THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: BBL seals a partnership of equals

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/21 April) — The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is really a step towards reconciliation, the smoothing out of historic grievances, differences, even enmity, of fraternal… »

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Hope arises in the uplands of Jose Abad Santos

MOLMOL, Jose Abad Santos, Davao Oriental (MindaNews/20 April) — In August 2014, the members of the Davao Redemptorist Mission Community took over the administration of the Nuing Mission Station (NMS)… »

TARGET PRACTICE: Of pseudo cooperatives and power aggregation

3RD of a Series DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 April) – In this country, power distribution is dominated by cooperatives. In Mindanao, there are only three big power distribution companies while the… »

COMMENTARY: Random Thoughts on Reaching 70 Years

MANDALUYONG CITY (MindaNews/20 April) — Age is merely a stockpiling of years. I don’t feel a heavy burden on my shoulders despite the 70 years because age carries its own rewards.… »

COMMENT: BBL: Meaningfulness and Transition

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 19 April) — Passing a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that embodies Draft BBL virtually intact is not enough to have a BBL meaningful for the establishment… »

Top Stories

Philpost CEO: Tech keeps snail mail alive

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 April) — The traditional means of sending mail is not going to die anytime soon. It’s not going to die ever. Snail mail remains integral in moving… »

Heightened security assured despite low threat level to Palaro

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/21 April) – Strict security arrangements will be observed for the duration of the Palarong Pambansa on May 3-9 in this city even if the threat level to the… »

Surigao police placed on alert after mall blast

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/21 April) – The city has placed its police force on alert to thwart another possible bombing attempt after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off inside the… »

Underdog from Surigao wins in Butuan triathlon

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/21 April) — An unheralded triathlete from Surigao City pulled out a come-from-behind victory to dethrone the defending champion of the Mazaua Triathlon competition in Butuan City last… »

43 fishermen repatriated from Indonesia undergo debriefing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 April) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has subjected to stress debriefing the 43 fishermen from this city who were repatriated by… »

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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