Cutting Edge

For P30, one can have his saw or machete sharpened at this shop near the public market in Malaybalay City. Photo taken on June 1, 2014. MindaNews photo by H.… »

End of May

Santacruzan participants brave the late afternoon rain in Malaybalay City as they go around the city for a procession marking the end of May, the month devoted by Catholics for… »


MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 May) — Here’s one for the books. An Agence France Press report posted in on Wednesday (May 28) said that “six elderly people in China are… »

Pure Faith

Young children spend the whole morning on Monday (26 May) for the Flores de Mayo activity at the Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Airport Village, Malaybalay City. MindaNews photo… »

Ifugao-Talaandig Wedding

[Show thumbnails] Jerry Tugatog and Dalisay Saway exchange vows in traditional wedding rites on 15 May 2014 in Barangay Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon. Jerry is the son of a migrant Ifugao… »

Buko Juice

Drinking buko juice remains one of the Filipinos’ favorite way of beating the summer heat, as this photo taken in Malaybalay City on Saturday (May 24, 2014) shows. MindaNews photo… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Stop buying bottled water

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – Sometime last year, a colleague showed a photo of hundreds of empty bottles of what we commonly call “mineral water” littered on a… »

Songs of Faith

Children practice singing religious songs inside the Catholic church in Impalambong, Malaybalay City on Thursday, 22 May 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Melting Point: Grappling with Sea Level Rise (Last of a series)

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – Science says planet Earth is around 4.5 billion years old, and the universe at least 13 billion years old. Interestingly, many of humanity’s technological advances… »

Bangsamoro Overview

Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, chair of the GPH peace panel in talks with the MILF, gives an overview of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro during a forum Thursday (May 22,… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Melting Point: Grappling with Sea Level Rise (3)

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 May) — If, as scientists say, there’s no stopping the collapse of ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland as global warming has reached a threshold no thanks… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Melting Point: Grappling with Sea Level Rise (2)

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 May) — The first part of this series cites three findings related to global warming in reports released recently by climate experts: [1] Sea level rise has… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Melting Point: Grappling with Sea Level Rise

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 May)—Sea level rise has become irreversible, scientists said at the Weather and Climate Forum in Paris last month. And on May 12, a news item in… »

Man and Wife

Jerry Tugatog and Dalisay Saway face their relatives and guests after their traditional wedding rites on 15 May 2014 in Barangay Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon. Jerry is the son of a… »


A vendor in Malaybalay City makes use of the Feast of San Isidro Labrador on Thursday (May 15, 201 4) to sell religious icons in front of the cathedral named… »

San Isidro Fiesta

A devotee in Malaybalay City wipes a cloth on the statue of San Isidro Labrador during the feast of the city’s patron saint on Thursday, 15 May 2014. MindaNews photo… »

Fiesta Eve

Balloon vendors wait for buyers outside the cathedral in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (14 May 2014), a day before the Feast of San Isidro Labrador. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos… »


MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – The Senate blue ribbon committee has finally made public the list of incumbent and former lawmakers who were supposedly involved in the multi-billion… »

Too Little Water

Sawaga River, Malaybalay City’s main source of potable water, has almost dried up in this photo taken on 10 May 2014. Sawaga is a tributary of Pulangi River, where the… »

Sign of the Times

A girl lights up her home with a kerosene lamp on Friday, 9 May 2014, in Malaybalay City. The scheduled power outage stretched to 10 hours (8a.m.-6p.m.) instead of nine… »

Joy of Sharing

Two children take turns sipping buko juice at the public market in Malaybalay City on Friday, 9 May 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Learning, loving to write

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 7 May) – Almost everybody, if not everybody, thinks that writing is a gift, not a craft that can be learned, honed and mastered. If you’re… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Racist remarks and other distractions

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – Contrary to expectations, most of the top-seeded teams in the NBA are struggling to survive in the playoffs. Only the Miami Heat, the No. 2… »

Please Teach Me How

A young boy tries to learn some tricks in playing soccer from an older friend at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Friday (May 2, 2014). MindaNews photo by… »

Do Locals Know?

A view of the church in Linabo, Malaybalay City shortly before dusk on 29 April 2014. Unknown to many locals, Linabo hosted one of the earliest Dominican and Jesuit missions… »

Climate Change Talk

Raoul Geollege, former environment regional director for Northern Mindanao, says upland communities should receive economic incentives to motivate them to protect the forests. Geollege spoke in a forum on climate… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Reinventing US military presence

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 29 April) – President Barack Obama’s state visit to the Philippines and other Asian countries, seen as a move to consolidate US hold on affairs in… »

Road Repair

Commuters have to bear with some delays with repair works being done on the national highway between Valencia and Malaybalay cities, as this photo taken from inside a bus on… »

Mindanao Energy Outlook

Mindanao Development Authority Assistant Secretary Romeo Montenegro III explains to reporters the prospects of renewable energy in the island, on the second day (26 April 2014) of the 9th Mindanao… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Memories and disasters

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) – Filipinos love to talk. Whatever remains of what may be rightly called Filipino culture has survived through time mainly by word of mouth. This is… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Reporting in an era of consequence

(A message for the 9th Mindanao Media Summit held April 25-26, 2014 in Davao City. The summit carries the theme “Communicating the Impact of Climate Change in Mindanao”.) DAVAO CITY… »

Cool and Clean

These locals try to beat the summer heat with a trek to a woody site in Pal-ing, Malaybalay City on Wednesday, 23 April 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C.… »

For Weary Souls

The chapel inside the Teresian Carmelite Monastery in Pal-ing in Malaybalay City offers an excellent place for meditation and prayer. Located some 400 meters from the national highway and surrounded… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Normalization: some practical considerations

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 April) – Of the four Annexes to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Annex on Normalization is one that bears… »

Nail Care

A woman tries to earn some money doing manicure at the public market in Malaybalay City on Saturday, 19 April 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: The heat is on Heat

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 April) – This Holy Week looks auspicious for Filipino sports lovers. Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao redeemed himself against Timothy Bradley in their grudge rematch on Palm Sunday.… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: By the skin of our faith

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/Good Friday 2014) – On Maundy Thursday National Geographic replayed a documentary on the mystery surrounding the Holy Foreskin, said to be the only flesh of Jesus The… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Holy Week of time past

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – Time was when Holy Week was, well, holy, that is, if one’s yardstick is the degree of silence and inactivity during the final… »

PH ranks 3rd in impunity for media killings

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – After being tagged as the third most dangerous country for environment and land rights activists, the Philippines obtained another unsavory ranking – third… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Debate on when life begins lives on (2)

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/16 April) – In the ponencia on the petitions to declare the Reproductive Health Law unconstitutional the Supreme Court held that conception, as stated in Article II, Section… »

PH 3rd most dangerous place for environment, land defenders – report

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/16 April) – Between 2002 and 2013, a total of 908 people were killed worldwide for their work on environment and land issues. Sixty-seven of these killings happened… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Debate on when life begins lives on

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 April) — A total of fourteen petitions questioning the constitutionality of the reproductive health (RH) law were filed at the Supreme Court, which handed down a decision… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: On the RH Law decision: What win-win?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 April) – Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops of the Philippines, said the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 has been “truly… »

Supreme Court says RH Law constitutional, strikes down 8 sections

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/8 April) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously held that Republic Act No. 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 is constitutional, ending… »

P1-B budget for mangrove planting in Leyte, Samar too much, says expert

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/4 April) — A government plan to allocate some P1 billion almost exclusively for planting to rehabilitate mangrove forests in Leyte and Samar damaged by super typhoon Yolanda… »

Blind Musician

A visually impaired man plays his guitar along the main road in Malaybalay City Thursday (3 April 2014) for passersby who may be kind enough to give some money for… »

At Last

A graduate sheds tears — apparently of joy — as his parents approach to congratulate him after the commencement ceremony at the Bukidnon State University in Malaybalay City on 31… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Peace agreement and forebodings of ‘unpeace’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/27 March) – Who would have thought years ago that today, right in the grounds of Malacañang where the fate of Mindanao has had been shaped since colonial… »

Summer’s Here

A girl takes a call while sweeping the ripened leaves that fell on the basketball court at the Rizal Park in Malaybalay City on Tuesday, 25 March 2014. MindaNews photo… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Crimea and the China question

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 March) – Crimea has been torn from Ukraine and is now part of the Russian Federation after President Vladimir Putin signed the law that annexed the region.… »

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