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ARMM GOV. HATAMAN ON EID’L FITR: May we move forward, truly united, as the...

(Eid'l Fitr Message of ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman) I join the Bangsamoro, the people of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), and the rest...

PEACETALK: On the Block Grant and Fiscal Autonomy in the BBL

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 14 June) -- One of the major structural defects in the ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) law is the...

PEACETALK: The Cabatangan property is not owned by the ARMM government, but by the...

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 13 June) -- Last week, Zamboanga City Mayor Isabelle "Beng" Climaco announced on her Facebook page that the national government...

TO THE POINT: BBL Soon in Moro Court

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, June 11, 2018 – From media reports since May 31, it is most indicative that neither of SB No. 1717 and...

PEACETALK: What to do next..?

The two versions of the BBL would undergo a BICAM Conference to reconcile the differences. There are few things to know about the BICAM...

TURNING POINT: Political Will in Fighting Crimes

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews /11 June) – The President had hinted recently on declaring national emergency to fight rising criminality. There are, accordingly, so...

OUR MARAWI: Silenced

St. Mary's Cathedral Is eerily quiet. Sadly silent, somber, still As the stone statues on the wall. Pools of water on the floor reflecting Bullet riddled roof and all. No...

PEACETALK: On the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL): Tensions and Issues

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 10 June) -- Reactions to the treatment of the BTC-BBL (Bangsamoro Transition Commission-drafted Bangsamoro Basic Law) by our legislators have...

MANONG’S MUSINGS: Diluted BBL and the fallacy of the “Giyera Na” argument

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 09 June) -- Over the past decade and a half, I have seen a change in some of my colleagues...

LUGAR LANG: When we can’t say no to a kiss

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 June) -- Last week, when I wrote about an alternative universe in which an Alt-Duterte has a change of...

LATE BLOOMS: Narrow-Minded Me

Yes, I may be narrow-minded as you say if that’s what you see. Refusing to see things the way you say should be, the way that you see. I should...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Not in Our Name

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 6 June) -  Some excesses of this government are being committed in the name of the OFW (overseas Filipino worker),...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Rationalization

Bisan unsa na lang ingon sa nagsalimuang ang gihimo nga pangatarongan o rationalization sa Iningles nga sinultihan. Ingon man nahadiin-diin na gipatipas-tipas ang estorya hasta ganì kadtong patay na intawon nadalahig...

PEACETALK:  Ang BBL ay nasa kritikal na kalagayan

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 31 May) -- Not so fast. Para maintindihan natin. Ang BBL na naipasa kahapon sa kongreso at senado na pinilit nating...

The Silent Masjid

There are no calls to prayer now. The minarets of the Grand Masjid From where the plaintive calls Of the muezzin once filled the air Stand silent. The wide...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Lost at sea (2)

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 31 May) – If we have lost our territories in the West Philippine Sea to China, blame it on the...

EXPLANATION OF VOTE: “Hindi tutugon ang Substituted HB 6475 sa aspirasyon ng Bangsamoro”

(Explanation of the No vote on the Substituted HB 6475 or the Bangsamoro Basic Law, by Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate on...

SPONSORSHIP SPEECH: “The epitome of real autonomy in this country”

(Sponsorship speech ofDeputy Speaker for Mindanao Bai Sandra Sinsuat A. Sema of the Basic Law for the Autonomous Region of the Bangsamoro on May...

TURNING POINT: The Falling Ax in the Mind

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 30 May) – Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of the judiciary department of the Republic was axed. Out. Is the...

TURNING POINT: A Never Mind Governance

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNew / 29 May) – What can be better to a foreign policy that develops strong ties and strengthens friendly relations...

TINGOG SA SUBA: Brigada Eskwela

Si Inday Tasing nag-problema unom ka anak sa elementarya grade six to grade one, pastilan! walay labot duha ka magulang first year ug second year sa high-school lang Asa kuno...

TO THE POINT: BBL Passage Assured, But …

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 29, 2018 – The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law tomorrow, Wednesday May 30, is assured. What will be left...

TURNING POINT: One Year After: Never Again

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 28 May) – Reportedly six proposed master plans for the reconstruction of the ravaged city of Marawi with cost...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: The Lumad in the Bangsamoro

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) -- Let me go straight to the point. I am all for the enactment of the...

TINGOG SA SUBA: Ulan-init sa Mayo

Permi ang pista sa langit ulan-init kada adlaw dinhi sa Rehiyong Caraga ambot sa inyoha pero sa Compostela, mao ra ingon sa akong amiga ambot tinuod ba careful, si lola...

OUR MARAWI: Meranao narrates Darangen; Tausug Listens all (t)ears

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 May) -- Yes, tears! I, a Tausug woman, listened all (t)ears in my heart as Elin Anisha Guro, a...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Citizen Jake: A Film Review

Citizen Jake Directed by Mike de Leon Screenplay by: Mike de Leon, Atom Araullo, Noel Pascual Cinematography:Dix Buhay Cast: Atom Araullo, Teroy de Guzman, Luis Alandy, Max Collins,...

OUR MARAWI: To my lost home

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 23 May 2018) -- You are the Little Baguio of the south. Your natural air conditioning is one of your best. You are...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Lost at sea

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 23 May) – President Duterte’s rants against the United States, European Union, United Nations and other foreign institutions early in...

LUGAR LANG: One year later: creating space for Marawi

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) -- Based on online posts, one would think that all everyone cared about on May 19, 2018 was...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOW: Coup warranto

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 21 May) – Opinions favoring the Supreme Court decision on the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida...

OUR MARAWI: The most important rehabilitation is that of our identity as Meranaws

(Retired Literature Professor Dalomabi Lao Bula delivered this message at the forum on 'Revisiting Marawi through the lens of Interfaith Dialogue and Multiculturalism' on...

COMMENTARY:Beyond the Malaysian Political Tsunami

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 May) -- The stunning victory of the opposition in Malaysia’s recent parliamentary elections led by former strongman Dr. Mahatir...

PEACETALK: A New Constitutional Order for Federal Philippines

(Presented by Datu Michael O. Mastura, lawyer and delegate to the 1971 Constitutional Convenion, and a former representative of Maguindanao,  at the Learning Sessions...

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: I am with you –  a lament J

Today, I pray with you, though you see me not, nor hear my voice. I scream with you when you wrap his body in a...

BEYOND THE BEND: Will there ever be judicial independence in the Philippines?

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews / 18 May) – Anomalies in our constitutional order were highlighted by the recent Supreme Court decision on the quo warranto...

TO THE POINT: Kinsay, Unsay Gihulat?

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 May) – “If there’s one congresswoman or congressman or a single justice who will say I talked to...

LUGAR LANG: For Inang Bayan, I dissent

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 May) -- My Mothers Day this year came and went with mixed emotions. Part of me commiserated with my...

COMMENTARY: Achieving peace…Inang Bayan, Mothers’Day?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 May) -- Having read the tortures that Jerome Succor Aba went through during his detention in the home security...

FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT: In response to falsities peddled by US officials on my torture...

It was certainly easy for officials of US Customs and Border Protection to deny knowledge of my harrowing experience in the hands of their...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Kuwadro ug Hulagway

Gamay nga hulagway sa gamay nga kuwadro, kanindot na lang tan-awon – haskan nimong pahiyom. Dilì nimo masabtan ngano nga ang uban nagmug-ot nagbagutbot man daw dunay walâ gikahimut-an. Mao nga ikaw...

TURNING POINT: A Coup d’etat in May

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 15 May) – May 11, 2018 will go down in history as a day of infamy in the country’s...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: Beyond Self-Rule: Moros’ Collective Happiness and Wellbeing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – As the premier city in Mindanao and the third most populous in the country, this multicultural and...

TURNING POINT: Reforming SK

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 12 May) -- The  Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election which is supposed to be held every three years since December...

Arid Thoughts on a Sunday Morning

On a sunny Sunday morning, the faucet I opened and the water came drip- drip- dripping… drip- drip- dripping… the pauses in between lengthening until not a drop dripped, until there was nothing… I waited and waited for the drops to drip again but there was nothing for a long time. While waiting for the drops to...

CRUCIBLE: Whispers of the Guns (5) Julkipli Wadi

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 05 May) --  “Ehem, Ehem.” Bazookatried to join back into the conversation. Instead in pursuing his answer on Garand, it...

COMMENTARY: Galvanize Halal Advocacy: Seize a Slice of USD 580 billion?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 May) -- Online statistics varies as to quantifying the Global Halal Consumer Market’s worth in terms of US dollars....

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Latagaw sa Mindanaw

B’laan ug T’boli hawod nga mag-Hiligaynon. Subanen o Subanon sa pag-Tinagalog dilì papiri ug labaw na sa Binisayâ syempre. Teduray pod nga larino molitok og Inilonggo. Gikan sa Habagatang Cotabato ngadto sa...

OUR MARAWI: Behind my closet

Growing up watching Monster Inc. I feared closing my closet because my crazy imagination would scare me thinking that if I open it there...

POOLED EDITORIAL: Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check

(Pooled Editorial issued on World Press Freedom Day, 03 May 2018, by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, National Union of Journalists of...

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