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BATANG MINDANAW: A hero’s grave for a mass murderer’s body

(The author, Reil Benedict Obinque, 19, is editor in chief of Atenews, the student publication of the Ateneo de Davao University, posted  19 November...

BATANG MINDANAW: #NeverForget

MIAG-AO, Iloilo (MindaNews/ 18 November) -- Today, I was approached by a stranger to attend a candle-lighting event to protest the burial of Marcos. I...

BATANG MINDANAO: Intervention

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 May) – A winged red ant climbed onto my neck, attracted by the laptop light. I swat, and it...

BATANG MINDANAW: Riding Toothless

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/25 August) – It was my last day in Malaybalay before leaving for Iligan City. Finally. And I wouldn’t be travelling alone,...

BATANG MINDANAW: The cruel D

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 April) -- Depression comes in many ways. It’s not always cutting your wrists until you’re drowning in your own blood or...

BATANG MINDANAW: Conquer the unknown

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 April) – Humanity has made countless great feats and it seems like we have achieved so much, but ultimately, we have...

BATANG MINDANAW: Of hugs and heaven

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/ 19 January) -- The best part of our recollection as fourth year students was not our awesome shirts, the impressive speaker...

BATANG MINDANAW: Ate Mara

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 December) -- At about 7:10 pm on December 9, news about the bus bombing in Central Mindanao University was broadcast on...

BATANG MINDANAW: Greek hangover

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 November) -- I don’t know how it feels to have a hangover from drinking too much alcohol, but it must really...

BATANG MINDANAW: Eternal Optimists

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/27 June) -- The location of the ocean is most endearing to those who seek comfort in blue. Those who want to...

BATANG MINDANAW: Eos’ Journey

TEXAS, USA (MindaNews/09 March) -- "Your name should sound more American,” says the boy across from me, grinning as he switches and replaces letters...

BATANG MINDANAW: Before the dawn

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/07 March) -- Dawn was a mystical time of day for, as the sun rose above the perfect line of the horizon,...

BATANG MINDANAW: Confessions of a Gamer

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/06 March) -- I was born and raised in an environment where technology is reaching its peak, so when I was still...

BATANG MINDANAW: Ave Atque Vale (Hail and Farewell)

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 February) -- My childhood was nothing but fun and adventures. I lived in an utterly blissful place where anything was possible...

BATANG MINDANAW: The big bang sans theory

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/31 Jan) -- I have been asked quite a number of times to describe myself in one word – and I’m sure...

BATANG MINDANAW: On being and becoming

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 4 December) – This is for the ones who are having a hard time. Don’t worry, you’ll make it. Nothing...

BATANG MINDANAW: Thoughts on the recent Mindanao bombings

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Aug) -- As the news about the recent spate of bombings in Mindanao circulated once again, I was upset. We’ve been...

BATANG MINDANAW: Who Should Take the Blame?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 August) -- On July 26, an explosive device went off in a commercial area in Cagayan de Oro, leaving six dead...

BATANG MINDANAW: My Lifetime Trek

SARANGANI (MindaNews/23 September) -- In November 2010, we were happily trekking the trails of Barangay Pag-asa, Alabel, Sarangani on our way to conduct a...

BATANG MINDANAW: Between the Cross and the Crescent Moon. By Arriza Ann S. Nocum

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/04 March) -- I am a hybrid. My mother is a Muslim. My father is a Roman Catholic. I was baptized twice, of...

BATANG MINDANAW: Stories True Heroes Tell Themselves

I live mine in make believe – daydreaming has always been my hobby of choice. I would always take every chance to shift my attention to somewhere out-of-this-word. How I tell myself stories is rather childish to the point of cute. As with the egocentrism of a toddler, I would always be the protagonist. I would play a certain, sometimes-unconventional role. Doctor, fireman, soldier. Magician, jeepney driver, hermit, snake-charmer. More recently, as a psychologist (about time I did). The possibilities are always asymptotic to infinite.

BATANG MINDANAW: Christmas Wish

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 December) -- After a ‘heart to heart’ talk with my DOD this afternoon when he came early from work, I discovered that...

BATANG MINDANAW: Being Selfish Is the Better Alternative

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 August) -- My mother, a teacher, wanted to make herself look glamorous for an event at school. To complete her get-up,...

BATANG MINDANAW: Secrets of the Kill by Randolph R. Reserva

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 February) -- It would have felt like flying from Hong Kong to Moscow at sunset – looking outside the window of...

BATANG MINDANAW: Movie Review: The Guardians of Ga'Hoole. By Sage Danielle Ilagan

By Sage Danielle Ilagan DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) -- The books that the movie was based on were interesting and delightful to read. From the...

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