Mong Palatino · October, 2010

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 October, 2010

Singapore EduCamp

  19 October 2010

Registration is now open for the 2010 Singapore Educamp. “EduCamps are BarCamp style un-conferences where educators and people interested in education come and share their projects, ideas and findings.”

Philippines: Strongest typhoon of the year

  19 October 2010

Typhoon Juan (international name: Megi), the world’s strongest tropical cyclone of the year, hit the north part of the Philippines forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents. Many provinces are still without power and communication signals; rice and other agricultural crops were also destroyed. Netizens share their stories

Vietnam: Hanoi’s 1,000th birthday festivities

  11 October 2010

Hanoi is 1,000 years old. The festivities to mark the historic occasion in Vietnam lasted for ten days from October 1-10. Bloggers share their observations and reactions about how the events were organized.

Laos: Room to Read project

  10 October 2010

Christina Xu writes about the Room to Read project in Laos and tackles the schooling and learning conditions in the country.

Myanmar: Video message campaign for human rights

  10 October 2010

Pro-democracy Myanmar activists who are based in Japan have launched a video message campaign which aims to pressure the United Nations to make a concrete action about the “serious human rights violations by the ruling junta” in Myanmar.

Thailand: Battling child pornography

  10 October 2010

The Lost Boy blogs about the selling of child porn videos in the streets of Thailand. He links to relevant websites that are campaigning for the elimination of child prostitution and trafficking.

Myanmar: The Irrawaddy Blog

  8 October 2010

Independent media site The Irrawaddy, which publishes critical news stories and opinion articles about Myanmar, has recently launched a blog.

Indonesia: Defending “right to worship”

  8 October 2010

Jennie S. Bev writes about the duty of the Indonesian government to protect the people's right to worship. There have been a series of attacks against Christian church groups in the country in the past months.

Indonesia: West Papua Flashflood

  7 October 2010

More than 80 people died and hundreds more are still missing after a flashflood devastated the remote town of Wasior in West Papua, Indonesia. Here are some news and blog reports and Facebook reactions

Brunei: Social media situation

  6 October 2010

Geek in White from Brunei reacts to the seminar given by the government on the rights and responsibilities of bloggers. The author advises authorities to study further the social media situation in the country since the blogging community is not as big before.

Malaysia: Sexuality rights festival

  4 October 2010

Annexe Gallery lists the scheduled events of Seksualiti Merdeka, the only sexuality rights festival in Malaysia. The festival embraces sexuality rights, family and diversity.

Indonesia: Questions about the train crash

  3 October 2010

Referring to the deadly train crash in Indonesia which killed 36 passengers, Multibrand asks if it is fair to pin the blame solely on the driver and suggests that other train authorities should be investigated as well.

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