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SNIPPETS OF LIFE IN SYDNEY: The ‘New Normal’

MINDANAWON ABROAD SNIPPETS OF LIFE IN SYDNEY: The ‘New Normal’ Eleanor Trinchera SYDNEY (MindaNews / 5 May) – I cannot recall the last time I have written...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Civil courage

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 23 May) – Civil courage. The phrase leaped at me while I was reading a light-hearted online article on “How...

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Lessons in History

HENDERSON, Nevada (MindaNews / 1 Feb) – In an effort to decompress from a continuing nightmare of current political events, we put our focus...

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Election Capital

HENDERSON, Nevada (MindaNews / 4 March) – President’s day in America is a holiday. And just like most (or all) holidays here, stores have...

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Senior Citizenship

HENDERSON, Nevada (MindaNews / 21 Feb) – Some weeks have gone by since I came back from Davao. The bad headache of the long...

MINDANAWON ABROAD: What’s a UN ambassador against hunger doing in a calendar endorsing liquor?

CANBERRA, Australia (MindaNews/30 Nov) -- I am Sarah, a Filipina now based in Australia and mother of a 5 year old girl.  It is...

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: The hard work that is peace

(Note from author: This article was written with the purpose of showing the Malaysian public a glimpse of the peace proces as a whole....

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Uncovering Japan at a time of tragedy

In November 24 to December 3, 2011, I went on a trip to Japan upon the official invitation of the Japanese Embassy in Manila and the Japan Foundation in Tokyo. This article is published here in my column as the output report of this educational exchange program. I hope that other Moro academics and researchers will find this article worthwhile and encourage them to be interested in learning much from the Japanese society in as much as they are also keen on reaching out to the Muslims in Southeast Asia.

THE SEPARATIST: Memories of 2011: Pain, shock and a vow

HONOLULU  (MindaNews/06 January) --  I wish I could say 2011 was a good year for us. But it was not. My memories of 2011...

SNIPPETS OF LIFE IN SYDNEY: A great and challenging year – globally and...

SYDNEY, Australia (MindaNews/06 January) -- At the end of each year, we all tend to reflect about the year that was. So much has...

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Anger, violence and reconciliation in Mindanao

PENANG, Malaysia (MindaNews/26 Sept) – It has not always been easy to realise and accept that we come from a society that is angry,...

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: People Power Madness by Margot Marfori

NEVADA (MindaNews/13 March) --  They say that it all started with Tunisia, then Egypt, then followed the other Middle Eastern countries such as Libya...

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Love recession in Las Vegas By Margot Marfori

HERE in America, news of the Egyptian fallout has reigned supreme over most other issues. The fall from power of Hosni Mubarak, after 30...

LOLA MARGOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Finding the Time and Energy By Margot...

February is already here. Time flies with the speed of a restless eagle. No matter how involved we were in 2010, it now seems...

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA (16): Listing What Could-Have-Beens. By Margot Marfori

NEVADA (MindaNews/17 January) -- More than anything, the time spent with family has been the most beautiful experience. It opens the New Year with...

LOLA GOT'S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA (15): One more year. By Margot Marfori

NEVADA (MindaNews/02 January) -- When the New Year comes in, time seems to stop for a millisecond. And, like what many say is an...

LOLA GOT'S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Chapter 14: Thanksgiving by Margot Marfori

We Filipinos don't really celebrate Thanksgiving. We have adopted most American holidays, including Halloween it seems, but not Thanksgiving. In America, the holiday is...

Chapter 13: Belonging To My Own Adobo Adventures

Last chapter was somewhat sad and touched so much on belonging that I'd like to dispel the thought, to the few wonderful people who...

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: The difficult human rights By Ayesah Abubakar

PENANG, Malaysia (MindaNews/18 Nov) --- It was the first conference organized by theSoutheast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRSN). Last October 14-15, at least...

LOLA GOT'S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Chapter 12: First World mindsets and self-driving cars....

NEVADA (MindaNews/10 November) -- Following the last chapter written about how general perceptions on reading a book seems to be influenced by location; and,...

LOLA GOT'S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Chapter 11: Location, Location, Location by Margot...

NEVADA (MindaNews/23 October) -- When I went home to Davao, I brought with me the book "Eat, Pray, Love." I thought I should read...

LOLA GOT'S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Chapter 10: Adobong Puti By Margot Marfori

The flight back to Vegas was a bit crowded and relatively uneventful. The flight attendants were more than exceptional. Strike or no strike, PAL...

LOLA GOT'S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Chapter 9: My "Note to God"

(MindaNews/05 September) -- I am more than half a world away. Yup, I am in my comfort zone. Coming home has been wonderful, even...

THE SEPARATIST: In reply to Iqbal (2)

KYOTO, Japan (MindaNews/21 August) -- I am, first of all, grateful to Mohagher Iqbal for taking time out of his busy schedule to respond...

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Young, afraid and lost by Ayesah Abubakar

PENANG, Malaysia -- It was unfortunate that in my childhood, I grew up having very little knowledge about Islam that it naturally caused me...

THE SEPARATIST: Bizarre Logic and Old Accounts

KYOTO. Japan (MindaNews/15 August) -- The latest event in Maguindanao does not bode well for the MILF. Four of its own members were killed...

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Chapter 8: Ambelibobol!

There was a time in my teens when I really went crazy for Nora Aunor. Her appeal was something even I could not fathom....

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Chapter 7: My Cousin Milo’s Vietnamese Meat Pie...

The idea of the homemaker seriously bent over a cooking pot, holding a wooden ladle, furrowed brows in utter concentration, making sure the “bacon”...

LOLA GOT’S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Chapter 6: Paksiw! By Margot Marfori

Finally! I found the right mixture, perfect for the taste I’ve been longing to savor again. That hot (but not too hot) and sour...

Lola Got’s Lutong Bahay in America. by margot marfori

Chapter 5: Election Selection I promised myself a long time ago that I’d keep my thoughts to myself on topics that had anything to...

THE SEPARATIST: Disrobed. By Patricio N. Abinales

(Review of Marites D. Vitug, Shadow of Doubt: Probing the Supreme Court (Quezon City: Newsbreak, 2010),  267+ pp. KYOTO, Japan  (MindaNews/27 April) -- While writing...

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