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Mong Palatino · January, 2012

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 January, 2012

Indonesia: Promoting E-Commerce Among Small Businesses

Google partners with Indonesian private and government sectors to bring 100,000 Indonesian small and medium businesses online by the end of 2012. The initiative is called Bisnis Lokal Go Online

Singapore: Greening Initiative

Singapore Sojourn mentions the programs of the government and initiatives from the private sector to make Singapore a greener city.

Singapore: ‘Ineffective’ Government Online Search

Otterman Speaks criticizes the “ineffective search tool” embedded on Singapore's government webpages

Cambodia: Photos of Urban Poor Village Demolition

Faine Opines uploads photos of the forced eviction of residents and the demolition of their homes in Borei Keila in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Philippines: Blogger House Project

Baratillo Pamphlet writes about the Bloggers for Habitat YouthBuild Philippines project which aims to gather 2,000 youth that will help rebuild the lives of families whose homes were totally damaged...

Fourth Friendship Lao-Thai Bridge

This youtube video gives an overview of the fourth Friendship Bridge which was designed to link Laos and Thailand across the Mekong River

East Timor: Monitoring the 2012 Elections

There are 10 candidates so far in the coming elections in East Timor. Centru Jornalista Investigativu Timor-Leste is one of the media networks monitoring the polls

Brunei: Support Group for Individuals with Autism

The Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources – Brunei Darussalam or Smarter Brunei is a family support group and association which was established...

Cambodia: Video of Military Assault Against Land Protesters

Licadho, a Cambodian human rights organization, uploads a video of an alleged military assault against rural villagers who were being evicted from their land in Kratie's Snuol district.

Myanmar: Interview with Former Prime Minister

The Myanmar Times publishes its exclusive interview with U Khin Nyunt, Myanmar's former military Intelligence chief and former prime minister, who was freed together with hundreds of political prisoners last...

Indonesia’s Teenage Thief and ‘Sandal Scandal’

Thousands of Indonesian citizens deposited old sandals in front of police stations across the country to protest the beating of a 15-year old boy accused of stealing a pair of...

Myanmar's Nuclear Program

The Democratic Voice of Burma has uploaded a video documentary about its discovery of the secret program of Myanmar’s ruling generals to build nuclear weapons.

Review of Indonesian Laws in 2011

Hukumonline reviews the laws passed by the Indonesian Parliament in 2011

Understanding Singapore Floods

C L Cheong writes a comprehensive article about the causes and possible solutions to the persistent flooding in many parts of Singapore

Malaysia: Ministry Blames Google Translate for Website Errors

Don’t wear “clothes that poke eye” and remember the “Mongoose fight” uniform for official functions. These are some of the funny English translation errors in the website of Malaysia’s Ministry...

Myanmar: Welcome Party for Freed Blogger

Htoo Tay Zar posts pictures from the welcoming party for freed Myanmar blogger Ko Nay Phone Latt. The blogger was one of the 600 political detainees who were released from...

Malaysia: Proposed Race Relations Act

Ann Surin reviews the proposed Race Relations Act in Malaysia which the government hopes would prevent race-based discrimination in the country.

Malaysia: Improving Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

KW Mak writes about the inadequacy of local laws to address the accessibility of public building for people with disabilities in Malaysia

Reviewing Malaysia's National Car Policy

Anil Netto lists the reasons why he thinks Malaysia's national car policy is a ‘big mistake.’ He mentioned that “the dependence on motor vehicles puts Malaysians at the mercy of...

Film Camp Cambodia

Cambodia's first Film Camp will take place on March this year.

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