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Mong Palatino · July, 2012

activist and 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 July, 2012

29 July 2012

Thailand: Doughnuts for National Reconciliation

Supporters of Thailand’s ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is currently in exile, celebrated his 64th birthday by distributing 64,000 doughnuts to underprivileged children. The campaign is also said to be...

Laos: Participation in 2012 Olympics

East Timor: Government Sues Multinational Oil Company

Cambodia: Social Media and Education

Cambodia: Primer on Preah Vihear

Laos: Environmental Impact of Xayaburi Dam

8 July 2012

Few Surprises in East Timor Parliamentary Elections

East Timor conducted its parliamentary elections on July 7, 2012. There was a lower voter turn out this year but at least there were no alarming cases of violence and...

Indonesia: Lobby Power of Tobacco Firms

Indonesia: Copyright Law Review

3 July 2012

Chinese Investment: Boon or Bane for Southeast Asia?

The emergence of China as a global economic powerhouse is bringing tremendous benefits to its cash-strapped neighbors in Southeast Asia. But some of its investments have been mired in various...

2 July 2012

Southeast Asia: Home to the World's Longest Ongoing Civil Wars

Southeast Asia is more than just white sand beaches, temples and resorts: it’s not often mentioned that the region is actually home to the world's longest ongoing civil wars, the...

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