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THE VOICE: Masculinity Crisis in Government

THE VOICE: Masculinity Crisis in Government

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY (MindaNews/20 March) -- First and foremost, this piece is about Rodrigo Duterte and Women's Month. About Duterte because I see him as a sign that the masculinity crisis in governm ...

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THE VOICE: Friday Du30 and Ninja DuTurtles

THE VOICE: Friday Du30 and Ninja DuTurtles

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/06 January) -- When you live in a household where most members are movie buffs and have a term of endearment for practically anything, you must have taken name-calling and lab ...

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THE VOICE: Eighteen and More

THE VOICE: Eighteen and More

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan (MindaNews/05 December) -- The priest concluded the mass by praying over Gel.  It was a beautiful feeling – so much to thank for this beautiful person in front of me who, ...

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THE VOICE: Heneral Luna: Reflections

THE VOICE: Heneral Luna: Reflections

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY (MindaNews/21 September) -- Why look for unity when it's not there...? My eyes still stung long after Gel, Ruby and I left the movie house.  It's been ages since I last saw one me ...

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THE VOICE: FBolution

THE VOICE: FBolution

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan (MindaNews / 28 March) -- One day I will get bored with Facebook.  Although it seems that THAT day is not yet today. Some get bored with my posts, the way I also get bore ...

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THE VOICE:   Papal Visit: a showcase of discipline and excellence

THE VOICE: Papal Visit: a showcase of discipline and excellence

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/19 January) -- We deserve a pat on the back.  The five-day visit of Pope Francis was a showcase of many things we almost forgot we had: discipline and excellence. A lot will b ...

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THE VOICE: A Quiet Cotabato City

THE VOICE: A Quiet Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/30 December) -- While it's hard to imagine a quiet Cotabato City, I honestly think that when duty holders manifest political will, it is not difficult for citizens to abide. W ...

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Life on Wheels

Life on Wheels

A woman moves along JC Aquino Avenue in Butuan City on a motorized wheelchair, on 25 October 2014. MindaNews photo by Aveen Acuña-Gulo ...

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PEACETALK: To the indigenous eye, the forest is the resource

PEACETALK: To the indigenous eye, the forest is the resource

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/08 June) -- If we were to put a monetary value to each fully grown tree, which can absorb 50,000 gallons of water every rainfall; shed tons of leaves that are converted to ric ...

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THE VOICE: CSOs as Cheering Squads

THE VOICE: CSOs as Cheering Squads

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/04 May) -- Have CSOs (civil society organizations) in Mindanao reduced themselves to being cheering squads for the GPH-MILF (Government of the Philippines-Moro Islamic Liberat ...

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THE VOICE: Euphoria, Yin & Yang Over Agreements

THE VOICE: Euphoria, Yin & Yang Over Agreements

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/30 March) -- There's just something about being euphoric that's eerie.  We just can't shake off our penchant for pomp and revelry like what we just witnessed over the signing ...

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THE VOICE: Nothing

THE VOICE: Nothing

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/24 July) -- There’s nothing really in the 4th SONA that we have not heard about in the last twelve months. At least for those of us who have access to conventional and social ...

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THE VOICE: Culture of Disaster Strikes Again

THE VOICE: Culture of Disaster Strikes Again

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/02 March)--Vans plying the Cotabato-Davao route are not fast-moving vehicles…they are low-flying coffins. Nobody's really given a damn about it. Until now. Accounts abound as ...

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THE VOICE: Why Peace Campaigns Didn’t Work

THE VOICE: Why Peace Campaigns Didn’t Work

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/03 December) -- The title of this piece is supposed to be “Why Peace Campaigns Didn’t Work; Why It Still Doesn’t and Never Will”. I read with amusement an article about Sarah ...

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THE VOICE: Tatay-Nanay Tawagan Nila!

THE VOICE: Tatay-Nanay Tawagan Nila!

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/30 Nov) -- I have always loved family in all shapes and sizes, economic status and types of crises.  But I’m never so sure if at first glance the relationships discussed are a ...

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PEACETALK:  In the name of what? Hill 224 and the cycle of oppression

PEACETALK: In the name of what? Hill 224 and the cycle of oppression

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/15 August) --  Several actors figure prominently in this recent armed conflict: First and foremost is the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters or Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Mov ...

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