THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: What if we empower the grassroots?

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/22 Juy) — If we empower the grassroots or the masses, really empower them, it would be a good thing for the local governments. The masses… »

CRUCIBLE: Time and Revelation (1)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/22 July) – Given the temptation to talk on issues that are currently raging in the country and the Middle East, we would like to suspend our discourse… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Knowing our shortcomings, will K-12 education improve things?

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/21 July) — There’s an inadequacy in our value system which affects our conduct as the sovereign people of our Republic, a shortcoming that is not… »

ADVOCACY MINDANOW: Plane disasters & n0. “7″

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 July) — The other night, I stayed up almost until dawn monitoring the new tragic airline disaster in strife-torn Ukraine involving, yet again, another Malaysian Airlines aircraft… »


DAVAO CITY (MIndaNews / 20 July) — It was exactly four years ago today and the debate was on about sex education – how to teach it when and where… »

Top Stories

The P144-B DAP Express: Results, impact? DBM, COA figures clash

By Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism  Last of Three Parts IN ITS 2012 Annual Financial Report for National Government, the Commission on Audit (COA) said regular appropriation for… »

Sidebar 3: Framing the DAP

THE STORY of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) has been debated using various frames. President Benigno S. Aquino III has offered the “right vs. wrong” frame, saying that “even our… »

U.S. military to rehab airport runway in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/22 July) – The United States Armed Forces through the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) is set to repair the Zamboanga International Airport (ZIA) runway. Danilo Abareta,… »

GPH, MILF end four-day “workshop” in Manila; major issues unresolved

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) — Hopes of crafting a “mutually acceptable” draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) before President Benigno Simeon Aquino III delivers his State of the Nation… »

The P144-B DAP Express: Funds freed in a rush, projects yield slow results

By Malou Mangahas, Karol Ilagan, and Rowena F. Caronan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Second of Three Parts THE GOOD, the bad, and the dead combine, in terms of projects… »

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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