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GLASSHOUSES: Essentials

NEW YORK (MindaNews / 15 September) -- Many watch soap operas for a variety of reasons, sometimes to escape reality. For a little while,...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: What’s the Big Deal sa Bulad?

Nagsud-an ka og bulad dinhà sa harianong talad samtang nakabarong ka ug ang uban nimo nga kauban nag-amerkana pa: pina-selfie dayon ka ug sa Facebook gi-post pa. Unsa god nâ nga...

TURNING POINT: A 3-in-1 Response to the Calamitous Economy

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 11 September) --  The cab driver who took us to our hotel from the airport was like a July downpour in...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: A governance innovation in the Bangsamoro

2nd of a series CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Sept) -- Article VII (Bangsamoro Government) of the Bangsamoro Organic  Law (BOL) outlines the...

PEACETALK: Making Modern Madrasah Work: The Islamic Academy at Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao Michael...

The Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat legacy foundation madrasah is a nonsectarian, privately governed Islamic academy with collegiate status. Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy (SKIA) hosts...

GLASSHOUSES: Truth Liberates

NEW YORK (MindaNews / 08 Sept) -- A year ago, I wrote the this piece during the height of the Marawi siege. With the...

TURNING POINT: To the Dogs

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/ 8 September 2018) - Democracy is a system and process of governance. For it to thrive and remain vibrant, a check...

TURNING POINT: Immediately Visible Good Governance

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/ 6 Sept) – No political system and governance is perfect. As a traveller, I am always fascinated by governments that, regardless...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Luom

Kabalaka ug kahimangod, sa hilom pagbatì giluom. Bantay lang pag-abot sa panahon, moulbo ang nag-umido. Eric S.B. Libre 6 Septiyembre 2018

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Hopes raised with the Bangsamoro Organic Law

1st of a series CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 01 September) -- President Duterte finally signed on July 26 the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL)...

ENVIRONMENT: Protecting Shrine Hills as green area for generations to come

(Norma T. Javellana-Vandenbroeck, Datu Bago Awardee for Environment Care, sent this letter to the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Davao City on the proposed amendments to...

FROM REBELLION TO GOVERNANCE: The Challenges of Transition

(Speech delivered by Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front at the 16thAsian Statesmen’s Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia on 26...

TURNING POINT: Fish Shortfall and Mind Fall: On Galunggong and Gonggong Thinking

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/ 31 August) – To attribute the shortfall of fish supply to the restriction of commercial fishing vessels from operating in municipal...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Sanayan Lang Yan!

Kamuntik ko nang di naalala na kahapong umaga may itinumba diyan lang sa kabilang kalsada. Kung sino siya, di ko kilala – bangkay nga’y di ko rin nakita sa...

HUMAN RIGHTS: Coming Down the Mountain, Evading the Death Squad

Two weeks ago (August 11), I  almost became a victim of extrajudicial killing and the fourth priest to be killed under the Duterte Regime...

OUR MARAWI: Where are the people who once lived, loved and laughed here?

There was life here once upon a time. Lives. Not long ago. Just a year back. Where are the people who once Lived, loved and laughed here? Must...

OUR MARAWI: The Meranaws will rise again

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 26 August) -- Marawi City after it was deliberately devastated by the show of force and power between the so-called...

LATE BLOOMS: Waterless Weekend Eric S.B. Libre

Life is here, by this we do swear. Yeah, life is here but for now there ain’t no water. A weekend with no water, that’s life here. (Eric S.B. Libre...

MY, MY, MY MARAWI: Youth is key for no more Butig , no more...

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 25 Aug) -- To combat terrorism and to ensure there will be NO MORE SIEGE, we have to inspire the...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Do what you can so that our country will have greater...

(Response of Redemptorist Brother Karl Gaspar Philippines on receiving the Pro Deo Et Patria award at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University on 21 August...

PEACETALK: The responsibility to espouse our shared idea of peace is for us to...

(Response of General Carlito Galvez, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on his conferment of the Ateneo Peace Award at...

BATANG MINDANAW: Kadayawan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 August) -- I’ve been living in Davao City since I was 12 years old, but I’ve never experienced Kadayawan....

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Ka

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/16 August) – Last night, the wannabe linguist in me wondered what syllable may rank as one of the most powerful, if...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Ginagmayng Kahibulongan

1 Okey ra man kuno bahalag giunsa nila pag-estorya ang ilang giestorya kay nia man ta sa demokrasya maong naay freedom of expression matag usa. Pero nahibulong lang ko nganong ilang...

MARGINALIA: Mindanao history: A Muslim perspective

(Author's note: A modified transcript of eight-minute presentation under the panel “Mindanao History from Muslim Perspectives” at the “Conversation of Mindanao History and Its...

OUR MARAWI: Marawi rehab to be offered as investment bond?

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 12 August) -- Is this some sort of mockery out of our miseries and an insult to us displaced majority...

PEACETALK: The BOL may not be a perfect law for us but at least...

(Statement of Mohagher Iqbal, MILF Peace Implementing Panel Chair, during the Presentation on Republic Act No. 11054 or the “Organic Law on the Bangsamoro...

LUGAR LANG: Where is my baby and why?

DAVO CITY (MindaNews / 12 August) ---I watched the play “Labor Room” by Ma. Cecilia dela Rosa in the Virgin LabFest theater festival in...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: What’s with federalism? (3)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/10 August) – At least three things stand in the way of the Duterte administration’s push for a federal form...

PEACETALK: Research points in expanding and understanding Prevention and Countering of Violent Extremism (PCVE)

Introduction Before we present a critique or the gaps in PCVE research, allow us first to have a level understanding of what violent extremism is...

TURNING POINT: Successfully Lewd

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 08 August) – Many are asking: will Uson be booted out from her government post because of the lewd federalism...

SPEECH: What ails our justice system? Corruption, Delay and Incompetence

(Speech of Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, former Senate President, during the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Misamis Oriental Chapter Testimonial Dinnerat the Palladium, Mallberry...

ROCK SOLID: Standing up to China

(Delivered by multi-awarded journalist Marites Dañguilan Vitug at the Davao City launch of her latest book, “Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won its Maritime...

ROCK SOLID: Unpacking the complicated territorial dispute between Philippines and China

(Welcome address of  Ateneo de Davao Law Dean Manny Quibod at the Davao City launch of multiawarded journalist Marites Vitug's "Rock Solid: How the...

COMMENTARY: “Smell like the sheep…”

Pope Francis’ exhortation for the clergy and all consecrated persons and leaders of the Catholic church all over the world must have come home...

TURNING POINT: The Finite Sea

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 30 July) – We often come across the old saying that you “give a man a fish, and you feed...

TURNING POINT: The Unspeakable SONA

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/23 July) – The SONA that should have been : That  the poor in the population had tremendously reduced because a great...

BATANG MINDANAW: Serving the Bangsamoro: A Young Moro Lawyer’s Story

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) -- It was a typical day in a big Manila law firm: on the first floor, you would...

PEACETALK: Malaysia and its role in the GPH-MILF peace process

(Mohahger Iqbal, chair of the peace panel of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front that negotiated and signed the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro and...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: When politics is poured down the Cup

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews/18 July) – World Cup 2018 fever may have died down, but some controversies are lingering like a virus simply gone dormant. Don’t...

TURNING POINT: Déjà vu

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/16 July) – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is truly an amazing persona, a charismatic leader in Philippine horizon beyond compare whose...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Gamay Lang nga Reminder

Ayaw kahubog ayaw intawon kahubog sa imong power kay you have to remember walâ bayay forever Bisan unsa pa ikaw ka-powerful na bisan unsa pa you’re just a mortal, my dear for you walay...

LATE BLOOMS: Saving the Mae Sai Thirteen

Although far away we followed their plight closely, they were ours also. We held on to hope as in suspense we all prayed for them to be saved. In the...

PACQUIAO WATCH: Manny in the company of many

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – A few months back, I wrote about the three great athletes that broke into the sporting...

PEACETALK: Ten points on the constitutionality of the BBL’s power-sharing provisions

The listing of powers of the Central Government and the Bangsamoro Government is not unconstitutional. The list of the powers for the autonomous...

MY, MY, MY Marawi: Thinking of Marawi in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine (MindaNews / 6 July) – It was surreal to be invited to Ukraine, near Russia where President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law one...

PEACETALK: BBL OR bust

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 July) -- A few years ago, an Ilongo settler working for a peacebuilding program in a parish in Central...

PEACETALK: “Salvaging” the GRP-NDFP peace talks

During the Marcos Dictatorship, the word “salvage” or “salbids” translated into “extrajudicial killing.” To “salbids” is to summarily execute either a drug addict, a suspected...

PEACETALK: Why we need a strong autonomy for the Bangsamoro

(An appeal to the Members of the Bicameral Conference Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law by Guiamel Alim, chair of the Consortium of Bangsamoro...

TURNING POINT: Freedom of Spit: On a Perfect- Intelligent God and a Stupid God

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 2 July) – President Duterte’s concept of a perfect and intelligent God who created the cosmos and holds the...

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