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,, 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… »

PEACETALK: A Second take on Islamophobia

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/22 August) – Islamophobia is similar to Anti-Semitism in the sense that it is bigotry and prejudice coupled with malice and hate whether conscious or subconscious focused on… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Blaming Manila

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Aug) – Remember how Mindanao came to be billed as “The Land of Promise”? It was to hype up the interest of the… »

MINDA DA NEWS: BBL: Respect Breeds Respect

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 Aug) – After 4 p.m. yesterday, I visited the website of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process to find the… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Let’s have all-out law enforcement

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/20 August)–It’s been a decade and a half since Pres. Joseph Ejercito “Erap” Estrada embarked on a reckless course in Mindanao—by declaring “All-Out War” against the… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Still not convinced that pork is bad?

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 August)–Although Malacañang has said that there will be no more pork, don’t bank on it. No less than the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines… »

MIND DA NEWS: BBL: Vital Questions

GENERAL SANTOS CITY(MindaNews/19 August)– By the end of this month or earlier, the BBL (Bangsamoro Basic Law) draft, the proposed BBL bill, will be submitted to the Congress. Three reports… »

ADVOCACY MindaNOW: My own term-extension story: Unlike Mar Roxas, I got ‘burned’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 August)—I have a complaint to make. When Sec. Mar Roxas made public his own intentions of extending P-Noy’s term, Malacanang appeared to be patting him on the… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: A Framework for Genuine Democracy as P-Noy’s Legacy?

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/18 August)–It’s still so early but there’s already so much talk of what’s going to happen in 2016 and beyond. But we hear little or nothing… »

PEACETALK: Between Davao and Manila: An appointment with the BBL

There is a famous story from the Middle East about man not being able to escape his fate: A wealthy merchant from the city of Baghdad has sent a servant… »

FREE THROWS: Another gun-crime statistic!

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews /17 August) – A woman without any known enemy was shot dead weeks ago in Payatas, Quezon City.   She was walking home with a couple of… »

WORM’S EYEVIEW: With pork out, out with dynasty too!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 August) — Now that the Supreme Court has ruled to rid our political system of the gratuitous grants of pork and its abuse, let us… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Weeping and gnashing of teeth in 2016

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/16 August) — We’re going through a period of voter anguish these days, frustrated about the erratic behavior of the leadership class, angry with plunder on… »

FREE THROWS: Human Trafficking: Still a big problem

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/15 August) — Fatima, a 13-year old girl from General Santos City, was reportedly trafficked to Saudi Arabia three months ago by a duly-licensed recruitment agency. The recruitment… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Don’t let pork issue disappear

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/15 August)– It’s budget time in Congress, time for backroom deals, horse-trading, and such. Whatever happens, don’t let the pork issue disappear from your reform agenda… »


ISTANBUL (MindaNews / 14 August) — Istanbul was a most appropriate meeting ground for the coming together of peace researchers and scholars from all over the globe on the occasion… »

TURNING POINT: Misplaced Empathies

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 14 Aug) – “If I were in his shoes I would have done the same thing.” This was the common reaction to a video footage… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Nepotism has no place in public service

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Aug) – Who are in power today by virtue of nepotism, family connections, or of the advantage of a prior hold on the… »


Sa pag-dakop ni Palparan tinuod kaha nga pag-pahumot lang sa Malacanang? Apan bisan pa man maayo ra gayud na siya nadakpan (o gidakop na lang). Kay Hesus panabang! dili lalim… »

COMMENT: After the Bungling, the Scrambling

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – No rhetoric and justifications can deny that the Office of the President (OP) legal team bungled the review of the Bangsamoro Basic… »

ADVOCACY MINDANOW: Only in da Pilipins!

REFORMS – Pope Francis made drastic reforms in the finance sector of the Catholic Church in Rome by firing the long-staying cardinal who had long controlled the Church funds. In… »

CRUCIBLE: Israel’s Exceptionalism

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – There are no words enough to express the disgust and revulsion of peoples around the world over Israel’s arrogant display of exceptionalism in… »

WORM’S EYEVIEW: Community’s appearance should reflect its talents!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – Unless people participate in building the community, the task of transforming the barangays into decent and proper habitats will never be… »


Duna ba kaha’y connection ang supermoon sa super-init karon? Mura man gud ta’g maka-ingon kay sa una ing-ini man gihapon pero kaanindot baya gyud tuod siya sud-ungon mura kadako sa… »

WORM’S-EYE VIEW: Trapos trash the political system

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY(MindaNews/12 August) — Let’s hope effective steps will be taken against the pork barrel scammers, enough to stem the rising anger and lessen public agitation. If public… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Impeachment

Uso na pud ang impeachment gusto sa pipila ang presidenti ta mag-early retirement ngano man gyud nga dili ni sila kahulat nga siya sa insaktong panahon mo exit? daghan niini… »

ADVOCACY Mindanow: My unforgettables with Mar Roxas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews 11 August) — Last Friday was a reunion of sorts  for me with  former colleague in Malacanang Gabby Claudio (who served both  FVR and GMA) and Journalist… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Let’s hope pork is really out

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/11 August) — If pork is really out, the playing field for elections will become more or less level; not immediately but eventually. Let’s not forget… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Every community needs a civic center

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/10 August) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), along with the local officials they supervise, ought to approach their mission more imaginatively… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Feeling powerless in Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) — A Mindanaon today is increasingly hemmed in between forces no one seems able to control or contain. On one hand are rampaging marauders… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Denying others a chance to serve

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/08 August) — Citizen volunteers used to perform many of the important chores in the community—as firemen, postal deliverymen, traffic officers, etc. They delivered mail, directed… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: How not to make a state-of-whatever report

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/07 August) — There’s been a spate of local executives delivering a State-of-the-Province- City- Municipality (-even Barangay) addresses a la PNoy’s SONA. It would be so… »

QUN FAYA QUN: An Open Letter to Rigoberto D. Tiglao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 August) — Dear Mr. Tiglao, I would like to tell you that your article last August 3, 2014  entitled “The next firestorm to hit Aquino” is… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Political dynasties exemplify reign of greed

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – Like fish-pen operators on Laguna de Bay, political dynasties stake their claim on an area or district which they then operate… »

PEACETALK: The true global citizen

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews / 4 Aug) – The month of August in the Philippines has been traditionally celebrated as Buwan ng Wika. Ironically, the language attributed as pambansang wika is… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Cursing the darkness: A lesson from Martial Law years

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Aug) – For a while there, PNoy seemed testy and irritable, impatient perhaps about not getting things moving as he wishes, or upset… »

PERSONAL ESSAY: Experiencing the blessings of Ramadan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 03 August) — “Muslim ka ma’am? (Are you a Muslim?)” is the first question asked by people every time I politely refuse food and explain that I… »

ADVOCACY MindaNOW: On fighting back tears

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 August) — When  I wrote last time mentioning about President Aquino holding back tears during the SONA (State of the Nation Address), I got several comments from… »

CRUCIBLE: ISIS and Caliphate

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/03 Aug) — The journey of the Muslim ummah is, if it may be likened to a transport, becoming faster. We could hardly cope with issues she continues to grapple… »

WORM’S EYEVIEW: Filipinos are suckers for political dynasties

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/02 August) — The fact that more than 90% of our provinces are ruled by political dynasties says a lot about Filipino gullibility or simplemindedness. Falling… »

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