Mong Palatino · December, 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 December, 2012

Cambodia: Major Events of 2012

  31 December 2012

Albeiro Rodas reviews the major events and issues in Cambodia in the year 2012. He mentions the passing away of King Norodom Sihanouk as the most important event in Cambodia in the past year.

Thailand's ‘Skype Doctors’

  31 December 2012

“Virtual ER”, launched in 2011, serves as a direct means of communication between BNH Hospital's Emergency Room and patients via Skype…Patients or helpers can speak to and see the nurses in the ER from wherever they are with simple tools including internet connection, a computer, a tablet PC or a...

A Memorable 2012 for Myanmar

  31 December 2012

Burma has experienced a lot of political and social turbulence throughout the past year. Like a dilapidated taxi driving in torrential rain, the country is still moving forward but things looks risky. We can only hope that 2013 sees better weather ahead. Writing for The Irrawaddy, Kyaw Zwa Moe reviews...

Philippines: Catholic Church Offers Online Rituals

  26 December 2012

The Philippine Catholic Church has been actively using the internet to fulfill its evangelical mission. In recent years, it has launched several online platforms which allow Filipinos around the world to celebrate Christian traditions.

Animal Welfare Groups Step Up Campaign in Laos

  24 December 2012

Animal welfare groups in Laos have stepped up their campaign to promote protection of animals and public awareness about animal care. Their campaigns include better veterinary care, providing shelter to injured animals, and the stopping of illegal dog meat trading.

Rohingya Refugees Rejected by Singapore

  23 December 2012

Singapore turned away 40 Rohingya shipwreck survivors who were rescued by a Vietnamese ship. Singapore netizens and human rights groups reacted strongly to the decision of authorities to send away the refugees.

How to Say Singapore Correctly?

  23 December 2012

Is it Sing-GAH-Pore, Sing-GUH-pore, ‘sing-GUH-pawr’, ‘Singgah-pura’, Sinkapore? Blogger gdy2shoez reviews various interpretations on how to correctly pronounce the name of Singapore.

Philippines: Summary of Data Privacy Act

  23 December 2012

Data subject has the right to know if their personal information is being processed. The person can demand information such as the source of info, how their personal information is being used, and copy of their information. Janette Toral provides the salient features of the Philippines’ Data Privacy Act of...

Vietnam's Dipping Sauces

  23 December 2012

Vietnam is a wonderful world of sauces… At Hanoi's bia hơi establishments, for every four or five dishes ordered there will be a corresponding number of sauces coming to table, too. Mark Lowerson or @stickyinhanoi introduces Vietnam's popular dipping sauces.

Pangolin Rehabilitation Center in Cambodia

  23 December 2012

Half of the world’s species of pangolins are found in Asia where they have been hunted heavily to very low numbers. The Sunda pangolin, Manis javanica, is the only species found in Cambodia and is now very rare due to hunting pressures to supply the international illegal market. A new...

I Love Brunei Because….

  16 December 2012

Delwin Keasberry, more popularly known as @BruneiTweet in the Brunei internet community, asked fellow local netizens to tweet their love for their country. This post features some of the answers given by Brunei twitter users which reveal a lot of things about Brunei society and its people.

Measuring Corruption in East Timor

  14 December 2012

Great news: Timor-Leste reduced corruption more than every other country in the world! But is it true? We have a rapidly growing state budget, a minister facing prison, reports about corruption in the media every day and falling scores from other rating agencies. La'o Hamutuk reviews the corruption indicators given...

Indonesia Tops List in Cyber Threats

  14 December 2012

An Indonesian user has nearly a one-in-four chance of encountering an attempt to infect their machine each quarter. Much of the threat is due to widespread Trojan horses, software applications infected with malware The eWeek magazine has published the 2013 report of Sophos on global security cyber threats. Indonesia is...

Thailand: Why Pitak Siam Protest Failed

  14 December 2012

The anti-government group Pitak Siam (Protect Thailand) vowed to mobilize one million people in the streets of Bangkok last November 24 but managed to gather only 20,000. Bloggers, journalists and academics have written about the failure of Pitak Siam and the political impact of the protest.

Lao Startup Wins ASEAN Award

  11 December 2012

Lao IT Dev, a startup based in Laos, has won the 1st Asean ICT Award in the Digital Content category. It publishes the e-corner magazine which is the major source of IT-related news in Laos.

Vietnam: Hùng Kings Ritual Recognized by UNESCO

  11 December 2012

Le Minh Khai discusses some issues surrounding the decision of UNESCO to recognize the worship of the Hùng Kings in the Phu Tho province of Vietnam on its “List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”

Human Rights Issues in Singapore

  11 December 2012

We call on the government to recognize, respect and fulfil social and cultural rights of all Singaporeans and to review its developmental mindset that overvalues economic growth to the detriment of our society's identity and disappearing heritage. Think Centre identifies several human rights issues in Singapore.

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