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TURNING POINT: The Sickening SAP Cash Aid

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 16 May) --  It makes one mad to watch newscast footages of harried people, especially the weak and the...

COMMENTARY: Who’s Responsible for Indonesian Diasporas in the southern Philippines during this pandemic?

PERTH, Australia (MindaNews / 16 May) -- Since the 15th century, the Indonesian community has been residing in small islands bordering the Celebes Sea,...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: What has the Coronavirus pandemic taught me?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 May) -- When our government decided to impose the community quarantine last March 2020, I knew that the coronavirus...

QUARANTINE DIARIES:  Let us continue to beseech Allāh for the safety of our families

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 16 May) -- The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak which was declared a 'pandemic'  on March 11, 2020 by the World...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: A Day in the Life of a Frontliner

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 15 May) --   She is a registered nurse. She left today at past 4 a.m. to report to a COVID...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: The New Normal: Bike to Work, Share the Road

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) -- Since the suspension of mass public transportation in Davao City, there has been a significant increase of...

MINDAVIEWSHABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Awit (Untà) Alang Kanimo

MINDAVIEWS HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Awit (Untà) Alang Kanimo Sa punay nakong panalinghog og mga love song sa YouTube, sa akong alimpatakan mituyhakaw ang ideya nga maghimo ug magpost pod kog...

LATE BLOOMS: A Haiku and a Tanka

And so, yes, it rained. But that, that was yesterday. The sun’s out today. And so, yes, it rained. But that, that was yesterday. The sun’s out today. Yesterday I...

ANGAY-ANGAY: Pamalandong sa Istorya ng mga Binukid ng Mt. Kitanglad

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews /10 May) -- Dalawang beses kong binasa ang librong ito. Sa pangatlo, scanning na lang. Ang dating sa akin: isang magandang karanasan,...

TRIBUTE: A Husband’s Letter on Mother’s Day

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 09 May) --  Amidst the COVID 19 plague, I haven’t forgotten that this Sunday, May 10, is Mothers’ Day....

TURNING POINT: The ABS-CBN Drama: The Truth Shall Set You Free

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 08 May) – He was fuming mad like a raging bull, charging the network with this and that crime,...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: ABS-CBN closure is anti-poor and anti-Mindanao

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 08 May) -- Since it was incorporated as ABS-CBN from the merger of Alto Broadcasting System (ABS) and Chronicle Broadcasting...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: Summary of and Reflection on HB 6623

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 May) – The current pandemic, otherwise known as the COVID-19 outbreak, has wreaked havoc all over the globe in...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: One war too many

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 05 May) – President Duterte last month warned he might declare martial law if the New People’s Army would continue...

TURNING POINT: Managing the Coronavirus: the Significance of Rapid Mass Antibody Testing

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 4 May) --- Two tests are currently undertaken by health authorities in an effort to manage and control the...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: COVID-19 Crucible for Bangsamoro

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 04 May) -- Early last year, the country saw the birth of a new, expanded autonomous regional government down south. Officials...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: Balancing Community Quarantine and the Socio-Economic Requirement of the Society: A Proposal

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 03 May) -- In my previous article, “Reading Public Policies and the Generic People’s Mind: What After May 15?”...

CRUCIBLE: Bats in Tawi-Tawi and Covid-19 (2)

QUEZON CITY  (MindaNews / 02 May) -- Beyond serendipity, my encounter with bats in Tawi-Tawi and my desire to know whether those bat researchers...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Balancing Pagtimbang-timbang sa bahay

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 02 May) -- Pagsulpot ng COVID-19, naging balancing din, meaning nawalan ng balance ang buhay natin, naging hindi normal. Pasok...

REFLECTIONS: My life after the 2019 bar exams

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 02 May) -- If there were grievous mistakes I made within my lifetime, one of these was when I...

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW:  Taptap

Niining panahon nga gihasì kita nianang gikalisangang bayrus nga corona, mas maayo na lang nga sa balay magpuyô ra kon walay importante kaayong adtoon ka. Kon makighimamat ta...

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Covidity

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 30 April) – Walking home last night, my wife and I experienced one of the strangest sights ever, in these...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: Reading Public Policies and the Generic People’s Mind: What after May 15?

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 29 April)  -- I feel sad whenever I see people showing exuberant feelings when government has to take on...

TURNING POINT: When the Protector Becomes the Enemy

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 29 April) – In fighting foreign invaders – bacteria and virus – the immune system throws everything in its...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: A mother’s prayer

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 27 April) -- Ever since I felt you in my womb, I have always prayed for you to be fearless...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: COVID-19’s other heroes and other thoughts

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 27 April) -- I haven’t seen much of the world outside the fence of my rented house in recent weeks....

GRADUATION SPEECH: As future lawyers, we must rise to the challenge of leading the...

(Delivered at the graduation rites, via Zoom, of Batch 2020 of the College of Law, Ateneo de Davao University on Saturday, 25 April 2020) DAVAO...

REFLECTIONS: Sharing a future where there is neither lack nor need

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 April) -- Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. The Holy Month of Ramadan is now upon us, and it could not...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: Forty Days

TAGUIG CITY (MindaNews / 24 April) -- As the world is going through the battle against COVID-19, we humans are also going through the...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: XX-2020-4. Pang-apat ng Serye: Buhay sa bahay

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 April) – Pagkatapos ng mahigit na isang buwan sa quarantine, ilang salita na ang nauso: stay home o huwag...

CRUCIBLE: Bats in Tawi-Tawi and COVID-19 (1)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 22 April) – With the immense issues and implications surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, I thought, if only I were a...

TURNING POINT: Where is God in this Pandemic?

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 21 April) – Scientists have forecast that more and severe disease outbreaks may occur in our generation resulting from...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: A sabungero’s tale: Vice and virus (2)

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 21 April) – Several cities and provinces across the country had canceled their festivals and other public events as early...

QUARANTINE DIARIES: How do we tell the COVID-19 story?

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) -- Were we in a cinema watching a thriller with government as the protagonist and COVID-19 as the...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Bridges needed, not barriers

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 18 April) -- In a pandemic, we do not need policies or governance decisions that block people, families, groups, and...

LETTER FROM ROME: It  Takes A Virus

April 18, 2020 Greetings from Rome. Still surviving five weeks of lockdown. The number of cases in Italy has reached 168,941 with 22,170 fatalities; 109...

TURNING POINT: Reach Out!!

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 18 April) -- The SAP (Social Amelioration Program) financial assistance intended for the poorest of the poor ought to...

REFLECTIONS:  Struggles of a senior citizen in the time of COVID-19

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 17 April)  -- Senior Citizens were up high, close to the skies in government attention during the last 30 years...

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: A sabungero’s tale: Vice and virus

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 15 April) – A columnist once called cockfighting “the fairest of all sports.” That may have been the case when...

TURNING POINT: Herd Immunity: The Ultimate Recourse

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 15 April) – While waiting for vaccine to develop, countries across the globe were faced with limited options to...

THE LESSONS OF HISTORY (2): The Jesuit Letters On Epidemics And Tremors In Butuan

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 15 April) – “The number of fatalities increased so much that on Christmas Day , there were 45 burials while...

THE LESSONS OF HISTORY (1): Butuan: Coping With The Great Cholera Epidemic (1902-04)

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 14 April) – While we are currently dealing with the world coronavirus pandemic, it would be worthwhile to consider the...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Karma sa mundo ng mga tawo

Maliwanag sa akin na ang pagdating ni COVID-19 sa ating buhay tutoong nakakasakit. Hindi ako sanay na nakatali sa bahay. Masaya kung meron akong...

URGENT APPEAL: Please release my detained brother and sister in law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) -- Greetings of HOPE during these dark days of COVID - 19! My name is Jeanette Birondo Goddard, the...
Newly-installed Archbishop of Davao Romulo Valles, D.D. interjects jokes in between his homily during his canonical installation on Tuesday, May 22 at the San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City. He was Archbishop of Zamboanga before being appointed Archbishop of Davao by Pope Benedict XVI. MindaNews Photo by Ruby Thursday More

EASTER MESSAGE:  I see clear sparks of the spirit of Easter in the hearts...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 April) -- What kind of Easter message can I give in these difficult days? If one watches news on...

SONG: Alay sa mga Frontliners

https://youtu.be/0eFsfdFWhZ0 Manggagamot pawiin ang sakit ng bayang nagdurusa sa salot , walang patid Buhay ng tao ngayo’y nawawaglit Isang kisap mata’y tapos na Buhay ng tao nasa panganib isang kisap mata’y tapos...

EASTER MESSAGE:  We need to be part of a global solidarity of love

(Easter Sunday message of Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Cotabatao) TACURONG CITY (MindaNews / 12 April) -- Christ is,...

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: A Good Friday Lamentation: God is dead!

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 April) -- No one saw it coming! The world was going to face a frightening surprise, but did not...

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Good Friday in a Pandemic

The world is groaning under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic with more than a million getting sick, and the lives of thousands barely...

LETTER FROM ROME: The Washing of the Feet: Symbol of Servant-Leadership

April 9, 2020. Holy Thursday. The lock-down continues with 139,715 cases and 17,722 fatalities. I haven't eaten since Palm Sunday - I am on...

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