ADVOCACY MindaNOW: Unsolicited advice to Congress on BBL

(Author previously served as chief government negotiator and presidential adviser on the peace process)   DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 Sept) –  I have two initial  suggestions to Congress, if I may, … »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: The dictator within

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 September) — President Aquino again railed at the media for supposedly portraying the Philippines as a “dangerous and lawless country”. He must have been pissed off by… »

CRUCIBLE: Life’s Primacy and Cultural Imageries since 9/11

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/13 September) – There is a beautiful line in the Holy Qur’an, which many of us are very much familiar with that says: “That if any one slew… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Civilian leadership in a time of peace

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/13 September) — The impending passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law should trigger initiatives even now to institute peaceable approaches and non-violent means for problem-solving… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Now’s the time to empower those who are not in power!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Sept) – Before P-Noy’s term runs out on them, Mar Roxas and his Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) should make… »

Top Stories

Ateneo de Manila honors Cardinal Quevedo, Agnes Locsin

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 September) – The Ateneo de Manila is honoring on September 16 six “exemplars in their respective fields,” two of them Mindanawons — Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, OMI,… »

Davao City behind schedule in immunization drive

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 September) — Davao City was behind its own schedule of reaching at least 50% of immunization coverage for measles, rubella, and polio by the second week of… »

GenSan mulls banning riding-in-tandem on motorcycles to curb crimes

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 September) — In a bid to address the spate of unsolved murders and criminal activities perpetrated by motorcycle-riding suspects, city officials are considering the possibility of… »

South Cotabato adopts P2.4-B AIP for 2015

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 September) — The Provincial Development Council (PDC) of South Cotabato has endorsed around P2.4 billion worth of proposed development investments in various parts of the province… »

Dec. 17 is target date for passing Bangsamoro Basic Law  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 Sept) – Calendared for first reading Monday, September 14, the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, now known as House Bill 4994, is targeted for passing by December 17… »

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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