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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...

REFLECTIONS: Sana…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 November) -- Tumigil muna and ilan sa paulit ulit na bangayan, pagbantay sa mga statements na me political colors,...

REFLECTIONS: How do you bring back the feeling of safety and control?

We were in Magsaysay town (Davao del Sur), on our way to Tulunan (North Cotabato) to distribute food packs when the 6.5 earthquake on...

ORATIO IMPERATA: Pag-ampo Tungod sa Nasinating Linog

Ginoong Dios, Makagagahum namong Amahan Ikaw ang nagbuhat sa kalibutan ug Kinaiyahan, Ikaw ang sinugdan ug ang katapusan sa Kinabuhi, Ginasimba ug ginadayeg namo ang balaan mo’ng...

ORATIO IMPERATA: Panalangin Para Sa Naranasang Lindol Sa North Cotabato

Panginoong Diyos, Ama naming makapangyarihan Kayo ang may likha ng sanlibutan at kalikasan Kayo ang simula at wakas ng buhay Sinasamba at pinupuri po namin ang Iyong...

My Mindanao, My People

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 November) -- It pains me when Filipinos from Manila gloat and declare "retribution" has come to Mindanao. It is...

Hustisya, Nasaan Ka?

Naghahanap ng hustisya, Gamit lamang ay pluma, Ang sa kabilang panig ay bala, Kaya marami ang ayaw magsalita. Tikom ang bibig ng bawat isa, Takot na balikan ng mga...

THE PLENARY: 11 Bills, 19 Resolutions

BANGSAMORO IN TRANSITION THE PLENARY: 11 Bills, 19 Resolutions MP Amir Mawallil COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 27 October) -- We have prepared a wrap-up of what resolutions...

REMEMBERING NENE PIMENTEL: For love of God, love of country, and love for his...

(Note from MindaNews: Eulogy written by former Cagayan de Oro mayor Reuben Canoy and read for him by his daughter Rhona at the necrological...

REMEMBERING NENE PIMENTEL: Puede naman palang pumasok sa pulitika, at mamaalam ng marangal pa...

(Eulogy delivered by Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III at the necrological service for former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. at the Senate...

REMEMBERING NENE PIMENTEL: “It’s so difficult to be a Minority, but regardless, keep fighting”

(Eulogy delivered by Senator Risa Hontiveros at the necrological service for former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. at the Senate on 23 October...

REMEMBERING NENE PIMENTEL: For what is greatness without kindness? Without humility? Without compassion?

(Eulogy delivered by Senator Pia Cayetano at the necrological service for former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. at the Senate on 23 October...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: The Bau Haus

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Oct) – A new restaurant cum bar has just opened in Davao City and is located along Dona Vicenta...

REMEMBERING NENE PIMENTEL: The quest to be a person for others and why we...

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 20 October ) -- On February 6, 1982, I was a 13-year-old student at Xavier University High School...

SUNDAYS WITH PAPA: Remember to Laugh

FOREST LAKE CEMETERY, General Santos City (MindaNews / 20 October) -- I spent most of my time yesterday afternoon going through my digital photograph...

MY, MY, MY MARAWI: Marawi to the Big City

Help make a family eat. Spread #buy Marawi , at the Manila FAME 2019, World Trade Center, Pasay on October 17 to 19 para...

OUR MARAWI: Two years after Marawi’s liberation: hopeful or hopeless?

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 16 October) -- It is prudent to say that a war without limits is a war without end. This is how...

SUNDAYS WITH PAPA: More Than Words

FOREST LAKE CEMETERY, General Santos City (MindaNews / 13 October) -- I have been down with a flu since Wednesday and how I miss...

OUR MARAWI: Katotohanan

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 13 October) -- Sa mga darating na araw maraming aktibidad na ipapalabas ang TFBM (Task Force Bangon Marawi) at ng...

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