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A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Butuan’s Bishops-Beliyan Dialogue

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 February) – As all kinds of disasters greeted us since January – from Australia’s forest fires  to Taal’s eruption...

OPENING STATEMENT: We don’t want President Duterte to leave a legacy for the people...

(Opening statement of Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri at the public hearing of the Senate’s Specail Committee on Marawi City Rehabilitation at the...

OPENING STATEMENT: The Filipino people deserve to know the truth. Their questions must be...

(Opening statement of Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go at the public hearing of the Senate’s Special Committee on Marawi City Rehabilitation at the Mindanao...

OPENING STATEMENT: It is our desire that the hearing will give clarity as to...

(Opening statement of Senator Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa at the public hearing of the Senate’s Special Committee on Marawi City Rehabilitation at the Mindanao...

PRIVILEGE SPEECH: Free Press; Free People

(Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate, Deputy Minority Leader, delivered this privilege speech at the House of Representatives on 17 February 2020).   Ginoong...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: 2nd Gen

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 21 February) – What bothers me about living outside of the Philippines is seeing how quickly the Filipinos especially the...

TURNING POINT: A Winful Vendetta

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 19 Feb) – DU30 does not hide his wrath with ABS-CBN. He keeps saying here and there that the...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Layman’s guide to understanding the Ampatuan Massacre verdict (7): Conspiracy as basis...

7th of a series CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 16 February) -- Based on the volumes of exhibits and testimonies, Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes classified...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Layman’s guide to understanding the Ampatuan Massacre verdict (6): The Defense of...

6th of a series CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 12 Feb) -- In his defense, accused Datu Andal “Unsay” Ampatuan Jr., relying on the defense...

A MORO IN EXILE: Be less bureaucratic, more proactive, more imaginative, more transparent in...

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 09 February) -- Today's daily news roundup, mostly bad but with some good news in the end. First, in just a...

TURNING POINT: VFA Termination: Another Presidential Joke?

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 09 February) -- To terminate a defense pact – the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) on account of the cancellation...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Layman’s guide to understanding the Ampatuan Massacre verdict (5): A pattern of...

5th of a series: A pattern of killings and hasty burials CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 03 February) -- When presented on the witness...

TURNING POINT: The Wuhan Coronavirus: Prevention Still Remains the Cure

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 31 January) -- The age-old solution to a life threat where protection from it is not yet developed is...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Layman’s guide to understanding the Ampatuan Massacre verdict (4): The Checkpoints and...

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 28 January) -- As with the earlier installments in this series, this column is based in the evidence...

TRIBUTE: #DearKobe

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 28 January) -- Being a kid in the early 90s for me meant that Michael Jordan was the greatest basketball...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Layman’s guide to understanding the Ampatuan Massacre verdict (3): A Conspiracy to...

3rd of a series: A conspiracy to kill CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Jan) -- An accepted badge of conspiracy is when the...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Layman’s guide to understanding the Ampatuan Massacre verdict (2): The Victims

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 January) -- Thinking that the presence of journalists would deter his rivals from making good their threat...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Layman’s guide to understanding the Ampatuan Massacre verdict (1st of a series)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 20 January) -- With this column, I start a series of around a dozen articles on the Ampatuan...

Oratio Imperata Tungod Sa Pag-Ulbo Sa Bulkan Sa Taal

(Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Pena translated this Oratio Imperata on the eruption of Taal Volcano, from the original in English prepared by the Secretariat...

REVIEW: ‘Mindanao’ the movie:  A narrative juxtaposed with narratives of other tribes can be...

Mindanao, the movie directed by multi-awardee Director Brillante Ma Mendoza that stars Judy Ann Santos,Allen Dizon and Yuna is a movie told thru the...

PEACETALK: A conflict in the Middle East means heightened vulnerability for our people

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 07 January) -- Recent developments in the United States  and the Middle East, following the assassination of Iran's Quds Force...

REVIEW: “Mindanao” the movie: the script reduces an island so full of cultural and...

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 05 January) -- I finally had the chance to watch Brillante Mendoza's "Mindanao." You have to give it to Judy Ann...

TURNING POINT: The Year that Was 2019

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (MindaNews / 2 Jan) – From an array of kaleidoscopic events in 2019, I picked up the following for their defining...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Looking Forward to 2020 and Beyond, Puhon!

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 December) -- Puhon:  one of those words whose full meaning  can only be understood within the context of being...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Asik-Asik’s Mesmerizing Magic

ASIK-ASIK FALLS, Alamada, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 29 Dec) -- There are not enough adjectives to describe the wonder of Asik-asik Falls, located in...

PEACETALK: My Take on the Peace Talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 December) -- I am glad there are positive rumors about peace talks between the Duterte Government and the Communist...

REMEMBERING: Maguindanao Massacre: My Own Personal Travails

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 December) -- I had my own share of challenging times myself in the so-called “Maguindanao massacre”. Getting Datu Unsay to...

COMMENTARY: A rare triumph of accountability in a country notorious for impunity

When I heard the verdict handed down in the Maguindanao Massacre case (on December 19, 2019) , I was ecstatic. As a former journalist, I’ve waited...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Buklog

There has been no end to the bad news coming our way recently. On Sunday, December 15, the strongest earthquake (at magnitude 6.9) rocked...

PEACETALK: Let this generation be those who simply say ‘WE’ instead of ‘US’ or...

(Acceptance speech of Bangsamoro Member of Parliament Zia Alonto Adiong as the 2019 TOYM Awardee for Government Service, on 13 December 2019 at the...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Elusive justice in South Cotabato

(This article is co-authored with E.M. Taqueban, a colleague at the Department of Anthropology in the University of the Philippines in Diliman and the...

TURNING POINT: Teaching Reading Comprehension

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (MindaNews/ 9 December)--The Philippines scored the lowest in reading comprehension among 79 participating countries in the 2018 Programme for International Student...

PANGADYE: Pag-ampo alang sa tuig sa “Ecumenism, Interreligious Dialogue and Indigenous Peoples”

(Pangadyeon human sa Pag-ampo Human sa Pangalawat) Makagagahom ug Kanunayng Buhi nga Dios, nga labing Maluloy-on ug Mabination, nagpasalamat kami Kanimo tungod sa paghatag mo...

REFLECTIONS: My Meaningful Sesotunawa Experience

LAKE SEBU, South Cotabato (MindaNews / 30 November) -- Trying to steal a three-day vacation before the start of the holiday rush, I went...

PEACETALK: We ask ourselves, which way now?

Greetings of Peace to All! Thank God for arriving safely and hope He will keep us safe the rest of the time. Nice to see...

PEACETALK: Advancing Moral Governance in BARMM: Role of CSOs as Partners of BARMM

(Keynote Speech
Interim Chief Minister Hon. Ahod Balawag Ebrahim, Bangsamoro Transition Authority, delivered by Assistant Regional Cabinet Secretary Atty. Ayla Herazade E. Salendabb, at the...

TURNING POINT: A Quirk Episode: the De Lima Drug Case

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (MindaNews, 27 Nov) – Some quirk episode on the De Lima sensational drug story suddenly threw spectators off their feet. Prosecutors...

AMPATUAN [email protected]: Pila na katuig ang pabalikbalik nato nga pag ampo sa hustisya?

(Homily of Fr. Rey Carvyn Ondap of the Passionist Fathers, at the 10th anniversary mass for the victims of the Ampatuan Massacre at the...

OUR MARAWI: Statement on the Memorandum Order 41 issued by PRRD

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 22 November) -- Majority of the Meranaws opposed the building of a new military camp inside the main affected area...

AMPATUAN [email protected]: Ten years of waiting for justice; end impunity now

(Ma. Reynafe Momay-Castillo is the daughter of Reynaldo Momay, photographer of Midland Courier in Tacurong City who was among 58 killed on November 23,...

TURNING POINT: How Not to Succeed

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – Stamping out the drug menace is one of the centerpiece programs of the Duterte administration. The...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Relief

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 20 November) -- Following the latest natural disaster that hit the Philippines, overseas Filipinos face the same questions as our...

TURNING POINT: Waging a New War on Drugs

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (MindaNews / 13 November) -- Forward looking strategies have won many battles to win a war. Cutting effectively the supply of water,...

REJOINDER: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte: The Maranao Pride

(Lawyer Saidamen B. Pangarungan, a Meranaw appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as Secretary of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos in July 2018, wrote...

ENVIRONMENT : The chopped trees in Clifford Park and the Mayor’s apology

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 November) -- It is great that in Davao City we have a Mayor who takes command responsibility and recognizes...

URGENT APPEAL: My personal experience of the earthquakes in Kidapawan and surrounding towns

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 07 November) – On October 16, 2019, our Bishop and all the clergy and a large crowd gathered for the...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: From out of nowhere

KIDAPAWAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 04 November) --   From Davao, a group of us – me and three of our parish staff from...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Linog!

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 04 November) -- It’s not playful wordplay to say that news of strong earthquakes is always received with a jolt....

TURNING POINT: Preventing Highway Deaths

SAN ANTONIO, Texas. (MindaNews /04 Nov). “The speed that thrills is the speed that kills.” The national highways in Mindanao are almost all now wider...

REFLECTIONS: Dear Angel

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 03 November) -- At the height of the war in Marawi, amid the bullets and the tears, the worries and...

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