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LATE BLOOMS: In the Dead of the Dark Night

Toppling monuments in the dead of the dark night to make us forget those who stood up against might so we’d again see the light. Eric S.B. Libre 17 January...

LATE BLOOMS: Rock-Bottom Sad

Things just seem so bad at times, so bad we can’t help but feel sad rock-bottom sad as everything we hold dear fall apart and we trudge on mindless closer to the...

UPPER RIGHT HAND: Vulnerabilities of Lumad Communities in Mindanao

KIDAPAWAN CITY (Mindanews/17 January) With the Philippine government’s all-out war against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New...

PANTAW A MAREG: This pandemic has brought back the old Meranaws in us

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) – I am not a plantita. Being a “plantita” or the more “sosyal” name “plaunty” is a new concept....

TAUSUG IN DOHA: The greatest fear of an OFW

DOHA, Qatar (MindaNews / 16 January) -- Being physically and distantly apart fom your beloved family and those who are dear to you is...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: Nagka Covid man ako, may mga aral po akong natutunan, na ibinabahagi...

  ISABELA CITY (MindaNews / 15 January) -- Confirmed na po na may UK variant nakapasok sa bansa. Ito po ay sinasabing 70% mas mabilis...

INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: The Ecology of the COVID-19 Pandemic

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 14 January) -- The series of deadly landfalling tropical storms (Siony, Tonyo, and Ulysses) in our country last...

LATE BLOOMS:  Talking To A Rock

Talking to a rock will not get you anywhere – a rock has no ear. Better get a jackhammer or maybe a bulldozer. Eric S.B. Libre 12 January 2021

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Biyaheng Pinoy – A Mindanao Travelogue

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 January) – Increasingly, more writers are now writing about Mindanao. Both those who are Mindanao-born or residing elsewhere but...

UPPER RIGHT HAND: Vaccine and the rule of law

SURIGAO DEL NORTE (MindaNews / 12 January) – The reported vaccination in the Presidential Security Group (PSG), of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) workers...

TURNING POINT: Stabbing the Heart of Democracy

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews /10 January) -- January 6, 2021 goes down history as another day of infamy in America and it could be...

OUR MARAWI: God Wants Marawi Back

(This piece, written by Suhaini Nasher D. Pagadilan, won first place in the Essay-Writing Contest sponsored by the Office of Provincial Board Member Jeff...

TULA: Ang “Rapist”

Wala nang maapuhap na katinuan Ang katuwiran sa kaniyang kabaliwan Na nagngingitngit na sumisigaw, Tumatagos maging sa kaluluwa... Mga salitang humihiwa at pumupunit Sa mahalagang papel ng dangal, Integridad, at...

UPPER RIGHT HAND: Legalizing murder in the Philippines?

DAVAO CITY (Mindanews / 8 January) – President Rodrigo Duterte in his most recent State of the Nation Address has renewed his push for...

LATE BLOOMS: Year 2021 Day 1

Praying for better facing the uncertainties of another year Eric S.B. Libre 1 January 2021

COMMENTARY: Ditching New Year’s Resolution for Goal Setting

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 01 January) -- Checking on my messenger the moment I woke up today, I was asked by a friend, "How...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Pamalandong on eight hours session with MILF Chair Salamat Hashim

31 December 2020 We were three who visited Camp Abubakre, the MILF mother camp in Matanog, Maguindanao, on September 6 and 7, 1999: Dr. Carmen...

TURNING POINT: A Vaccine of Woe, Despair and Anger

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 30 Dec) – How come a COVID-19 vaccine has entered the country without passing the Bureau of Customs (BOC)...

TULA: Pag-uusig

(Para sa lahat ng biktima ng mga marahas na pagpatay) Paano nga ba naisa-saling-wika Ang panaghoy ng puso na dulot ng pait Ng kabiguang hindi marinig, na...

REFLECTIONS: What is Christmas for a Muslim?

As a faithful follower of Islam, I cherish my friendship and good relations with Christians, and so I greet them Merry Christmas even if...

REFLECTIONS: Holy Family Sunday 2020: Shared Love

TANDAG CITY (MindaNews /27 December) -- As we celebrate today the feast of the Holy Family, we recognize and revere Joseph, Mary, and Jesus...

REVIEW: The Eighteenth Brumaire of Rodrigo Duterte

Film: A House in Pieces Produced by Stories Beyond Directors and Producers Jean Claire Dy and Manuel Domes Sound: Venzan Mazmanyan Music: Christopher Schlechte-Bond Funded by DMZ International Documentary...

UPPER RIGHT HAND: The Anti-Terror Law, red tagging and culture of impunity

TANDAG CITY (MindaNews / 27 December) -- In one small but important step, the Supreme Court  conducted the preliminary conference on 26 November 2020...

INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: An Ecological Perspective of Incarnation and Salvation

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 24 December) -- Christmas is a special time to remember the drama of the birth of Jesus Christ....

TURNING POINT: Impunity on the Spread

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 23 Dec) – It was still broad daylight, a number of people apparently from the neighborhood who knew him,...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: An OFW Returns to Mindanao

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 22 Dec) – Minda Teves is no ordinary OFW. Aside from leading the Associazione Culturale Filippina del Piemonte or ACFIL for...

TURNING POINT: The  ICC Scare: No Worry, Not Yet

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 20 Dec) -- The preliminary report of the International Criminal Court (ICC) released last Tuesday may have caused some...

‘Vicky’ causes heavy flooding in several Agusan del Sur towns

CAGAYAN DE ORO. (MindaNews / 18 December) -- Vehicular traffic in Agusan del Sur ground to a halt Friday after portions of the Maharlika...

COMMENTARY: Reimagining Human Mobility

 By Gustavo Gonzalez and Kristin Dadey* In these extraordinary times of a global health pandemic, we are reminded how interconnected the world has become---our health,...

REVIEW:  Literature as Collective Memory: Reading ‘Mga Lumadnong Sugilanon nga Mahinuklogon’ as Historical Injustice...

TITLE: Mga Lumadnong Sugilanon nga Mahinuklogon AUTHOR: Melchor M. Morante Published by Aletheia Printing and Publishing House, Davao City Virtual book launch on 30 December 2020 at...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (16). Epilogue...

16 of 16 parts Epilogue 3 (Done in 1992 at Iligan City, published initially as two versions. First as the abbreviated edition published by The Minority...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (16) Epilogue...

1 6 of 16 parts Epilogue 2 (Done in 1992 at Iligan City, published initially as two versions. First as the abbreviated edition published by The Minority...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (16)

16 of 16 parts Epilogue 1 (Done in 1992 at Iligan City, published initially as two versions. First as the abbreviated edition published by The Minority...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (15)

15th of 16 parts SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY BOOKS Miguel A. Bernad, S.J., Tradition & Discontinuity: Essays on Philippine History & Culture (Metro Manila: National Book Store, Inc.,...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (14)

14th of 16 parts Rudy Buhay Rodil (Done in 1992 at...

TURNING POINT: Red-tagging is Terrorism

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 9 Dec) – As mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo Roa Duterte acknowledged the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (13)

13th of 16 parts Rudy Buhay Rodil (Done in 1992 at Iligan City, published initially as two versions. First as the abbreviated edition published by The...

ANGAY-ANGAYLANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (12)

MINDAVIEWS ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (12) 12th of 16 parts Rudy Buhay Rodil (Done in 1992 at Iligan City, published...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (11)

Part XI Stemming the Tide of Tribal Opposition In an attempt to stem the tide of growing tribal opposition, both the NAPOCOR and the PNOC have...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (10)

10th of 16 parts (Done in 1992 at Iligan City, published initially as two versions. First as the abbreviated edition published by The Minority Rights...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (9)

(Done in 1992 at Iligan City, published initially as two versions. First as the abbreviated edition published by The Minority Rights Group, London entitled...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Advocacy and the art of Story-Telling

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 December) -- Since the dawn of humanity’s presence in this planet, there has always been story-telling whenever two or...

TURNING POINT: A Matter of Time

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 05 December) --  There is no substitute to truth, justice and decency in governance. From these imperatives spring many...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (8)

8th of 16 parts (Done in 1992 at Iligan City, published initially as two versions. First as the abbreviated edition published by The Minority Rights...

PEACETALK: Do we really need an extension or not? 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 03 December) -- The issue of extending the transition period for another three years is now the subject...

LATE BLOOMS: Pale Moon

Borrowed brightness gone, pale moon in western sky clinging tightly on as sunrise breaks through the east bringing true brightness on earth. Eric S.B. Libre 3 December 2020

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (7)

7th of 16 parts (Done in 1992 at Iligan City, published initially as two versions. First as the abbreviated edition published by The Minority Rights...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (6)

(Done in 1992 at Iligan City, published initially as two versions. First as the abbreviated edition published by The Minority Rights Group, London entitled The...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (5)

(Done in 1992 at Iligan City, published initially as two versions. First as the abbreviated edition published by The Minority Rights Group, London entitled...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: The Minoritization of the Indigenous Communities of Mindanaw and Sulu (4)

(Done in 1992 at Iligan City, published initially as two versions. First as the abbreviated edition published by The Minority Rights Group, London entitled...

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