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LITTLE VOICES: Labor arbiters in GenSan must publicly account for their decisions

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 April) -- The call for public accountability of labor arbiters assigned in this southernmost corridor of Mindanao is...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: Technology in Education

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Pahinumdom

Dilì ikaw harì, labaw nang diyos ikaw dilì. Hinuon, lingaw ug lamî ang magpaharì-harì ug maka-delirious ang magpadiyos-diyos. Wâ ka ba kamatngon nga sa tinuod ikaw usa lang ka langaw nga sa buko-buko sa kabaw daklit nga nakatugdon? Eric...

CRUCIBLE: Whispers of the Guns (2)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) – Talking in whisper, Garand asked M79: “Who is your master?” The steps of Big Boots were getting nearer....

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Napul-an Na Mi

Naa na pod ba? Abi ba nakò to og walâ na. Unyà, karon ingon na sab nga puyde ra? Naglibog na gyod ko ba. Atras-abante, pawala-patuo – pagkawalâ bay klaro. Unsa...

CRUCIBLE: Whisper of the Guns

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 7 April) – Guns laid bare. No words. No conversation. Nothing. It was the first-time guns failed to hear the noise,...

MANONG’S MUSINGS: Konsultasyon ng Task Force Bangon Marawi, Meron o Wala?

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 07 April) -- Sapat ba na makonsulta ang LGU ng Marawi at Presidente ng Mindanao State University (MSU) para masabing...

BEYOND THE BEND: On establishing a federal system in the Philippines

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 6 Apr) – The Consultative Committee organized by President Rodrigo Duterte is presently designing a federal structure for the country...

TURNING POINT: Serendipity

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 6 Apr) – The credibility of the Supreme Court was in a tailspin when some of its justices took...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: Sama-Bajaw: The Transnational Phenomenon

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 6 Apr) – Thanks to globalization, the world had shrunk into a village; and thanks to technology, that village had...

MOORISH AND MOORING IN TAWI-TAWI REEFS

My Dear People of Sulu Archipelago and My Sama Homesea. I am going on a voyage that all of us must take at least once...

LUGAR LANG: Bagani’s (big bird) debacle

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 April) -- I must admit that when I moved to Mindanao, I thought it would give me more material...

PASSION FOR MISSION: Answered Prayers

MALITA, Davao Occidental (MindaNews / 05 April) -- I mistook it at first to have been written by a second grader who had just...

CRUCIBLE: PRRD: “Ka Libog Mo” (3)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 04 April) – The Freudian proclivity of PRRD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte) is not difficult to decipher. In fact, it...

OUR MARAWI: We will fight for our birthright to the end

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 03 April) -- We dare challenge Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) to produce documents (not just photos )...

CRUCIBLE: PRRD: “Ka Libog Mo” (2)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 01 April) -- From a certain angle, President Duterte’s sarcasm “ka libog mo” (you are full of libido!) could be...

LITTLE VOICES: Talks on STL lobby money resurface in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 01 April) -- When the resolution consenting to the operation of the Small Town Lottery (STL) in General Santos...

TURNING POINT: Easter: A Historic Disappointment

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 31 March) -- On Sunday, April 1, the Christian world celebrates Easter with great jubilation because of the fulfilled...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: The Cry and Comfort Zone of the Sama

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 31 March) -- In recent consultation fora and public hearings on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), a singular voice emerged...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Dilì Binignit

Dilì ang biko ug dilì ang binignit sa Biyernes Santo maoy giselebret, dilì sab ni adlaw aron didto sa dagat magtutimpasaw ug magsigeg kiat. Sa tumutuo adlaw ning sagrado aron pamalandongan ug hinumdoman ang...

CRUCIBLE: PRRD: “Ka Libog Mo”

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 29 March) -- Where lies the kinks? Is PDu30 capable in addressing the problem in Sulu, the most maverick island in...

OUR MARAWI: A call to return to our homes is a privilege or a...

Bismillah Hirahmanir Rahim. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. One of the gaps construed between the Task Force Bangon...

LUGAR LANG: These Godforsaken times

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 March) -- Got to hand it to Filipinos, we know how to perform our Catholic obligations. In fact we...

PEACETALK: Tuloy ang kuwento ng Moro. Tara na’t isulat natin ito

(Speech of ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman during the opening program of the year-long 29th anniversary celebration of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, 26...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: Western Basilan Alliance?

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 28 March) – In an earlier article “The Birth of the Inter-LGU Alliance in Basilan”, we tackled the underlying motivation...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: The Birth of Inter-LGU Alliance in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) -- Zamboanga City, March 26, 2018 – March is Women’s Month and birth is associated with women, the...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Human (rights) targets

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 27 March) -  In a human rights forum that I helped organize here in the Swiss capital early this month,...

TURNING POINT: The Blessed Fall

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 27 March) -- Adam and Eve were the most unfortunate of human kind. They had no biological parents. They had no...

GRADUATION SPEECH: Because No One Should be Excluded

Thirty-eight years ago, I was there where you are - excited, happy, a little nervous, and frankly, clueless about the future. This stage brings back...

GRADUATION SPEECH: Do not be afraid of failing, as long as you keep...

(Words of Gratitude delivered at the Liceo de Cagayan University's Grade 12 (Words of Gratitude delivered at the Liceo de Cagayan University's Senior High...

MARGINALIA: The Mystical Sound of Maguindanaon ‘Palendag’

MAKATI CITY (24 March) – Though for only a short while, I was able to drop by the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new social...

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: Game of Thrones (2)

Part 2: Gloria, in excelsis MANILA (MindaNews / 24 March) -- “And here awaits one astute politician who may have calculated these permutations and may...

LUGAR LANG: Love letters from women to women

I want That is how love letters always begin. Someone wants something. And waits. Last year, the University of the Philippines Press published an Asia-Pacific anthology,...

MY, MY, MY MARAWI: Carework Must be Shared by Woman and Man

(Speech delivered at the Flag Ceremony of the Mindanao State University main campus in Marawi City on 19 March 2018) I come here to honor...

TURNING POINT: Who’s afraid of the International Criminal Court?

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 22 March) – If the President really believes that his war on drugs is above board, he should sustain...

PEACETALK: If we do not Think and Act, our future generations will never taste...

(Speech delivered by Dr. Dalomabi Lao Bula on the commemoration of 50th anniversary of the Jabidah Massacre during the "Kalilintad sa Marawi: People's Solidarity...

PEACETALK: I am a Moro youth

                (Speech delivered by Khayriyyah Faykha Alonto Ala on the commemoration of 50th anniversary of the Jabidah Massacre during the "Kalilintad sa Marawi: People's Solidarity...

PEACETALK: The Bangsamoro struggle will continue until the objective is finally achieved

Reflecting on the 50 years of the Jabidah Massacre and the series of massacres since the late 1960's against the innocent Bangsamoro people, culminating in...

BEYOND THE BEND: Bayanihan as the soul of the new charter

MELBOURNE (MindaNews / 18 March) -- With the overhaul of our entire political system now underway, I am reminded of a question posed by...

PEACETALK: Untold Thoughts: Jabidah at 50

JOLO, Sulu (MindaNews / 17 March) -- Commonly overlooked in commemorating the Bangsamoro Freedom Day every March 18 (since 1968), is the fact that...

PEACETALK: Remembering Jabidah on these days of living dangerously…

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 17 March) -- Fifty years after the landmark incident that rallied in unity all freedom-loving Moros of different ethno-linguistic...

PEACETALK: Brief Reflection on the Moro Fronts 50 years after Jabidah

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 17 March) -- Fifty years after the Jabidah Massacre, the struggle for self-determination under organized Moro Fronts endures. Is there...

PEACETALK: Soon enough, Insha Allah, the story of our Jabidah brothers will be part...

(Statement of Mujiv Hataman, Governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, on the 50th anniversary of the Jabidah Massacre). I join the rest of...

PEACETALK: The infamous Jabidah Massacre: 50 years back and the search for justice

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 17 March) -- On March 18, 2018, the Bangsamoro people will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the infamous Jabidah massacre. Half...

TO THE POINT: Is President Duterte Just a Politician?

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 March) -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was mad at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations...

COMMENTARY: The Rome Statute is not only about you. It is about the people...

Dear Mr. President, Here is a quick appeal from one of your constituents in Davao City for more than two decades. Rethink your call to...

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: Game of Thrones (1)

MANILA (MindaNews / 16 March)-- TheHBO original series presented an interesting study of the political nature of our species, keeping the audience totally engrossed...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Davao Gulf, Datu Bago and Davaoeños today

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 March) – If one were to make a survey among the close to 2 million citizens of Davao City...

PEACETALK: Stop the killing  start the healing. Resume Peace Talks. End Martial Law in...

(Pre-departure statement of Redemptorist priest Amado L. Picardal on March 14, 2018, start of his 16-day “Bike for Life and Peace” journey from Baclaran...

LUGAR LANG: Not exactly every woman’s role model

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 March) -- The celebration of March as National Women’s Month always brings about welcome media features about notable women,...

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