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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...

PEACETALK: We have to invest in nurturing a culture of peace in the heart...

(Bai Rohaniza Sumndad –Usman delivered this speech during the press conference on the 2019 TOWNS awardees at Dusit, Makati on October 10, 2019. Bai...

PEACETALK: When they are not fair, dare recreate

(Samira Ali Gutoc delivered this speech during the press conference on the 2019 TOWNS awardees at Dusit, Makati on October 10, 2019. Samira is...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Indigenous leadership: A gift and task from God

On Sunday, 13 October 2019, the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines celebrates the Indigenous People's Sunday. It might be useful to provide a...

PANTAW A MAREG: Enthronements and Commodification of ‘Grar’

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 07 October) -- Enthronements in Lanao del Sur can be a mixture of celebration, jubilation, social cohesion, or controversy. However, most...

SUNDAYS WITH PAPA: More Than Just a Cup and Saucer

FOREST LAKE CEMETERY (MindaNews / 06 October) -- I can almost hear your laughter reverberating, Pa, because of all people, I am using your...

MindanaoArt: a momentous event for Mindanawon Artists

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 October) -- Waters.  What would Mindanao be without its waters especially the sea that surrounds the main island and...

TURNING POINT: Weathering the Storm

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 3 Oct) – The ninja cops were the best in the drug business. They came in sans capital; they...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Klima

BERN (MindaNews / 01 October) -- It was an awesome sight I would remember for years to come - 100,000 people massing up and...

TURNING POINT: Recycling Cops, Recycling Drugs

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/30 September) – Petty drug pushers and users are wasted regularly in dark streets and stinky alleys to paint a successful...

COMMENTARY: Greta and the writing on the wall

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 September) -- The writing was on the wall for the last several years and you are entitled to my...

SUNDAYS WITH PAPA: Light In Darkness

FOREST LAKE CEMETERY, General Santos City (MindaNews / 29 September) -- It has been 31 days since you passed away. I can still remember...

PEACETALK: Learning from the past in order to help shape a better future

Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vice Minister Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir, His Excellency Jose Tavares, Director-General of Indonesia for ASEAN Cooperation, Deputy Secretary-General for the...

PEACETALK: It’s the people who make peace, not the leaders who sign peace treaties

Thank you for that wonderful introduction. I’m sure my wife likes it. Bismillahir Rahman ir Rahim Salaam alaikum waRahmatullahi waBarakatuh Excellencies, Colleagues and Friends, I wish to share...

PEACETALK: Lessons from ASEAN on how countries can settle a conflict through peaceful means

Your Excellency, Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Political-Security Community; Ambassador Rezlan Ishar Jenie, Executive Director of ASEAN Institute for Peace...

PEACETALK: More best practices and lessons learned to share … for the benefit of...

Selamat pagi. Good morning. His Excellency Dr. Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia,
His Excellency, Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan, Deputy Secretary-General of...

PEACETALK: Open Conflicts, Building Bridges Of Peace

(Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Cotabato, delivered this piece in a panel discussion during the Interfaith Peace Forum,...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: September 21’s horrific memory

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Sept) -- There are a few dates in Philippine History that bring a horrific memory to those who suffered...

TURNING POINT: Heinous Crime: The Second Chance

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 21 September) -- Heinous crime convicts who are sentenced to reclusion perpetua or imprisonment for life are not entitled...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Mindanao Histories and Studies

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 September) -- A recent initiative to aggressively push for the inclusion of Mindanao’s identities, cultures, politics, languages, folkways, tales,...

TURNING POINT: Overcoming Stroke

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/16 September) – 80-85% of stroke victims can be cured and spared from life-changing disabilities if attended to and treated immediately. Stroke...

COMMENTARY: On the SOGIE bill: We need guarantees that our right to a dignified...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 September) -- If the adage rolling stones gathers no moss is true, the Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression...

MOORISH AND MOORING IN TAWI-TAWI REEFS: Hold on to the Sambuwan in Flooded Sambuwangan

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 15 September) -- Zamboanga is inundated by the overflowing tears of river Nawan because it has broken its covenant and...

BOOKS. Peripatetic: walking the talk

I wrote Kakistocracy: Rule of the Unprincipled, Unethical and Unqualified because of my interest in leadership integrity issues. I was then very much involved...

TURNING POINT: Of Truth and Silence

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/13 September) – There are thoughts to suppress, feelings to remain unexpressed, and words to keep unsaid, if you value something,...

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