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BOOKS: The story of the m.a. sisters: an incredible and beautiful journey

(Bert Cacayan’s foreword to the book, "Seeking New Meanings and New Expressions", the Missionaries of the Assumption Story, launched on 15 August 2019 at...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Tikdol-Tikdol 2019 #11

Gikan sa urom gusto ka na momata? Mata na man ka! Eric S.B. Libre 17 Agosto 2019

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Buldoser

«Saan ko hahanapin ang heograpiya ng gunita na kasabay na tinibag ng pagbuldoser sa lupa?” “Buldoser” by Nikki Mae Recto, a writer-accountant from Valenzuela BERN, SWITZERLAND (MindaNews /...

PEACETALK: The “Document on Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together”: a gift of...

(Presented by Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ at the Conference on  “Walking and Working Together for Healing and Reconciliation” sponsored by ADDU and OPAPP” at...

PRIVILEGE SPEECH: Marawi IDPs have sacrificed so much

(Privilege Speech on Marawi, delivered by Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on August 13, 2019) Mr. President, I rise on a point of personal and...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Mario Talja, Super Friend and Comrade

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 12 August) – Forty days have passed since Mario Talja -- comrade in the fight for planet and...

TURNING POINT: Leasing Sovereign Territory to the Enemy

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/10 August) – Are the lease agreements with Chinese nationals over some islands in Luzon a done deal or are still...

COMMENTARY: Davao City’s request for exemption from Martial Law: A welcome development but not...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 August) -- First, kudos to the Davao Sangguniang Panlungsod for confirming what many Mindanawons know but are hesitant to...

PEACETALK: Too premature for a Senate inquiry on BOL implementation

PASIG CITY (MindaNews/06 August) – On 27 July 2019, Senator Ralph G. Recto filed a Resolution directing the Senate Committee on Local Government to...

TURNING POINT: The Great Changer

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – The internet was made available to the public on 6 August 1991, or 28 years ago....

COMMENTARY: Another extension of martial law in Mindanao is an abuse of power

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 28 July) -- Another extension of Martial Law in Mindanao is an abuse of power on the part of the...

TURNING POINT: Fighting Dengue with Tawatawa and Papaya

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 27 July) -- As Dengue rears its ugly head and spreads in near epidemic proportion across the nation, it’s...

TURNING POINT: SONA 4: I failed

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 23 July) – Instead of asserting, as promised, the country’s sovereign right in West Philippine Sea, the President plunged...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: A note on UNHRC

MindaNews / 23 July 2019 – The approval by the UN Human Rights Council early this month of a resolution sponsored by Iceland to...

KOMENTARYO: Kagangkagang

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) – Inig hapit na mutungtong ang orasan sa alas dose sa kaadlawon, madunggan nimo ang nagkadaiyang danguynguy sa...

LATE BLOOMS: Unheeded Signs

The signs are there to see for those who care to see but, no, you do not see as you want not to see, want not to listen to...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: The 2020-2021 Indigenous People’s Agenda

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) -- If the members of the Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples (ECIP)  will have their way, the next...

HOMILY: This Cathedral of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is a silent but eloquent...

(Homily of Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, at the Fiesta of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Reconsecration of Jolo Cathedral on 16 July...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Reopen the Lumad schools!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 19 July) -- On July 13, the order mandating the temporary shutdown of 55 Lumad schools operating under...

OUR MARAWI: Pre-Sombak 2019 (State of the Marawi Bakwit)

PART 1: Marawi Bakwit By The Numbers MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 19 July) – Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) is saying that by September this...

TURNING POINT: Funny and Panicky

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 16 July) – In a vote 18 in favour, 14 against, and 15 abstention, the UN Human Rights Council...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Patrimony and sovereignty as collateral

MindaNews / 11 July 2019 – Upon his assumption of the presidency Rodrigo Duterte did what none of his predecessors had dared to do:...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Mindanao Cartographies of History, Identity and Representation

LONDON, England (MindaNews/09 July) – The 2-day conference sponsored by the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London recently...

TURNING POINT: Exclusively Yours

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/08 July) – Now, we understand why Chinese  vessels crowd and are aggressively fishing in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ):...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Hot

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 06 July) -- What to do when my adopted place Bern is as hot in summer as my hometown Surigao? That...

TRIBUTE: For Tatay Rene

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 July) -- I have ministered lots of people in my life. I can do it because it is the...

TRIBUTE: Always in our hearts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 July) – Tatay Rene Lumawag must have taken thousands of photos of us through the years. He has chronicled...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: A day in my life while in London

LONDON, England (MindaNews/04 July) – I woke up to a sunny morning at almost 6:00 a.m. in a lovely house along Old Lodge Lane...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Mindanao Studies in London

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 July) – For a few years now, there has been a growing interest in dealing with Mindanao Studies in the academic...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW:  Lamugdong

Taudtaod na nga walâ ka nagpatim-aw, walay bisan lang untà timbayang hilaw iyawat maibanan diyotay ang sa buntag nga katugnaw ug mahatagan gamayng kahupayan king akong kamingaw. Ngano,...

KISSA AND DAWAT: Is Sustainable Peace Possible for Sulu?

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 2 July 2019) – Four days ago we were awakened to yet another bad news from beloved Sulu. On Friday,...

KISSA AND DAWAT: Back to Bongao, the boom town

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi (MindaNews/01 July) – After a few months lull, I was finally back in Bongao, the boom town, in Tawi-Tawi province, proverbially referred...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Pamalandong tungkol sa Krisis sa Marawi

8 Agosto 2017 (dagdag 26 Hunyo 2019)  (Historian and peacebuilder Rudy Buhay Rodil presented this piece at the “Recognizing the Role of History in the...

LATE BLOOMS: Nightmare

Nightmares are better: wake up, they’re no longer there. But this, we can’t tell when it will come to an end. My heart hurts with so much pain! Eric...

GOVERNANCE: Welcoming Differences in Working for Democracy

(Speech of the new governor of Dinagat Islands, Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao at the turnover rites held at the Provincial Capitol in San Jose, Dinagat...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Daman

Maypa ang daman, pagmata walâ na man. Kini, ambot lang kanus-a pa mahuman. Sakít na akong dughan! Eric S.B. Libre 29 Hunyo 2019

PAGPUPUGAY: Huling Paalam (Para kay Bapa Sam)

It’s late in the evening… Narinig ko itong paborito mong kanta kagabi mula sa Kanto habang nagpapatila ng ulan. Alam kong hindi mo boses...

TURNING POINT: Securing Safe and Clean Air

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/28 June) – A clean and balanced environment is a sine qua non in development. Securing the people from the hazards and...

KISSA AND DAWAT: Marawi in my mind

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 June) – A good friend and a sister in Islam, Atty Maisara Dandamun-Latip reminded me today on something I wrote a...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Discovering and Re-discovering the Delights of Davao’s East Coast

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) -- In my younger years, I worked with the Maryknoll Missionaries when they constituted a big number of...

A MORO IN EXILE: Smiling Back at Kuya Sammy

As heartbreaking as news of his demise was, I still couldn't help but smile while reminiscing about this fellow who recently left us. I can...

Goodbye, Bapa Sam (A tribute to Sammy P. Maulana)

By Nash B. Maulana Innalillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajion (To God we belong and to God we shall return). You were fresh from a long detention...

TURNING POINT: Fraud, the Land of Promise

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 20 June) – “If it’s too good to be true, it’s fraud.” So said President Rodrigo Duterte on the KAPA...

PEACETALK: Start together, dream together, create a vision together, and work together

(Welcome remarks and direction-setting for Local Government Units in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, by lawyer Naguib Sinarimbo, Minister for Interior and...

PEACETALK: The mountains were calling me

(Inspirational Message delivered by Marites Gonzalo to the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute’s Asia Opening Ceremony, on the theme “Positive Engagement in Peacebuilding” at the Mergrande...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Tula ng Tulala

Nasaan si Matapang? Nasaan ang mga salitang nagngangalit at maaanghang? Ngayon ko nais marinig ang talim ng kanyang tinig, ngunit bakit di ko maulinig? May aso akong nakita: bahag ang buntot...

COMMENTARY: We are still a democracy, we are not a fascist state!

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 June) – Really? You forcibly take a senior citizen who was just going about her business and was on...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Police as thugs

It’s unfortunate enough that Margarita “Gingging” Valle, a journalist from Davao City became a victim of what the police nonchalantly called a case of...

TURNING POINT: COA vs Duterte

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/10 June) – The Commission on Audit is an independent body mandated by the Constitution to safeguard the resources of the...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Siargao

SIARGAO (MindaNews / 09 June) -- Through the years since Siargao became a popular haven for tourists this side of the Republic, I was...

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