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MY, MY, MY MARAWI: Muslim-Christian efforts: eating Meranao meal in a Christian compound

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 Aug) -- Even in weakness we find ways to seek strength in the solace of those who seek to...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: BBL’s Constitutional and Political Challenges

Last of a two-part series CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 18 August) -- In calling to mind the controversial 2008 case of North Cotabato...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Bantawan of Kadayawan Village

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 August) -- One of the most interesting features of the 2017 Kadayawan Festival of Davao City is the Bantawan of the Kadayawan...

PANTAW A MAREG: Memories of Martial Law: Paksol

MELBOURNE (MindaNews / 18 August) -- Seeing students of Mindanao State University (MSU) sleeping on the floor and covering their windows with bed foams...

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Mindanao Confessions: A Peace Process Drop-out

NEW ZEALAND (MindaNews / 17 Aug) -- "I can no longer in good conscience support the government’s formal peace efforts that not only builds...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Marawi Siege and the Question of Shifting Alliances

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 August) – In the heyday of national liberation movements that sprang after World War II, repressive Third World regimes...

BALIK MSU: Somombak Tano sa Pantaw a Mareg

  Mark Beinson C. Lutcha, 18 Bislig, Surigao del Sur BS Civil Engineering, 3rd year I used to think that when an MSUan gets his prize it...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Album of Songs Review: Gauss Obenza’s ‘Halinang Mag-Jam’

Produced by Gauss Obenza Recorded in Davao City, Quezon City and Gold Coast – Australia Recording Team: Astrid Holz, Jen Levi Sanchez and Gauss Obenza Mixed and...

BOOK REVIEW: Anthropology, Theology and Struggling with the Lumads

TITLE: Panagkutay: Anthropology & Theology Interfacing in Mindanao Uplands (The Lumad Homeland) Author: Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR Publisher: Institute of Spirituality in Asia, 2017 (This review by...

PERSONAL ESSAY: Manang Kimi: the Kikay of the Pack

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 12 August) -- After our dinner at home on Friday (August 11), my wife Ruby told me while I was with...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW:  Kanus-a Pa?

Kanus-a, o kanus-a pa moabot kining salidaha sa ending niya? Sakit na among dughan sa mga eksenang nasaksihan nga punô sa kaalaotan. Bisag unsaon pa og ingon nga nagtangag kinig paglaom, nagpatigbabaw...

COMMENTARY: Effecting change cannot be a just an election promise

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/11 August) -- The population of the Philippines by 2020 will be 110 million. More critically, the school age population (0-19 years...

SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Teatro sa Calle

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) -- To bring back the spirit of Davao City’s street theatre in the 1970s-90, grounded in the Mindanao context, a group of artists and cultural workers...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: An analysis of the 2017 BBL Draft: the good provisions

1st of a series CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 08 August) -- In an earlier article published by MindaNews, I endorsed the passage...

MY, MY, MY MARAWI: How are we, MaraWE?

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 08 August) -- This is my first column in months for beloved mindanews.com, I can't seem to write, I have...

TURNING POINT: Free Tuition in Philippine Education

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/08 August)-- The grant of free tuition in state colleges and universities is probably one of the most interesting developments that...

OUR MARAWI: “Enemies of the State”

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) -- This has always been the guiding principle we have followed when it comes to those...

FILM REVIEW. I was ready to like ‘Kita Kita’ but…

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) --Let me begin by saying I was ready to like Kita Kita. I was expecting it to be...

BOOK REVIEW. Panagkutay: Bringing us right into the Lumad lifeworld

BOOK REVIEW. Panagkutay: Bringing us right into the Lumad lifeworld Levy L. Lanaria, Ph.D. A.Th. TITLE: Panagkutay: Anthropology & Theology Interfacing in Mindanao Uplands (The Lumad Homeland) Author:...

COMMENTARY: Actively Listening to Maranaw Voices

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 Aug) -- These days it is important to actively listen to Maranaw voices, not only those from Marawi, but...

KISSA AND DAWAT: Young and hopeful: A democratic future?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 August) -- Am honored to be invited to a town hall meeting at the Advanced Leadership Training for Young Centrists Union...

FILM REVIEW Kita Kita: “to see and...

This movie is far from perfect or flawless. But it is a whiff of fresh air that veers away from formulaic, tried and tested romantic...

COMMENTARY: Durian City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Aug) – That Davao and durian both start with the same letter may be one reason the city cannot...

FILM REVIEW: Tu Pug Imatuy (The Right to Kill)

FiLM REVIEW: Tu Pug Imatuy (The Right to Kill) Director: Arbi Barbarona Screenplay:  Arnel Mardoquio Cinematography: Arbi Barbarona, Bryan Jimenez Editor/Sound Designer; Arbi Barbarona Assistant Director: Christine Austero Musical Director/Scorer:...

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:  Education For All at the BIMP-EAGA

It is my first time to attend a program of the BIMP-EAGA (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines  East Asean Growth Area). The Inaugural BIMP-EAGA Higher Education Summit 2017...

KOMENTARYO: Ipaliwanag…paninidigan! Malou Tiangco

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 July) -- Burn and bomb the Lumad schools... What has become of you Mr. President? You were elected to your post...

OUR MARAWI : Gustong-gusto na naming umuwi sa Marawi

Nanayaon Gambao, an evacuee from Barangay Kilala in Marawi City delivered this at the State of the Bakwit Address at Mahad Al-Nor Al Islamie...

OUR MARAWI: Mas gugustuhin kong marinig ang ingay ng putukan ng Marawi kaysa marinig...

(Noraida Dibansa, an evacuee from Barangay Bacolod Chico in Marawi City, delivered this at the State of the Bakwit Address at Mahad Al-Nor Al...

THE VOICE: Parens Patriae: Post-SONA Reflections

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) -- More than 24 hours have passed and everything that needs to be analyzed about PRRD’s 2nd SONA...

GREEN SPACE: Landslides and the need to green Davao City with accessible public spaces

  (Norma T. Javellana and Arnold Vandenbroeck wrote this piece for the Davao Shrine Hills Advocates (DSHA), a member of the Sustainable Davao Movement) DAVAO...

TURNING POINT: Controversial, Popular, and Right

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 26 July) – Keenly aware that he was terribly boring reading his equally boring speech, the President would intermittently...

PEACETALK: Understanding the typology of Filipino Muslim religious leaders

(Author's note: The aim of this article is to give a birds eye view on the different types of Muslim religious leaders in the...

PEACETALK: Let Samira’s voice be heard

Please, please spare Samira Gutoc from your never-ending political bickering and labelings.  She's one brave, courageous woman who is very well grounded and hands-on...

STATE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: As we embark upon our second session, let...

(Speech of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Jr.  at the opening of the Second Regular Session of the 17th Congress on 24 July 2017) Distinguished members...

STATE OF THE BAKWIT ADDRESS: Sana mawakasan ang dalawang buwan nang pag-aalinlangan

(State of the Bakwit Address delivered by Omielhaya Sharief at the Mahad Al-Nor Al Islamie Madrasa at Ceanuri Subdivision in Iligan City on 24...

STATE OF THE SENATE: Welcome back! And let’s get back to work

(Speech of Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III at the opening of the Second Regular Session of the 17th Congress on 24 July 2017) Good morning...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: State of the Nation’s 82%

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) -- “Pulse Asia Research's June 2017 Ulat ng Bayan survey, conducted from June 24 to 29, showed the Chief...

MARTIAL LAW SA MINDANAO: Dapat nang itigil at huwag nang palawigin pa ang Martial...

(Paliwanag ni Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate
sa Botong “No” sa Pagpapalawig ng Proclamation 216 o Martial sa Mindanao, Hulyo 22, 2017

 Joint Special Session...

MARTIAL LAW SA MINDANAO: Hindi ito ang pangakong pagbabagong hinahanap ng mamamayan

(Explanation of “No” Vote para sa Extension of Martial Law in Mindanao by Anakpawis Rep. Ariel “Ka Ayik” B. Casilao, Hunyo 22, 2017. Tatlo lang...

OUR MARAWI: Your Honors, please ask us, what do we feel?

(Samira Ali Gutoc  delivered this brief speech at the Joint Session of Congress to deliberate on the extension of martial law on Saturday, 22...

PEACETALK: You have been given the unique privilege of correcting that historical injustice by...

(Message of Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front  on the occasion of the submission of the BBL to President...

PEACETALK: This Bangsamoro Basic Law is our new formula for the very elusive peace...

(Message of Ghazali B. Jaafar, Vice Chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Chairman of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission during the submission of...

MOORISH AND MOORING IN TAWI-TAWI REEF: Martial Law? Let it be as Perennial as...

BONGAO, Tawi-tawi (MindaNews / 21 July) -- Identity cards. Checkpoints. Bombing and shelling. Warrantless arrest and detention of jamaa tableegh who could have spared...

OUR MARAWI: Questions on the Costs of Marawi War

"Every war is ironic because every war is worse than expected. Every war constitutes an irony of situation because its means are so melodramatically...

LATE BLOOMS: Still, I Hope

a brain in pain. a heart that’s hurt. a soul unwhole. but still I smile? for you I do. for hope I grope. for peace I wish. for love I have. Eric S.B. Libre 20 July 2017er

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: BBL 2014 vs BBL 2017: An initial analysis

CAGAYAN DE ORO  CITY (MindaNews / 18 July) -- After decades of armed struggle for self-determination and numerous failed attempts at forging peace, the...

KISSA AND DAWAT: Why mobilize the Ulama?

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 15 July) -- In a news clip coming out of the Marawi Siege, a group of people was able to...

FIELDWORK REFLECTION:  Martial law messed up the peaceful Lumads

LINGIG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews / 14 July) -- Classes resumed (on July 10) at Sitio Simowao (Diatagon, Lianga, Sds), for the students of...

TURNING POINT: Selective Enforcement; No Guts, No Glory

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 14 July) -- The public is told over and over again that the drug trade was a very lucrative business...

BEYOND THE BEND: Rethinking the War on Terror

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/14 July) -- The Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of Presidential Proclamation No. 216. Ironically, this landmark decision has been trumpeted...

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