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MARGINALIA: Paying respects to a cultural bridge

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews/30 May) — Recently, wings of circumstances inadvertently brought me along with a small band of dedicated field educators to the inauguration of the unprecedentedly culturally sensitive T’boli… »

COMMENT: BBL: Aquino Assumes Command (1)

I. Leadership Strength Indicator (Continuation) GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 29, 2016 – Yesterday, we showed that the LP-led Coalition in the House of Representatives has a clear majority to pass… »

COMMENT: BBL: Aquino Assumes Command (1)

I. Leadership Strength Indicator GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 28, 2016 – President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III assumed command of Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (H|B 4994) to sail it through… »

PRIVILEGE SPEECH: NO To The Anomalous Sasa Wharf Modernization Project thru PPP!

  (Privilege Speech delivered by Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate at the House of Representatives on 27 May 2015) Ginoong Speaker, mga kapwa ko Mambabatas: Noong Lunes lamang… »

COMMENTARY: Are we essentially electing a dictator?

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/27 May) — The fighting in the next Presidential election has begun. In fact, an attempt is being made to frame the campaign battle between these two sides—the… »

Top Stories

5% budget for disaster preparedness “not enough”

  DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /30 May) — Local leaders from the region said the 5% allocation for the disaster preparedness budget, which is taken from each local government unit’s (LGU)… »

UPDATED: Group hits ‘absurd’ cartoon series on Muslims, Islam; Rappler says no intent to promote stereotypes

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 May) – A media monitor hit an online news outfit for releasing a comic series that allegedly maligns Muslims and Islam. In a statement Friday addressed to… »

Maguindanao, North Cotabato villagers arming against ‘aswang’

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao (MindaNews/29 May) – Villagers in Barangay Poblacion here have armed themselves against a huge dog they described as “aswang” (Philippine version of a vampire) after it attacked… »

Rodriguez’ sponsorship of proposed BMoro law reset for Monday

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/27 May) – The chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (AHCBBL) was supposed to deliver his sponsorship speech Wednesday afternoon on what his… »

.5M people benefit from multi-donor program for conflict-torn areas in Mindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/27 May) — Some 500,000 people in 214 conflict-affected villages in Mindanao have been reached by a multi-donor program in support to the peace process since 2006. The… »

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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