CRUCIBLE: High Horse of Crusades (2)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 5 March) – As we stumbled on the idea of fitrah to mean pattern or natural order as our way to reflect on President Barack Obama’s reminders for… »

PEACETALK: Why the euphoria of FAB and CAB did not last long: What comes next for BBL?

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 5 March) – The euphoria for the GPH-MILF (Government-Moro Islamic Liberation Front) agreements (Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro and Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro) was a… »

COMMENTARY: Of Political Dynasties and Local Term Limits

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews / 5 March) – The rationale for the imposition of a specific time frame for elected office was best expressed by a member of the Constitutional Commission… »

TURNING POINT: The Scourges of Corruption

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 5 March) – Corruption in government service is dishonesty in its worst form and scale. It subverts and weakens the authority of government and deprives… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Little things below that make up the big things in the nation

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 March) – Most people think governing is a task performed by people in power only, that it only concerns public officials, while the… »

Top Stories

MILF’s Iqbal a registered voter since 2013

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 March) —“I am a registered voter.” This is the disclosure of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal during a press briefing here Thursday.… »

Drug trafficker with ties to Chinese suppliers nabbed in Cotabato

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 5 March) – After eluding arrest twice, a suspected high level illegal drug trafficker fell to government hands following a raid on his house here dawn… »

City Health to probe foul smell emitting from coal-fired plant being built in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 March) – The City Health Office is set to inspect this week communities in Binugao, Toril regarding reports of foul odors being detected near the… »

Lack of business sense, other problems bug PH coffee industry

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 March) – Lack of good business sense, among other problems, has bugged the growth of the country’s coffee industry, a former agriculture official… »

Family of slain PNP-SAF from S. Kudarat gets benefit from ECC

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 March) – The Employees Compensation Commission (ECC) has released P20,000 in funeral benefit to the family of a police commando from Sultan Kudarat province… »

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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