COMMENTARY: Garbage In, Garbage Out: Misleading Speculations on Pamana’s Demise

By Jayson Ibanez, Ph.D. This is in reaction to a recent article published by MindaNews on September 2, 2015 based on an interview made with Mt Hamiguitan Protected Area Superintendent(PASu)… »

FASTLANES: Co-ops awaken, to fight bills lifting tax exemption

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 3 Sept) – Leaders of cooperative federations meet here last Thursday to plan out actions on moves to abolish their privilege of tax exemption. In a… »

LATE BLOOMS: Time of Fireflies

MINDAVIEWS LATE BLOOMS: Time of Fireflies It was the twenty-third, not the twenty-first. But a two-day difference does not much matter, does it? Especially when the stage for its staging… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Democracy on the block

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/31 August) — Except for the rally that started on Thursday last week and ended on Monday morning, I don’t know of another incident in the past where… »


DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 August) — It had been almost two hours since Iglesia ni Cristo members started gathering on the sidewalk outside the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal on Sunday… »

Top Stories

Surigao Sur Gov to Army: disband, disarm Bagani forces

TANDAG CITY (MindaNews/05 September) — Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel wants the Philippine Army to “disband and disarm” the Bagani Forces, a paramilitary group composed of Lumads (Indigenous peoples)… »

That princess of a fish

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 Sept)— It’s September and in this time of year, people flock here for the Tuna Festival, a week-long merrymaking marking the charter anniversary of this city… »

Maguindanao provincial hospital opens new facilities

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao (MindaNews/04 September) — Maguindanao’s Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) on Friday opened its refurbished hospital in Datu Hofer town that boasts of state-of-the-art facilities. IPHO chief Dr.… »

Couple killed in ambush in DOS, Maguindanao

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews/04 September) – Unidentified gunmen killed a couple in an ambush Thursday afternoon at the national highway here, police said. Mantil Sangkad was riding a motorcycle… »

DA 11 to prepare vegetable areas for EL Niño

TAGUM, Davao del Norte (MindaNews / 3 Sept) – The High Value Crops Program (HVCP) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) 11 is preparing areas that are least likely to… »

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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