Activist and former two-term member of the Philippine House of Representatives. Blogging since 2004 at mongster's nest. Joined Global Voices in 2006.
Latest posts by Mong Palatino from February, 2011
Brunei: Rare coins
Tiger Lim from Brunei uploads some rare coins which were used in Brunei and Malaysia in the 1920s and 1930s
Philippines: Hot air balloon fiesta
Ginger of ManilaReviews writes about the 16th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga.
Malaysia: National language and patriotism debate
Jebat Must Die from Malaysia writes about the online debate between prominent political bloggers about the use of the national language in the country and its link to nationalism.
Indonesia: Java Jazz Festival
The Java Jazz Festival in Indonesia will take place next month. It will be one of the largest jazz festivals in the world.
Cambodia, Thailand: Tweets about the border conflict
Tharum Bun gathers twitter reactions in Cambodia about the current border conflict involving Thailand and Cambodia.
Malaysia: Unemployed college graduates
Greg Lopez, writing for the New Mandala, tackles the issue of unemployment among college graduates in Malaysia.
Malaysia: Anti-mega tower Facebook page expands advocacy
The 1M Malaysians Reject 100-storey Mega Tower Facebook page, which was set-up last October, has gathered almost 300,000 followers. It has also expanded its advocacy by including public accountability issues.
Malaysia: “Today we are all Egyptians”
Malaysiakini gathers online reactions in Malaysia after the people of Egypt succeeded in forcing the resignation of Hosni Mubarak.
East Timor: Tebe Dai dance
EngageMedia uploads a video featuring Tebe Dai, a traditional Timorese dance from the Kamanasa Village.
Philippines: Football revival
Filipinos use the twitter hashtag #azkals to express support and admiration to the Philippine Football Team known as the Azkals.
Thailand, Cambodia: Border conflict intensifies
The border row between Thailand and Cambodia has intensified in the past week as both countries exchanged fires killing several soldiers on both fronts and forcing the evacuation of nearby villages near the border. Here are social media reactions from Bangkok and Phnom Penh.
Thailand: Reds grateful to Yellow Shirts?
Thai Talk learned from a Red Shirt member that their group is now watching the TV operated by their rivals, the Yellow Shirts, because the latter has been openly criticizing the government. The Red Shirts belong to the opposition while many of the Yellow Shirts are supporters of the government.
Thailand: Monitoring the trial of Chiranuch Premchaiporn
Jon Dent writes about the trial of Chiranuch Premchaiporn (known to friends as Jiew), director of independent news website Prachatai.com in Thailand. Jiew is accused of violating the 2007 Computer Crimes Act for “intentionally supporting or consenting for crimes linked to the use of computers” when she allowed Lese Majeste...
Thailand: Teaching children not to cheat
Tweet Yourself Thai blogs about the efforts of the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority to teach children not to cheat when they become adults.
Thailand: Coup rumors
veera from Thailand cautions the public not to quickly believe in military coup rumors.
Cambodia: Review of Tedx Phnom Penh
Tedx Phnom Penh conducted its first event in Cambodia last February 5 with the theme “Building the Future”. Here are some blog and twitter reviews of the event
Cambodia: Wikileaks and CambodiaLeaks
A blog called CambodiaLeaks uploads documents and news reports about the Wikileaks cables involving Cambodia.
Southeast Asia: Reactions to Egypt protests
Using the #egypt hashtag, let’s read what twitter users in several Southeast Asian countries have been tweeting in reaction to the ongoing Egypt protests
Indonesia: Celebrating Chinese New Year in Bali
Barrie writes how the Chinese New Year is being celebrated in Bali, Indonesia.
Myanmar privatizes airports, airlines
Joseph Allchin, writing for the Democratic Voice of Burma, discusses the issue of privatization in Myanmar as the government readies the privatization of the country's main airport and the operation of its airlines.
Fleeing refugees in Thailand-Myanmar border
The Women's League of Burma is asking the govenrment of Thailand to give temporary shelter to Myanmar civilians who are fleeing from the fighting in the Karen State of Myanmar.