DISPATCHES: Killings of Philippine Tribal Members Spark Public Furor

DISPATCHES: Killings of Philippine Tribal Members Spark Public Furor

It’s been a bloodbath for the Lumad, the collective name for the indigenous peoples of the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. On August 18, Philippine government soldiers al ...

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PERSONAL ESSAY: Who would pull the trigger against this gentle Tausug?

PERSONAL ESSAY: Who would pull the trigger against this gentle Tausug?

Alber Husin is dead. Like Gene Boyd Lumawag, Mindanews’ photo editor, he was gunned down. Both were very dear to me.  Alber was shot in Pagadian City evening of February 10 and di ...

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PERSONAL ESSAY: A letter to Bro. Alber Husin

PERSONAL ESSAY: A letter to Bro. Alber Husin

Dear Brother Alber, Assalamu Alaikum warakmatullahiwabarakathuh! When a member of our family, a relative, or a friend is hurt, my initial reaction has always been to ask them, "si ...

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PERSONAL ESSAY: Requiem to a Gun-less Warrior

PERSONAL ESSAY: Requiem to a Gun-less Warrior

“At the age of eight, I witnessed a massacre which I barely escaped from and where we lost three uncles and an aunt. Vividly, I could still recall the smoking end of that armalite ...

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A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Alber Husin: Go gently into the night, dear friend

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Alber Husin: Go gently into the night, dear friend

DAVAO  CITY (MindaNews/14 February) -- As I write this, Alber Husin – a Tausog peace advocate, anthropologist, teacher, partner to Irene and father of two children – is on a journ ...

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