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COMMENTARY: Addressing challenges posed by the Abu Sayyaf Group (4): Governance

4th of 10 parts It has long been recognized that governance is a key issue in the Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi (BaSulTa) area.  In fairness, governance...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: To tell a story that moves

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 May) -- “Everybody’s a filmmaker today,” was an opinion shared by John Milius (of Conan the Barbarian and also wrote the screenplay...

COMMENTARY: Addressing challenges posed by the Abu Sayyaf Group (3): Radicalization of Outlook

3rd of 10 parts In the second article in this series we raised the question as to whether feelings of enmity still exist among significant...

COMMENTARY: Addressing challenges posed by the Abu Sayyaf Group (2): Muslim-Christian Enmity

2nd of 10 parts Let us begin by posing an uncomfortable question:  does there still exist a deep-seated enmity, perhaps below the level of consciousness,...

COMMENTARY: Addressing challenges posed by the Abu Sayyaf Group (1): Overview

1st of 10 parts Starting today, Saturday, 20 May 2017, MindaNews begins a 10-part series on the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) to stimulate discussion on...

COMMENTARY: Ayaw niyo? Aid(i) huwag niyo!

I'm all for asserting our independence in all aspects of our national life, and in how we interact with the international community to advance...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Merging currents

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 May) -- “Of all the art exhibits I have lately seen in Davao City, this one is the best!” Such were the...

SPEECH: Through this Change, we will fix and put an end to the age-old...

(Speech of Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III  at the 116th Founding Anniversary of "One Surigao" at the Provincial Gymnasium, Surigao City, Surigao del...

SPEECH: Education for Indigenous Empowerment

(Speech delivered by Vice President Leni Robredo at the Pamulaan Center for Indigenous Peoples Education, University of Southeastern Philippines Mintal Campus in Davao City...

PEACETALK: A Credo on Peace in Bangsamoro Land

(Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop of Cotabato, is Mindanao's lone Cardinal).                        I believe that a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that is FAB-CAB* compliant...

PERSONAL ESSAY: Sail on full speed ahead, till we reach the horizon and...

Ours was a dazzling UP campus romance which started at an invitation to a frat ball and continued on long after our college days....

BEYOND THE BEND: Right to Life vs Right to Live

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 13 May) – The controversy over the number of deaths being linked to the War on Drugs is explosive. But...

TURNING POINT: Federalism: Potential and Pitfalls

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 13 May) – What are the problems obtaining in our current government system that may be addressed to and...

RIWAYA: Bongao nursing students defend right to wear hijab at Lung Center

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 May) -- Eleven nursing students from Mahardika Institute of Technology (MIT) of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi opted to assert proactively their...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Promoting An Inclusive Mindanao History Part I

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 May) -- Perhaps, we are now in a tilting point in the manner that Philippine History is being taught to the...

Halal Trade Expo laudable but registration fees too high

DOHA, Qatar (MindaNews/06 May) -- The 2nd Philippine Halal Tourism and Trade Expo event began May 5 and will end on May 7 at...

Manifestation of Senator Loren Legardao on CA’s Rejection of the appointment of Environment Sec....

Mr. President, it is unfortunate that we let pass an opportunity for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to be led by...

COMMENTARY: Wisdom of the Ants

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 May) -- They’re small and insignificant, but mind you, you cannot be careless around them. These days one finds these...

GRADUATION SPEECH: Striving in the Age of Selfies

(Speech delivered by Samira Ali Gutoc, co-founder of the Young Moro Professionals and presently a Commissioner at the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, at the Ateneo...

ALONG THE WAY: The Nature of Addiction

I've been trying to understand the nature of  addiction. The most helpful, so          far, is a book written by Dr. Gabor Mate - In...

BEYOND THE BEND: On prescriptions concerning political parties in the new charter

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 28 April) – As most Filipinos would attest, political parties in the country are more renowned for their clever and...

TURNING POINT: Rodrigo Roa Duterte vs. the People of the World

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 27 April) – Tactlessness is the thoughtless way of hurting others without the slightest pre-knowledge and intention of harming...

COMMENTARY: Panahom kalabot sa gidusong subli nga pag-oktaba sa eleksyon sa barangay

DIGOS CITY (MindaNews/24 April) -- NIADTONG Oktubre 21 sa niaging tuig (2016) mao unta ang eleksyon sa mga opisyales sa barangay (ug dungan sab...

TURNING POINT:  The Planet Earth: Ours to Love, to Save

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 22 April) -- The earth is now teeming with 7.5  billion people that need food,  shelters  and who are endlessly...

EASTER MESSAGE: Remain full of hope, faith and love

(Easter message of  Archbishop Romulo dela Cruz of Zamboanga to readers of MindaNews) Greetings of Peace on this Easter day from Zamboanga! We thank God...

LATE BLOOMS: Are Heroes History?

Full of life we were then when the shadows came creeping and the fearsome darkness held the land in its clutches, preying on the helpless, trampling on the voiceless. Though ‘twas foolish...

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: On Art & Fear

NEW YORK (MindaNews / 16 April) -- Still in New York. Our impending show, though small and informal is creating such anxiety. But we...

GLASSHOUSES: Of Men and Giants

NEW YORK (MindaNews / 16 April) --  The Philippines was featured in a documentary shown on a US television network. As a Filipino living...

EASTER MESSAGE:  To be dead to sin and be alive in God

(Message of Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop of Cotabato, on Easter Sunday, 16 April 2017) Beloved Brothers and Sisters in God: May the joy and...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: The Mindanao-Sulu Peace and History Education Project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) -- Republic Act No. 10908 was signed into law on 21 July 2016, mandating the integration of Filipino-Muslim...

GLASSHOUSES: Life of a Corpse Flower

NEW YORK (MindaNews/13 April) -- I just realized today how lucky I was to have seen a rare occurrence in my lifetime and that...

BISAG UNSA: Building a nation worthy of the Filipinos

(Speech delivered on the 75th Commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan at the Veterans Memorial Park, Davao City, 9 April 2017, with the theme...

TURNING POINT: Of Paramours and Corruption

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews /08 April) -- It is difficult to imagine how Mrs.  Alvarez, the incumbent President of the Spouses Association in the...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Kaamulan: Dancing in the streets in the midst of violence

The sojourners who travel the length and breadth of the Province of Bukidnon at the very heart of Mindanao – the country’s resource-rich island...

TURNING POINT: Impeachment Fallout: Clear and Imminent Danger

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/04 April) -- The thrill-seeker in me wants the House to make good of its threat to impeach VP Lenie Robredo...

COMMENTARY: The Barangay in the new charter

MELBOURNE (MindaNews / 02 April) -- In the eyes of society, all criminals are vile villains. This is a bitter fact of life that...

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: March Madness

Here we are in New York City, trying to comprehend the rooflines around our aunt’s apartment building. Soaking in the lights that seem to...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Sapatos

Noon (panahon yun ni Marcos at wala pa akong bente anyos) pinadalhan ako ng nanay ko ng isang pares na rubber shoes. Sa maliit na pirasong papel na tinupi-tupi upang...

COMMENTARY: Amid constant frustrations… we just need to take courage, keep the faith and...

(Remarks of Merlie "Milet" B. Mendoza, researcher/writer, during the book launch of The Asia Foundation’s “Local Security in the Contested Bangsamoro Zone: Informality, Hybridity...

A SOJOURNER’s VIEW: Like us, you will be forced to take radical options

(Commencement address of Redemptorist Brother Karl Gaspar, CSsR, at Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan in Cagayan de Oro City on March 30, 2017. The...

COMMENT: BBL* Ahead of Federalization (4)

Last of four parts IV. Do Something GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/31 March) -- The President, the GPH and MILF implementing panels (IPs) and the Congress –...

COMMENT: BBL* Ahead of Federalization (3rd of 4 parts)

III. Uncleared but Clear GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 March) – We stated earlier that the IM discussions significantly hewed to the “hindrances” and...

COMMENT: BBL* Ahead of Federalization (2nd of 4 parts)

II. Liked with Fear GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 March) -- The second main concern focused on the implications on BBL of federalization as...

COMMENT: BBL* Ahead of Federalization (1st of four parts)

I. Unity: Heart of the Issue GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 28 March) -- How shall Bangsamoro be established? As gleaned from two MindaNews reports (3/7/17:...

PEACETALK: Let us therefore make peace our goal for peace is possible

(Acceptance speech of Prof. Abhoud Syed Mansur M. Lingga, a Moro leader who was conferred a Doctor of Humanities in Peace and Development degree,...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: An event to remember

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 March) – March 26, 1983... or 34 years ago this coming Sunday, March 26, 2017... was the Saturday before...

TURNING POINT: Not Again

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 19 March) -- Faced with the unchecked criminality in southern Philippine islands, particularly the beheading of a German national...

PEACETALK: It Is Not Your Story: Jabidah Massacre After 49 Years

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/18 March) -- For a change this year I don’t want to look back on Jabidah Massacre with morbidity, an angry fist...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Lumad scholars in our midst

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 March) --   Something quite historic took place in the Board room of the Finster Building at Ateneo de Davao...

COMMENTARY: For the Con-Com: food security must be a constitutional right!

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/17 March) -- The United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development identified food security as an extremely urgent global priority. But truth...

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