PEACETALK: We live in the cusp of Philippine history

(Acceptance speech of Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop of Cotabato, Bukas-Palad awardee 2014, Ateneo de Manila University, September 2014) Most profoundly I thank Ateneo de Manila University, its Board… »

BISAG UNSA: Ang Kahawod sa Mga Pilipino sa Tuig 1730

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews/Septiembre 16) — Ang Katsilang Heswita nga si Pedro Murillo y Velarde na-asayn dinhis Pilipinas sa mga tuig 1730. Otro sab ning nakamenos pag-ayo sa mga Pilipino… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: 2nd Term

Samok pa kanus-a gud ang politiko dili mangambisyon og 2nd term maka-addict baya ang intelligence fund ug tanang funds nga binuang mao bitaw’ng daghay gusto’g 2nd,3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th,… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: A frantic search for viable candidates

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/16 September) — What a lousy fix our society is in today. No statesmen on sight. No inspiring voice. No one to inspire or lift the… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Wanted : VP

Di gyud angay maguol si mam kung siya gibalibaran nilang tanan tutal naa pa man ang nanay ni Pacman di ba perfect match dili gyud too much imagina ang pinaka-bright… »

ADVOCACY MindaNOW: Unsolicited advice to Congress on BBL

(Author previously served as chief government negotiator and presidential adviser on the peace process)   DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 Sept) –  I have two initial  suggestions to Congress, if I may, … »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: The dictator within

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 September) — President Aquino again railed at the media for supposedly portraying the Philippines as a “dangerous and lawless country”. He must have been pissed off by… »

CRUCIBLE: Life’s Primacy and Cultural Imageries since 9/11

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/13 September) – There is a beautiful line in the Holy Qur’an, which many of us are very much familiar with that says: “That if any one slew… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Civilian leadership in a time of peace

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/13 September) — The impending passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law should trigger initiatives even now to institute peaceable approaches and non-violent means for problem-solving… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Now’s the time to empower those who are not in power!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Sept) – Before P-Noy’s term runs out on them, Mar Roxas and his Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) should make… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Hulidap

Simbako palayo! Dili unta mauso sa atoa ang hulidap bahala’g laganap ang carnap o tricynap dili lang parak nga mamaak wa jud ta’y dag-anan kung ang magbalantay sa kalinaw mga… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: A chicken or egg question

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/11 September) – We’ve always heard it said whenever policemen, the supposed guardians of peace and order, get involved in crimes themselves that those acts don’t mirror the… »

CRUCIBLE: Disease, Fear, and Shifah Tradition

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/10 September) – There is probably no moment of history where the generations of akhiru z-zaman or latter days have been privileged with much amenity with their lifestyle… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Super moon 2

Ang mga bata’ng gikan school daw di makatuo sa ilang nakita apan nahimong masadya super moon opaw, ingon usa ka bata gi-opawan hasta didto ang kabukiran ka wa gyud nila… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Pacman should back away from China’s embrace

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Sept) – Maybe Manny Pacquiao didn’t get to consider the down side of his China deal thoroughly, but it’s not too late for… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Ber Part 2

Sa bulan tuod sa Ber nagkalata mga paboritong prutas durian ug lanzones wa’y undang kaon martes hangtud biyernes apil pa ang buntis Hinayhinay lang pls ilabi na sa durian kay… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Manny Pacquiao: Don’t be a traitor!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Sept) – Anybody close or dear to Manny Pacquiao should reach out to him or to Sarangani Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao, or to… »

HIKMAT SHARQUIYAH: Looking at a Muslim’s responsibility towards others…

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/07 Sept) — Muslims have been instructed by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his Ithrah) to consider people “40 houses front, back and the sides… »

PEACETALK: MNLF siege a year after: The task of peacebuilding

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/07 Sept) — Nobody wins in a war, it has been said. And a year after the shocking attack of Zamboanga City by the Moro National Liberation Front… »

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: When peacekeepers come under attack

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 September) — In his talk on peace movements and the UN during the 2014 International Peace Research Association (IPRA) conference in Istanbul last month, Emeritus Research Fellow… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Civil officials are also responsible for security

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/05 September) — It’s getting to be monotonous learning that still another raid has taken place in some barangay, town, or business compound—with the raiders getting… »

MIND DA NEWS: Keep Quiet, Please!

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 04 Sept) — To OPAPP Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. and to the Presidential spokespersons, just one small request: Keep quiet, please.… »

PEACETALK: Reconciliation from a textual persepective a year after Zambo siege

(Author’s note: This paper was originally a briefing paper for Councilor Ishmael Musa, the IP Mandatory representative in the Zamboanga City Council as part of the discussion for the formation… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Mindanaons need statesmen, not bullying strongmen!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Sep) – Years of peace-making efforts, negotiations, and bending-over-backwards to accommodate the recalcitrant have not freed Mindanao of turmoil and violence. No sooner… »

QUN FAYA QUN: Studying the Muslim Communities Post 911

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 September) — The Muslim world has indeed changed after the 9/11 bombing in New York. We may want to ask ourselves, why did it happen? The next… »

BISAG UNSA: Ang Babayeng Pilipina sa Tuig 1720

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews/02 September) — Ang Katsilang prayleng Agustinian nga si Gaspar de San Agustin adunay sulat niadtong 1720 nga nagdeskrayb sa mga Pilipino nianang mga panahona. Pagka negatibo… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Ber

Kay bulan naman sa ber unsa’y atong ma-encounter? siyempre feeling pasko na earlier kay mga tindahan nagsugod na og xmas sale pang-haylo sa customer tugnaw na sugod sa September andam-andam… »

COMMENT: Islamophobia: Perception vs. Reality

I. In the Philippines GENERAL SANTOS CITY, September 1, 2014 – The article, “A Second take on Islamopobia” (MindaNews, August 22, 2014), is strikingly interesting. The author, Prof. Yusuf Morales,… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Focus on the problem!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/01 September) — It’s a sad commentary on the role of highly educated citizens like lawyers and educators that even as they inveigh against problems caused… »

ADVOCACY MINDANOW: Con-Con not Con-Ass

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 September) — Indeed, there are many reasons why we need to take another look at our Constitution, not only those pertaining to the economic provisions, but including… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: President Miriam?

Unsaon na lang kung si mam modagan dili kaha ang taga-Makati malisang? puwerti na ra ba niyang pangandam ang tibuok pamilya sa position gibutang aron ang pundo di magkulang pero… »

REVIEW: A hindsight on the show of Agnes Locsin, Bulak: Ika limang Galaw Locsin Dance Studio, Davao City, August 29, 2014

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 September) — I watched Bulak: Ika-Limang Galaw, a dance-movement-drama production at the Locsin Dance Studio at Quirino, Davao City on August 29. An avid fan and friend… »

PERSONAL ESSAY: Dancing With The Wild Rhythm Of Creation

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/31 Aug) — I grew up in Bukidnon, a land-locked Province of Mindanao, where about 70 percent of the land area has an altitude of 500… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Trapo mentality and winnability

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/31 Aug) –With politics heating up in anticipation of the 2016 elections, it may be useful to review the playing field and the tricks of the… »

WORM’S EYEVIEW: Still more info gaps for Mar and DILG to fill

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/30 August) — That the elite and leading citizens of the barangay fail to participate in its governing process is frequently due to lack of knowledge… »

CRUCIBLE: Mathematics and Hijab

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/29 August) – “When it rains,” the saying goes, “it pours.” There is validity into this statement, although rain comes also in trickles as raindrops. I refer to… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Mar Roxas, DILG, and the info gap they should fill

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/29 August) — Interior and local government secretary Mar Roxas has been in his post for some time now but he has yet to make his… »

PEACETALK: Devolution and the Bangsamoro

MANILA (MindaNews/28 Aug) — The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will soon be submitted to Congress.  The difficult and lengthy process of agreeing the draft only serves to underline its importance… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Squandered billions could have empowered millions!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Aug) – Imagine what the billions Malacañang and Congress squandered on pork barrel allocations for congressmen and senators could have done. It could… »

BISAG UNSA: Ang Pinoy sa Mata ni Prayle Gaspar San Agustin

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews / 27 Aug) – Nahimuot ko sa sulat sa Katsilang prayleng Agustinian nga si Gaspar San Agustin (O.S.A) nga nagdeskrayb sa kinaiya sa mga Pilipinong nabuhi… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: What’s better than the pork barrel?

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Aug) – Pork Barrel of course was the much-abused fund that fed the vanity of unscrupulous lawmakers who felt insecure unless they could… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: P-Noy’s self-interest vs public interest

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/26 August) — Alarm is in the air. People are commenting about what seems to be a change in President B. S. Aquino’s focus from reforms… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Replacing unreliable or incompetent officials

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/25 August) — Any barangay, municipality, or city that made a mistake in its choice of officials during the last elections can do something about it… »

ADVOCACY MindaNOW: “Why not wipe out the MILF rebels?”




DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Aug) — I sat over a few bottles of  SanMig lites a few nights ago  with a friend who just arrived from abroad. He asked several pointed questions… »

FREE THROWS: Just say “NO!”

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 24 Aug) — President Noynoy should just say, “No”, to moves by his “alipores” to amend the Constitution so that he gets a reelection shot at… »

TURNING POINT Rethinking Charter Change

NAWAAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/24 Aug) — The Philippine Constitution has not been amended since its adoption in 1987. There had been several attempts to tinker with it for some noble… »

Mind da News: BBL Draft with the President; then What?

BBL Draft with the President; then What? Patricio P, Diaz GENERAL SANTOS CITY, August 23, 2014 – In a rare occurrence, Luwaran.com, the official website of the MILF Central Committee… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Leadership and citizenship are complementary

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/23 August) — Hardly a day passes but that a community in some part of Mindanao is threatened or, worse, trespassed, terrorized, or vandalized. Whether it’s… »

FROM PAST TO PRESENT: From a village to a Spanish town

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Aug) – In 1521, the typical houses of the Cebuanos were described by Antonio Pigafetta (1536), the Italian chronicler of Ferdinand Magellan, as… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: The unfortunate fallout of pork

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Aug) – On Monday, August 25, there will be a reprise of the outpouring of indignation about pork during last year’s Million People… »

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