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Mong Palatino · October, 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 October, 2011

Thailand: Floods and Social Media

Many parts of Thailand are still flooded as the country continues to face the worst flooding disaster in the past half century. But some bloggers believe the flooding disaster has...

History of Medicine in Southeast Asia

A new website was created to gather research and more information about the history of medicine in the Southeast Asian region.

Overview of Occupy Southeast Asia

‘Occupy’ protests are also spreading in Southeast Asia. Inspired by the global ‘Occupy’ movement, assemblies were organized this month in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Singapore. Here is an overview of...

Myanmar: Local Politician Allows Opium Production

The Palaung Women’s Organization reports that an elected official in the Palaung region of Shan State North in Myanmar has allowed the cultivation of opium in the area which generated...

Myanmar: Video of Dissident Comedian Blogger Zarganar

Reporters Without Borders posted a video interview with the dissident comedian and blogger Zarganar from Myanmar who was released from jail early this month. Zarganar discussed media freedom and the...

Thailand: Video Animation About Flood Crisis

roosuflood uploads a short video animation on YouTube which explains the flood crisis in Thailand.

Thailand: Government Censored Thaiflood Website?

The Committee to Protect Journalists has issued a statement expressing concern about the reported attempt of the Thailand government to censor the citizen-journalist website Thaiflood which has been provising useful...

Thailand: Burmese Workers Arrested Outside Flood Zones

Mahn Saimon reports that Burmese workers who are escaping the floods of Thailand are being arrested by Thai police forces for travelling outside of their permitted zones. There are three...

Why Occupy Singapore Failed

It seems Singaporeans are preoccupied with something else because nobody showed up in the OccupyRafflesPlace event which could have been the Singapore equivalent of the Occupy Wall Street protest. Bloggers...

Thailand: Flood Maps and Disaster Monitoring Tools

In an earlier post, Global Voices featured some of the online maps which were created to monitor the floods in Thailand. The flood disaster is already the worst that ever...

Malaysia: #cleanbefore13 hashtag

The twitter hashtag #cleanbefore13 refers to the campaign to pressure the Malaysian government to implement immediate electoral reforms before the 2013 general elections.

Vietnam: Halal Restaurants

GoHalalPlanet is a website that provides information on Halal restaurants in Vietnam

Vietnam: Trial of Detained Blogger Postponed

Viet Tan reports that the trial of detained blogger and Mathematics professor Pham Minh Hoang has been postponed. The blogger was charged with subversion.

Anti-Malaysianism in Indonesia?

Farish A Noor discusses the perceived anti-Malaysianism sentiment in Indonesia. The author hopes for better relations between the two neighbors in the Southeast Asian region

Behold Singapore’s ‘Onternaut’ Netizens

They are online, they visit alternative websites, and they surf in the cyberspace like astronauts. They are Singapore’s ‘Onternauts’ or young netizens who use the internet to monitor news, share...

Thai Film Archive

tilmanbaumgaertel writes a review of the Thai Film Archive. The museum is housed in a replica of the first sound studio in Thailand

Cambodia: Music Magazine

Students of the Royal University of Phnom Penh are behind the launching the magazine Dontrey which features the musical traditions of Cambodia

Thailand: Flood Situation on Twitter

Thais use the hashtag #ThaiFlood to monitor the flood situation in Thailand while English updates are available through the hashtag #ThaiFloodEng

Cambodia: State of the National Museum

Vutha Tim writes about the situation today of the Cambodia’s National Museum and urges immediate action to repair and modernize the institution

West Papua: ‘Biggest Threat’ to Pacific Media Freedom

The Pacific Journalism Review reports that Indonesia-occupied West Papua has the most serious violations of press freedom in the Pacific area.

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