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A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: But pray tell, who are terrorizing us?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 June) -- FEEL LIKE CELEBRATING PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY TODAY? Re-imagining how the Katipunan's cry would echo today... one surely would...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: What the new high transmission figures are telling us

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 11vJune) -- The Department of Health (DOH) reported the first case of COVID-19 in the country on January 30, 2020. It involved a 38-year-old Chinese woman...

OUR MARAWI: Looting Inside Marawi Ground Zero Continues

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 10 June) -- These photos were taken yesterday and today, we saw truckloads of debris of steel of what remains...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: Ang Pagpangawat atol sa Panahon sa Pandemya

(English Translation below: Thievery during Pandemic times) PANABO CITY (MindaNews / 10 June) -- Kaganinang alas 6 buntag sayu giadto nako ang pikas lote...

INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: The Ecological Services of Bukidnon Rivers for Mindanao (2)

Last of two parts | Read Part 1 When Rivers are Exploited for Agri-business Interests CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 10 June) – From...

INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: The Ecological Services of Bukidnon Rivers for Mindanao (1)

MINDAVIEWS INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: The Ecological Services of Bukidnon Rivers for Mindanao By Fr. Reynaldo D. Raluto 1st of two parts | Read Part 2 CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Maximum Participation in or Full Control of Al-Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 June) – The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is growing and still developing its own unique identity,...

REFLECTIONS: A year ago today… we continue to ASSERT our God-given birthrights!

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 June) -- I thought I was okay until the unlawful arrest on the Cebu protesters brought back the pain...

PRIDE MONTH 2020: No pride and dignity in a world that silences diversity!

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 June) -- This year's world-wide celebration of Pride Month 2020 was interrupted by the onslaught of the pandemic. Global...

TURNING POINT: Making and Defeating Terrorists

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 9 June) – Otherwise legitimate and peaceful, the early days of protest of the people of conscience over the...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Lunacy

BERN, Switzerland (9 June) – Is it just the time of COVID-19 that is driving us crazy, or is Philippine society entering a phase...

COMMENTARY: On the New Anti-Terrorism Bill/Law:  Some Initial Notes

NAGA CITY (MindaNews / 08 June) ---These are only some initial notes relevant to, not a comprehensive assessment of, the new Anti-Terrorism Bill (ATB,...

ANGAY-ANGAY: Pamalandong sa Tubig sa Ilog ng Pulangi at Agusan

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 08 June) --- Sumilip ako sa Wikipedia, hinanap ko ang Major Rivers ng Pilipinas. Tumingin din ako sa kasaysayan. Pinakamalaki ang...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: No Room for Error: Why a Review of the Anti-Terrorism...

Unconstitutional provisions, vagueness, and susceptibility to abuse. These are the three main points that ground the position of the Office of the Minority Leader...

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: A future that does not force us to choose between our security on...

(Opening remarks delivered by Bangsamoro Member of Parliament Anna Tarhata Basman at the online forum on “The Usual Suspects: Counter-Terrorism in Moro Communities” on...

PRIVILEGE SPEECH:  Release the rightful compensation for our health workers who have died of...

(Privilege Speech delivered by Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go via Zoom during the Senate session on 04 June 2020. Go, former Special Assistant to...

THE VOTE: What is the purpose and why is it so urgent to...

Thank Mr. Speaker.  First on the onset,  I’d like to state that I voted to abstain on House Bill 6875 and I want to...

THE VOTE: Ang panukalang batas na ito ay terorismo sa karapatang pantao at terorismo...

Ang kinatawan na ito ay nagpapahayag ng isang mariing pagboto ng NO sa New Anti-Terror Bill! Or NAT Bill. Sumadsad na sa pinakamababang antas ang...

THE VOTE:  The anti-terror bill may also be employed to silence the critics and...

Assalamu alaikum Warahmatullahi taala Wabarakatu. Anak Mindanao votes “NO” vote to HB No. 6875 that repeals the Human Security Act of 2007 because of the...

THE VOTE: This law is not meant to combat terrorism; it is meant to...

May mga nagsasabi po: Wala daw dapat ikakaba ang mga hindi terorista. Tanging terorista o mga supporter ng terorista lang ang apektado sa batas...

THE VOTE: The measure does not only countenance, but actually seeks to legitimize, acts...

  Mr. Speaker, may mga iilang nag text at nag message sa akin kahapon, nagssabing “Salamat, Cong. Lawrence na ikaw ay nagwithdraw bilang author ng...

THE VOTE: Let us fight terrorism while upholding human rights and following due process

I have abstained from voting. While I completely understand the need for the bill and while I, without question, agree that the fight against...

THE VOTE: Tutol ako sa terror bill sapagkat mahal ko ang aking bansa at...

NO ang boto ng representasyong ito sa panukalang Terror Bill. Ayon sa Kongreso at Malacanang, pangontra raw ito sa terorismo at mga terorista, subalit...

THE VOTE:  If we use this bill against innocent individuals, we ourselves commit terrorism...

Mr. Speaker, esteemed colleagues, I am one of the original authors of the Anti-Terrorism Law, which we now call the Human Security Act of...

THE VOTE:  I   have   to   wait   for   a   better   proposal   that   can   both   prevent...

Mr. Speaker, I am faced with a dilemma. As a Meranao, we know that we are the most affected when it comes to terrorism...

IF ALL THE SEA WERE INK: Risking Contamination To Exit Contagion

ZAMBOANGA CITY  (MindaNews / 04 June) -- Local stranded persons house-arrested for already more than 70 days are desperate to leave Zamboanga City, hoping...

PRIVILEGE SPEECH: Imagine how it feels to be locked out of your Marawi home...

(Privilege Speech of Rep. Yasser Alonto Balindong on the third anniversary of the Marawi Siege, delivered in the House of Representatives via Zoom on...

PERSONAL AND COLLECTIVE PRIVILEGE: Let us douse the embers of Marawi with the waters...

(Personal and Collective Privilege Speech of Basilan Rep. and Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman, on the Third Anniversary of the Marawi Siege, delivered via Zoom...

PERSONAL AND COLLECTIVE PRIVILEGE SPEECH: Buwagin ang NTF-ELCAC!

(Personal and Collective Privilege Speech delivered by Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate, Bayan Muna Partylist at the House of Representatives session on 1 June...

SNIPPETS OF LIFE IN SYDNEY:Eid and Mass in the time of easing COVID-19 restrictions

SYDNEY, Australia (MindaNews / 31 May) -- Nine weeks on, our Muslim brethren celebrated Eid’l F’tr differently and Catholics solemnized  the Ascension with a...

TURNING POINT: Reverse Migration: Balik Probinsya

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 31 May) -- The inseparable tandem Duterte-Go in the heat of the pandemic suddenly burst out with a very...

INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: Retrieving the Ecological Theology of the Spirit

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 30 May) -- The Church’s celebration of the Pentecost Sunday is a unique opportunity to revisit our theology...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Gamot

gamot lawom na sa dugayng pag-amuma daghang bagyo na mikusokuso niya hangtod ron nagbarog pa gugmang nanggungis nasulayan through the years gahing matuis pagbatì nga karaan nigamot na sa dughan Eric S.B. Libre 30 Mayo...

COMMENTARY: How would the Philippine Educational Ecosystem Survive the Crisis of COVID-19?

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) -- Like all other sectors, the educational sector in the Philippines has been hit hard by the COVID-19...

CRUCIBLE: Eid al-Fitr 2020 – Facing the Challenge of COVID-19 (2)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) – There is a short line in the Holy Qur’an that states: “Allah doth set forth parables for...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Pamalandong sa Tubig Naging Delubyo

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) – Nag-search ako ng Global Deluge.  Ayon, maraming links doon. Isa ang madaling maintindihan, meron ding mapa. Nakakagimbal...

A MORO IN EXILE:  Moros need to go beyond issuing statements of condemnation

MANILA (MindaNews / 28 May) -- Moros need to go beyond issuing statements of condemnation.  The reason why indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas,  summary...

INTEGRAL ECOLOGY: The Pre-History of Laudato Si’ in Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 May) -- I am one of those who joyfully welcomed the most awaited encyclical of Pope Francis,...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: On Chasing Dreams

MATALAM, North Cotabato (26 May) --  From all indications, the government is contemplating on postponing the opening of classes until a vaccine for COVID...

REPORTING MINDANAO: I would have pawned our wedding ring

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 May) -- Because it's MindaNews' 19th birthday, sharing with you one of my most memorable MindaNews coverage... This was during...

REPORTING MINDANAO: Telling Mindanao stories with the heart of a Mindanawon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 May) -- What kind of journalists would leave their jobs as correspondents of national dailies to report...

CRUCIBLE: Eid al-Fitr 2020 – Facing the Challenge of COVID-19 (1)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 26 May) – All praise is due to Allah (SWT). He sends Mercy and Forgiveness into His servants especially those...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: The COVID-19 experience is a beautiful journey of lessons, hardships, wins, and...

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 24 May) -- “I am taking up social work because I want to serve my community.” These are the...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: What Am I Feeling: Helping People Understand and Cope with the...

(Gail Ilagan delivered this address in a webinar sponsored by the Commission on Higher Education Region XI on 22 May 2020 for an audience...

Three years after Marawi siege: Coming to terms with a horrific, unimaginable ordeal

May 23, 2020 I am Fr. Chito, survivor of the Marawi siege in 2017. This is my recollection of that fateful day three years ago,...

REFLECTIONS: Laudato Si’ Week Celebration and the Urgency to Care for Our Common Home

Last of two parts CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) -- Let me highlight three fresh ecological insights Laudato Si’ which try...

OUR MARAWI:  We, the People of Marawi, want to go home

(Message of Member of Parliament Marjanie S. M. Mimbantas on the 3rd Anniversary of the Marawi Siege, 23 May 2020) It has been three...

REFLECTIONS: Laudato Si’ Week Celebration and the Urgency to Care for Our Common Home...

1st of two parts CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 23 May) -- The Laudato Si’ Week Celebration (May 16-24) does not only encourage us...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: A message for the young and crazy

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 23 May) -- This must be the new normal for all of us. But as a matter of fact,...

OUR MARAWI:  We grieve … but we also look forward to a more prosperous,...

(Message of MP Anna Tarhata Basman on the 3rd Anniversary of the Marawi Siege, 23 May 2020)  Today, we mark three years since the Marawi...

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