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HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Pahimatngon

Sugod na pod ang kagahob,antos na sab ta sa kaalingugngogsa daghang mag-iyahay og pasiatabnga kuno kanato andam...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Mercy is also a road for peace

(This piece won 2nd runner up in the On-the-Spot Online Essay Writing Contest in celebration of the third...

SHE TALKS PEACE: Foundation of Autonomy

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 23 January)  -- The  Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) celebrated its 3rd foundation anniversary...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Young Bangsamoro as keeper of the torch of peace for the whole...

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QUARANTINE DIARIES: NO COVID please

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 January) -- Do you / did you have any of...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: To be Moro is something to be proud of

(This piece was chosen as the Best Essay in the On-the-Spot Online Essay Writing Contest in celebration...

SHE TALKS PEACE: 2022 Resolutions: Empower our Youth; Protect our Children

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) -- Dina Zaman (co-founder of Malaysian think-tank IMAN) and I compared...

DINAGAT DIARY: Postscript: Back to my Jack

January 9, 2022 Bald and brown mountains. Photo by Fr. Raymond Montero Ambray It...

TURNING POINT: To Take or Not to Take Offense

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 14 January) -- For safety and security reasons and to protect their...

LATE BLOOMS: Tribute

They wrote you a tribute,an obituary of sorts,and whoever it was who wrote itapparently did not know...

PRIVILEGE SPEECH: It has been quite a productive endeavor in my close to 18...

[Councilor Maria Belen “Mabel” Sunga-Acosta delivered this Privilege Speech on January 11, 2022, her farewell speech as Councilor of the first district...

DINAGAT DIARY, Day 6: Leaving Dinagat

January 7, 2022 ‘The worst time is the best time to serve,’ Bishop Raul...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Digong’s daughter – and dilemma

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 12 January) – President Rodrigo Duterte’s primary plan was to field his daughter,...

DINAGAT DIARY, Day 5: Opportunity to Love

January 6, 2022 The weather today finally cooperated with our plans. Bishop’s homily in...

DINAGAT DIARY, Day 4: Duyog-Ambit

January 5, 2022 It was so timely that after the Mass, when we went to the ‘signal’ area, we...

DINAGAT DIARY, Day 3: The ‘Tour’

January 4, 2022 Our goal for today is to visit the remaining four towns: Loreto, Tubajon, Libjo and Basilisa....

TURNING POINT: Reasonable, Logical but Unlawful

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 10 January) -- Anybody infected of the COVID-19 virus infects others, too....

DINAGAT DIARY, Day 2: The Arrival

January 3, 2022 We left Surigao port almost 12 noon already due to some expected delay. Everyone wanted to go...

SHE TALKS PEACE: Unhappy New Year?

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 09 January) -- Dear friends, I hope the holiday season has given you...
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BISDAK: Dutertian Populism – Asa man na gikan?

HONOLULU (MindaNews / 09 January) -- After the last piece, Duterte Studies Industry: Di Orig si Mayor,...

DINAGAT DIARY, Day 1: Shared Humanity

January 2, 2022 After celebrating the feast of the three kings,...

LATE BLOOMS: Blank Screen (Wannabe-Writer’s Block)

The story is brewinglike mad in my mind.But when I try to start...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: A thriving cooperatives movement in Maragusan Valley

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 January) – As 2021 gives way to 2022,...

TURNING POINT: Enough is Enough

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 06 January) -- Unlike the threat of the approaching typhoon Odette that...

TURNING POINT: Staying Cool by Accepting the Heat

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 5 Jan) – Yesterday’s TV newscasts all showed footages of humanity in...

TURNING POINT: Getting Ready for the Storm

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 28 December) – They always come. Our archipelagic destiny as a country located at...

SHE TALKS PEACE: Wishes for 2022

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 26 December) -- For those who escaped the wrath of Typhoon Odette which made landfall on December 16,  I hope...

PEACETALK: Open letter: Love is the Answer

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 25 December) -- Thirty years ago, on May 20, 1992, Fr. Salvatore Carzedda, PIME, an active member of Silsilah Dialogue...

SHE TALKS PEACE: Islamic Feminism in Yemen

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews /19 December) -- When I was in high school, we used to kid and ask “where do hippies come from?”  From...

BEYOND THE BEND: The Role of the Opposition in the Bangsamoro Parliament

MELBOURNE (MindaNews / 18 December) -- The establishment of a parliamentary form of government in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is...
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BISDAK: The Duterte Studies Industry 2 (Di Orig si Mayor)

Part 2 HONOLULU (MindaNews / 13 December) -- A quick look back at Philippine history suggests that this was not the case. Consider the following...

BEYOND THE FOUR WALLS: Economics of live selling

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 13 December) -- There is a need to mind the practice of live selling as a new dimension of e-commerce...

SHE TALKS PEACE: Aika Robredo: Not Just Her Parents’ Daughter

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 12 December) -- The World Economic Forum (WEF), a bastion for business and enterprise, did a study on the impact...
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BISDAK: The Duterte Studies Industry (Patsada unta pero Racket ang Kadaghanan)

1st of a series  HONOLULU (MindaNews / 11 December) -- A search under the title “President Rodrigo Duterte” yielded 15,798 citations, making Duterte the third...

TURNING POINT: To Withdraw or Not to Withdraw

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental – Bong Go has repeatedly announced he is withdrawing his candidacy for president. His reasons are inane and speak a mouthful...

LATE BLOOMS: Vote Responsibly, Please

Your choice is your choice, the consequence ain’t just yours but it’s also ours. So, make the choice for yourself and those who’ll come after us.   Eric S.B. Libre 7...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: A Coming-of-Age Story

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 Dec) – For me, another unintended consequence of this pandemic – and the ensuing lockdown forcing us to stay...

SHE TALKS PEACE: Do Muslims Believe in Mary?

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 05 December) -- Recent events, with the victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan, have created a backlash of negative sentiment...

LATE BLOOMS: Missing Tarp

Where is it, the tarp? It’s gone, my candidate’s tarp! But not from my heart. (Eric S.B. Libre is a Mindanawon freelance development consultant who has done...

LATE BLOOMS: No Ham For Christmas

No ham for Christmas? Not to worry, you’re in good company: they didn’t have ham too when baby Jesus was born in a lowly stable. Eric S.B. Libre

BEYOND THE FOUR WALLS: Financial Literacy at the grassroots level

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 01 December) – How can the poor get out from circuitous debts? The question is as basic as that. In the...
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BISDAK: The Timeless Insights of James Warren

HONOLULU (MindaNews / 30 November) -- Last October, Ateneo de Manila University Press reissued the scholar James Francis Warren's The Sulu Zone, 1768-1898: The...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Appropriating for the Marawi Compensation Bill

I have read all the versions of the Marawi Compensation bills and I have questions regarding the sourcing of funds or appropriation for the...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: A Story of a Book Written During the Pandemic

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Nov) – If the pandemic - which has now mutated into another variant known as Omicron spreading wildly across...

SHE TALKS PEACE: Orange the World

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 28 November) -- Did you know that there is a global campaign to end gender-based violence?  It seems that, years...

TURNING POINT: Expressing Displeasure beyond Verbal Protest

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 27 November) -- Just a day after the virtual summit of US President Biden and China President Xi to...

LATE BLOOMS: Sorry, Supremo

Sorry, Supremo, we no longer deserve to call you our hero. For we’ve been silent and lustily cheered even as they killed the defenseless and jailed those that wouldn’t be...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Six criteria for choosing candidates to support in the May 2022 elections

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 23 November) – In the upcoming May 2022 elections, I will choose candidates with significant strengths in the following six...

BEYOND THE BEND: The Principle of Responsible Government

(MindaNews / 22 November) -- Section 3, Article I of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) provides, “The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region shall have a parliamentary...

SHE TALKS PEACE: Happiness is Drug of Choice in Gaza

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 21 November) -- My co-host on She Talks Peace, Malaysian writer Dina Zaman, said there are so many bad things...

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