CRUCIBLE: Prophecy and Global Trends

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/31 October)—Today, we are in the month of Muharram in the year 1436 in Hijriyyah Calendar. As you know, the most significant period in this month is the day of Ashura (equivalent to 03… »

PEACETALK: Is the regional government really necessary?

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/31 Oct) –The resolution to the longstanding crisis in Muslim Mindanao is of course not achieved by simply answering this question—“Do you approve of the Bangsamoro Basic Law?”… »


Kinsa’y makalimot kang Flavier idol sa tanan forever abtik, malipayon ug sinsero dili parehas sa ubang opisyal nga zero ang orig nga doctor to the baryo unta daghan ang mosunod… »

COMMENT: BBL: More Transition Issues

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 October) – This is a sequel of “BBL: Transition Makes or Breaks” (COMMENT: MindaNews, October 26, 2014). In that, we quoted and discussed Sections… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Investigations as distractions

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 30 October) – It should be clear by now that the Senate investigation into the accusations against Vice President Jejomar Binay and his family members are… »

Top Stories

Workers to Surigao cement firm: What’s the real status?

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/01 November)—Workers of the Filipino-owned Pacific Cement Company, Inc. (PACEMCO) are worried over their job tenure as the firm failed to resume operations for six months now. Edwin… »

Crematorium eyed in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 November)– The city government is planning to establish its own crematorium in a bid to offer residents with a more affordable burial alternative for their deceased… »

Ampatuan Massacre site comes back to life

MASSACRE SITE, Ampatuan, Maguindanao (MindaNews/01 November)—Almost five years after the grisly massacre here of 58 people, including 32 media workers, a lot of things have changed in the once deserted… »

Firm eyes 45,000-hectare oil palm expansion in NorMin

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 November)–A Mindanao-based company engaged in oil palm growing is targeting to develop at least 45,000 hectares of land in two provinces in the island within the next… »

Ma-a Public Cemetery: Davao City’s interfaith cemetery

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 October) — In this city of so many firsts in the country – first to have successfully implemented a ban on smoking, on firecrackers and… »

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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