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FASTLANES: Officer ungentleman

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 02 August) -- Getting onion-skinned is the least of Mayor Oca Moreno’s traits. Even when political losers...

TURNING POINT: A SONA of Contradiction

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 27 July) – The final SONA was more or less clean; the patented cussing was suppressed to a whisper. PRRD...

RIWAYA: My Sacrifice By Creed Islam NOT Scott Stapp

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) -- With all due respect to Scott Stapp who wrote "My Sacrifice" lyrics and made it a hit...

BATANG MINDANAW: The Impact of Gacha

This article first appeared on www.psychdocks.com (February 11, 2021) Recently, indoor activities have taken over most of people’s time, especially considering many people are unable...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Walk

MACTAN, Cebu (MindaNews / 23 July) – I  know Thomas Kellenberger, and what I know of him is that when he puts his mind...

TURNING POINT: Immunity from Suit: the Clear and Imminent Danger

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 22 July) – At no other time was President Duterte most sincere and honest than when he unabashedly declared...

FASTLANES: Umang – the hermit crab

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) – This regime has taken to a new level the weak political party system of the...

BECOMING A DABAWENYO: Concerns About Bicycle Lanes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 July) – With the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems that the local government is in a rush to respond to...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Quarantine mouse

  MACTAN, Cebu (MindaNews / 17 July) -- I haven’t stayed ìn a hotel room for ten straight days, was my first thought when I...

RIWAYA: Galvanize! Quality Education Needs Quality Teachers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) -- I often hear lamentation from parents/guardians who need more than one laptop for their children who are...

RIWAYA: Presumption of innocence, NOT presumption of guilt

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 July) -- Responsible journalism and lawful arrests under rule of law are both crucial. If you click this link https://fb.watch/v/eJS1cK0lM/,...

RIWAYA: Victim of human rights violations? Bangsa Moro Task Force is here for you

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 July) -- Human Rights Violations? Contact Bangsa Moro Task Force for Legal Assistance! Just as time and again it has...

FASTLANES: Where to, Koko, Pacman?

      CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 13 July) – The cracks in the ruling PDP-Laban party have become wide and clear. Five days into the...

TAUSUG IN DOHA: Fearless heroes are ruled by instinct to save lives

DOHA, Qatar (MindaNews / 09 July) -- Tausugs to soldiers of crashed C-130: “Kapit lang, Sir, ha, babalik kami!" The humble act of bravery, fortitude,...

INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: Pandemic aggravated by air pollution

LIBONA, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 08 July) -- Since 2016, I come to Libona, Bukidnon every weekend to serve as guest priest of Jesus Nazareno...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: The vice

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 06 July) – The ruling PDP-Laban has floated the idea of President Rodrigo Duterte running for vice president next year....

REMEMBERING: Ave Atque Vale, President PNoy

(Homily delivered by Archbishop Emeritus Antonio Ledesma during the 9th day memorial mass for former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III at the St. Augustine Metropolitan...

TURNING POINT: To run or not to run: Catch me if you can

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 03 July) -- Naay pay panultihon sa mga Bisaya “Padili-dili pero gadali.” (There’s this  saying among the Bisayan folk...

REMEMBERING:  “That Our Sons May Come Home” – Cordi Ritual at Mamasapano and PNoy

I do not intend to comment on the Mamasapano incident which has been much politicized (and exploited by trolls with renewed vigor even now...

LETTER FROM ROME: A Voice of the Voiceless

I am a voice of the voiceless - the over 1,400 murdered in a phony war in Davao waged by the mayor and his death squad. I am a...

TURNING POINT: The Corruption Challenge

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 01 July) -- Corruption is dishonesty in the performance of one’s official functions, or the non-performance of one’s function...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The first President who accepted the Bangsamoro as an integral part of...

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 27 June) -- Sa kasaysayan ko, napaiyak ako sa dalawang presidente lang. Una, nang mag plane crash ang eroplano ni...

REMEMBERING: Tribute to PNoy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 June) -- Decent and simple, quiet but deep. The revealing attestations made by the people you worked with made you...

TURNING POINT: The Individual and the Common Good

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 26 June) -- The result of the Pulse Asia survey, conducted before the vaccine rollout,  was dumbfounding in the...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: The Heart of Bangsamoro

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) -- These days, the buzzwords in the region are “extension” and “moral governance.” Back in our time...

REMEMBERING:  Heart for the Bangsamoro

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) -- Most who've had the privilege to witness how PNoy/P/Boss worked first hand would remark at his work...

TYBOX: Faded memories of dad

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /26 June) -- On Father's Day last Sunday, while I was reading friends' Facebook posts sharing memories of their father, I...

KISSA AND DAWAT: Merit-based selection: Can it be done?

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – Recruitment and selection is one key personnel function currently undertaken in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim...

TURNING POINT: Bubble herd immunity

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 22 June) – In our country of several islands quite a distant from each other and separated by seas,...

COMMENTARY: The lone opposition

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) --- There is only one opposition bet in the 2022 presidential elections. And this opposition bet should...

TAUSUG IN DOHA: Be like the sun

DOHA, Qatar (MindaNews / 19 June) -- When the sun is about to rise after Fajr, its breathtaking view gives comfort to our eyes...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: Leading ladies of Madrasah education

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 18 June) – This was another poignant week when we heard the news of their demise, one after the other:...

POETRY:  Aswang. Lianga

  I. 2015 The forest emerald faded and red the valley turned as embers devoured the commune The dawn cracked with bullets on the heads of two datus and a blade...

TURNING POINT: Doing Heroic in This Pandemic

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 14 June) --- President Duterte urged Flipinos on Freedom Day, June 12, to emulate the nation’s heroes to free...

REVIEW: The Figure of Home and the Negative Island in ‘A House In Pieces’

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 13 June) -- At the center of Jean Claire Dy and Manuel Domes's heartbreaking documentary, A House in Pieces, is...

UPPER RIGHT HAND: Decreeing Falsehoods In Mining

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 June) -- Inspired by the works of Pope Francis on Laudato Si, the Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS)...

REMEMBERING: Pidot opened his home, his heart, and his family to us and he...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 June) -- Paano ba mag-eulogize sa isang tao na kahit walang apelyido, kahit palayaw lang, ay kilalang-kilala ng iba’t-ibang...

REMEMBERING: Compassion was Pidot’s other name

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 June) -- His nook was a few steps from a school ground, and many times since 2015, I had...

REMEMBERING: Bangis ng Kobida (COVID)

Alay para ke Pidot Salamat! Yakap na me init at lamig na pinadama Luhang maraming hinuhugatan Papuri sa mga obrang tama o mali Mga sandaling waring nag-iisa’t walang kakampi Tuksuhan,...

OUR COVID JOURNEY: My bout with COVID-19

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 13 June)  -- I remember my first article about Covid-19 was datelined April 29, 2020. This was followed by...

TAUSUG IN DOHA: Simple kindness by 2 Muslim-Tausug cops from Sulu

DOHA, Qatar (MindaNews / 12 June) -- A great story is always worth telling, because it can inspire others to do the same. On Monday,...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: June advocacy and what it means to each one of us

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 12 June) – Maybe I'm one of the few Pinoys who regularly look into monthly advocacy officially declared through presidential...

BEYOND THE BEND: The Bangsamoro Parliament as an exercise of the right to self-determination

MELBOURNE (MindaNews / 11 June) -- The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao or BARMM has been described as a “radical transformation” from its...

COMMENTARY: The Law on Landmines and the Masbate Incident

NAGA CITY (MindaNews / 11 June) – The tragic killing of young scholar-athlete Kieth Absalon and his cousin Nolven Absalon who were riding on...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: Bridging the Ulama: A Counter-Narrative to Violent Extremism in the BARMM

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 11 June) – Last month, Dr Alzad Sattar, a member of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) filed resolution number 435,...

TURNING POINT: Revisiting the Virus: Resurgence and Control

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 10 June) – The resurgence of the COVID-19 virus is getting scary as it now leaps from the metro...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Grief

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 10 June) – “The victims of Covid are getting closer to my circle.” Reading this post by a friend on...

OUR COVID-19 JOURNEY: Surviving the ordeal at home

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 09 June) -- This is an essay I promised many of my friends who journeyed with my family through COVID-19...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Review of Journal Article “Multiple migrations to the Philippines during the...

Principal Author: Dr. Maximilian Larena, PhD Collaborators: Carlo Ebeo, Adrian Albano, Edison Molanida, Trixie Cruz-Angeles, & Felipe Mendoza de Leon Jr. Proceedings of the National Academy...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: Remembering Fr Jun, a Friend of the Muslim

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 03 June) – The announcement on a “no movement” Sunday came as a shock – Fr Jun Mercado is gone....

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