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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...

POOLED EDITORIAL: Pagpadayag sa Kamatuoran, Pagbantay  sa mga Gamhanan

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

TO THE POINT: Baybayin??? Binuang, Bahag na lang

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 May) – Early last week, House Bill No. 1022 was approved by House Committee on Basic Education and...

OUR MARAWI: Oh my dear Marawi… I will never ever give you up

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 01 May) -- I was in a nightmare, I was walking and roaming a street that seemed so familiar, oh...

OUR MARAWI: There was nothing left of our home but for charred and bullet-riddled...

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 01 May) -- Bismillah! I made a promise not to swear and rant and stamp and do all the human idiotic...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Our People of the Sea (2)

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 01 May) – Costa Crociere crew had it better  maybe a decade or two ago. They had higher pay and...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Interregnum, Calling and Resurrection: What is at stake today for young Mindanawon...

Part 5: Resurrection as Final Word (This is the fifth and last part of  “Interregnum, Calling, and Resurrection: What is at stake today for young...

PEACETALK: The Miracle In Korea

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 April) – A lot of people including die-hard cynics must still be reeling from Goosebumps over the scenes of...

BODY AND SOLE: Run for your life

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 April) – A multiple fracture in my left shin caused by a road mishap in 1996 forced me to stop playing...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Interregnum, Calling and Resurrection: What is at stake today for young Mindanawon...

Part 4: Peace and Charter Change (This is the fourth part of  “Interregnum, Calling, and Resurrection: What is at stake today for young Mindanawon Lawyers,”...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Interregnum, Calling and Resurrection: What is at stake today for young Mindanawon...

Part 3 The Second Word: Calling (This is the third part of  “Interregnum, Calling, and Resurrection: What is at stake today for young Mindanawon Lawyers,” the...

VIEW FROM THE CENTER: The imperial presidency redux

MANILA (MindaNews / 28 April) -- Last week’s column, “SC co-equal branch?” (TMT, April 18) discussed the “independence” of the judiciary visualized from the...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Interregnum, Calling and Resurrection: What is at stake today for young Mindanawon...

Part 2. The Morbid Symptoms  (This is the second part of  “Interregnum, Calling, and Resurrection: What is at stake today for young Mindanawon Lawyers,” the...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA. Interregnum, Calling and Resurrection: What is at stake today for young Mindanawon...

PART I: Three Words For Graduates (This is the first part of  “Interregnum, Calling, and Resurrection: What is at stake today for young Mindanawon Lawyers,”...

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: The Supreme Court a co-equal branch?

MANILA (MindaNews / 26 April) -- In the Philippines, scandals, tsismis and fake news (STF for short) are part of the daily news diet....

CRUCIBLE: Whispers of the Guns (4)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 25 April) – Garand turned to M79 and pressed its question softly: “you have not answered my question about your...

PEACETALK: Our work for peace is something that does not come overnight. I call...

(Transcript of the remarks by Philippine Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on...

FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT: I am Jerome Succor Aba. I am a Muslim human rights...

MANILA (MindaNews / 25 April) -- Asalaamu Alaykum. Peace be upon you. I thank Allah SWT, the Almighty for giving me the strength and...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Our “People of the Sea” (Part 1)

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 24 April) –  A luxury ship cruise is associated with pleasure and fun and merrymaking. And this month we were...

TURNING POINT: Understanding Nature, Healing the Planet

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 22 April) -- Nature, whether in foul or good mood, does not discriminate. It provides the soothing morning sunlight,...

LITTLE VOICES: The Rise of the Useless

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 April)  -- Labor Secretary Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III, in purportedly fulfilling President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to the workers,...

CRUCIBLE: Whispers of the Guns (3)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) – Their common genes prodded all the guns to accord recognition on M79. Guns are guns: as comrades at...

TO THE POINT: Halal BBL Assured, Yet Hangs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) – Last Monday, April 16, the House joint panel, meeting to deliberate on the proposed amendments to...

TO THE POINT: BBL: Halal or Haram?

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 15 April) -- After failing to deliver the Bangsamoro Basic Law by end of December 2017 and before the...

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