PEACETALK: “No more waiting. Start implementing”

PEACETALK: “No more waiting. Start implementing”

(Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza delivered an extemporaneous speech at the August 13, 2016 launch of the implementation phase of the GPH-MILF peace process ...

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PEACETALK:  There must be a final closure to this cycle of conflict in Mindanao

PEACETALK: There must be a final closure to this cycle of conflict in Mindanao

(This piece was delivered by Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim at the August 13, 2016 launch of the implementation phase of the GPH-MILF peace process under ...

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Secretary Lopez to meet environment advocates in Davao City

Secretary Lopez to meet environment advocates in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Aug) –Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez will meet with the different green advocates from Mindanao at the Ateneo de Davao University ...

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A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Mindanao as Land of Promise: A Dream Revisited

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Mindanao as Land of Promise: A Dream Revisited

Three “wise” men at the top of the political power structure of the Republic of the Philippines: will it truly make a difference for the Mindanawons who have been pushed to the ma ...

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PEACETALK: MILF will always be guided by protocols and mechanisms

PEACETALK: MILF will always be guided by protocols and mechanisms

(MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal delivered this message during the launch of the book "Mindanao: The Long Journey to Peace and Prosperity" on 19 July 2016 at Discovery Prime ...

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Moving forward

Moving forward

Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim talks about moving forward in the peace process with government in an interview in the garden fronting the MILF Central Co ...

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Murad seeks clarification re Duterte’s ‘federalism first before BBL’ track

Murad seeks clarification re Duterte’s ‘federalism first before BBL’ track

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews /15 July) – The chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is seeking clarification on the peace policy of the new ad ...

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Federalism first; BBL if it fails

Federalism first; BBL if it fails

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 July) – Federalism first, Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) if it fails. This is the preview of the Bangsamoro peace roadmap that President Rodrigo Duterte ann ...

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Duterte: US intervention in MidEast invited terrorism in America

Duterte: US intervention in MidEast invited terrorism in America

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 July) -- US intervention in the Middle East countries invited terrorism in America, President Rodrigo Duterte told a crowd of Moro religious and political ...

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Hariraya Eid’l Fitr

Hariraya Eid’l Fitr

President Rodrigo Duterte talks about his peace roadmap before Moro religious and political leaders at the Mindanao Hariraya Eid'l Fitr 2016 at SMX Convention Center in Davao City ...

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A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Advancing the Mindanao Arts and Culture Agenda

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Advancing the Mindanao Arts and Culture Agenda

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 July) - In the run up to the inauguration of President Rody Duterte, a number of civil society groups had their own summit to bring to the attention of ...

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MINDAVIEWS: Notes on Humor, Stereotypes, Muslims, Bombays, and the Bisaya Accent (a self-reflexive meditative piece)

MINDAVIEWS: Notes on Humor, Stereotypes, Muslims, Bombays, and the Bisaya Accent (a self-reflexive meditative piece)

METRO MANILA (MindaNews/26 June) -- While trying on two pairs of pumps at a department store in Manila, I asked the salesman to help me choose which pair looked better on my feet. ...

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Mindanao’s first Hyperbaric Chamber facility up by October

Mindanao’s first Hyperbaric Chamber facility up by October

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) – Mindanao’s first Hyperbaric Chamber facility will rise by October this year at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), a move that will ...

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5 Mindanao provinces and 4 cities did not vote for Duterte

5 Mindanao provinces and 4 cities did not vote for Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 June) – Not all of Mindanao’s 27 provinces and 33 cities voted for Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the first Mindanawon to become President of the Phi ...

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ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Banwa ko, Mindanao: a forum on nationalism through Mindanao Culture·

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Banwa ko, Mindanao: a forum on nationalism through Mindanao Culture·

Introduksyon Ato kining sugdan pinaagi sa pagpaminaw sa tulo ka bersyon sa pambansang awit, Espanyol, Ingles ug Tagalog. Unang pangutana. Adto ta sa duha ka ulahing linya. Unsay i ...

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MILF’s Murad to Duterte: “We will partner with you and your administration”

MILF’s Murad to Duterte: “We will partner with you and your administration”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 May) –The chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has congratulated presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for his “historic victory” durin ...

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COMMENTARY: Mindanawons weigh in on Duterte Presidency

COMMENTARY: Mindanawons weigh in on Duterte Presidency

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) -- If the rise of “promdi" Rody Duterte to the presidency is phenomenal in itself, what does one call the prospects of a Mindanao economic “rebirth” ...

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Photography in motion

Photography in motion

The University of the Philippines-Mindanao Dance Ensemble interprets Gene Boyd Lumawag's “Balloon Lady” in “Pagsalop sa Adlaw,” at the Atrium in Abreeza Mall, Davao City on May 5, ...

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Canadian kidnap victim executed by Abu Sayyaf

Canadian kidnap victim executed by Abu Sayyaf

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 26 April) – The severed head of a Canadian national was found in front of the municipal town hall in Jolo, Sulu Monday, the deadline set by the Abu Say ...

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Naval TF TawiTawi  chases Abu Sayyaf

Naval TF TawiTawi  chases Abu Sayyaf

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/26 April) -- The Naval Task Force Tawi-Tawi was in hot pursuit Sunday night of a speedboat with heavily armed men on board, believed to be combat fighter ...

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Mindanao salary rates competitive – study

Mindanao salary rates competitive – study

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) – A study conducted by an online employment market place in the Philippines said salary rates of workers in the Mindanao area are competitive com ...

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Duterte in Koronadal: “We have to change the government”

Duterte in Koronadal: “We have to change the government”

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) – A huge crowd of supporters of Davao City mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte, standard bearer of the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino (PDP-Laban) ga ...

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Energy Secretary assures suffiicient power supply in Mindaano in May polls

Energy Secretary assures suffiicient power supply in Mindaano in May polls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 April) -- Energy Secretary Zenaida Monsada assured there would be sufficient power supply in Mindanao during the May 9  automated local and national elect ...

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Mindanao gets P12-B for rural development projects

Mindanao gets P12-B for rural development projects

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / Mindanao has received around P12 billion from the World Bank's Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) for infrastructure projects this year to assist ...

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Winners all before May 9: 4 Mindanao Govs, 5 city mayors, 7 reps

Winners all before May 9: 4 Mindanao Govs, 5 city mayors, 7 reps

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 March) – Of Mindanao’s 27 provinces and 33 cities, four candidates for governor, five for city mayor and seven for representative in Congress have won eve ...

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PEACE STALK: Department of Peace in the Republic of the Philippines

PEACE STALK: Department of Peace in the Republic of the Philippines

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/12 March) -- Cabinet-level Departments, and their corresponding budget allocations, are indications of a government's priorities. During this electi ...

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MinDA eyes better road network for Mindanao

MinDA eyes better road network for Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 March) – The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) central office in Manila will use as criteria for project identification the five development c ...

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Mindanao’s vote-richest: Davao City, Bukidnon, SouthCot

Mindanao’s vote-richest: Davao City, Bukidnon, SouthCot

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 March) – Davao City, home to the lone Mindanawon Presidential candidate, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, is the vote-richest among Mindanao’s 27 provinces and 33 c ...

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“O Susana” book on martial law sets record: 450 copies sold on launch date

“O Susana” book on martial law sets record: 450 copies sold on launch date

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 February) -- “O Susana: Untold Stories of Martial Law in Davao” has set a record in book launchings in Davao City and perhaps the rest of Mindanao: 450 co ...

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Book signing

Book signing

After purchasing copies of the book, O Susana! Untold Stories of Martial Law in Davao, next stop was to get the authors to sign their copies. Sixteen of the 34 authors of the anth ...

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BOOK REVIEW: For their stories are also ours

BOOK REVIEW: For their stories are also ours

TITLE: O Susana! Untold Stories of Martial Law in Davao AUTHOR: 34 authors, edited by Macario D. Tiu Book design by Shaun Bonje Artwork by Nonoy Rodriguez Published by the Ateneo ...

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O Susana: truly a powerful weapon against deception and forgetting Mac Tiu

O Susana: truly a powerful weapon against deception and forgetting Mac Tiu

(Introduction by Dr. Macario D. Tiu to the book, “O Susana! The Untold Stories of Martial Law in Davao,” written by 34 authors and edited by him. Published by the University Publi ...

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Luzon has 55.95% of total voting population; Mindanao and Visayas: 44.05%

Luzon has 55.95% of total voting population; Mindanao and Visayas: 44.05%

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 February) -- The island of Luzon, home to 12 of 15 Philippine presidents, has 55.95% of the voting population nationwide, with Visayas and Mindanao acco ...

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New Davao biz chamber prexy says Mindanao should resolve power woes to sustain growth

New Davao biz chamber prexy says Mindanao should resolve power woes to sustain growth

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – The new president of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Inc. (DCCCII) said on Tuesday that Mindanao has to improve its power supp ...

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Grassroots leader says non-passage of BBL poses new challenges for peace advocates

Grassroots leader says non-passage of BBL poses new challenges for peace advocates

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 31 January) – A female leader of a grassroots organization here challenged peace advocates “to help find ways in peace-building” given that “i ...

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New Ateneo chapel proclaims Mindanao faith, dialogue of cultures

New Ateneo chapel proclaims Mindanao faith, dialogue of cultures

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 December 2015) -- In joyful ceremonies, His Grace Romulo G. Valles, D.D., Archbishop of Davao, presided over the blessing of the new Ateneo chapel along R ...

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BOOK REVIEW. A story we need to share: Si Menda ug ang Bagani’ng Gitahapan nga mao si Mangulayon

BOOK REVIEW. A story we need to share: Si Menda ug ang Bagani’ng Gitahapan nga mao si Mangulayon

 TITLE: Si Menda u gang Baganin’ng gitahspan nga mao si Mangulayon AUTHOR: Melchor M Morante (aka Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR) Cover design by Kenneth Gallamaso, CSsR Published and print ...

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Mindanao’s weather forecast 21 December

Mindanao’s weather forecast 21 December

Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Winds will be moderate to strong coming from the Northeast to North and the coastal wa ...

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Onyok makes landfall; weakens into LPA

Onyok makes landfall; weakens into LPA

DAVAO CITY CITY (MindaNews / 19 Dec) – Tropical Depression Onyok made landfall over Caraga and Manay towns in Davao Oriental at 10:30 p.m. Friday  but weakened into a low pressure ...

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Onyok slows down, will weaken into LPA upon landfall in Davao Oriental

Onyok slows down, will weaken into LPA upon landfall in Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY CITY (MindaNews / 18 Dec) – Tropical Depression Onyok has slowed down and weakened and is expected to further weaken into a low pressure area (LPA) upon landfall in Dav ...

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Storm signal 1 now over 23 of Mindanao’s 27 provinces

Storm signal 1 now over 23 of Mindanao’s 27 provinces

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Dec) – As Tropical Depression Onyok accelerated and moved closer to Surigao del Sur-Davao Oriental, a total of 23 out of Mindanao’s 27 provinces have be ...

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BOOK REVIEW: History written as a matter of fact

BOOK REVIEW: History written as a matter of fact

TITLE: Davao in the Pre-Conquest Era and the Age of Colonization AUTHOR: Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR Design and layout by Abraham A. Garcia, Jr. Published and printed by Aletheia Printin ...

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THE LOT OF THE LUMADS: Human Rights Challenges of the Indigenous Peoples of Mindanao

THE LOT OF THE LUMADS: Human Rights Challenges of the Indigenous Peoples of Mindanao

(Mr. Ola Almgren, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator delivered this speech as reactor of the Pipelines Session on The Lot of the Lumads” organized by the Office ...

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“Rido” wins National Book Award for Social Sciences

“Rido” wins National Book Award for Social Sciences

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 December) – The expanded edition of “Rido: Clan Feuding and Conflict Management in Mindanao,” won the National Book Award for Social Sciences category in ...

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A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Affectionately remembering Bishop Federico Escaler, SJ

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Affectionately remembering Bishop Federico Escaler, SJ

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Nov) -- Before going to bed in the evening of 28 November  2015, I stood at the veranda of the convent in the Nuing Mission Station somewhere in Jose Ab ...

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Bishop Escaler passes away at age 93

Bishop Escaler passes away at age 93

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Nov) – Bishop Federico Escaler, the first Bishop of the then Prelature of Kidapawan in North Cotabato and the Prelature of Ipil in Zamboanga Sibugay, pa ...

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Biz leaders blame policy problems for Mindanao’s slow economic growth

Biz leaders blame policy problems for Mindanao’s slow economic growth

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Nov) -- Local business leaders are blaming Mindanao' slow economic growth on ambiguities in some government policies, insecurities in land ownership, an ...

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World Bank: Mindanao needs additional P350-B worth of investments

World Bank: Mindanao needs additional P350-B worth of investments

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Nov) -- Mindanao will need additional P350 billion worth of investments to improve education, health, and infrastructure systems, having been left out f ...

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Moreno gets 60-day reprieve

Moreno gets 60-day reprieve

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews /14 November) -- Embattled Mayor Oscar Moreno won a 60-day reprieve after the Court of Appeals on Friday issued a “status quo ante,” a day after the ...

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