10 years: Messages

I waited for the day to extend my greetings. More power, MindaNews. More power, Mindanaw. Godspeed!
Aveen Acuna-Gulo


Malipayong 10th Anib Mindanews! Kudos Carol and the team!

Have a quiet blast today as we look forward to the “noisier” one in July!
Proud of you,
Gus Miclat
Executive Director, Initiatives for International Dialogue

Congratulations. Did you know that this year, the original ARMM Organic Act or R.A. 6734 will be 20 years old while the amended and expanded Organic Act or R.A. 9054 (supposedly the fulfillment of the 1996 GRP-MNLF peace agreement but the MNLF rejects it in view of its stance that it did not participate in its drafting) will be 10 years old?  I do hope that we will be holding and participating on retrospectives, seminars and fora on ARMM in view of these anniversaries even if only for the sake of advancements, lessons learned, hindsight and quo vadis as it will also inform and contribute to the current peace talks and peace process with the MILF (In fact the ARMM in its current medium term development plan wants a role in the GPH-MILF peace process as a resource base on the lessons of practicing or not practicing autonomy).
Ishak Mastura

PADAYON! Great challenges still ahead kapatid. But you have done a good beginning and you will end up fulfilled. PADAYON LAGI!
Guiamel M. Alim
Executive Director, Kadtuntaya Foundation Inc.
Council of Elders, Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society

Congratulations! MindaNews is THE source of balanced and accurate news as well as insights into Mindanao realities.
Amina Rasul
President
Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy
Managing Trustee, Magbassa Kita Foundation Inc

Congrats, MindaNews. Great work, great people. We, Mindanaoans, are proud of you. More power and success in the next another 10 years. Mabuhay kayo. Cheers. 🙂

Moner Bajunaid
Commissioner, National Commission on Muslim Filipinos

Congratulations! Ate Carol and Staff, more power!
Suharto “Teng “Ambolodto
OPAPP

May 25 ,2001-2011. Ten years .
Congratulations !
Keep your good works . it is a remarkable achievement.
Salamat Po  !
Jeya Murugan.
NP

CONGRATULATIONS to the Management and Staff of MindaNews for its tenth year existence. And thank you too for committing to write about Mindanao Issues for as long as the issues exist…

Kaka Mike

 

Congratulations Caro and the whole Mindanews staffl! Job well done!

The awards that you receive and the following that you have is a testament to what is Mindanews!

Hoping for more years to come!

ayoayo

Enoi & Noellin

Congratulations to you, Ca and everyone at Mindanews!!! Padayon!  Yes, what would Mindanao be without Mindanews!
Andrea Maria Patricia M. Sarenas
Executive Director, Mindanao Coalition of Development NGOs (Mincode)
Chair, Coalition of Development NGOs

Congratulations and more power to mindanews.
Ellen Tordesillas
Chair, VERA Files Board of Trustees
Columnist, Making Life Worth Living, Malaya

Congratulations Mindanews!
Naguib Sinarimbo
ARMM Executive Secretary

Congratulations on your tenth anniversary! Your immense contribution towards making Mindanao known in a way that only Mindanaoans like you can express it is unparalleled indeed. Wishing you all the best in the next 10 years and beyond!

In friendship and solidarity

Remy Guillena

CONGRATULATIONS!
MINDANEWS IS NOT ONLY INFORMATION CENTER FOR US BANGSAMORO BUT ALSO A UNIVERSITY, WE LEARN A LOT FROM YOUR PUBLICATIONS ESPECIALLY IN REGARDS TO THE ONGOING PEACE PROCESS BETWEEN THE GPH-MILF.
AGAIN, CONGRATULATION AND MAY ALMIGHTY GOD PROVIDE MORE STRENGTH!
IN PEACE,
MR. RAHIB PAYAPAT
BMYLF

My family joins me in extending my greetings to MindaNews on your 10th year
anniversary today. Truly, you have become relevant in your advocacy of making
the people of Mindanao informed. May you continue to be the leader in
delivering credible news and unbiased views of current events in Southern Philippines.
Congratulations!”
LTGEN Reynaldo B Mapagu, AFP
Vice Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines
Quezon City

It is with great honor that I express my congratulations to the valiant men and women of MindaNews as you commemorate your 10th Anniversary.

Indeed, MindaNews has much to be proud of as it celebrates a decade of providing on-the-ground balance news. The integrity in their reporting may well be one of the countless reasons that over the years, they have been the authoritative voice when it comes to Mindanao events.

It is my hope that MindaNews will continue to exemplify the same spirit and dedication as it embarks on another year of public affairs service to Mindanaons , to every Filipino and to our country.

Congratulations once again. Mabuhay ang Minda News!

LT GEN RAYMUNDO B FERRER AFP

Commander, Western Mindanao Command

My warmest congratulations to the Mindanao News and Information Cooperative Center, and to the many fine journalists who have contributed to the success of MindaNews over the years.
For a decade, even as the number of regional news organizations worldwide dwindled, MindaNews has  produced outstanding coverage of Mindanao, explaining in depth the many complex issues affecting its development. This has helped immeasurably to broaden understanding of the region, both in the Philippines and in other countries.
My best wishes to MindaNews and its supporters. May the fine work you do continue for many years to come.
Dr. Charles E. Feibel
Chief of Party
Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Re-imagining Mindanao
Ten years ago several Mindanawon journalists dared to dream the impossible: establishing a free, independent, and unbiased news media that will present their island to the outside world through a lens of diversity, contrasts, and contradictions.
The dreaming was easy, the doing was more difficult…a birthing attended by pangs of uncertainty and reflection. But as it came to pass, all dreams woven from grit and passion have a way of becoming reality.
Thus did MindaNews see first light…a refreshing chapter in the continuously unfolding Mindanao story.
And certainly not by mere happenstance did the Center for Community Journalism and Development attend MindaNews’s birthing for it had always believed in the dream and will continue to keep the faith.
Congratulations and best wishes for a decade of exemplary journalism!

Red Batario
Executive Director, Center for Community Journalism and Development