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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...

BISAG UNSA: Haya

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews / Hulyo 12) – Sa hayeskol pa ko sa Tagum, naa koy klasmeyt nga namatay ug gihaya sa ilang balay....

FIELDWORK REFLECTION: Where anthropological inquiry ends, priestly duty begins

LINGIG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews / 11 July) -- It took me some time to adjust settling in the field despite my initial acquaintance...

OUR MARAWI:  Why I believe Marawi and the Maranaos will bounce back better

I am not a Maranao. But my close friends for the past 25 years are. Mine is an outsider's perspective. The main reason why I...

LATE BLOOMS: Missing Home

We’re missing our homes because our homes are missing missing as in gone disappeared into rubble in that horrific battle. Now we are homeless but no we are not hopeless we shall rise in peace. Eric S.B. Libre 11 July 2017

OUR MARAWI: Every Holy Month will be a reminder that our city was once...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) -- I have often fantasized my future trip to Davao City where my father works as a humanitarian...

VOICES FROM MINDANAO: Help us get back home

(Samira Ali Gutoc is among three "Voices from Mindanao" invited by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines to share their insights on what...

VOICES FROM MINDANAO: Fear is not a good foundation for getting Mindanao out of...

(Mags Z. Maglana is among three "Voices from Mindanao" invited by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines to share their insights on what...

PEACETALK: Mindanao historians weigh in on the Marawi crisis; see no end to it...

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 09 July) -- How did the Marawi crisis start? When will it end? Instead of listening to those who purport to...

TURNING POINT: Of Unreason and Rogue Cops

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 09 July) -- Is Mindanao such a hopeless case that it is made a garbage dump for undesirable law...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: 40 years after, back to where Bishop Tudtud started in Marawi?

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/ 09 July) -- On May 24, Catholics in the country’s lone Islamic city were supposed to celebrate the feast of Mary Help...

OUR MARAWI: The Resilient Maranao

Passed through Lanao del Sur going to Cotabato and brought back that hometown feeling we have been missing for 48 days and counting. Lanao is...

OUR MARAWI: I am sorry, too

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Sir, you had repeatedly expressed apologies to Marawi City residents. Allow me to take my democracy and express my apologies,...

LATE BLOOMS:  Fallen Hero

Words of tribute. A smart snappy salute. Maybe a medal to boot. And, yes, flags at half-mast. We pay you homage for your valor and courage, and give vent to...

KISSA AND DAWAT: A theology of love

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 7 July) – In a world where mainsteam narrratives about Islam are very skewed towards violence, it is hard for...

COMMENTARY: Above All… Our Common Humanity

By Ricardo Jorge S. Caluen The ongoing Marawi Crisis has demonstrated to the world man’s boundless capacity to commit monstrosity. Yet, the same drama has...

REMEMBERING: In faith, we journeyed through this grief in our own pace and time

Ecc. 3: "There is a time for everything...a time to be born and a time to die...a time to weep and a time to...

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: On the Grand Unified Theory

If there is a book we usually recommend to readers’ lists, it would be Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE. It is,...

MARGINALIA: Is ‘terror’ Marawi’s single story?

(The following is a modified transcript of the 20-minute presentation of a working paper “The Marawi Crisis: A Derridean Reading” at the Forum “Terror...

PEACETALK: Ever wonder why there are extremists?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 July) -- Ever wonder why there are extremists? After burning civilian homes in Marawi and rendering hundreds of thousands...

TURNING POINT: The Tax War Against the Poor

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/30 June) -- The move to impose new or higher excise taxes on  locally produced or processed food products is an...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Buot Ko Ikaw Balakan, O Dansalan

Buot ko untà magtagik, magsulat og usa ka garay, usa ka balak aron nga ikapasibaw, ikabungat ang kahigwaos ning dughan naglumpat sa daw-urom nga kanimo midangat. Ang mga pulong...

BISAG UNSA: Laghan

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW (MindaNews/Hunyo 27) -- Usa sa mga nakaon nila Magellan dihang midunggo sila sa Cebu niadtong 1521 mao ang laghan – subay...

PEACETALK: Celebrating ‘Id

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) -- There are two religious festivals in Islam - ‘Id al Fitr which takes place on the first...

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