Special Reports

Special Reports

SPECIAL REPORT: Bt crops: boon to farmers or genetic hoax? (1)

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 December) -- In the 1970s, at the onset of the martial law era, the Marcos government implemented a program called the "Green Revolution," which purported to increase agricultural production many times over using "modern" farming methods. Farmers were convinced to plant hybrid rice varieties churned out by scientists at the International Rice Research Institute of the University of the Philippines in Los Banos, with ample help from multinational companies and donor institutions such as the Rockefeller Foundation and even by United Nations agencies, including the Food and Agriculture Organization and UN Development Programme.

Lanao town attacked in ’08 forms peace commission

KAUSWAGAN, Lanao del Norte (MindaNews/13 August) -- The municipal government here has formed its own peace commission to enhance peaceful coexistence among Christians and...

The “Presidentiables” and Mindanao 2010-2016 (9): On Elections 2010

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) — Will the election next month be a watershed, a turning point, a defining moment for the Philippines as it was...

The “Presidentiables” and Mindanao 2010-2016 (8) On foreign ownership,on US military

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) — In September 2008, a month after the controversy of the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) broke out, Speaker...

The “Presidentiables” and Mindanao 2010-2016 (7): On Charter Change

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – It has been suggested that one of the solutions to the conflict between the Philippine government and the...

The “Presidentiables” and Mindanao 2010-2016 (6): Goin’, Growin’ Bananas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 April) -- The latest Green Electoral Initiative survey of Greenpeace Southeast Asia and Ecowaste Coalition shows that seven of the nine...

The “Presidentiables” and Mindanao 2010-2016 (5): Logging, Mining,

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 April) -- How do the Presidential aspirants care for the environment. Do they care at all? Are they aware of...

The “Presidentiables” and Mindanao 2010-2016 (4): On loose firearms and warlords

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 April) -- On November 29, 2008, then National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales told a gathering of young Mindanawon leaders...

SPECIAL REPORT The “Presidentiables” and Mindanao 2010-2016 (3):The Bakwits, the NPA the Abu Sayyaf

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 April) – There were more villagers displaced by war under the Estrada administration in 2000 but the Arroyo administration will be...

The “Presidentiables” and Mindanao 2010-2016 (2): On the Bangsamoro peace processes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 April) -- The Arroyo administration started in January 2001 with a supposed “all-out peace” policy but two wars broke out against...

SPECIAL REPORT The “Presidentiables” and Mindanao 2010-2016 (1): Their Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 April) -- How do the Presidential aspirants view Mindanao? What will be the first thing they’d do for Mindanao when elected?...

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