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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… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: An alias is an issue of trust and confidence

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 April) — It is good that the truce with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has held fast thus far, prevailing more or less throughout… »

DISPATCHES: Military Abuses in Southern Philippines

MANILA (MindaNews/19 April) — Here’s a snapshot of the plight of tens of thousands of internally displaced people in the Philippine province of Maguindanao after an anti-insurgent military operation: women, children, and… »

TARGET PRACTICE: How ready is the NGCP? Carmelito Q. Francisco

2nd of a series DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 April) — The two main blackouts that plunged Mindanao into darkness in the last two years showed how vulnerable the Mindanao power grid… »

TARGET PRACTICE: Indifference

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – The Mindanao power situation is again placed on the spot after the Easter Sunday blackout, the third in the last two years, two of them… »

Top Stories

Motorcycle-riding gunmen attempt three bombings but miss targets

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 18 April) — Motorcycle-riding gunmen attempted to bomb a police outpost, a moving Army truck and a battalion headquarters all within an hour Saturday night here… »

ARMM Gov replaces bike boy lost to SAF commando

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/18 April) – Nine-year old Marop Mokadas has not been reported to be a victim of the January 25, 2015 Mamasapano Tragedy until Thursday when ARMM Governor Mujiv… »

Mobile devices to be used in poverty reduction survey

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 April) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will be allocating tablets and other mobile devices for its numerators during the second round of assessment for… »

“Usahay” composer’s original version: Because “love is always, not just sometimes”

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/18 April) — Noemi Raymundo Ortega was a majorette at the Davao Central Institute in Toril district in the 1950s when she met Gregorio Responso Labja, band leader… »

Construction of sports complex in UP Mindanao campus begins

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 April) – The construdction of the first phase of the 20-hectare Davao City Sports Complex at the University of the Philippines Mindanao campus will begin soon as… »

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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