COMMENT: BBL: To Wait for the 17th Congress?

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, November 21, 2014 – Will the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (HB 4994, SB 2408) have to wait for the 17th Congress. This is a realistic… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Heroes or villains?

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Nov) – The Senate Blue Ribbon Sub-Committee hearings are alleged to be in-aid-of-legislation; in reality they’re less of a hearing and more of… »

CRUCIBLE: Sunni-Shi’a Schism (1)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 20 Nov) – Humanity’s quest or vision of unity has endured since the beginning of time. Yet, the same quest appears like a chimera or shadow… »

PERSONAL ESSAY: Francis Morales, Human Rights Defender-Extraordinaire Jean Lindo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 Nov) — I have chosen to write a personal note on a great man and a good friend, Francis Morales. It took me days to start writing… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Is Binay PNoy’s wild card?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 November) – It looks odd that despite the string of accusations of graft hurled against Vice President Jejomar Binay he has remained in the Cabinet as housing… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Why we remain politically immature

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Nov) – A careful reading of the Local Government Code (R.A. 7160)—particularly in creating the barangay and its Barangay Assembly—would reveal that the… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Everyone has a role and both matter a lot

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 November) — We are all citizens of a democracy. Public official or plain citizen, we play a role in government, and each role is important.… »

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Just Coincidence (Part 3): Liberating Non-violent Justice in the Bangsamoro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 Nov) — Transitional Justice experts have argued that local, especially informal, justice practices are insufficient by themselves to address the massive human rights violations and atrocities that… »

PEACETALK: On the More Important Provisions in the Bangsamoro Basic Law

MELBOURNE (MindaNews/16 Nov) — Establishing peace in Muslim Mindanao need not be treated as an indivisible proposition. Correspondingly, the rejection of unconstitutional aspects of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), if… »

CRUCIBLE: Ulama and the Public Sphere (2)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/16 Nov) — The complexity of modern society has undoubtedly posed new and immense pressure on the ulama or “those who know.” Vested with Prophetic mandate and generally considered as… »

COMMENT: Political Patronage: Root of Corruption

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, November 15, 2014 – President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III launched his candidacy in 2010 on the platform of “daang matuwid (straight path)” in order to eliminate… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Setting norms, firming up our Republic

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/12 November) — The base of the pyramid that is our Republic needs fixing. We the people—its foundation—need to be aligned and attuned, to perk up… »

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 suck. I have had countless hangovers… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Awardee

Daghang constituents naglabad ang ulo nganong ang usa ka trapo nahimong public-service awardee murag, hello, wa ka kyapi Sa dugayng panahon ilang pamilya nagpuli-puli gi-career ang dynasty Pero ambot sa… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Good governance requires responsible citizenship

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Nov) – Statistics tell us that more than 10 percent of our people are visiting, studying, living, or working abroad at any given… »

COMMENT: Dirty Stuff, No Issues

            The Philippines is a stage where leading political stars             Rehearsing for the 2016 presidential elections strut             Brandish dirty stuffs for the world to see and hear            … »

ADVOCACY MindaNOW: Reality check on Bangsamoro pact

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 Nov) — Over the past few days, I came across both good and bad news about the Bangsamoro peace deal. A reality check of some sort. “Good” because the… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Doing Jojo Binay a great favor

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/08 November) — Remember two or so weeks ago when the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee was in session to highlight more alleged corruption in Makati while… »

TURNING POINT: Yolanda, God and the Devil

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/08 November) — Was Super Typhoon Yolanda willed by God to punish sinful people along its path? Or, was it one mischievous scheme of the devil to… »

BISAG UNSA: Sa Sinugdanan

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews/07 Nobyembre) — Matod pa sa karaang mga Pilipino, sa sinugdanan, ang kalibotan gitibuok lamang sa dagat ug langit. Sa tunga sa langit ug dagat naglupad-lupad ang… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Ulan, wiz Tubig

Makalingaw dinhi sa among hometown kay walay tubig inig-moulan pasensya gyud ang tanan mao man ni ang patakaran unsaon opaw naman gud ang kabukiran gi-logging, gi-mining man ang kalasangan lapok… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Youth can enhance their own quality of life

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Nov) – There’s a group in the barangay—the Katipunan ng Kabataan (KNK)—which is supposed to be the largest association of youths in every… »

TURNING POINT: Confronting a Yolanda

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 6 Nov) – Pain and sadness linger as the nation remembers Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the deadliest natural disaster in recent memory that struck the… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Quarantine

I-quarantine kuno ang mga sundalong peacekeepers sa ilang pag-uli aron kalikayan ang pagkaylap sa Ebola dunay suggestion nganong di naman lang apilon ang mga gatecrashers, mga dummies, mga brods and… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Why so unprepared and unable to cope?

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/04 November) — The barbaric Abu Sayyaf has long been violating human rights, our national laws, and other universal laws. Yet it is only now that… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Mission possible for today’s youth?

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/02 November) — The youth can address problems that bedevil politics in the community. With their innate idealism and sense of fairness, unless they’re thoroughly corrupted… »

CRUCIBLE: Prophecy and Global Trends

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/31 October)—Today, we are in the month of Muharram in the year 1436 in Hijriyyah Calendar. As you know, the most significant period in this month is the day of Ashura (equivalent to 03… »

PEACETALK: Is the regional government really necessary?

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/31 Oct) –The resolution to the longstanding crisis in Muslim Mindanao is of course not achieved by simply answering this question—“Do you approve of the Bangsamoro Basic Law?”… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Flavier!

Kinsa’y makalimot kang Flavier idol sa tanan forever abtik, malipayon ug sinsero dili parehas sa ubang opisyal nga zero ang orig nga doctor to the baryo unta daghan ang mosunod… »

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… »

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