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Mong Palatino · May, 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 May, 2012

Philippines: Budget Transparency Portal

The Philippine government has recently launched the Budget ng Bayan website to promote transparency and good governance in the country. Budget documents and state expenditures are uploaded in the site.

Singapore: Food Bloggers’ Portal

Opinioneated is an “interactive map of where to eat in Singapore, based on the reviews of popular food bloggers.”

Malaysia: Petition for Free and Fair Access to Media

Bersih, an election reform movement in Malaysia, identifies key reforms that the government can implement to ensure free and fair access to media during elections

Philippines, China: Scarborough Shoal Dispute Goes Online

Tension rose in the past month between the Philippines and China when the governments of the two nations accused each other of illegally occupying the territorial waters near the disputed...

Thailand: Red Shirts Back in the Streets

Tens of thousands of Red Shirt protesters commemorated the second anniversary of the army and police crackdown on anti-government protesters in central Bangkok.

Cambodia: Teenager Killed During Eviction

A 14-year old girl was killed when police forces evicted a rural village in Cambodia. The case highlights the growing land disputes in the country and the use of violence...

Southeast Asia: ASEAN Committee on Consumer Protection Website

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations committee on consumer protection has launched a website to inform consumers in the region regarding banned or recalled products.

Vietnam: State of E-Commerce

Chip 2.0 writes about the slow development of e-commerce in Vietnam

Thailand: Minimum Wage and Cost of Living

Bangkok Pundit translates survey reports on the minimum wage and cost of living conditions in Thailand

‘What’s Eating Singapore’ Data Visualizer

Singapore's Health Promotion Board uses the What’s Eating Singapore? data visualizer to survey the five most popular foods in Singapore based on social media posts. It's updated every three days....

Singapore: Birth Control and Low Crime Rate

Furry Brown Dog tries to determine if Singapore's birth control policies in the 1970s are also responsible for the country's low crime rates.

Singapore: Population, Migration, and Women

Syahidah Ismail provides an overview of various issues faced by Singapore women in the past half century. The author discussed some of the controversial population and migration policies adopted by...

Singapore: Remembering the 1987 ‘Marxist Conspiracy’

Several Singaporean groups will commemorate the 25th anniversary of a government crackdown of suspected destabilizers in Singapore. They are accused of being part of a ‘Marxist Conspiracy.’ Human rights groups...

Cambodia Gay Pride Week 2012

Cambodia Gay Pride Week 2012 will take place on May 11 until May 20. Some of the activities include film screenings, parties, Buddhist blessings, and the first Cambodia Pride Amazing...

Thailand: Grandfather Jailed for Lese Majeste Dies

Amphon Tangnoppakul, the 62-year-old Thai jailed for Lese Majeste (royal insult), died in prison today. His 20-year jail sentence was criticized by human rights advocates who are also demanding an...

Laos: Luang Prabang Airport

Sao Darly posts photos and a video clip of the new airport of Luang Prabang in Laos

East Timor: Government Results Portal

East Timor Government Results Portal is a website that aims to publish outcomes information for the most important government targets, projects and programs. It is part of the government's transparency...

Brunei: Decreasing Population Growth

Emmagoodegg discusses Brunei's decreasing birth rate and shares some of the funny suggestions made by netizens on how to increase the country's population

Vietnam: Restrictive New Internet Policy

Duy Hoang, Angelina Huynh, and Trinh Nguyen summarize Vietnam's new internet policy which is expected to be announced by the government next month. The authors warned that the policy will...

Philippines: Discussion About K-12 Education Reform

Angel de Dios compiles articles and commentaries on the proposed K-12 education reform in the Philippines. The government plans to add two more years in the basic education cycle aside...

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