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  • POETRY: Reading Poets

    POETRY: Reading Poets

    At a poetry reading (my first time attending), I sat listening… And, oh boy, was it interesting!   Wordsmiths amateur and senior, one or two an award winner, gave a sampling o ...

  • A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: The precious gift of reading a book

    A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: The precious gift of reading a book

    DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – Is reading a book these days - which I have always thought was a rare precious gift - an endangered species in our day and post-modern age? There a ...

  • Writing Mindanao, Righting Mindanao

    Writing Mindanao, Righting Mindanao

    DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 February) – Watch out for the “punto de vista” (point of view) and “omissions, silences.” This was the challenge posed by Dr. Macario Tiu, National Book Aw ...

  • An afternoon of poetry at the 1st Mindanao Book Festival

    An afternoon of poetry at the 1st Mindanao Book Festival

    DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – Award-winning poet, writer, artist and professor Ricardo de Ungria was among a number of Mindanawon poets who joined the poetry reading during the ...

POETRY: Reading Poets

POETRY: Reading Poets

At a poetry reading (my first time attending), I sat listening… And, oh boy, was it interesting!   Wordsmiths amateur and senior, one or two an award winner, gave a sampling ...

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A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: The precious gift of reading a book

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: The precious gift of reading a book

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – Is reading a book these days - which I have always thought was a rare precious gift - an endangered species in our day and post-modern age? There ...

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Writing Mindanao, Righting Mindanao

Writing Mindanao, Righting Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 February) – Watch out for the “punto de vista” (point of view) and “omissions, silences.” This was the challenge posed by Dr. Macario Tiu, National Book A ...

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An afternoon of poetry at the 1st Mindanao Book Festival

An afternoon of poetry at the 1st Mindanao Book Festival

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – Award-winning poet, writer, artist and professor Ricardo de Ungria was among a number of Mindanawon poets who joined the poetry reading during the ...

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WELCOME REMARKS: As a Sword Needs a Whetstone

WELCOME REMARKS: As a Sword Needs a Whetstone

Good afternoon. Assalamu Allaykum. May God's peace and compassion be always in our hearts! It is my pleasure to welcome you all this afternoon to the First Mindanao Book Festival! ...

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At least 37 Mindanao books published in 2013; 346 since 2000

At least 37 Mindanao books published in 2013; 346 since 2000

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 February) -- At least 37 Mindanao books were published in 2013, majority still on history and peacebuilding in the Bangsamoro, the dominant themes since ...

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Davao to transform public library into ‘idea center’

Davao to transform public library into ‘idea center’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 Oct) – The public library in this city will soon become an upgraded version of an incubation space, where one learns to think more, develop and express ne ...

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18 libraries, learning centers in Region 9 avail DOST’s STARBOOKS

18 libraries, learning centers in Region 9 avail DOST’s STARBOOKS

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/14 September) – Eighteen school libraries and learning resource centers in Region 9 have availed the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based O ...

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BISAG UNSA: Rebyu sa Tipik

BISAG UNSA: Rebyu sa Tipik

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews/3 Aug) – Unsa man ang resulta kon mag-uban sa usa ka proyekto ang duha ka tawo kinsa ang matag usa kanila naghupot og daghang talento? ...

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Coloring books, a bio on Nur Misuari and soon, an English-Bahasa Sug dictionary

Coloring books, a bio on Nur Misuari and soon, an English-Bahasa Sug dictionary

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/5 March) –  This year’s harvest of Mindanao books begins with  three coloring books on peace, joy and love; an “authorized biography” of Nur Misuari; and soo ...

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Mindanao’s 2011 book harvest:  More on literature this time

Mindanao’s 2011 book harvest: More on literature this time

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 January)  -- At least 28 books, including four journals and a collection of photos of Mindanao’s first decade under the new millennium, have been added to ...

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REVIEW: The Seductive Power of Buzzwords

REVIEW: The Seductive Power of Buzzwords

(Review of “The Politics of Anti-Politics: What does the buzzword ‘community-driven development’ do? The case of Mindanao Peace and Development” by Nikki Philline C. de la Rosa, p ...

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Two books by Mindanawons launched this week

Two books by Mindanawons launched this week

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 May) -- Two books by Mindanawons will be launched this week: Ronnie Amorado’s “Kakistocracy: The Rule of the Unprincipled, Unethical and Unqualified” and ...

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At least 259 Mindanao books since 2000

At least 259 Mindanao books since 2000

Two hundred fifty nine?Yes, at least 259 books on Mindanao or written by Mindanawons have been published since 2000, most of them on history and peace-building. This year’s harves ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Karl Gaspar's 'The Masses are Messiah: Contemplating the Filipino Soul'

BOOK REVIEW: Karl Gaspar's 'The Masses are Messiah: Contemplating the Filipino Soul'

Karl Gaspar's latest book, "The Masses are Messiah: Contemplating the Filipino Soul" is a rare book - a significant contribution to the scholarship on babaylans, Filipino struggle ...

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Karl Gaspar's latest book launched on Human Rights Day

Karl Gaspar's latest book launched on Human Rights Day

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 December) - Redemptorist Brother Karl Gaspar's latest book, "The Masses are Messiah: Contemplating the Filipino Soul" will be launched Friday, Internation ...

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Canuday's "Bakwit" book wins National Book Award

Canuday's "Bakwit" book wins National Book Award

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 November) - "Bakwit:  The Power of the Displaced," written by MindaNews' Jose Jowel Canuday won the National Book Award in the Social Science categor ...

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Canuday's "Bakwit" book is finalist in 29th National Book Awards

Canuday's "Bakwit" book is finalist in 29th National Book Awards

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 October) - "Bakwit: The Power of the Displaced," written by MindaNews' Jose Jowel Canuday is a finalist in the Social Science category of the 29th Nationa ...

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Book on peace building in the communities launched

Book on peace building in the communities launched

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/22 Sept) -- A book on peace building efforts in the communities was launched here on Tuesday, in time for the International Day of Peace and the com ...

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3 books on Mindanao launched in Cotabato

3 books on Mindanao launched in Cotabato

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/07 August) – The books’ topics are inter-related -- the consequences of the recurring armed conflicts in Mindanao on civilians and combatants,  and the se ...

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“War Wounded:”  because a pile of laundry won’t wash away war’s trauma

“War Wounded:” because a pile of laundry won’t wash away war’s trauma

“We in the military have been avoiding this topic for the longest time because we don’t know how to handle it,” Major Gen. Carlos Holganza, chief of the Army’s 10th Infantry Divis ...

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