MINDANAWON ABROAD

MINDANAWON ABROAD

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Dreamer

HENDERSON, Nevada (MindaNews / 19 Sept) – These days, the troubles that seem to plague the new presidency here in America have been unrelenting....

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Flying the Orange Train

Touchdown in San Jose, CA. The weather outside is remarkably better than the hair-dryer air in Vegas. Pleasant. Comfortably cooler. On the plane, I sat...

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Hello Again

I’m back! It is so good to be writing again. Having been away has brought me to many places outside of myself and my country,...

Mind Games Include Pacquiao’s Training

McALLEN, Texas (MindaNews / 26 March) – Eight Division World Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao does a strenuous physical activity for eight hours everyday, yet...

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: The hard work that is peace

(Note from author: This article was written with the purpose of showing the Malaysian public a glimpse of the peace proces as a whole....

DeMISTYfied IN DJOGJA: Women, tradition, taghuri (kites) and memories of Sulu

TARAKAN CITY, East Kalimantan, Indonesia (MindaNews/20 March) – A friend and Tausug blogger, Calliter (http://lupahsug.wordpress.com/), recently wrote a beautiful and delightfully graphic story of...

THE SEPARATIST: Memories of 2011: Pain, shock and a vow

HONOLULU  (MindaNews/06 January) --  I wish I could say 2011 was a good year for us. But it was not. My memories of 2011...

SNIPPETS OF LIFE IN SYDNEY: A great and challenging year – globally and...

SYDNEY, Australia (MindaNews/06 January) -- At the end of each year, we all tend to reflect about the year that was. So much has...

MINDANAWON ABROAD: Maguindanao Massacre + 2

Mindanao is no stranger to violence. Crime, insurgency and family feuds that spiral into clan wars or ‘rido,’ sapped for decades what could have...

FASTLANES: Gentlemen please, New Jerusalem is in Davao

DOHA, Qatar (MindaNews/22 September) -- Monitoring closely the debates in the United Nations whether to grant Palestine full membership status, I can't help but...

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA (16): Listing What Could-Have-Beens. By Margot Marfori

NEVADA (MindaNews/17 January) -- More than anything, the time spent with family has been the most beautiful experience. It opens the New Year with...

LOLA GOT'S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA (15): One more year. By Margot Marfori

NEVADA (MindaNews/02 January) -- When the New Year comes in, time seems to stop for a millisecond. And, like what many say is an...

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: The difficult human rights By Ayesah Abubakar

PENANG, Malaysia (MindaNews/18 Nov) --- It was the first conference organized by theSoutheast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRSN). Last October 14-15, at least...

DeMISTYfied in Djogja: Malam Panjang: Long Night in Yogyakarta By Mucha-Shim Q. Arguiza

On arriving at the esteemed royal city of Yogyakarta (Daera Istemawa di Yogyakarta) in Indonesia, my first impression was that of "coming home" to...

LOLA GOT'S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Chapter 12: First World mindsets and self-driving cars....

NEVADA (MindaNews/10 November) -- Following the last chapter written about how general perceptions on reading a book seems to be influenced by location; and,...

PIKAS-BALAY: Abroad but home. By Anabelle Ragsag and Cy Rago

By Anabelle Ragsag and Cy Rago CAIRO (MindaNews/30 October) -- Homesickness is perhaps not as bad as it used to be, given the benefits provided...

LOLA GOT'S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Chapter 11: Location, Location, Location by Margot...

NEVADA (MindaNews/23 October) -- When I went home to Davao, I brought with me the book "Eat, Pray, Love." I thought I should read...

COMMENTARY: Faces of Filipinas Back Home. By Anderson V. Villa

OITA-KEN, BEPPU-SHI, JUMONJIBARU, Japan -- Ku-gatsu (September), as the Japanese would say it, is the month when I first came here in Japan. August...

PIKAS-BALAY: Looking Back at the Ramadan in Cairo. By Anabelle Ragsag

CAIRO (MindaNews/13 September) -- From a whole afternoon of coordinating an organizational evaluation exercise, I was ready to call it a day.  The first...

LOLA GOT'S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Chapter 9: My "Note to God"

(MindaNews/05 September) -- I am more than half a world away. Yup, I am in my comfort zone. Coming home has been wonderful, even...

MINDANAWON ABROAD: Manila Hostage: A Lesson in Crisis Management. By Ava Patricia Avila and...

SINGAPORE: The hostage crisis in Manila took place in Quirino grandstand.  The grandstand commemorates the Philippine democratic struggle, where elected Head of State take...

PIKAS-BALAY: The Other Oriental. By Anabelle B. Ragsag

By Anabelle B. Ragsag CAIRO, Egypt (MindaNews/09 August) -- It was not until my 8th month of living in Cairo did I truly feel that...

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Women in the peace panels? By Ayesah Abubakar

PENANG, Malaysia (MindaNews/20 July) -- The mainstreaming of gender issues, specifically women’s issues, has not captivated me until recently, in the process...

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Chapter 6: Paksiw! By Margot Marfori

Finally! I found the right mixture, perfect for the taste I’ve been longing to savor again. That hot (but not too hot) and sour...

Lola Got’s Lutong Bahay in America. by margot marfori

Chapter 5: Election Selection I promised myself a long time ago that I’d keep my thoughts to myself on topics that had anything to...

THE SEPARATIST: Disrobed. By Patricio N. Abinales

(Review of Marites D. Vitug, Shadow of Doubt: Probing the Supreme Court (Quezon City: Newsbreak, 2010),  267+ pp. KYOTO, Japan  (MindaNews/27 April) -- While writing...

MINDANAWON ABROAD: MIDEAST TROTTING: Who is Papanok?

TEHRAN, Islamic Republic of Iran (Mindanews/23 July) – Barely an hour after signing in friendster.com early today from a student dormitory for couples here in central Tehran, the first three persons who joined my ring of friends are of course my better half, Mamot, followed by sister Meyhanie, and then an anonymous Papanok (meaning ‘bird’ in Maguindanaon vernacular), thanks to its extraordinary vision.

THE SEPARATIST: Is the UN that Noble?

KYOTO, Japan (MindaNews/7 Jul) -- Those of us who think that the UN is one of the best hopes for countering the growing militarism in our politics better read this statement of Bobby Garcia. Garcia, author of the painful book To Suffer thy Comrades (which is an account of torture and killing by communists of fellow communists), was forced to resign from his post as coordination specialist of the UN in Manila. His boss, a nasty person named Nileema Noble fired him without cause, and out of spite. Here, readers, is his story, which made me realize how, in certain areas, Gloria Arroyo and the UN are actually the same.

ROUNDTRIP: BANSALAN – HOLLAND: More than just tweaking

GOUDA, The Netherlands (MindaNews/12 June) -- On 9, 10 and 11 July 2007 the Belgian Government will host the first meeting of the 'Global Forum on Migration and Development'.

THE SEPARATIST: ?Yong? Afable

KYOTO, Japan -- I’ve always reminded people that looking at the government in black-and-white terms can blind them to the things and people are good in it. But I always get rebuffed, particularly by communists who never waver from their Leninist views that imagine the state as nothing but a coercive apparatus of the ruling classes.

MINDANAWON ABROAD: SNIPPETS OF LIFE IN SYDNEY Babies and ICE

SYDNEY, Australia (MindaNews/15 February) -- It has been one month since I've witnessed the birth of the baby which has kept us on our toes. Genevieve Madeleine (Gemma) Trinchera-Tuazon is now one month old. Yes, it's been a month since I have witnessed Gemma come out into this world.

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