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MindaNews contributor is finalist in Thailand writing tilt

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 July) – A contributor to MindaNews’ Batang Mindanaw section is one of 22 foreign nationals chosen as finalists for this year’s...

Meet Pete Maverick Nicole Estudillo, 1st Summa Cum Laude to graduate from UP Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (UPMin–CommGuild) -- Pete Maverick Nicole Estudillo, the first summa cum laude to graduate from the University of the Philippines Mindanao (UPMin), dedicates...

BATANG MINDANAW: Decadence of Kaamulan

This is the biggest irony, and the one I am—we are—most angry about. Why are we allowing these people to taint the festivities with their ass-kissing when they couldn’t even care less about the Lumad struggle? This administration does not care about the Lumads. How many times has the President said he will bomb Lumad schools, I have lost count. Too much Lumad blood has been shed.

BATANG MINDANAW: For Jiggy Manicad

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 1 February) – Sir, the guy I used to date in high school became an orphan at age 9 because...

PEACETALK: Of plebiscite, local politics, and democracy

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 18 January) -- Even as the plebiscite for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) nears, we still can’t...

BATANG MINDANAW: Learning To Play Chess

When I was young, I would watch my grandfather play chess with his friend whenever I visited him. I had no idea how any...

BATANG MINDANAW: The Tapestry of the Bangsamoro Youth 

Like many young people before me and throughout history, I have been called slack, self-centered, and shallow by the generation who came before me....

BATANG MINDANAW: The shared memory of home will continuously bridge differences, politics and class

They were a group of Meranaos, temporarily taking chances at life in a foreign city, a little faraway from inged, from home. In one...

Bangsamoro narratives: A people coming up to the light after a very dark night

(Speech of author Amir Mawallil at the launching of his book, "Constant Retelling: Exploring the Bangsamoro Narratives" at the Gallery of the Peninsula and...

OUR MARAWI: What if one day we will have nothing in our hands but...

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 05 Nov) -- The ground breaking has given me and many a 50-50 reaction, where a half of me felt...

BATANG MINDANAW: When beauty baffles

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 28 October) --  Even after heartily cheering for our candidates with the rest of my college (College of Arts and...

OUR MARAWI: Dear Task Force Bangon Marawi

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 29 Sept) -- Magandang araw po sa inyo. Seryosong usapan po. Sa totoo lang mag iisang linggo na po kami...

Be a sailor first: “My generation will create the change our Mindanao needs”

When 20-year old Dana Dawn Ceniza Uy was in third grade, she saw a MILO Little Olympics banner hanging from the facade of a...

What sport teaches us: “We are peacebuilders, not warriors”

“A proud Bangsamoro.” That’s how Jana Pugoy Isla, 19, describes herself. And sport is the platform she’s chosen to express that pride. Through sports she...

Winning for peace: “We need a new perspective on unity in Mindanao”

Sports first captured Nanii’s imagination when her father let her tag along to his tennis matches. She was still in kindergarten at the time....

BATANG MINDANAW: Kadayawan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 August) -- I’ve been living in Davao City since I was 12 years old, but I’ve never experienced Kadayawan....

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...

Ode to drunkenness

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 18 May) – My sister Anthea had been my roommate since I started college. That is, until she passed the chemist...

OUR MARAWI: Ramadhan in our Marawi

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – Alhamdullilah because most of us get to spend Ramadhan in our dearest Marawi. It does not feel like...

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: Nakakita ka na ba ng bakas na inadobo?

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) -- Nakakita ka na ba ng bakas na inadobo? Yong isdang inihaw na nakatuhog na binibenta sa daan na...

GRADUATION SPEECH: Do not be afraid of failing, as long as you keep...

(Words of Gratitude delivered at the Liceo de Cagayan University's Grade 12 (Words of Gratitude delivered at the Liceo de Cagayan University's Senior High...

Cinemagis X awards outstanding local films

By Angelo Lorenzo XAVIER UNiVERSITY Communications Office -- This year’s Cinemagis Northern Mindanao Digital Short Film Festival officially announced the list of winning films among...

Kagay-anon poet among 12 chosen for UP National Writers Workshop

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (XU Communications Office) -- A student of Xavier Ateneo’s MA Literature program was named one of the 12 writing...

Xavier Ateneo offers full scholarships with 10K allowance to top 25 incoming freshmen

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan, under its expanded financial aid program, has offered academic scholarships with book and uniform...

Davao’s Madrasah Program centers on promoting peace, understanding

The Davao City government's Madrasah Comprehensive and Development Promotion Program under Mayor Inday Sara Duterte's office has been in the forefront of providing quality...

OUR MARAWI: We will hold on to hope

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 30 October) -- War raged in this city for 154 days. Days when the exchange of fire between terrorists and...

BATANG MINDANAW: Taking a stand amid fears

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/21 September) -- These days the prospect of waking up to a declaration of a nationwide implementation of Martial Law has become more...

BATANG MINDANAW: Why Mindanawons should prevent the spread of bird flu

Pauline Leray Earth is like a very big food web. From the smallest to largest, terrestrial to aquatic, nocturnal to diurnal animals, all lifeforms are...

BALIK MSU: What students say about returning to MSU Marawi

  Mark Beinson C. Lutcha, 18 Bislig, Surigao del Sur BS Civil Engineering, 3rd year I used to think that when an MSUan gets his prize it...

Frigid gun

Her right hand formed like a gun two of the five fingers erect side by side Glued together like lovers who couldn't quite let go Partners in crime Her lips dry pale shaking It has told...

OUR MARAWI: Every Holy Month will be a reminder that our city was once...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) -- I have often fantasized my future trip to Davao City where my father works as a humanitarian...

Maranao pride

Mubarak Macabanding Paingco, a native of Pantao Ragat in Lanao del Norte who grew up in Iligan City, addresses his fellow graduates during the...

OUR MARAWI: Days Before the Siege

  ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 06 June) -- I have talked a lot about my hometown Marawi on my blog in a negative light. There...

BATANG MINDANAW: Conservation on Privately-Managed Lands

by Alma Jo C. Latada DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 May) -- It has become clear that biodiversity is the cornerstone of our existence on Earth. It...

BATANG MINDANAW. Biodiversity conservation: what does EDC have inside its box?

By LANIE JEAN S. ALERIA DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) -- Mt. Apo is home to many endemic organisms like the Philippine Eagle. It...

Timako Hill: A welcome getaway

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) -- Along the coast in Barangay Kalanganan II fronting the majestic Sultan Haji Hassanal Masjid, stands enchanting Timako...

 Mt. Minandar: from waves to summit

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 22 April) --  Maguindanao never fails to amaze us. With new natural attractions discovered and explored every now and...

200 young Moro leaders attend Lanao Congress

MARAWI CITY -- The regional government is committed to uplifting the youth across the region, and it is good to see the youth themselves...

BATANG MINDANAW: Cry of Mt. Apo: Let it Heal

By Bess A. Tulio DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 19 April) -- Fire grew bigger by the second as the mountain burned. Animals wailed in pain as...

BATANG MINDANAW: Reopening Mt. Apo: A decision that refused to listen

By Lora Monina P. Arquiza DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 April) – If mountains could speak, what would they say? If they had a voice,...

LIWAS KAAMULAN: “Batan-ong Maguindanaon-Manobo: Pagpili, Pagdawat ug Pagrespito”

Ni Lourdes Ampildon, Duane Espiñosa ug Bernadie Jamora MALAYBALAY - Malipayon nga nisulod si Meriam Campong sa eskwelahan suot ang iyang tandong isa ka adlaw...

BATANG MINDANAW: Pondo alang sa Lumad: sa edukasyon o sa festival?

MARAMAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 02 Abril) --  Sa pag-usbaw sa adlaw, kapin 90 ka estudyanteng Lumad ang gapaninguha nga makakat-on og bag-ong kahibalo gikan...

PEACETALK: It Is Not Your Story: Jabidah Massacre After 49 Years

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/18 March) -- For a change this year I don’t want to look back on Jabidah Massacre with morbidity, an angry fist...

‘Ang Mga Mananahi’ signals start of homegrown Bangsamoro theatre group

"Walang kapayapaan dahil walang kalayaan," Rogelio Braga reminds the audience in his play "Ang Mga Mananahi." The Office on Bangsamoro Youth Affairs (OBYA) in partnership...

BATANG MINDANAW: Philippine biodiversity: richer than our limited imaginations

By Armel Grace M. Lugod DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 March) – Biodiversity is the existence of various life forms in a common setting –...

BATANG MINDANAW: A Dilemma of Dramatically Ironic Proportions

MIAG-AO, Iloilo (MindaNews / 9 March) – A long time ago, when knee socks were tucked into black shoes and words like sovereignty and...

Xavier Ateneo grad among Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines

Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan graduate Gimar Reyes was hailed as one of the 2016 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP). The TOSP...

Kessia Carol Tar: Byaheng Do30’s newest darling

Her father wanted her to become a lawyer. But Kessia Carol Tar had a different plan. The 20-year-old Kessia is a Certified Cost Accountant and...

Xavier Ateneo Aggies bag championship at 10th FASMin skills tilt

By Jericho Montellano XU Communications Office  After seven years, Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan was once again proclaimed as the overall champion of the Federation...

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