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Mong Palatino · July, 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 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

Vietnam: Bad Politics and the Economy

Brunei: ‘Heart of Borneo’ Project

Indonesia: Social Media Impact on Jakarta Polls

Thailand: University Launches E-Bookstore

United States Eases Sanctions on Myanmar

Laos: Prison or Drug Detention Center?

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

Philippine Flood Hazard Map

Koumintang Army in Thailand

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...

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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