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BECOMING A DABAWENYO: Paradigm Shift

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 August) -- Japan has lifted the community quarantine for COVID-19. The infection rate is low in Japan and death...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Putragis Nga Kanta

Putragis ba ning kantaha, makahilak man pod ta! Nakadungog ka na ba anang kanta nga hilabihang mingawa? Ang mga titik niini ug ingon man ang iyang huni sa...

LATE BLOOMS: Of Jokes And Clowns

Some thought he was just joking. But, no, he was not joking. For he is himself the big joke. I guess now I understand understand kids. You may laugh at their antics. But, yes, clowns can indeed be scary – very,...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Harmony and Conflict among the Lumad Communities of Mindanao: Focus on the...

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 01 August) -- As far as I know, only two major studies have been made so far that are specially...

REFLECTIONS: Eid’l Adha: Only the Purest of Sacrifice

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 31 July) -- Except that it is a non-working holiday, I have never given much thought about the Muslims’ celebration...

MY, MY, MY MARAWI: We wear black for we are not aware of our...

(Delivered during the 4th State of Marawi Bakwit (Sombak) in Marawi City on 29 July 2020) In the Name of Almighty, the Most Gracious...

INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: A Liberative Approach to the Evangelization of Indigenous Cultures (2)

Last of two parts CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 29 July) -- Etymologically, religion is derived from Latin re-ligar which literally means “re-link.” In...

TURNING POINT: SONA 5: Inutile

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 29 July) – Somewhere in his speech, President Duterte desired the people’s unity, cooperation and support in weathering the...

OUR MARAWI: Fake News: Walang Human rights Violation sa Martial Law ni Duterte...

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 28 July) -- Eto po ang reaksyon natin sa sinabi ni (President Rodrigo) Duterte sa State of the Nation Address...

UPPER RIGHT HAND: A déjà vu of footfalls and trembles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 July)  -- I heard the sound of heavy footsteps.  It was clear they were of boots – footfalls of military boots,...

ANGAY-ANGAY: Pamalandong si Marya o Maryam sa Kasaysayan ng Pinas

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) --- Noong February 1978, nakarating ako sa Boac, Marinduque; wala sa plano ko, wala akong dalang bolpen, o...

STORIES  FROM SULU: It’s Fruit Season in Jolo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) -- Growing up in Jolo meant eating fruits anytime of the day. Ask any Tausug, and he will...

TAUSUG IN DOHA: Durian symbolizes hospitality, love, respect and honor 

DOHA, Qatar (MindaNews / 25 July) -- Durian season is one of the most awaited seasons by every Tausug in Sulu and elsewhere because lots...

INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: A Liberative Approach to the Evangelization of Indigenous Cultures (1)

1st of two parts CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 July) -- Our concern for cultures and religions is essentially part of the present...

LATE BLOOMS:  Exile, The Homecoming

From shores far away where for your country you fought you're home finally to rest for eternity in this land loved from afar. Eric S.B. Libre 24 July 2020

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Oligarchs old and new

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) – President Duterte doesn’t hate oligarchs per se. What he dislikes are those he perceives to have personally...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: How COVID – 19 destroyed my family tradition

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) -- Traditionally, the Gallardo, Borja and Paredes family clan would gather to condole with our relatives...

UPPER RIGHT HAND: The Terror Law and the People’s Defense

OZAMIZ CITY (MindaNews / 20 July) -- As to when the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) takes effect brings with it more controversies.  Government quarters put it...

BECOMING A DABAWENYO: I came herewith no plans but life unfolded as  I stayed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 July) -- I am Ichido Miyake, 43. I was born in Tokyo but I was raised in Hiroshima. I first...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: For those who say they have no love lost for ABS-CBN, try...

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 19 July) -- Am I a fan of ABS-CBN? No, not really. Am I a fan of big media? No,...

TURNING POINT: Flattening the Curve William R. Adan

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 19 July) -- Only last week, UP experts projected the number of COVID-19 infection cases to rise to 100,000...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Pamalandong sa Kasaysayan sa Erumanen (Manobo) ng Mindanaw

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 18 July) -- Tatlong ang mainam i-highlight sa kanilang kasaysayan sa Mindanao. Bahagi ito ng kanilang pagtubo sa konteksto ng...

A MORO IN EXILE: Do the honorable thing

MANILA (MindaNews /18 July) -- I checked out his professional profile online to answer some of my nagging questions about the fellow. What I...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Kahilakon

Nagkadaiya nang panghitabô ang sa kinabuhì ko gikatagbò: naay makalipay, naay makasubô, usahay pod adunay makapasukô. Kining tanan giharong ko walay pagpanuko, tanan nalatas ko uban sa kaluoy sa...

LATE BLOOMS: Two Tankas (The Win)

1 Woe be the loser. But what truly pains me more? The victor’s winning! For victory brings great pride that to perdition can lead. 2 And they celebrate. As if the win...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Déjà vu

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 14 July) – It was like déjà vu, said Ernie Lopez of the family which founded ABS-CBN, describing the moments...

TURNING POINT: A Postponed Affliction and a Soft Opening

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 14 July) – A lockdown is not designed to extinguish the virus, but is a measure to contain or...

KISSAH AND DAWAT: Inclusion (pag-agad-iyagari) and the end of it (iban sin katikmuran niya)

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) – One of the buzzwords coming out of the BARMM plebiscite, as BTA members were being identified and...

LATE BLOOMS: A Tanka (Losing/Winning)

Better a loser, be one of those who have lost rather than get lost. I’d rather lose a battle than win it but lose my soul. Eric S.B. Libre 12...

A MORO IN EXILE:  The Mandis: A Family of “Terrorists”

MANILA (MindaNews / 12 July) -- Remember the Mandi Family? Six members of this family died in 2008 when an Air Force plane fired...

THE VOTE: Kung ihahalintulad natin sa isang tao ang ABS-CBN na maraming sakit, ang...

(Explanation of  Basilan Rep. and Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman on his vote on July 10, 2020 on the resolution denying the franchise application of...

THE VOTE: Sino po ang apektado ng ating pagpa shutdown sa ABS-CBN?

. Maalab na pagbati sa ating mga kasamahan sa Kamara, Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano, Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, Minority Leader Benny Abante, Chair Chicoy Alvarado,...

BECOMING A DABAWENYO: The Challenge of Technology

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 July) -- I am Keisuke Nakao, 38 years old. I was born in Kagoshima, Japan which is a fisherman's...

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...

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