CRUCIBLE: Abdulmari Imao: A Necrological Prayer

PASAY CITY (MindaNews/22 December) – First of all, we would like to pray for the repose of the soul of the late Abdulmari Imao; that he may have the safe… »

ADVOCACY MINDANOW: Pope Francis’ visit a security nightmare

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 December) — During my call on former President Fidel V. Ramos recently in his Makati office, he wondered what kind of security contingency measures were in place for… »

COMMENTARY: What we want to hear from Binay, Roxas, et al

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/21 Dec) — It is almost guaranteed that 2015 will be a colorful year. One year removed from the biggest spectacle in Philippine politics, we are bound to… »

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Symbolic Violence

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Dec) — I am writing this piece in the morning of Sunday, 21 December. Four more days and it will be Christmas Day. With our… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Social irresponsibility, political immaturity

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/20 December)–One wonders whether as a people we’re really fit for freedom or independence. In a family, a measure of a person’s readiness to earn his… »

Top Stories

Hot weather almost stops Baclaran-Iligan “Climate Ride”

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/23 December) – His experience along the Bukidnon-Davao highway Sunday proved to Redemporist priest Fr. Amado “Picx” Picardal that he was doing the right thing when he… »

NDF to release all ‘prisoners of war’ in Mindanao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/22 December) — Communist rebels have agreed to release nine captives including three police officers they seized last month in Alegria, Surigao del Norte. In a statement emailed… »

Surigao residents warned of possible landslides, flash floods

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/22 December) — Residents living in high-risk areas were warned Monday by the city government to watch out for flood after the water level at Surigao River started… »

More residents employed in Region 12 in 2014

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 December) — The number of employed residents in Region 12 has slightly increased this year as local industries continued with their expansions amid the area’s improving… »

Davao City okays training for handling of hazardous materials

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 December) – Training for the city’s first responders in the handling of hazardous materials will start next year, an official said. City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management… »

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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