THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Development focus would moderate obsessive politics

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Apr) – Middle and upper class citizens ought to show more interest and participation in local governing activities, even if only to show… »

TARGET PRACTICE: Biggest obstacle

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 March) – This is about politics. Everyone who visits the city nowadays, the first question that he or she wants answered is: “Is your mayor running for… »

TURNING POINT: One Crooked Thing in Daang Matuwid

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/30 March) — Absurd, anomalous and irresponsible. How else would you describe the act of Regional Executive Director (RED) Ruth M. Tawantawan of the Department of Environment… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: What good do synchronized barangay assemblies serve?

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/29 March) — One wonders what good the synchronized barangay assemblies do for the grassroots in terms of empowering the people, good governance for the community,… »

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS: Alisin natin ang bagahing daladala natin, ang mga biases, prejudices at discrimination

Mike P. Alon (Deliveredy by Mike P. Alon, organizer of the integrated Mindanaons Assistance for Natives (IMAN), during the graduation rites at the Ateneo de Davao University on March 28,… »

Top Stories

Davao fire razes 57 houses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Apr) – Almost a year after a huge fire razed 8.8 hectares in the same area along Quezon Blvd., another fire hit Wednesday, burning down… »

Zambo rice smugglers now using high-speed boats to evade authorities

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 1 April) – Rice smugglers here have adopted a new strategy of employing high-speed small boats to easily evade authorities in bringing in their goods as… »

DSWD appeals to beneficiaries: update addresses to avoid being delisted from 4Ps program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 April) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development asked beneficiaries of its modified conditional cash transfer program to inform their social workers in case… »

Damages to corn, rice from dry spell in R-11 can reach P305M – official

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 March) — The dry spell can potentially result to P304 million worth of damages to corn and rice in the region, an official of the Department of… »

Close to 1M has in Mindanao eyed for oil palm

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 March) –The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) identified 959,000 hectares of lands as potential areas for oil palm investments. In the recent presentation made by Romeo M. Montenegro,… »

Around Mindanao

Working Towards a Reconciled Diversity

Working Towards a Reconciled Diversity Statement of Catholic Bishops and Educators on Peacebuilding in Mindanao Davao City April 10, 2014 Sustainable peace and the righting of historical injustices have been… »

IPs to President Aquino: on the Bangsamoro

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT April 7, 2014 HIS EXCELLENCY BENIGNO SIMEON AQUINO III President of the Republic of the Philippines Malacanang, Manila Your Excellency President Aquino:
Greetings of Peace… »

COMMENT: Brownouts Exploited

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 March) — Brownouts or power outages are bad. However, what’s worse is the exploitation of brownouts to raise the price of electricity in the spot market.… »

Waterfalls galore!

TRAVEL/FITNESS ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 09 March) – Until recently, I’ve been to eight of Iligan’s two dozen or so waterfalls. Twice I was commissioned by the City Tourism Office… »

Laos kids express hope for the future through images

Through drawings, photos and role play, children from different provinces met in Vientiane to express their vision for their villages by the time they reach 20. VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews /… »

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