COMMENTARY: Do we blame the fighters or the decision makers?

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – As the morning sun burned away the mists over Central Mindanao on January 29, 42 flag-draped caskets were lined up on the tarmac… »

COMMENTARY: History catches up with Sabah

FOR SEVERAL DAYS NOW, Manila’s broadsheets have been bannering the confrontation between followers of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III and Malaysian authorities in a small town in Sabah. Reports have it… »

Andal Ampatuan, Jr., sells 8 big properties; 72 Ampatuans running in 2013

By Ed Lingao Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism First of Two Parts ON JUNE 6, 2011, a year and a half after the Maguindanao Massacre claimed the lives of 58… »

Young lawyer, big assets

By Ed Lingao Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism ARNEL CORTEZ MANALOTO, the lawyer of Andal Ampatuan Jr. who purchased eight of his properties in Davao City, is actually a young,… »

A tortuous path to peace: MILF to hold Bangsamoro assembly this weekend

THE LONG road to peace takes a short detour to Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, this weekend as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) holds what it calls the “Bangsamoro General Assembly” at its center of gravity in Central Mindanao.

The media and Mindanao

MAINSTREAM MEDIA have oft portrayed them as belligerent, intransigent, even war-mongering. But when the negotiating panel of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) faced the Manila media recently, Islamic scholars, historians, and academics confronted reporters.

Decision denying ECC to Tampakan copper-gold project stays

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 June) — Mining firm Sagittarius Mines Inc. suffered another setback when the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) denied its appeal to have an earlier decision overturned, derailing… »

An anarchy of mansions

FORMER Maguindanao Governor Andal Salibo Ampatuan Sr. is, as far as his statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) are concerned, a simple farmer. His son Zaldy, formerly the… »

Ampatuans tried to secure amnesty for cache of guns

JUST A few weeks after the Nov. 23, 2009 Maguindanao Massacre, where 58 people including 32 journalists were executed in a remote barangay in Ampatuan town, officials of the Firearms and Explosives Division (FED) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) were surprised to receive a deluge of applications for gun amnesty from one particular province in Mindanao.

COMMENTARY: Media goes to war

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews/27 October) — I think I have spent enough time in the field to know that the anger of foot soldiers is quite understandable, although sometimes misdirected. The… »

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