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Mong Palatino · May, 2011

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 May, 2011

Vietnam: Increasing number of high-rise buildings

Luan Nguyen writes about the urban impact of the boom in the construction of very tall buildings in Vietnam.

Vietnamese phonetic alphabet

¡¡¡Việt Nam ơi!!! blogs about the Vietnamese phonetic alphabet system used to spell out words on the radio or telephone.

Myanmar: Ban on use of CDs, USB sticks, floppy drives

Myanmar has issued a new regulation banning the use of CDs, USB sticks, and floppy drives in public internet cafe shops.

Thailand: Social media, elections, and politics

Jon Russell writes how politicians in Thailand are using the social media in preparation for the coming elections.

Social media usage in Cambodia

Journalism students from Phnom Penh upload a video which discuss social media usage in Cambodia, including the threat to block websites which are critical to the government.

Malaysia: Tweets on the Acid Splasher

More than 20 cases of acid attacks have been reported already in Malaysia since March. Many residents are scared to walk in the streets. Netizens were quick to spread information...

Cambodia: Blog to promote LGBT welfare

Cambodia LGBT Pride! is a blog established by volunteers who “work together with NGOs and local businesses to reduce discrimination based on sexuality and co-ordinate events to help nurture and...

Why East Timor should join ASEAN?

José Ramos-Horta, the President of Timor-Leste, lists the country's accomplishments to convince ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders to include Timor Leste as one of its members

Philippines: New bar examination format

A Filipino lawyer revealed that the bar examination format would be modified next year. Aside from the traditional essay questions, examinees will also answer multiple choice examinations.

Singapore: Dog meat

A Singapore blogger urges authorities to rethink the ban on the selling of dog meat in the city state.

Singapore: Cancer treatment subsidy

Deborah Choo, writing for The Online Citizen, features the story of a cancer patient who found out that cancer treatments are not being subsidized by the Singapore government.

Singapore: Changed political landscape

Catherine Lim explains why Singapore's political landscape has changed despite the victory of the ruling party in the recent general elections.

Unesco report on Singapore media

A Unesco report cites the “heavily regulated” mainstream media in Singapore while recognizing blogs and other new media sites as offering “alternative discourse on important socio-political issues like domestic politics,...

Postscript to Singapore Elections

Singaporeans trooped to the polls last Saturday and re-elected the ruling party which has been in power since 1959. But the opposition also scored some important victories and this generated...

Singapore: Museum website features interactive games

The website of Singapore's National Art Gallery features interactive games and other educational resources to teach children and the general public about art.

Myanmar: Video journalists behind bars

Independent media network The Democratic Voice of Burma reports that 17 of its video journalists are under detention in Myanmar. Some are serving sentences of 27 years for reporting about...

Thailand: Opium Museum

The House of Opium in Thailand features the history of opium and its trade in The Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia. It also has a collection of materials which celebrate...

Malaysia: Cost of removing poverty in Sarawak

Anilnetto links to an article published by Aliran about the amount needed to wipe out poverty in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Laos: Mekong Tourism Forum

A new media boot camp will be held later this month a day before the Mekong Tourism Forum in Pakse, Champasak, Laos. The event will gather travel bloggers who are...

Philippines: Performance of local governments

LGPMS provides online reports and other performance indicators of local governments in the Philippines.

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