Latest posts by Mong Palatino from November, 2013
More than 100,000 anti-government protesters have stormed the streets of Bangkok in the past three days. Tensions rose when protesters occupied several government buildings
As the Philippines continues to ask for global aid in the wake of the devastating impact of typhoon Haiyan, many Filipinos are also asking world leaders to tackle climate change
The verse 'Kill the man, rape my girlfriend' is now banned in the Singapore army marching song.
Tessa Houghton shares the findings of a study which monitored media bias in Malaysia during the 13th General Elections a few months ago: Malaysian citizens who relied on English and Bahasa Malaysia newspapers and/or television as their media source/s during the GE13 campaign were not provided with fair and accurate...
John McCarthy and Zahari Zen urge the Indonesian government to implement ‘transformative policies’ to solve hunger and food insecurity in the country: The food produced is too expensive, leaving poor households vulnerable. Today, even in rural areas, the majority of people are net food buyers. This is why the poor...
Colin Meyn explains how the ‘rapid spread of social media is altering Cambodia’s political landscape.’ The young electorate desirous of change plus the aggressive campaigning of the opposition in the Internet made a huge impact in the recent elections. Interestingly, the Prime Minister also mentioned Facebook several times in his...
David Streckfuss cites a Thailand Supreme Court ruling about a Lese Majeste (anti-royal insult law) case which upheld the verdict against a citizen who reportedly defamed a dead king: Although the [defamatory] action was against a past king who had already passed on, it is still a violation….The defamation of...
CNN is praised for its extensive coverage of the destructive impact left by super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. But some are not happy with its 'exaggerated' reports
Thousands are dead in the Philippines and millions are homeless because of a super typhoon which hit the country last week. Here are some ways you can help.
Aid is pouring in from all over the world but typhoon survivors are complaining that they have not been receiving any help from the government
Hungry and weary, some typhoon survivors are looting grocery stores and government warehouses to look for food, water, and other basic necessities.
The devastating impact of super typhoon Haiyan is slowly being revealed through the photos and reports of journalists and survivors
Just a few weeks after suffering from a deadly earthquake, the Visayas part of the Philippines was ravaged by the world's strongest storm.
Opposition to the bill emerged after it was reported that the amended version of the measure would benefit corrupt politicians and human rights violators.
Despite the reported progress in the Philippines, Manila is still home to hundreds of thousands of informal settlers.
The popular but controversial 'topeng monyet' (masked monkey) shows are now banned in the streets of Jakarta, Indonesia.
According to critics, the controversial measure will grant blanket amnesty to corrupt politicians and human rights violators
More than a million workers reportedly joined Indonesia's two-day general strike. Workers are demanding an increase in salaries, the implementation of universal health care and protection of domestic workers