing Corruption in Malaysia

Greg Lopez of New Mandala notes that despite the numerous anti-corruption efforts in the past years, corruption continues rise in Malaysia.

Malaysia: Service Tax on Prepaid Phones

Dr Jacob from Malaysia is opposed to the plan of mobile phone operators to pass the new 6 percent service tax to consumers.

Cambodia: State of Human Rights

The latest report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia is now online. The report expressed concern about the violations on the “freedom of expression...

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