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A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Post Mactan: What Happened to Magellan’s Expedition?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) --- Monday, May 17, 1521 was 63 days later after Magellan’s expedition landed on Homonhon Island. This year, as...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Of jokes and jet skis

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – Was President Duterte joking when, during a debate in the 2016 presidential election, he said he would...

PEACETALK: An opportunity missed is an opportunity lost

(Opening statement of Presidential Peace Adviser, Sec. Carlito G. Galvez Jr. durin g tge  senate hearing on the BARMM extension, 14 May 2021) Mr. Chair, highly-esteemed members...

TURNING POINT: Fast Tracking the Vaccine Rollout: An Imperative

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews /15 May) -- The country had an inventory of 4 million COVID-19  vaccine doses from February to April. As of...

INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: Promoting Community Pan-TREE

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 12 May) – St. John Vianney Theological Seminary (SJVTS) in this city will have its fourth Sunday of offering...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Sila

Sila nga mga tigmatutô sa kaliwatan sa miagi, sa kasamtangan ug sa kahangtoran, kansang mga laylay, gakós, halók ug pag-antos mao ang nag-umol sa kapid-ang kasingkasing ug kalag, naghatag og dan-ag sa mga...

TURNING POINT: Panglubag Loob doesn’t make an Utang na Loob

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 06 May) – No matter what Palace officials and cabinet members had said to the contrary, President Duterte had...

LATE BLOOMS:  Preposterous Promises

    Preposterous promises are just that – promises that are preposterous. They’re bound to be dismissed eventually as mere jests that didn’t have to be taken seriously except by idiots maybe. Or they...

REVIEW: There is much for the Filipino to learn from the ancestral Indigenous Belief...

Book: Handumanan (Remembrance): Digging For The Indigenous Wellspring Author: Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR Published by the Claretian Communications, Inc. and the Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples,...

PEACETALK:  How our historicity could bring lasting peace to Mindanao

GISENYI, Rwanda (MindaNews / 01 May) -- The extension of the term of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) for another, but final, three years...

INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: Heal Our Mother Earth

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 22 April) -- The first annual Earth Day celebration was observed in the United States on April 22, 1970...

LATE BLOOMS: Why The Fuss?

The community pantry is a hot issue these days, is it not? But why is there so much fuss when people just want to help? The community pantry is welcome...

LATE BLOOMS:  Windy and Sunny Day

Windy and sunny is good for drying the laundry. Sunny and windy, the floor gathers dust quickly: you sweep sev’ral times a day. Eric S.B. Libre 20 April 2021

TURNING POINT: The Case of Ivermectin

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 20 April) – In this pandemic crisis, when health care facilities are already getting overwhelmed by unstoppable surge of...

BATANG MINDANAW: Let us not forget that we are called to be ADDU Sui...

(Message on behalf of the graduates of Ateneo de Davao University, Class of 2021, by Harvey Spence Paguilion Kentilitisca, Valedictorian, during their virtual graduation...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Haguros (Hinungaw ni Bising)

Bisan unsaon pa nimo og bukot sa habol, tikungkong sa lantay ug suksok sa bungbong, ang hangin nga naglungot-lungot padayon sa paghaguros. Eric S.B. Libre 18 Abril 2021

COMMENTARY: Battle of political titans in the 2022 polls looms in GenSan

GICALE, Rwanda. (MindaNews / 17 April)  – General Santos City is no stranger to epic electoral contests. In fact, sensational and emotion-laden electoral contests...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Lumads are Our People, Too! (7)

Last of Seven Parts: The Tri-People Approach: Citizens’ Participation in Creating A Culture of Peace Rudy Buhay Rodil (Editor’s note: This article is a slight revision...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Lumads are Our People, Too! (6)

Part 6 of 7: Looking Forward To A Life Of Peace and Development Rudy Buhay Rodil (Editor’s note: This article is a slight revision of the...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Lumads are Our People, Too! (5)

Part 5 of 7: Population Shifts in Cotabato Rudy Buhay Rodil (Editor’s note: This article is a slight revision of the lectures the author delivered between...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Lumads are Our People, Too! (4)

  Part 4 of 7: A Quick Historical Overview of the Resettlement Process in Mindanaw   (Editor’s note: This article is a slight revision of the lectures...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: ‘Ascending the Fourth Mountain’: a must-read book written by a Pinay...

BOOK REVIEW: ASCENDING THE FOURTH MOUNTAIN: A Personal Account of the Marcos Years Maria Virginia Yap Morales BUGHAW – Ateneo de Manila University Press 2021 DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /...

TAUSUG IN DOHA: Can’t thank you enough, Frontliners!

DOHA, Qatar (MindaNews / 10 April) -- I was in Zamboanga City for my annual vacation as an OFW during the early stage of...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Lumads are Our People, Too! (3)

Part 3 of 7: Actual Process Of Dispossession Rudy Buhay Rodil (Editor’s note: This article is a slight revision of the lectures the author delivered between...

TURNING POINT: All for One and One for All

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 9 April) – Ironically, as the vaccine rollout spreads, spreads, too, in scary pace the virus, surging the infection...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Lumads are Our People, Too! (2)

Part 2 of 7: Lumad Concept of Ancestral Domain (Editor’s note: This article is a slight revision of the lectures the author delivered between the...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Plunder of the seas

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 08 April) – It may be a common notion that dumping plastics and other wastes into the seas and oceans...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Lumads are Our People, Too! (1)

  First of seven parts (Editor’s note: This article is a slight revision of the lectures the author delivered between the years 1999 and 2000 to...

TURNING POINT: The Global Imperative

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 06 April 2021) -- To save the world from the pandemic, no country should be left behind in the...

EMERGENCE: Indigenous Women Struggle On

(Presented during a panel discussion on April 2 with professionals and academics, expanding on the social and human dimensions of global health. ‘The Pandemic...

TAUSUG IN DOHA: Ramadhan 1442H

DOHA, Qatar (MindaNews / 04 April) -- The sounds of banging, cracking and grating coconuts in the early hours of the night during Ramadhān...

REMEMBERING: Celebrating Noralyn Mustafa

  (Raz de la Torre wrote this piece on March 31, 2021, a day after receiving news that Noralyn Mustafa had passed away. “I would...

PEACETALK: Reading new pages of the book: My sojourn in Africa

  GISENYI, Rwanda (MindaNews / 03 April) -- It is said that, if we do not travel, it is as if we are only reading...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS:  February 1 as ‘Bangsamoro Identity Day’

  CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 03 April) -- As a member of the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) peace panel that negotiated with...

TAUSUG IN DOHA: Lugaw: a comfort food for everyone

DOHA, Qatar (MindNews / 02 April) --  In the ongoing ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) in the “National Capital Region + bubble” due to the...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Easter

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 01 April) –  I decided to shut down on social media starting today, to give myself time to focus on...

TURNING POINT: Fear and the Pandemic

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 31 March – From media reports, we heard only of the elite in society and the celebrities to have...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The National Cultural Minorities of Mindanao and Sulu. A preliminary study (7)

Last of seven parts Analysis Focus on Poverty The life of the National Cultural Minorities in Mindanaw and Sulu, especially in those areas where they are numerical...

REMEMBERING: Noralyn Mustafa, Tausug writer

  ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 30 March) -- "My people first, before others."  This was what the fictional Dr. Karim said to a colleague of...

UPPER RIGHT HAND: The International Day of Women: A Reminder to Defend the Victories...

DAVAO CITY (Mindanews/29 March) -- For 50 long years, I observed the celebration of the International Women’s Day or IWD every March 8.  It...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The National Cultural Minorities of Mindanao and Sulu. A preliminary study (6)

6th of seven parts Subanen Population and Location Based on the 1970 census, the largest Subanen population is found in Zamboanga del Sur which has a total...

LATE BLOOMS: Musings On Being Old

How does old feel like? Well, it feels like old, of course. Wait ‘til you grow old. How is it to be very old? I can’t tell you ‘cause I’m...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The National Cultural Minorities of Mindanao and Sulu. A preliminary study (5)

5th of seven parts Ata Population and Location The Census of 1970 gives the total population of the Ata as 5,075. This, however, must  be considered as...

REMEMBERING: Zen Malang: A hedgehog and a fox

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 28 March) -- A Greek parable compares human nature to foxes and hedgehogs, stating  "The fox knows many things, but...

PEACETALK: A visionary Congress may still save the peace process even if the bills...

As of this writing, the latest session of Congress has just adjourned, and it is scheduled to again resume on May 17, 2021 and...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The National Cultural Minorities of Mindanao and Sulu. A preliminary study (4)

4th of seven parts Teduray Population and Location The Teduray population is 29,401 based on the 1970 census. (See Appendix B for distribution by municipality). Traditionally, their...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Killing The Issue

REVIEW: Killing The Issue Performances at the Gaspar Hall, Teatro sa Calle of TheBau Haus, Davao City Written by Karlo Antonio Galay David Directed by Frank Lloyd...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Extension of BARMM transition period: for the Common Good

  DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) -- These are strange and unusual times. As we move forward with two years of the proposed transition...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The National Cultural Minorities of Mindanao and Sulu. A preliminary study (3)

  3rd of seven parts Manobo The Manobo are a multi-branch group as can be inferred from the writings of several author-researchers. The following, among others are...

LATE BLOOMS: Bully-Friendly

Would being friendly stop bullying by a bully? Highly unlikely. You’ll just be bully-friendly, be bullied more viciously. Eric S.B. Libre 26 March 2021

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