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PANTAW A MAREG: Vinta and doing one step at a time

MELBOURNE (MindaNews / 24 December) -- Seeing the destruction of many parts of Lanao del Sur brought about by the tropical cyclone Vinta is...

TURNING POINT: Dengvaxia: From Cure to Insecure

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 19 Dec) – Dengvaxia was supposed to be a preventive cure for the lethal dengue disease; it became instead...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Sa Paghudyakà Walâ Ba Kitay Nakalimtan?

Sadyang panahon Christmas party left and right. Wâ bay nalimtan? Niining pagsaulog unsa man ang hinungdan? Buhong ang Pasko sa kaon ug regalo. Hain si Kristo? ngisi talidhay kombira ug hudyakà may gihimugsò sa hilit...

LATE BLOOMS: The Foolishness of Fools

Act, think like a fool and it’s likely to be sure they’ll treat you a fool. Fools, when they are fooled deny it even when they’re told getting themselves...

TURNING POINT: Martial Law Mindanao II: A New Call for War

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 14 Dec) – Martial Law was declared in Mindanao on May 23, 2017 in response to the Maute terrorist...

OUR MARAWI: Extending Martial Law rests on necessity and practicality

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 14 Dec) -- My support on the extension of Martial Law rests on necessity and practicality. For one, the actual...

THE VOTE: We do not need Martial Law in Mindanao

(Explanation of "no" vote on extending martial law in Mindanao until 31 December 2018, delivered by Dinagat Islands Rep. Kaka Bag-ao at the House...

THE VOTE: A critical blow to Philippine Democracy

(Speech explaining his "No" vote on extending martial law until 31 December 2017, delivered by Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin at the Joint Session of...

THE VOTE: Inuulit lamang ni Pangulong Duterte ang malagim at maling solusyong militar ng...

(Explanation of "No" vote sa Panibagong Extension ng Martial Law sa Mindanao, delivered by Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate during the Joint Session of...

PRIVILEGE SPEECH: Marawi City is our ancestral land which our forefathers have fought for...

(Privilege speech delivered by Lanao del Sur 1st district Rep. Ansaruddin Adiong at the House of Representatives on 11 December 2017) Bismillahi Rahmaniir Rahiim, In...

ADVOCACIES: Datu Victor Danyan: The ‘thorn’ in the coffee plantation

Deep into the rugged terrain of Daguma Mountain Range, voices of the struggling Lumads remain unheard even after the death of Datu Victor Danyan,...

MY, MY, MY MARAWI: Erase Fear , No to extension of Martial Law

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 12 December) -- Durog na durog na ang Marawi ano pa ang gustong mangyari. Nilait lait na, nabaril, nasunog na,...

TURNING POINT: Destruction and Reconstruction

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 11 Dec) -- The House Committee on Justice, for approving the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno...

MY, MY, MY MARAWI: Where to now, Marawi?

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 10 Dec) -- Many are scrambling for a piece of Marawi's peace. Through rehabilitation work, private and government sectors are...

TURNING POINT: Community Participation in Crime Prevention

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 09 Dec) -- A notable intervention conceived by marine scientists to arrest the deteriorating quality of ocean habitats and...

PEACETALK: Deja Vu?

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 05 December) -- As reported recently in the media, the three House of Representatives (HOR) Committees charged with...

PEACETALK: On Reading the President’s Mind

by Abdillah Othman MAGUINDANAO (MindaNews / 05 December) -- President Rodrigo Duterte spoke to the Bangsamoro Assembly in Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat on November 27, 2017....

STATE OF THE MUNICIPALITY ADDRESS: Build Maluso’s Future Today

(State of the Municipality Address of Mayor Hanie A. Bud of Maluso, Basilan, delivered on 4 December 2017) The ever cooperative Sangguniang Bayan Members headed...

KISSA AND DAWAT: Weaving Peace

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 4 Dec) – When I learned that I would be recipient of this award, I kept asking myself – what...

PEACETALK: Prayer for Peace Cardinal

(Prayer for Peace delivered by Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop of Cotabato, at the Bangsamoro Assembly on 27 November 2017 at the old...

PEACETALK: We push for the enactment of the Basic Law because we firmly believe, it is...

(Welcome address of Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front at the Bangsamoro Assembly on November 27, 2017 at the...

FIELDWORK REFLECTION: Are Surigao’s Lumads the Philippines’ Rohingyas?

LINGIG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews / 01 December) -- The parallelism is striking. Roningya people live in the Northern Rakhine state of Burma but...

PANTAW A MAREG: Lawanen shirt and what it means to the Lawanen Kids

  August 22, 2017. A date to remember. It was the day that the students of Mindanao State University (MSU) Marawi City finally trooped to the...

TURNING POINT: Finger-pointing on the Marawi Debacle

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 26 Nov) -- The war had ended a month ago, but the finger-pointing continues.  Some Maranao blame the government...

KISSA AND DAWAT: How long before we’re out of the quagmire?

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 25 Nov) -- The Autonomous Regional Government, commonly referred to as ARMM,  celebrated its 28th anniversary this month. First, let...

ADVOCACIES: Promoting Pluralism In Countering Violent Extremism: A View from Civil Society

Gus Miclat and Marc Batac Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)] The interest in discussing and addressing violent...

SORA 2017: May pag-asa ang bukas ng Bangsamoro!

(State of the Region Address delivered by ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex  on 20 November 2017 in Cotabato City) Speaker...

COMMENTARY: Phillip Bacudo, 19, missing: a sacrifice in the process of society’s self-correction

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Nov) -- Even without us doing anything, society can correct itself through its own natural way of dealing...

DEFENDING JOURNALISM: Take the viewpoint and standpoint for truth and fairness for the people

(Keynote address of Bayan Muna partylist Representative Carlos Isagani T. Zarate at the launching of the book, “DEFENDING JOURNALISM” at the Roma Room, Pinnacle...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: The Bank

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews /18November) --  It was a campaign promise fulfilled within a year, and shows how fast this government can move when it...

TURNING POINT: Facing the Reality of Global Warming

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/17 November) -- Global warming and the accompanying climate change are real. The Earth is a living planet endlessly warmed by the...

OUR MARAWI: At the end of the day, Marawi will define the Duterte administration’s...

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Nov) -- After all that’s said and done, I agree with my young cousin-in-law and brother, Atty....

OUR MARAWI: Support us with OUR plans of rebuilding our interrupted lives

To these people saying that residents of the Ground Zero of Marawi cannot reclaim their home and land if they do not have the...

RUNNING: If you want to run New York, do the hills

There is nothing flat in the New York City Marathon route; there is only an eternity of false flats, FIVE bridges that rise and...

MARGINALIA: An Islamic anthropological reflection on social justice

(Transcript of the presentation of the reflection paper “He Whose Crime was Justice: An Islamic Anthropological Reflection” at 39th Philippine Anthropological Association Annual Conference...

MIND DA NEWS:  Renaming GenSan road as “Morrow Avenue” is not an issue; citing...

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) -- That MindaNews  report,  “DPWH names road in GenSan after WW2 hero” datelined “General Santos City, November...

KISSA AND DAWAT: On national inclusion and diversity

CEBU CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) -- About 200 school heads across the country converged in the city for a three-day immersion on Arabic...

OUR MARAWI: (5) Building a better and stronger Marawi City from the ashes...

Last of five parts: Governance Reforms and Peacebuilding 11 Nov 2017 V. Governance Reforms The extreme urgency, complexity and enormity of the needs emanating   from the...

OUR MARAWI: (4) Building a better and stronger Marawi City from the ashes of...

4th of five parts: Rebuilding and Modernization 10 Nov 2017  Marawi City must be assisted to rise up quickly and properly. In line with this...

OUR MARAWI: Civilian voices and visions in rebuilding Marawi and Lanao del Sur

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 10 Nov) -- A week before Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared the end of the Marawi siege on October 23, 2017, Lt....

TURNING POINT: Plastics: From Boon to Bane – An Urgent Need for Action

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 9 Nov) – It’s high time the government bans the production and use of thin, flexible plastics bags or...

OUR MARAWI: (3) Building a better and stronger Marawi City from the ashes of...

3rd of five parts: Economic Rehabilitation 09 Nov 2017               The unexpected prolonged large-scale war has practically transformed the huge concrete buildings, houses, and structures...

OUR MARAWI: (2) Building a better and stronger Marawi City from the ashes of...

2nd of five parts: Deconflictualization 08 Nov 2017 The relatively efficient handling of the government’s military operation against the MG-ASG forces and the associated non-military dimensions...

OUR MARAWI: (1) Building a better and stronger Marawi City from the ashes of...

1st of five parts 07 November 2017  Introduction The recent announcement by President Rodrigo Duterte of the liberation of Marawi City from the combined forces of...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Negatib, Positib (Attitude to Life)

Unsay dugayan dinhi ning kalibotan: mag-antos ra man? Kon way kapait, ang katam-is nga dalit you won’t appreciate. Kon sobrang pait maybe you won’t appreciate panagsang tam-is. Kapoy magpuyô dinhà sa tumòtumò: makasagmuyô. Laomi lang gyod ang ugmà nga...

COMMENTARY: Still so much to learn about Human Rights

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/06 November) -- The big surge in public interest over human rights in both mainstream and social media is indeed a great...

OUR MARAWI: Marawi the Hero

1st of three parts MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 04 November) -- Like a true hero, Marawi took the bullets, nay, it took the bombs, cannons,...

TURNING POINT: Getting in Touch with the Departed: The Sea

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 04 November) -- To get immersed in the sea is one of the few precious luxuries of my life....

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Autumnal Equinox

Summer is finally over. The heat this year was just as bad. It seems like it has become the new normal here in our...

CRUCIBLE: Wakasan ang Martial Law at Giyera at Isulong ang Seryosong “Pis Prasis”

(Talumpati sa pambansang kumperensya ng Laban ng Masa, ginanap sa Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, nuong 29 Oktobre 2017. Para malagyan nang konteksto at malinaw...

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