Mindaviews

Mindaviews

COMMENT: Constitution Trivialized, Mocked

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Dec) – Under no Philippine president other than Rodrigo R. Duterte has the Constitution been so blatantly trivialized...

PASSION FOR MISSION: Seek Jesus at the fringes

Dear fellow religious and friends in the apostolic societies serving in the Diocese of Digos, I would like to greet each and every one of...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: The wisdom beyond BOL’s affirmation or negation

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/ 14 December) – This week commences the campaign for the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) that will replace the...

KISSA AND DAWAT: Christmas time: Jesus and Mary in Islam

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 13 Dec) – The City Hall is spending millions to spruce up the holiday ambiance. True enough, as with previous...

THE VOTE: Martial Law corrupts our Constitution and its Administrators

The greatest threat in Mindanao is not from terrorist groups but the thinking that only martial law can solve its problems that are deeply rooted in conflict and poverty.

THE VOTE: Martial law has brought positive effects in the whole island

As the end of the implementation of martial law in Mindanao approaches; and with another request made by the Commander-in-Chief for its continuation, we are again tasked to determine whether there is sufficient ground to extend the effectivity of Proclamation No. 216.

THE VOTE:  Padayon na ipaglaban ang karapatan ng mamamayan at kapayapaang nakabatay sa hustisya

NO ang boto ng kinatawan ng Bayan Muna sa planong ekstensyon ng Martial Law sa Mindanao. Ito ay panibagong pahinang itim sa kasaysayan ng land of broken promises!

THE VOTE: Martial Law extension: Yes, but produce clear, verifiable results

Ninety-nine percent of my constituents in Iligan City are in favor of Martial Law extension in the entire Mindanao. I ask the government to slash away security threats by at least 30 percent, decimate lawless groups in one year.

MINDAVIEWS: We ask for the return of the Bells of Balangiga

(Years before the first Mindanawon President, Rodrigo Duterte, demanded from the United States government the return of the three Balangiga bells back to the...

TURNING POINT: Political Dynasty, Corruption and Poverty

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 07 December) – Political dynasty is about the ownership and the control in the distribution of power and the economic...

TURNING POINT: Yes Retreat and Yes Surrender

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 05 December) – All pronouncements and body language of the PRRD regime point to the surrender of our sovereign rights...

Bangsamoro narratives: A people coming up to the light after a very dark night

(Speech of author Amir Mawallil at the launching of his book, "Constant Retelling: Exploring the Bangsamoro Narratives" at the Gallery of the Peninsula and...

PEACETALK: We are now in the threshold of definitive peace

(Message of  Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, newly-retired Archbishop of Cotabato, on the occasion of the annual Mindanao Week of Peace which this year,...

PEACETALK: Promoting inter-faith and intra-faith dialogue in Mindanao and beyond

(Welcome Address of Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ, President of the Ateneo de Davao University and host of the 45th General Assembly of the Mindanao...

TURNING POINT: The Sinking of the Unsinkable

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 14 Nov.) – Justice may be slow but it has finally caught up with the wily and elusive  Imelda Marcos....

LATE BLOOMS: Thankful Tanka

It took a long time. We are thankful all the same. But do they have shame? What’s their new Devilish scheme to frustrate Justice again?  

OUR MARAWI: What if one day we will have nothing in our hands but...

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 05 Nov) -- The ground breaking has given me and many a 50-50 reaction, where a half of me felt...

TAUSUG KRISBLADE: On the Tausūg Gastronomic Riches

MANILA (MindaNews / 05 November) -- The varieties of Tausūg kitchen art do not come easy to enumerate -- there are just a lot...

PEACETALK: Mechanisms of policy formulation to address concerns on Violent extremism

Understanding that any program or policy that would require action to prevent and counter violent extremism (PCVE) would require policy and legislative formulation. In order...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Kalag-Kalag Na Sab

Moadto sa sam-ang pagduaw sa lubnganan sa mga kabanay nga ningtaliwan. Subay sa naandan, ang lubong sa kandilà ugbokan ug ang kalag sa mitaliwan sa pag-ampò pahinungdan. Ug duyog niining tanan, ang...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Makahadlok

Mga batà naglaray aron makasulod sa ngiob nga gambalay diin naay makahadlok nga mga linalang nga dilì tinuod. Makahadlok gyod tuod mga dagwayng laksot nagpahipî sa ngiob ug moguhò sa takulahaw dungan sa sound effect...

TURNING POINT: The Moromoro War on Drugs

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 29 Oct) – The guy at the bottom of the Bureau of Customs totem pole is ordered arrested by the...

BATANG MINDANAW: When beauty baffles

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 28 October) --  Even after heartily cheering for our candidates with the rest of my college (College of Arts and...

PEACETALK: The NCMF and its role in addressing the cultural concerns of the Muslim...

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos was created into law in 2010 out of the old Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) as an agency...

PERSONAL ESSAY: Babang Luksa: Me, My Mother and Death

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 25 Oct) -- Babang Luksais a Filipino funeral custom surrounding where relatives and friends commemorate a death one year after...

LATE BLOOMS:  Explanation

The sly chameleonic old man, the late dictator’s right hand, told the dictator’s namesake son that under his father’s martial law there was none -- no, not even...

OUR MARAWI: It is time to let the good maratabat in us reign

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 21 Oct) -- Bismillahir rahmanir rahim. Ya Allah, the most Merciful, the Knower of everything, the most Powerful, if it is...

BEYOND THE BEND: Asserting Bangsamoro Autonomy through the BOL

The implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) will face many challenges, both legal and practical. But I believe the entire country is rallying...

PEACETALK: Understanding the diversity of religious’ education in the Philippines: A look at the...

(The author is a commissioner at the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, an agency under the Office of the President. This piece was prepared...

TURNING POINT: Alive!

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 19 Oct) – Declared in the ’90s dying if not biologically dead, the Pasig River is back to life...

TURNING POINT: Shaking A Sick Justice System

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 17 Oct) – Our justice system is virulently shaken in the advent of the Trillanes amnesty nullification case. Consider this. The...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: The Pursuit of an Islamic Way of Life

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 15 Oct) – Reading Stephen Covey’s Principle-Centered Leadership (PCL) amazes me at how his ideas are so close to my Islamic...

COMMENTARY: Who is a professor?

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 13 October) -- In our society, some people fondly address a person who is teaching or used to teach in...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: Bangsamoro vision or visions?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Oct) – Moros are living in interesting time. At the national level, we have a president who claims Moro...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Reunions

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 11 Oct) – In a month-long visit to the homeland last month I had the luck to be in four...

PEACETALK: Contextualizing Reference points for looking at the effectivity and impact of Preventing and...

This article discusses the different reference points that may be used to look at the impact and effectivity of PCVE programs in the Philippines...

COMMENTARY: There is no need for indoctrination

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 October) -- When I joined the people's movement, I was not the usual naive neophyte waiting to be indoctrinated....

TURNING POINT: Healing the President, Healing the Nation

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 08 Oct.) – There is no quarrel that the President is sick. He himself admitted that he is long time...

COMMENTARY: Albayalde should protect the integrity and academic freedom of our universities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 Oct) -- As the National Convention of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) was in session, PNP...

PEACETALK: I wish we can open our minds and hearts.. the Bangsamoro people need...

My heart is FULL today.. it is overflowing with joy.. and I was never wrong on insisting that i join the visit to Camp...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW:  Bagutbot

Sigeng away pakig-away pangaway pangitag away panaway lagpot ang laway sa ihi patas-anay sa isog palabwanay way paminaway lapok linabayay sa mata sinimagay halos na magpinatyanay way pagkahusay hahay! Tiyan nagdaguok bulsa nga buslot presyong ningsupót sa way katol kapangalot kinitaang gamay...

COMMENT: Defying the 6/58 Odds

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 06 Oct) -- You are on your last 50 pesos. What will you do with it? Buy bananas or...

TO THE POINT: Did He Admit or Not?

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 05 October) – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, speaking to newly-appointed career officials in Malacañang last September 27, made a...

TO THE POINT: Did He Admit or Not?

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 Oct) – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, speaking to newly-appointed career officials in Malacañang last September 27, made a...

LATE BLOOMS: High Places

Up there there must be an abundance of hot air as the sun’s so near. Up there I guess the atmosphere is kinda thin with scarce oxygen. Being up there can pose a danger to one’s...

MARGINALIA: Mindanao studies: A proposed framework

Salamun ‘alaykum and good morning to all of you! Thank you, Sir Joey for giving me carte blancheto focus on any topic; hence, I opt...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Financial and economic sustainability of the Bangsamoro

Last of a four-part series CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Sept) -- This is the final article in my series on the Bangsamoro...

OUR MARAWI: Dear Task Force Bangon Marawi

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 29 Sept) -- Magandang araw po sa inyo. Seryosong usapan po. Sa totoo lang mag iisang linggo na po kami...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: The princess feels the pea

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Sept) -- Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has dismissed speculations she’s planning to run for the Senate seat in next year’s...

TURNING POINT: Hooked in the Mouth

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 29 Sept) -- Television is a global communication medium, where what you say, how, when and where you say...

TOP STORIES

MINDAVIEWS

MOST READ