Mong Palatino · November, 2008

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 November, 2008

Myanmar: Long prison terms for dissidents

  17 November 2008

Myanmar’s Junta continues to shock the world. This week, dissidents who joined street protests were sentenced to 65 years. A blogger and young entrepreneur was sentenced to 20 years for keeping defaced images of national leaders in his email inbox. A journalist faces a two-year prison term for writing about the deadly cyclone which hit Myanmar last May.

Indonesia: Reflections on poverty

  14 November 2008

Thomas Belfield writes about the subject of poverty in Indonesia. He points out that “It is time for a new paradigm. It is time for impatient action.”

Vietnam: Dog food

  14 November 2008

This is not for dog lovers. ABP Photo uploads pictures of a dog in Vietnam which was slaughtered so that it can be served for dinner.

Thailand: Bomb blast in market

  14 November 2008

A bomb blast in a Bangkok market wounded 13 persons. The victims were market vendors who were protesting the new rental contracts of the market. The blast seems to be connected to a commercial dispute between the old and new owners of the market.

Philippines: Reproductive Health debate

  12 November 2008

Should the Philippine Congress approve the Reproductive Health and Population Development Act of 2008? The Catholic Church opposes the measure. Many scholars and cause oriented groups are supporting it. What are the views of Filipino bloggers?

Myanmar: Bloggers sentenced by Court

  11 November 2008

The Irrawaddy reports that two dissident bloggers from Myanmar were sentenced by the court to serve time in jail for maligning the Junta. One of the bloggers is Nay Phone Latt, who was a major source of information during the brutal regime crackdown last year.

Bali after the bombings

  11 November 2008

El Marco returns to Bali and posts pictures of the monument at the site of the 2002 Bali bombings. He also observes: “I found a land and a people painfully changed in the aftermath of the 2002 and 2005 terrorist bombings.”

Malaysia: Police disperse peaceful protest

  11 November 2008

Paradise Storm and Anil Netto from Malaysia provide eyewitness accounts to the peaceful vigil-protest which was violently dispersed by the police. The vigil was a protest against Malaysia's authoritarian policies.

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