MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 January) – No other foreign dignitary has earned as much adulation as Pope Francis had during his visit on January 15-19, which is quite understandable in that… »

Three Chairs

Former GPH peace panel chair and current Philippine Press Institute president Jesus Dureza (center) shares some thoughts with MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal and current GPH peace panel chair… »

YEARENDER: 15 killed, 120 hurt in Mindanao bombings in 2014

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 January) – The year 2013 in Sumisip town in Basilan literally ended with a bang when a bomb exploded there on New Year’s Eve killing six persons… »

Landslide isolates 2 barangays in Malaybalay City

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 December) – A landslide on Monday evening has cut off two sitios and a whole barangay from the rest of the city, a church lay leader said… »

Goodbye, Marielle

Ricardo Achacoso, father of Marielle Achacoso, and members of his family throw flowers into her grave during her burial on Saturday (Dec. 20, 2014) at the Shepherd’s Meadow in Malaybalay… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Casualties of peace

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 Dec) – Police have filed charges against one Macmod Manibpil as a suspect in the December 9, 2014 bombing of a bus in Maramag, Bukidnon… »

Bottled Music

A caroler in Malaybalay City produces melodies of Christmas songs with bottles and spoons (Dec. 10, 2014). The note varies depending on the amount of water in each bottle. MindaNews… »

Afternoon Practice

Football players from the Malaybalay City Central Elementary School spend the afternoon on Wednesday (Dec. 10, 2014) preparing for a regional competition next week in Initao, Misamis Oriental. MindaNews photo… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: A prayer said in anger

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 10 Dec) – Ten persons were killed in Tuesday’s bombing of a bus outside Central Mindanao University in Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon. Terrorism? Extortion? Sabotage with a political objective… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Prayers of the wicked kind

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 9 Dec) – We’ve been taught since childhood to pray and believe in prayers. Regardless of religion and the rituals we perform, we pin our last… »

Game of Chance

In full view of commuters, these residents spend the noon on December 8 gambling with cards beside the highway in Sinuda, Kitaotao, Bukidnon. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Yonder Star

Workers install a Christmas tree measuring around 40 feet at the Rizal Park in Malaybalay City, 22 November 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Is Binay PNoy’s wild card?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 November) – It looks odd that despite the string of accusations of graft hurled against Vice President Jejomar Binay he has remained in the Cabinet as housing… »

Early Christmas

Residents of Airport Village in Malaybalay City spend the early hours on Friday night (November 14) viewing the lighted Christmas trees inside the village’s elementary school. MindaNews photo by H.… »

Mute Witness

A soda bottle and glass shards lie on one of the seats at the rearmost portion of a Rural Transit in Mindanao bus that was damaged by a bomb on… »

4 wounded in Bukidnon bus bombing

DOLOGON, Maramag, Bukidnon (MindaNews/06 November) – Four passengers were injured when a bomb went off inside a Rural Transit of Mindanao Inc. (RTMI) bus from Tacurong City bound for Cagayan… »

Ready for Undas

Large bundles of various flowers start to arrive at the stalls in front of the Catholic cathedral in Malaybalay City on 30 October 2014, a few days before the All… »

Cheer Dance Practice

Students of Casisang National High School in Malaybalay City rehearse their cheer dance presentation on Thursday, 30 October 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

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… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Waiting game for PNoy – for Mar, too

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 23 Oct) – With the beating that Vice President Jejomar Binay has gone through courtesy of the ongoing Senate probe into his alleged ill-gotten wealth, it… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: It’s the evidence, stupid

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 October) — Maybe Vice President Jejomar Binay owns the 350-hectare estate in Rosario, Batangas. Maybe he doesn’t. Or maybe he used to own it but had sold… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Figuring out the figures

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 October) – If the results of the latest Pulse Asia survey are to be believed, the rating of Vice President Jejomar Binay as a “Presidentiable” has dipped… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Tiananmen 2 in the making?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 October) — The world is watching, protesters in Hong Kong proclaimed, as if to warn the Chinese government against using brute force as it did in June… »

Improved income, welfare key to sustaining peace in Mindanao

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – Improving people’s income and welfare within the first few years of the implementation of the Bangsamoro will play a crucial role in sustaining… »


MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 September) – President Ferdinand E. Marcos was a hero. He did great things for the country and for democracy by declaring Martial Law so that his vision… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: The dictator within

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 September) — President Aquino again railed at the media for supposedly portraying the Philippines as a “dangerous and lawless country”. He must have been pissed off by… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: A chicken or egg question

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/11 September) – We’ve always heard it said whenever policemen, the supposed guardians of peace and order, get involved in crimes themselves that those acts don’t mirror the… »

Last Centennial Bang

Fireworks light up the dark, cloudy sky over Malaybalay City on Monday night, marking the end of the centennial celebration of Bukidnon. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Face of Kaamulan

Sweat is all over the face of this performer during the second and final day of the Kaamulan street dancing in Malaybalay City on August 31, a day before Bukidnon… »

Bukidnon’s Kaamulan

Performers choreograph a Lumad folk tale during the Kaamulan street dancing in Malaybalay City on August 30. The event is part of the centennial celebration of Bukidnon province. MindaNews photo… »

Writing History, Righting History

Redemptorist Bro. Karl Gaspar, a writer of books about Mindanao, and Bukidnon historian Ludivina “Nanay Ludi” Opeña during the Bukidnon Centennial Book Forum in Malaybalay City on Friday (August 29).… »

Kaamulan Festival

Manobos from Quezon, Bukidnon perform an ethnic dance during the tribal sports fest in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (27 August 2014) as part of the month-long Kaamulan and centennial celebration of the… »

Pestle Wrestling

Two Lumad players test their strength in a traditional game called duso or pestle wrestling during the tribal sports competition in Malaybalay City on Tuesday (August 26) as part of… »


Glen Aguilar relishes his victory in the expert class of the Invitational National Motocross Championship in Malaybalay City on Tuesday with an aerial stunt. The event is one of the… »

Just Married

Jedidiah B. Cariaga and Ceasar Enrico de los Reyes acknowledge well-wishers during their tribal wedding on Monday (August 25, 2014) in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Jedidiah, Binibining Bukidnon 2012 and a… »

Pinoy Ingenuity

While his wife attends to a customer, a man prepares the oven for cooking peanuts attached to the family’s motorbike which has been made into a mobile store selling food… »

Holding On

A cowboy refuses to let go of a calf even as he is being dragged by the animal during the carambola of the Kaamulan rodeo competition in Malaybalay City on… »

Working Children

Two children clean their work site at the quarantine station in Lorega, Kitaotao, Bukidnon where they sell decorative items made of a native material called ilun. MindaNews photo by H.… »

T’boli Headdress

Beth Castronuevo models a suwat, a traditional T’boli headdress, at their store in Barangay Bacdulong, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato on Tuesday (August 19, 2014). She says one headdress takes two… »

Calm Waters

An early morning scene in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato (August 19, 2014). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Running on Mud

An athlete runs on what looks more like a rice field than a race track at the grandstand in Malaybalay City during the intramural of the Bukidnon State University on… »

Multiple Chores

A Matigsalug mother from Baganihan, Davao City and her child take a rest from selling native bracelets outside a stall at the Kaamulan display site in Malaybalay City on Saturday,… »

Playing Zuma

A pet vendor hangs an African bull snake on his neck while attending to customers at the Kaamulan display site in Malaybalay City on Monday, August 11. MindaNews photo by… »

Fresh Tomatoes

Two farmers sort newly harvested tomatoes before putting them inside boxes beside the highway in Sta. Ana, Impasugong, Bukidnon (August 8, 2014). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Climate Change Adaptation

Commissioner Naderev Saño of the National Climate Change Commission speaks at the workshop on ecosystem-based climate change adaptation in Cebu City (August 6). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

‘PH disaster rehab, preparedness plans ignore ecosystems’

CEBU CITY (MindaNews/06 August) – The country’s response to disasters like super typhoon Yolanda and its strategies for disaster preparedness have not been linked to ecosystem degradation and grassroots participation,… »

Food Vendors

Vendors of food items swarm on a bus on Monday (4 August 2014) as it stops at a section of the highway in Barangay Maluko, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon that is… »

Going for Goal

Players race for the ball in their practice game at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Sunday, August 3. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Jump for Joy

Majorettes of the Manolo Fortich National High School drum and lyre corps during the contest in Malaybalay City on Friday (August 1). The contest is among the activities for this… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Lessons from Graham Nash

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 July) – And there’s so much time to make up/Everywhere you turn/Time we have wasted on the way/So much water moving/Underneath the bridge/Let the water come and… »

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