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TURNING POINT: Pandemic Distancing in Education

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 09 July) – If there is work from home (WFH), very soon there would be education from home (EFH),...

KISSA AND DAWAT: After a hundred days of pagtalungkû (quarantine) against this “panyakit” (plague)

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 8 July) – We thought after transitioning from one quarantine status to another since the middle of March this year,...

STORIES  FROM SULU: Flashback: At the Malacanan Palace for The Final Peace Agreement Sept....

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews /07 July) -- The invitation read: The President of the Republic of the Philippines requests the pleasure of your company at...

A MORO IN EXILE:  On COVID pandemic: If you think the situation is getting...

MANILA (MindaNews / 07 July) –  As an emergency professional, I was among the very first few even among my colleagues in the profession...

MUSINGS FROM TEXAS: Mga badlongon ug suringiw

McALLEN, Texas (Mindanews / 7 July) – Bisan asa’ng parteha sa kalibutan, naa gyoy mga tawo’ng badlongon ug suringiw! Si kinsa man ang unang matakdan...

LATE BLOOMS:  A Haiku (In The Dark)

let us be fireflies flickering lights in the night pushing back the dark Eric S.B. Libre 6 July 2020

LATE BLOOMS: Child and Mother Dark Conversation

The child, its voice a-quaver, cried softly to its mother, “Oh, mother, mother dear, I am filled with so much fear.” And the mother, ever concerned, gently and lovingly...

TULA: Bagong Bahagharì

Magkikita-kita pa rin tayong mulî Magsásalu-salong dî nagmámadalî Sa pinagdaanan babangon, babawi. Ang dî nakadalaw at dî nakauwî Ang maglalakbáy pa sa malayong lahì Makararatíng din nang maluwalhatì. Ang dilím...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Lessons from my major conflicts in Jolo

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 03 July) – The year was 1966, the last quarter. I cannot place the exact date now but it was...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: : It is our fear that among the hardest hit once the...

(Statement of Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Balawag Ebrahim, Member of Parliament and Chief Minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, on the...

UPPER RIGHT HAND: Lawyering for the People

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 1 July) – The powerful and eloquent speech of Justice Marvic Leonen during the oath-taking ceremonies for new lawyers overwhelmed...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW:  Makaugtas

Bungol nagyawyaw, alingugngog way unod. Ayaw lalisa, lagmit maugtas ra ka: dî man siya kadungog Hanggaw nagsangyaw, pagtuo nga inamaw. Lalisa ayaw, dî man siya maminaw: labaw ka unyang hanggaw Eric S.B. Libre 1 Hulyo...

A MORO IN EXILE: The Anti-Terror Bill and why Muslims in the Philippines are...

For those who are wondering why ordinary poor Muslims are afraid of the Anti-Terror Bill (ATB), read on. If not interested, skip this post...

LATE BLOOMS: Crazy Seasons

the rainy season is not exactly all rain sometimes the sun shines shines so very intensely it makes you forget the rain the sunny season is not always so sunny sometimes...

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 and Civil-Military Relations in the Philippines: Getting the Balance Right

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MindaNews / 29 June) -- The appointments of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, and Peace Process Secretary Carlito Galvez...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Balak Napulak

Bulak napulak walay nitagad, walay nihilak sa iyang pagkatagak. Bulak napulak duna bay gitangag, gitangag nga balak sa damgong nahunlak? Eric S.B. Libre 28 Hunyo 2020

UPPER RIGHT HAND:  Populist leaders in democratic regimes: why drug war in Southeast Asia...

DAVAO CITY (Mindanews / 28 June) -- Indonesia, Philippines and the Kingdom of Thailand offer an interesting contrast of democratic consolidation (or decline) in...

TURNING POINT: The Pandemic Lockdown Woes

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 28 June) -- The Philippines may yet hold the record of having imposed the longest lockdown in the whole...

FIRST PERSON: Poverty did not deter me from becoming a doctor

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 27 June) -- "Wala gid mabilin sa aton kung tumanon mo ang handom mo mag-doctor, pati ido naton...

INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: The Joy of Climbing the Great Mountains of Bukidnon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 27 June) -- I grew up in Bukidnon, a land-locked mountainous Province of Mindanao, where about 70 percent...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Tatay Bido

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 June) – June 26, 1987. Thirty tree years ago today was a sad day for many of us who...

OUR MARAWI: Ang solusyon po sa terrorismo ay ang pigilan ang mga injustices at...

Dear Senator Lacson, Bago nyo po gamitin ang 2017 Marawi Siege na Justification para maipasa ang Anti-Terror Bill mag Senate Inquiry po muna tayo paano...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Balance compassion and discipline and at the same, uphold the rule of law

(Privilege speech delivered by MP Mohagher Iqbal, Minister of Basic, Higher and Technical Education of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao during the...

THINK TALK: How I Became a Motornapper

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 22 June) ---You must first read this one below before I will tell you how I became a motornapper.   (photo...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Fatherhood facing fearful facts in post-modern times

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) -- Even before COVID-19 radically changed people’s lives across the globe, the dawn of what has already been...

UPPER RIGHT HAND: Government Critics and the Anti-Terrorism Bill

SURIGAO DEL NORTE (MindaNews / 20 June) – In Agusan del Norte, Caraga last month, the police arrested a salesman for the latter’s social...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Pamalandong sa Terror (-ism) sa Ating Kasaysayan

Berdey ni Jose Rizal ngayon. Matagal din akong nagturo nito, kasi required course ito, hindi ka ga-graduate sa college kung wala kang Rizal. Anong...

TULA: Takipsilim

Paano ko masasambit At inyong maririnig Ako’y nalulungkot Ako’y natatakot Mahirap mang aminin Unti-unting tumatakas na lakas Mga ala-alang kipkip sa diwa Nagbibigay ng ngiti, masasayang gunita Unti-unting tinatangay ng hangin Yugto sa...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: United, Divided

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 19 June) – For nearly a month now, my family has been holding weekend Zoom meetings to keep in touch...

THINK TALK: How I want to be pampered on Father’s Day

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 18 June) -- For the one who first thought that there should be Father’s Day inasmuch as there is...

LATE BLOOMS: Let The Sunshine Find Me

Bludgeoned and disillusioned with frustration from many things gone wrong, cherished dreams ruthlessly overturned by nightmares that on waking refuse to be gone, falsehood masquerading and celebrated as...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW:  To Ask The Right Questions! To Seek The Enlightened Answers!

(In commemoration of Jose Rizal’s birthday. Born 159 years ago, on 19 June 1861, Rizal's  life, works and death helped inaugurate the nation’s  post-Spanish...

TECHREMOTE: What I learned from working with NGOs and tech companies to be better...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) – My first experience with remote work arrangement while employed full-time was in 2005. I was with a...

PEACETALK: On the ATB: Beyond Constitutionality

NAGA CITY (MindaNews / 17 June) – The current public debate in media and occasionally in the streets, as well as the reported executive...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Siniguro natin na ang Bangsamoro Government ay ramdam ng tao

(Speech delivered by Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Balawag Ebrahim at the opening of the 2nd Regular Session of the interim Bangsamoro...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Of Pandemics and Governance

(Ceremonial speech delivered by Speaker Ali Pangalian M. Balindong during the 2nd Regular Session of the interim Bangsamoro Parliament on 16 June 2020 in...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Because no Bangsamoro child should be left behind

(Delivered by Minister Mohagher Iqbal during the virtual launching of the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education Learning Continuity Plan and Multi-Platform Communications...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS:  Making the Tausugs realize the value of education

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) -- Today, we pay tribute to one of the greatest Tausug Muslim educators, who, during his time made...

TURNING POINT: ABS-CBN:  Entertaining Live

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 16 June) -- The franchise issue of ABS-CBN has become a national participatory entertainment, amusing everyone, especially the netizens,...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Who’s afraid of terrorists?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) – The world loves a terrorist, although how often is open to argument. I’m not referring to the...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Maria Ressa’s conviction bad for Mindanao

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) -- On Monday, June 15, 2020, a Manila Regional Trial Court convicted Rappler Executive Editor Maria Ressa and...

UPPER RIGHT HAND: Terrorizing the Constitution

DAVAO DE ORO (MindaNews/15 June) --- ASSO (Arrest, Search and Seizure Orders), PDA (Preventive Detention Action), PCO (Presidential Commitment Order). These were the dreaded...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Protect the security of our Muslim brothers and sisters

(Statement of  Rep. Yasser Alonto Balindong, 2nd district of Lanao del Sur, on the  alleged illegal violation of domicile and arrest of Muslim residents...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW:  Balighô Sa Kinabuhì

Kagahapon nga matam-is handomon makasákit kalipay nga lumalabay himayà nga nahanaw. Subô nga mga gutlò mapahiyomon nga hinumdoman mga hagit nga gikaharong mga pagsulay nga nabuntog. Nabuntog nga mga pagsulay gikaharong nga mga...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: All That Matters

Isn’t it refreshing when the sea breeze blows? Isn’t it therapeutic to see the roses in rows? Isn’t it invigorating when the rain drizzle? Isn’t it comforting...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Pamalandong sa Banwa ko Mindanaw

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 13 June) -- Magandang reminder ang Hunyo 12, Independence Day. Apat na magandang alaala ang naramdaman ko. Una ang kanta...

UPPER RIGHT HAND: Lawyers for the people

DAVAO CITY (Mindanews / 13 June) The controversial anti-terrorism bill puts lawyers, especially human rights lawyers, at the limelight. People from all walks of...

BANGSAMORO  SPEAKS: Anti-terror Bill in relation to the Philippines, including BARMM

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 June) -- Security has always been a critical issue in countries around the world, especially in developing nations. Over...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Kalampag

Bansang malaya, bayang malaya ating Pilipinas ay naturingan at ang Kalayaang ito ang ngayon ay siya nating ipinagdiriwang. Sa araw na ito, sariwain sa isipan na itong Kalayaan na...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: But pray tell, who are terrorizing us?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 June) -- FEEL LIKE CELEBRATING PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY TODAY? Re-imagining how the Katipunan's cry would echo today... one surely would...

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