COMMENTARY: Letter to a Mindanaoan Indie Film Student

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/30 July) — Thank you for the request for an interview. But I must tell you, though I acted as juror of the Caraga region GAD student independent… »

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: In praise of the Jesuits of our youth and those who came after

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 July) — Early this morning as I sat still in our chapel waiting for our community’s  Morning Prayer session to begin, images of Jesuits I’ve met through… »

COMMENTARY: The Presidentiable to be wary of in 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/29 July) — In principle, being a mayor or a governor can be an on-the-job training of sorts for the presidency. Unfortunately, recent experience has shown that local… »

MIND DA SONA: To Be Honest

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6:30 pm, 27 July 2015) – President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III stepped down the podium about fifteen minutes ago, somber-faced. He did not shake… »

BISAG UNSA: Natulog nga Higante

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews / 28 Hulyo) – Si Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) ang nagbansag sa Tsina nga “Natulog nga Higante,” kun (Sleeping Giant). Niya pa: “Pasagdi nga matulog ang Tsina,… »

Top Stories

ARMM holds successful quake, tsunami drill in Maguindanao

KUSIONG, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 31 July) – Fifty-year-old Norhaiya Untong was only in second grade in this place when she was awakened by the catastrophic 7.9-magnitude earthquake… »

Davao Region posts 9.4% GRDP, outperforms all regions

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 July) – Davao Region outperformed all the other 16 regions in the Philippines in terms of economic growth after posting a stellar gross regional domestic… »

P500 million to be allotted for cacao in Mindanao in 2016

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 July) – Some P500 million will be poured in Mindanao next year to increase by two-folds the number of cacao trees planted through the Double-Up… »

GenSan gets world’s largest fish display Guinness record, but…

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 31 July) – The city is now the record holder for the world’s largest fish display, officials here said, although Guinness World Records has yet… »

Koronadal to host international folkloric festival

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 31 July) – The city government is all set for the hosting of the “Pyesta Kolon Datal: Koronadal International Folkloric Festival” slated next month that will… »

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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