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TULA: Alay sa mga Frontliners sa COVID-19

(Para sa kawani sa kalusugan, lansangan, basurero, panadero/a, taga palengke, boluntaryo, tagapagpaganap sa barangay, social workers, taga gawa ng batas, nagpapatupad ng batas, bumubutas...

BATANG MINDANAW: Challenge Accepted

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 05 April) -- The COVID-19 Pandemic has taken the globe by storm. In a matter of weeks, this lethal and...

TURNING POINT: Stay Home, Stay Free

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 2 April) – Only your immune system and nothing else can destroy coronavirus and stop the pandemic. Even a...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: COVID, checkpoints, confusion

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 1 April) – Time and again, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año and Agriculture Secretary William Dar have reminded local officials that...

LETTER FROM ROME: Invisible Army

ROME (MindaNews / 1 April) – Greetings from Rome. First a bit of good news. The number of new cases (4,050 today) has been...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Dear Cor

Dear Cor, COVID-19. Infamous (hindi famous) ka ngayon sa buong mundo. Nakatutok sa yo ang daigdig. Pero wais ka talaga. Marunong ka ng makibagay. Natuto kang...

TURNING POINT: Eat, Love, and Pray

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 1 April) – Fifteen days has passed since the lockdown, past COVID-19 incubation period, it is presumed that by...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Nurses

BERN (MindaNews / 31 March) – I am conflicted with the recent news items saying that German and American hospitals and healthcare recruitment sites...

TURNING POINT: Understanding Corona

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 31 March) – How do we stop the coronavirus that is now wreaking havoc worldwide? What can stop it? Only the...

LETTER FROM ROME: Viruses

Greetings from Rome. The lockdown continues as the numbers of casualties continue to rise: 80,589 cases, 10,361 recovered, 8,215 dead (including 66 priests and 1...

TURNING POINT: Killing Corona

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 March) – COVID-19 dies if deprived of new hosts. So staying home is a great measure to kill the virus....

LETTER FROM ROME: Living under COVID-19 lockdown

ROME (MindaNews / 27 March) -- Greetings from Rome. We are still on lockdown (over 31,000 cases and 2,500 dead including 10 priests and...

ANGAY ANGAY LANG: Unang Serye: Paikutin si Cor sa sariling circuit

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – Dear Cor, Corona ka daw. You are a dreamer, nagsisikap na sakupin ang daigdig. Kaya pala virus. Ang...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Covid, crisis, class

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – For not choosing who to infect between rich and poor, between rulers and ruled, and between the...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Curves

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 25 March) – Countries hit by the COVID-19 share a battle cry – flatten the curve. The phrase refers to...

PRAYER: Prayer for all in the time of COVID-19

Kindly know that my daily Masses celebrated in the privacy of my residence are: (1) for all the frontliners in the fight against COVID-19; (2) for...

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: On COVID-19. 24 March 2020

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s address, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential...

PALIWANAG:  Hindi ang paglusaw sa mga demokratikong proseso at institusyon ang kasagutan sa suliraning ...

(Paliwanag ng "No" na boto sa HB 6616 ni Bayan Muna Rep. Zarate noong special session ng House of Representatives noong 23 March 2020....

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Of viruses and obscenities

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 24 March) – Like a fighter caught off guard the world didn’t see it coming until the blow landed on...

PRAYER: Disturb The Politicians, O Lord

DISTURB THE POLITICIAN, O LORD - for bullying DOH to have themselves and their kin COVID-19 tested - when they are well-pleased with themselves, too selfish...

MINDANAWON ABROAD GLASSHOUSES: Mt. Busa of Sarangani Declared as Local Conservation Area

NEW YORK (MindaNews / 22 March) -- Mt. Busa is now officially declared a Local Conservation Area (LCA) by virtue of  Resolution No. 2020-10-...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Release all Low-Risk and all Political Prisoners to Avoid COVID-19 Infection!

QUEZON  CITY (MindaNews  / 20 March) -- In just a matter of three months, the coronavirus has visited all continents, except Antarctica, and most...

REFLECTIONS: The Battle Against An Invisible Enemy

In war, you know who the enemy is. You can look him in the face, and map out a plan based on his known...

TURNING POINT: Communicating Lockdown

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 18 Mar) – In a lockdown or in any measure on account of a national crisis, the first order...

TURNING POINT: Lockdown: Where to?

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 14 March) --  A lockdown is not a lockdown but a lockdown. The President was timid in calling the move...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: A reason to commemorate more than to celebrate (1)

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 March) -- Monday, 16 March 2020, is the 499th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity to the islands that the...

LAWAS UG LAPA-LAPA: Panaghoy sa Kalatungan

PANGANTUKAN, Bukidnon (MindaNews / Marso 8) – Nasaka na nako ang Mount Kitanglad (2,899 masl) ug Mount Dulang-dulang (2,938 masl), duha sa pinakataas nga...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: A time to speak and a time to listen

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 07 March) -- Bishop Cosme Damien Almedelia, newly-installed bishop of Butuan, summed up what took place at the Dialogue between Bishops...

LUMAD VOICES: Ancestral Land/Ancestral Domain as defined by the Indigenous People

SOUTH UPI, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 07 March) -- Although the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) provides a legal definition for the term “ancestral land/ancestral...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Layman’s guide to understanding the Ampatuan Massacre verdict (9): Why it can...

(Last of 9 parts) CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 07 March) -- In a statement issued after the Ampatuan verdict was announced, the National...

TURNING POINT: The Open-legs Policy Gambles the Country Away

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 5 March) – Gambling is indubitably corrupting and addicting. It can drive one to cheat, to steal and to...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Layman’s guide to understanding the Ampatuan Massacre verdict (8):  Convictions and acquittals

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 01 March) -- The 64th Battalion, who had information about the abduction as early as around 10:30 am...

OUR MARAWI: Matutulungan po kami sa pamamamaraang pabilisan ang rehabilitasyon, na makita naming may...

(Aslani C. Montillla, President of Siyap Ko Pagtaw Operations For People Empowerment Inc. in Marawi City, prepared this speech for delivery at the public...

OUR MARAWI: Mayroon bang batas sa Pilipinas o sa buong mundo na nagbabawal sa...

(Retired Prof. Dalomabi Lao Bula, one of thousands of  Marawi residents who fled their homes at the start of the Marawi Siege in late...

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...

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