See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

Mong Palatino · May, 2013

activist and two-term member of the philippine house of representatives. blogging since 2004 at mongster's nest.

Email Mong Palatino

Latest posts by Mong Palatino from May, 2013

30 May 2013

Blackout Mapping in Cambodia

A massive blackout in Cambodia has sparked online discussion about the country’s power supply situation. Citizens are demanding explanation about the recurring blackouts in recent months. Urban Voice, a crowdsourcing...

25 May 2013

Kindness Mascot Gives Up on Singapore

Singa, Singapore’s courtesy lion and then mascot for kindness since 1982 has resigned. Complaining against an “increasingly angry and disagreeable society” the lion felt it’s time to take a break....

19 May 2013

“Lift your Skirt, Save a Life” Cervical Cancer Ad Divides Singapore

To remind Singapore women about the free Pap smear screenings this month and to promote awareness about cervical cancer, the Singapore Cancer Society came out with a “Lift your skirt....

Indonesia: Petition to Save the Forest of Aceh

Violent Dispersal of ‘Red Shirts’ Protest Remembered in Thailand

15 May 2013

Brunei: ‘Slow Internet is Almost Like Censorship’

Brunei internet users are complaining against the slow and unreliable internet connection in their country. Brunei has one of the most expensive internet rates in Southeast Asia but many Brunei...

13 May 2013

‘Black 505’ Post-Election Rallies Spread in Malaysia

The Opposition-led ‘Black 505’ rallies are spreading in Malaysia. In the past week, hundreds of thousands gathered in Kuala Lumpur and in other parts of the country to protest the...

9 May 2013

‘Malaysian Tsunami’ Protests Election Irregularities

Tens of thousands in Malaysia gathered in Kelana Jaya stadium near the country’s capital last May 8 to protest the final vote tally of the 13th General Elections. The government...

Drug Trafficking on the Rise in Timor Leste

Timor Leste's Bid to Join ASEAN

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site