COMMENT: BBL: More Transition Issues

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 October) – This is a sequel of “BBL: Transition Makes or Breaks” (COMMENT: MindaNews, October 26, 2014). In that, we quoted and discussed Sections… »

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… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Debate Intermission

Daghan nangutana unsa kuno intermission sa bebate ni vp ug Trillanes ngano di man special dance ni Lani, Janet ug Gigi o kaha fashion show ala-naked truth ni pogi ug… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Touchscreen

Kung ikaw idaran, ayaw pag-tugatuga palit og celfone nga touchscreen kay puwerti ka hasol mura ka’g nag-back to school magbasol kang nag-enroll mura pud ka’g nadakop og manok-ihalas nah! ka-dakong… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: A party has got to be more than just a sailboat to Malacanang!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/28 October) — A political party is serious business. It deals with matters of State and the people’s destiny. It defines what society needs in order… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Sabado, gabii

Ako nahilabay sa among plasa ug dako nakong katingala Hala! Nagdungan ang happening amateur hour ug boxing ka-thrilling Kay nag-atbangay sila ang kasaba daw giyera lupig pa ang piyerya in… »

ADVOCACY MINDANOW: ADVOCACY MINDANOW: What really happened when FVR and Duterte met

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 October) — When former President FIDEL RAMOS and Davao Mayor RODRIGO “Digong” DUTERTE met in Davao City a few days ago, the several events where they were… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Without political will, reactionary governance!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/27 October) — There’s always polling and surveying on assorted issues for a variety of purposes; and people mistake the findings to be public opinion or,… »

COMMENT: BBL: Transition Makes or Breaks

GENERALSANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 October) — While seemingly miscalculated, the Transition Period of Bangsamoro is what will make or unmake Bangsamoro –.to make the Moros happy, contented and progressive in their… »

PEACETALK: BBL affirms the Bangsamoro identity while keeping it attached to Filipino nationhood

(Submitted by Datu Zamzamin, Mayor of Radjah Buayan to the AdHoc Committee on the BBL at its Public Hearing and Consultation and Hearing on House Bill No. 4994 in Cotabato… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Not just lifestyle but loyalty check too!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/24 October) — Lifestyle checks are useful to keep the bureaucracy clean, the officials on their toes, and the citizenry reassured. But with treason and betrayal… »

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… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Dummy

Sa book of life ni vp duna’y nigawas na dummy kinsa’y di makatawa niini kay mura’g nabali di ba kadaghanan ang Pinoy ang dummy karon ang Insik na sa vp… »

COMMENT: BBL: Test of Moro Unity

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, October 22, 2014 – Will Moro leaders and their followers unite in Bangsamoro? The plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Basic Law will be the ultimate test. Is… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: So much corruption but no loss of confidence!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/22 October) — It goes without saying that before rushing to judgment on a charge of wrongdoing it must be proved, evidence presented and passed upon.… »

CRUCIBLE: Ulama and Public Sphere (1)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 21 Oct) – Last Saturday, I was invited by groups of interfaith organizations to discuss a topic: “Positive Role of Religion on Culture and society.” It… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: World Record

Ngano man ‘ta mga gimikero, gimikera atat- na- atat mo break og world record pinaka-mao ni, pinaka-mao na pinaka-mao tu, bato pinaka-whatever oa forever unsa ma’y makuha ‘ini garbo ra’ng… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: The failed promise of grassroots awakening

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Oct) – We’ve dealt with the nature of the Barangay Assembly as the exemplification of people power in the community with an all-inclusive… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Kidnapping

Kining pagpangdagit sa Abu dugay nang problema Ambot, kung masulbad pa kaluoy intawon sa mga biktima maglagot ka sa gidangatan nila Adunay suggestion niini nga problema kay hapit naman ang… »

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Just Coincidence? (Part 2) Harmonizing Transitional Justice, Legal Pluralism, Policing and Penology in the Bangsamoro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /19 Oct) — The insights from Dr. Jianhong Liu, chair of the Asian Criminological Society, into the contradictions between Asian socio-cultural realities and the underlying socio-cultural assumptions… »

ADVOCACY MINDANOW: Iligan City and Bangsamoro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 October) — It was not planned. But I unexpectedly walked into a consultation forum on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in a downtown hotel in Iligan… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Why chairman or punong barangay and not “kapitan”

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 October) — This point is so widely misunderstood and misused that it needs to be clarified time and again until our society becomes truly democratic… »

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Death at dawn

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 October) — Artoro Dagansan is a kagawad in Barangay Manurigao, a geographically isolated and depressed area in the farthest highlands of New Bataan. The village council had… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: When will we learn?

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – As a republic, our social order still has quite a long way to get its act together or, as some would… »

COMMENT: Are We Really?

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – Philippine Daily Inquirer(October 14, 2014: Palace questions poll on ‘daang matuwid’) reported, “Malacañang on Monday refused to accept that 36 percent of… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Christmas Countdown

Nagsugod na’g pamasko mga streetchildren ang ground floor sa Mall namulak na og christmas trees big and small ang christmas lights sa among silingan nagsige na’g dagan-dagan with matching disco… »

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… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Ebola

Simbako intawon, pito ka lawod ayaw paabta diria ang makalilisang nga Ebola wa ra ba intawo’y panagang daghan gyud motikangkang pero kung di gyud kapugngan unsaon ta man, pray na… »

ADVOCACY MindaNOW: Surigao Revisited

BOOM TOWN. I revisited the Caraga region these past few days. How it lately transformed to what it is today is just remarkable. Surigao City is booming with new establishments. A… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: You can’t expect good governance from ignorance

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/12 Oct) — One wonders what’s being taught in law schools or in political science and government courses nowadays. It begs the question because for over… »

BISAG UNSA: Sabong

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews/12 Setyembre) — Karaang sugal na diay ning sabong sa Pilipinas. Niadto pang 1521, natala na ni Antonio Pigafetta, ang rekorder ni Magellan, nga tigsabong ang mga… »

COMMENT: BBL: Issues on Territory

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 October)–Concerns were raised on the annexation to Bangsamoro of 39 barangays of North Cotabato during a Senate committee hearing in Cotabato City last October 8 (INQUIRER.net,… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Mindanao, kahadlokan?

Ambot ning atong kaigsoonan nga taga ka-Maynilaan nangutana kung kada adlaw ba kuno dinhi ang patayan simbako lagong ambot sa imong ilong duna po’y taga-media mao gihapon ang isip-isip nila… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: The Curse of Doing Nothing

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/11 October)–If corruption, bad governance, and official abuse can be said to be the political equivalent of evil, then it may help to remember that the… »

TURNING POINT: The God-Forsaken People

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/10 October) — The month of October every year is celebrated across the country as Indigenous Peoples Month. This celebration, by virtue of Proclamation 1906, s.2009, is… »

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Fearless women

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 October) — The weather was threatening to turn wild, but my plane managed to leave Iloilo on time last Wednesday. Ralph was waiting for me at the… »

COMMENT: BBL: What in the Aftermath?

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – The Bangsamoro Basic Law, by its title, is tri-functional. By these three functions, numbered in parentheses inserted in the title quoted below,… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Teacher’s Day

Ang akong maestra niadtong una gikan sa America, pero Pinay siya English teacher ug classroom adviser namo siya pero agriculture ang hilig niya busa kada hapon ang vegetable garden among… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Resthouse

Ngilngid ning dako ka og ranggo maka-afford ka og palasyo pero ayaw tawga og mansion kay ordinaryo ra nang kariton resthouse lang kana with matching swimming pool, gazebo ug ordinaryong… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Take back your community and be in control!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/06 October) — Once more we are asked to troop to the Barangay Hall on the second Sunday of October to comply with a Presidential Proclamation… »

PERSONAL ESSAY: The night cancer was knocked down

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 Oct) — A hush-hush talk about a friend in Manila who was into some kind of ailment, an ailment that maybe was not ordinary but must be… »

COMMENT: Misuari: Relevant, Necessary?

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, October 6, 2014 – Is it necessary for Founding Chairman Nur Misuari of the Moro National Liberation Front to participate in committee hearings of the Congress on… »

ADVOCACY MindaNOW: The Realities of Negotiating

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 Oct) — My previous work as “negotiator” was varied. Let me recall some. I dealt with   hostage takers at the Davao Penal Colony where eight hostage takers were “neutralized”… »

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… »

TURNING POINT: Plant and Forget

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/03 October) — Rallying thousands of hands to plant simultaneously millions of trees within an hour across a vast tract of land is no small feat to… »

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… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: A barangay should be a bastion of our democracy

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/01 October) — If a person’s home is said to be his castle, a citizen’s community is the bastion of his freedom and way of living;… »

Mind da News BBL Draft: Well Refined

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, October 1, 2014 – At the opening of the committee hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law bill at the Lower House last September 24 (Luwaran, September 29:… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Hidden wealth

Halos man tanan siguro politiko from Batanes to Jolo duna’y tinaguang sikreto nganong sila nikalit/nisamot og asenso sa paglingkod sa trono daghan siguro sila’y nadawat nga regalo kada bulan mura’g… »

COMMENT: FPA and BBL

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 Sept) — Last Monday, while surfing the net for the latest on the Bangsamoro Basic Law bill now in the Congress, we netted an Inquirer Mindanao… »

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