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TURNING POINT: A Friend to All is a Friend to No One

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 29 Nov) – The efficacy of the foreign policy stance of “a...
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BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Life Ends After Dark?

I missed Cotabato City where we partly spent many years of our youth. We missed the circle...

MARGINALIA: Beyond the Exoteric Beauty of ‘Panolong’

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Nov) -- Whenever I see a Facebook post on the inauguration of...

THOUGHTS TO LIVE BY: First Sunday of Advent

PART I : Some Notes on the Season of Advent – 1. When the...

Justice for my father, Justice for the 58th massacre victim

How do we kill the broken? Shoot down their fighting spirit. Leave nothing but regret of not  being able...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Who is Senator Migz Zubiri fooling?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 22 November) — In a press release Monday (Nov. 21), Senate President Juan...

INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: Some Ecological Voices in the MSPC Proceedings from 1971 to 2017

Part 2 (This is the second part of the presentation of Fr. Reynaldo D....

TAUSUG IN DOHA:  I Thank you, O Qatar! 

You are like rain that Allah sends to gently bathe the landQuenched, droughty...

THINK TALK: Helping is an Obligation Profoundly Enshrined in Islam        ...

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 15 Nov) – Almighty Allah created us in a way that we...

INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: The Present Ecological Realities of Mindanao (1)

(This series is from the presentation of Fr. Reynaldo D. Raluto on“Integral Ecology Ministry in Mindanao Context”...

TURNING POINT: Food Insecurity

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 13 November) -- With the fading virulence of the COVID-19 and the...

SPEECH: The antidote to war is good governance 

(Vice President Sara Duterte’s keynote address at the Kusog Mindanaw conference at the Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City on 11 November...

PEACETALK: The State of CSOs in Mindanao 

(Delivered at the Kusog Mindanaw Conference 2022 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel on 11 November 2022)

OUR MARAWI: The proposed ‘New Marawi’ remains a pie in the sky

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 09 November 2022) -- Passing by Ground Zero this morning, this sight of...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: MSPC – The Original Synodality in Praxis

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Nov) – Long before there was Synodality, there was the Mindanao-Sulu Pastoral...

THINK TALK: Graft Court Clears Senior MinDA Official

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 2 November) – The Sandiganbayan Sixth Division acquitted of graft charges Charlita...

THOUGHTS FROM SOLITUDE: For whom do we celebrate this feast today?

(MindaNews / 1 November) – A blessed Feast of All Saints to all! For...

URBAN APE: Typhoon Paeng and the Cotabato Flood Plain

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 November) – Typhoon...

TURNING POINT: A Waterworld in the Making

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 31 October) – Last week was probably the first time that the...

THINK TALK: Bangsamoro Inventor Gets Nod of the Intellectual Property Office

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 27 October) — The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOP) has...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Animals have feelings

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 26 October) — I thought of writing this piece after watching a video...

TURNING POINT: Corrections

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 26 Oct) – How could a maximum...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Disease as cure: A comedy called ‘New Society’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 25 Oct) – Any vision of a social order resides in the realm...

REMEMBERING: Rest in peace Datu Quiambao

Niadtong pito (7) pa ang akong panuigon, kanunay ko syang makit-an sa kasikbit namong umahan nga nag...

THINK TALK: Incompleteness

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 21 October) — I always tell my students in graduate school: “It’s...
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NOMAD VERSES: I am

Come sit aroundthe fire with me.No, I won’t tell youof my travels and travails.My story is not...

MINDANAO ART 2022: Aligned. Interconnected

Aligned. Interconnected. Stella A. Estremera's poem explains the theme of Mindanao Art 2022, the fourth since 2019. This year's venue...

ECOSPEAK: Not at the expense of the people and marine life in Davao Gulf

(Delivered at the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Davao City on Tuesday, 11 October 2022 by Mylai Santos, on behalf of the Sustainable Davao...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Postscript to the Soldiers of Marawi

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Oct) – The title of my article on the book Transfiguring Mindanao:...

TURNING POINT: First 100 Days: The State of the Nation is Sound

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 12 Oct) – The press and concerned citizens are agog over the...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Eighty years old na ako (4)

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 12 October) – The rock that grew into an island

THINK TALK: Do you wonder why you were different and not perfect?

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 11 Oct) – Did you ever feel you are a misfit because...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Eighty years old na ako (3)

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 11 October) – Between me and Upi I think change in me proceeded...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG:  Eighty years old na ako (2)

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 October) – As far as I can recall and from what I have...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG:  Eighty years old na ako (1)

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 09 October) – Ipinanganak ako noon October 7, 1942. Eighty years old na...

TAUSUG IN DOHA: Life is what we make it

DOHA (MindaNews, 08 October 2022) -- Occasionally, whenever I get exhausted in life, I contemplate the everyday...

THINK TALK: A Sneak Peek Into My Book ‘Family Affair’

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 5 Oct) – In my more than three decades of writing (reckoned...

SHE TALKS PEACE: Tackling Intolerance

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews /03 October) -- I was in Phnom Penh last week for a meeting of...
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MINDANAWON ABROAD: Letter to President Marcos on Davao-Samal bridge 

DALLAS, Texas (MindaNews / 03 October) -- I’m a Filipino-American raised in Davao and immigrated to the...

THINK TALK: Who Says Pikit is a Troubled Town?

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 28 Sep) – Pikit is one of 17 towns and one city...

TURNING POINT: Honesty is Passé

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 27 Sep) – I remember. In grade school, the walls of our...

SHE TALKS PEACE: Peace Without Rights Is Not Peace

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 26 Sept) -- Iran is in the spotlight today, with hundreds of thousands...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: September 24 48 years ago and today

REVIEW:1. BOOK:Tacbil Mosque Palimbang MassacreA ReaderPublished by the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission20222. ART EXHIBIWeaving Women’s...

TURNING POINT: A Sustainable War

Turning Point by William R. Adan, MindaViews NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 24 Sept) -- The Ukraine-Russia war...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Walking the Ecological Talk: Challenge to Youth of Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 September) — A number of slogans came to mind if one found...

THINK TALK: On Humanity and Being Human

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 23 September) – Humanity, and its many dimensions, is probably the most...

TAUSUG IN DOHA: Huwag Maniil 

Mahalaga at sagrado Ang buhay ng bawat taoIngatan ng taos-pusoDaig perlas na ma giliwSa sakim at karahasan Huwag gawing kasangkapanLalo...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Laylay Ni Inday Hayahay

Akò ba diayng salâkon ako naninguhà,salâ ba diaynga nagpuyô kong hayahay?Unsa man god akong labotsa pamuyô mo...

TURNING POINT: Martial Law: A Distant Drama

Turning Point by William R. Adan, MindaViews NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 21 September) -- President Ferdinand Marcos,...

COMMENTARY: Learning from the feasibility study of the WtE

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 September) – There are many reasons why the Davao City Council should...

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