SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Miserable excuse

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 January) – Anybody who has either read Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables or seen its movie version would surely love to hate Inspector Javert for persecuting Jean Valjean… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: PNoy: Graft buster or just another trapo?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 January) – Riding on the crest of sympathy that followed the death of his mother, President Corazon C. Aquino, Benigno S. Aquino III became the fifteenth president… »


An attack by suspected New People’s Army rebels on the police station of Kibawe, Bukidnon on Dec. 12 left the walls of the building pockmarked with bullets. The attack also… »


PO3 Junar Juban, one of three policemen who were wounded when suspected New People’s Army rebels raided the police station of Kibawe, Bukidnon on Dec. 12. MindaNews photo by H.… »

UPDATE: Cop killed, 3 others wounded in Bukidnon NPA attack

KIBAWE, Bukidnon (MindaNews/12 Dec.) – A policeman was killed while three others were wounded when suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas stormed the police station of Kibawe town in southern… »

Cop killed, 3 others wounded in Bukidnon NPA attack

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 Dec.) – A policeman was killed while three others were wounded when suspected New People’s Army guerrillas stormed the police station of Kibawe town in southern Bukidnon… »


Tribal leaders from Bukidnon in a huddle during the Lambaga Hu Mga Tribu (tribal assembly) in Malaybalay City on Dec. 11. The gathering aims to come up with measures to… »

For IP Governance

Datu Pignauwan Carmelo Pinagawa of the Higaonon tribe in Minalwang, Claveria town in Misamis Oriental shares the situation in their ancestral domain to fellow Lumad leaders from Northern Mindanao and… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Picture imperfect

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 November) – Nobody can be so coldblooded as not to feel the anguish of the people of Leyte and other provinces hit by super typhoon Yolanda. If… »


TRENTO, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews/16 November) – A week after super typhoon Yolanda barreled through the Visayas, nothing has changed in the news that one hears or reads about the… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Super typhoon Miriam

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/07 November) — Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago started by training her guns at alleged pork barrel scam Janet Lim-Napoles, but ended up hitting her colleague, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile,… »

In the margins: the Lumads of Bukidnon

Majority of the Lumads or indigenous peoples in Bukidnon continue to live in poverty and marginalization. Mining, armed conflict and the unabated expansion of plantations have pushed them farther from… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Bohol is in the heart

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – Since last year I have been planning to go on vacation in Bohol. I’m not simply eager to view the world-famed Chocolate Hills… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Road narrows ahead

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 Oct.) – National television last week reported on a road project in Luzon funded under the Priority Development Assistance Fund. The road was apparently overpriced given its… »


MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 Oct.) – Getting rid of the national budget of the pork barrel is not only good for the public funds. It can also restore some health to… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: DAP: Defending the indefensible

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 4 Oct) – Legal as well ethical questions have surfaced in relation to the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) of President Benigno S. Aquino III. It… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: End of the road for Misuari?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/18 September) – From a University of the Philippines professor, Nur Misuari became the founding chair of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) which fought a bitter war… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: The lost mujahideen

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 September) – In successive interviews by national TV networks on the Zamboanga City standoff, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) spokesperson Emmanuel Fontanilla kept saying that their forces… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: The President as escort

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 September) – At this point in her life, alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles poses a dilemma. She looks too bad to be given any space… »

Our Mindanao Launch

Members of the Kaliwat Theater Collective whoop it up with guests during the launch of the Our Mindanao weekly news magazine at the Museo Dabawenyo on 28 August 2013. Published by… »

Cooling Down

A passenger bus bound for Davao City from Cagayan de Oro City makes a stop in Barangay Sinuda, Kitaotao, Bukidnon on 27 August 2013 to cool its tires. MindaNews photo… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Garden, not a plantation

(Welcome remarks delivered during the launch of Our Mindanao as a weekly news magazine in Davao City, 28 August 2013) DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Aug) – Since I’m not… »

Lumad fashion shines in PNoy’s 4th Sona

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) – Two female lawmakers made use of Lumad-inspired gowns and accessories to popularize their respective advocacies during President Benigno S. Aquino III’s fourth State… »

Born of Fire

Volcanic Camiguin Island comes into view as the first passenger plane from Manila descends to land at the international airport in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental in this photo taken on July… »

‘Local peace talks good but…’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) – They heard inspiring stories on local peace initiatives, from sitio Lantad in Barangay Kibanban in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, a former New… »

Lumads biggest victims of mining, war, say church leaders

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/27 June) – Lumads are hardest hit by the problems brought by mining operations and armed conflict in Mindanao, according to leaders of various Christian churches… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Down the forbidden aisle

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 June) – Reports quoted retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz as having said that gays can marry, “so long as it’s with the opposite sex. It’s okay for a… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Failed coup in Miami

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 June) – When LeBron James entered the court for Game 7 of the Miami Heat-San Antonio Spurs NBA Finals, he surely had one thing in mind: the… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Catholic vote, anyone?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 June) — The winners of this year’s elections will assume office in the next few days. But hardline Catholics have not gotten over the issue of whether… »


MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 May) – When novelist Dan Brown published his “The Da Vinci Code” some sectors of the Catholic Church wanted him crucified for blasphemy. The Church mobilized hundreds… »


MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – Yesterday morning, I went to the capitol grounds which is a favorite site of locals who love to jog or do other forms of exercise. Since… »


Visitors enjoy the cool waters of Asik-asik Falls in Sitio Dulao, Barangay Dado, Alamada town, North Cotabato on April 27, 2013. Turned into an attraction starting last year by the municipal government, the… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Forever theirs to keep

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 April) – Whether you ask the Angaras, Enriles, Cayetanos, Binays and other dynastic political families, they have one ready answer: There’s nothing wrong with political dynasties as… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Surveys as anomalies

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/08 April) — Like in the US, preelection surveys in the Philippines have become a permanent fixture of the contests for the Senate and the presidency. The similarity… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Revisionism in the Gospel?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 March) – On Maundy Thursday, the National Geographic Channel ran a documentary on the possibility that the accounts on the trial of Jesus The Christ, as contained… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Blind faith or sheer arrogance?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 March) — One thing I hate listening to during masses is when the priest riles against the Reproductive Health Law. I hate it more when he does… »

Color of Summer

People in Malaybalay City know summer is not far behind when the leaves of trees called golden shower, like this one near the cathedral, turn yellow and start to fall. MindaNews photo… »

Kaamulan Street Dancing

Dancers wow crowd during the street dancing contest Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Malaybalay City. The competition highlighted the Kaamulan, an annual festival showcasing Lumad cultures in Bukidnon, and touted… »

Kaamulan Festival 2013

Dancers from Malaybalay City wow the largelly hometown crowd during the street dancing contest Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Malaybalay City. The competition highlighted the Kaamulan, an annual festival showcasing… »


MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 February) – Like in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide,” President Benigno Aquino III has displayed a split personality type of diplomacy. On one hand,… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: When truth is ambushed

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 February) — So what really happened, Mr. Senate President, Sir? Was then defense secretary and now Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile ambushed shortly before would-be dictator Ferdinand… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Taking off the fisherman’s shoes

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 February) – Roman Catholics consider Saint Peter the Apostle as the first Pope. That’s how the highest position in the 1.2-billion strong church earned for it the… »

Extent of damage in Bukidnon forests caused by ‘Pablo’ still unknown

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/7 February) – The extent of the damage wrought by typhoon Pablo in Bukidnon’s three mountain ranges has yet to be evaluated, tribal leaders who attended a three-day… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Tubbataha in troubled waters

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 January) – The silence of Malacanang over the grounding Thursday of USS Guardian, a US Navy warship in Tubbataha Reef is sickening. Had it been a Philippine… »


MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 January) – Congress has passed a bill that would give indemnification to some 10,000 victims of the Martial Law regime of Ferdinand E. Marcos. The bill is… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Pacquiao, Parkinson’s and politics

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/06 January) – Acquiring the dreaded Parkinson’s disease is one of the risks professional boxers face due to the beating that their brain gets every time they fight.… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Lessons from Pablo

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/ 6 December) – Tropical typhoon Pablo (international codename: Bopha) brought home the message that Mindanao (or at least most of its provinces) is beginning to lose its… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Migrant power in US politics

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/8 November) – Surveys had suggested it would be a tight race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Republican Party bet for the White House. Obama,… »


GRIEF. A woman offers a prayer in her lonesome for her granddaughter who was laid to rest at the Shepherd’s Meadow Memorial Park in Malaybalay City, on All Souls Day,… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Gold yard, graveyard

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 October) – A week after the tragedy in Barangay Kimlawis in Kiblawan, Davao del Sur that left a pregnant mother and her two sons dead, no government… »

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