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 November, 2011
Thailand: Impact of Flooding on Colleges
Suluck Lamubol writes about the impact of the Thailand flooding disaster to the country's higher education system. Aside from damages in facilities, many schools are postponing the start of the new school semester.
East Timor Budget Deliberations
East Timor’s Parliament has initially approved the government’s proposed 2012 budget and deliberations will continue until the final voting on November 25. Local NGO La’o Hamutuk has set-up a special page on its website to track the budget discussions while providing the public with pertinent budget documents, analysis, and policy reforms
East Timor Transparency Portal
The government of Timor Leste has created the Timor Transparency Portal which provides access to state expenditures and transactions on Budget, Aid, Procurement, and Government Results.
Photos of Thailand Flooding
A Flickr group has been created, Thailand's Great Flood 2011, to gather photos of the flooding in Thailand. The flood disaster is the worst in the country in the past half century.
Southeast Asian Games 2011
Twitter hashtag #Seag2011 can be used to monitor the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia
Thailand Flooding Disaster
The death toll in Thailand’s worst flooding disaster in 50 years has reached more than 500. Government authorities said 25 provinces are still suffering from the flooding. More than one million families have been affected and the flooding has damaged 4.4 million acres of agricultural land in the country.
Brunika: Brunei's Instagramers Community
Brunika is Brunei's official instagramers network whose vision is for each members to “Share, Good Communication and Own Creativity”
Delwin Keasberry blogs about the Movember Brunei campaign which asks twitter users to put a moustache on their profile in support of the campaign to raise awareness on men's health.
Myanmar: Military and Violence Against Women
Khin Min Zaw writes about a film documentary which links the Myanmar military to several cases of violence against women in the country's war-torn northern state.
Vietnam: Campaign to Support Families of Detained Activists
“Speak Up Now!” is a letter writing initiative to support families of detained youth activists in Vietnam. The goal is to collect at least 300 letters by Human Rights Day on December 10
Indonesia: Journalism and Religious Violence
Indonesia Matters links to an article by journalist Andreas Harsono who wrote about the tendency of Muslim journalists in Indonesia to “cover up or distort stories of religious violence against the minorities” in the country.
Indonesia: Komodo and New 7 Wonders of Nature Competition
Fika Fawzia summarizes the issue surrounding the withdrawal of the Indonesian government from the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition. Indonesia's Komodo Island is a finalist in the competition
A Slutwalk event is scheduled to take place in Singapore next month. Slutwalks are organized to protest sexual violence and victim blaming in rape cases
GovCamp Singapore 2011
GovCamp Singapore 2011, which will take place this month, will discuss “how to improve citizen engagement and services using technology” and “will bring together leading thinkers from government, academia, industry and citizens organizations to share Gov 2.0 initiatives and ideas for Singapore Government transformation.”
Singapore: Dengue Alert App
x-Dengue is a free public service project in Singapore to “raise the general public’s awareness of dengue clusters, health risks and prevention through location-based, individual SMS and email alerts.”
West Papua: Human Rights Issues
West Papua Media Alerts summarizes the major human rights issues in West Papua. One issue involved Indonesian security forces which are accused of attacking the strike of mine workers.
Malaysia: Petition to Teach Science/Math in English
The Parents Action Education Group has set up a Facebook page to gather support for its petition asking the government to make the teaching of science and math in the English language as an option in schools. More than 100,000 people have already joined the group
Video of Flooding in Central Myanmar
DVBTVenglish uploaded a video on YouTube which showed the destructive impact of the recent flooding in central Myanmar
Indonesia: Impact of Oil Palm Plantations
Greg Acciaioli writes about the social and economic impact of expanding oil palm plantations in Borneo Island.