Monthly Archives: April 2013

UNYPAD attends International Conference in Thailand

April 30, 2013: Upon receiving the invitation relayed by the United States Agency for International Development or USAID Sapan Program and Youth Care Thailand, the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) leadership sent its Deputy Secretary General for Administration, Mr. Datuan M. Magon, Jr., MAIS to share the UNYPAD’s milestones since its inception in

Types of Windows

Windows are one of the most important features of a house or a building, usually for lighting and ventilation purposes.  1. Double-Hung – This is a window that slides vertically. 2. Casement – This is the usual window we see in most of t…


SULTAN KUDARAT, MAGUINDANAO ( 29 April, 2013) — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), United Nations (UN), and the World Bank signed today a new technical assistance program to support the peace process and the establishment of the Bangsamoro in Southern Philippines. ‘Bangsamoro’ refers to the new political entity that will replace the Autonomous Region […]


DAVAO DEL SUR (28 April 2013) – The Bagobo Indigenous Community of Davao Del Sur held a one day peace advocacy on the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) at Brgy. Melilla, Sta. Cruz, Davao Del Sur last April 25, 2013. The forum was attended by barangay officials, members of the municipal police force of […]

Exclusive: Rustan’s Fresh CDO, biggest in Philippines, to open May 17

It’s official, folks! Mindanaoan can exclusively CONFIRM that Rustan’s Fresh Cagayan de Oro will open on May 17, 2013! Rustan’s Fresh CDO is Rustan’s Supermarket’s very first foray into Mindanao. And get this – Rustan’s Fresh CDO is the BIGGEST in the entire Philippines! Roughly 4,100 sqm to boot! The soon-to-open Rustan’s Fresh in Mindanao […]

Bringing Boho into Your Home

 Boho is all about putting different patterns, colours, and shapes to achieve a beautiful and lovely creation. From clothing to interiors, this fashion has survived many generations.Boho style is all about being bold and creating something that wo…


Almost 6, and I’m still on the bed. Static. Should look for quran now. So that with an A’uzubillahi minassyaitonirrajim.. will help the limbs back to their functions. Most importantly, the qalbu.. :)Up up and away..! Repricing myself. Not for the eyes …

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Rihanna Diamonds Tour coming to Manila September 2013

Rihanna is coming back to the Philippines and she’s bringing her Diamonds World Tour to Manila. The Rihanna Diamonds Tour Manila 2013 will take place on September 19, 2013 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City. Tickets are now available at the SMTickets website. The Rihanna Live In Manila 2013 concert is part […]

4th Hotcarz Overdrive Cagayan de Oro International Motor Show

Considered the biggest and most prestigious motoring event in Northern Mindanao, the 4th Cagayan de Oro International Motor Show Hotcarz Overdrive is set to take place on May 3 to 5, 2013 at Diversion Road, Igpit, Opol, Misamis Oriental. A non profit f…

Mindanaoan sent to Thailand for WHO-backed global summit #CRVS #everylife

Mindanao-based blogger Mindanaoan was recently sent to Bangkok, Thailand for the World Health Organisation (WHO) – backed Global Summit on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics. The blogger behind Mindanaoan was the only Filipino multi-media practitioner invited to cover the event, which was the first of its kind. The Global Summit on Civil Registration and Vital […]


TEAM SITE 5 (APRIL 2013) – For the past several months, IMT Team Site 5 in Davao City has carry out activities from receiving IMT Head of Mission M8 and M7 as part of the handing over phases to the recent ones which is a significant part related to the IMT mandate: The MOU Signing […]

Moro Community Leaders in Carmen Cotabato undergo Trainers Training

April 26, 2013: The municipal chapter of UNYPAD in Carmen, North Cotabato has been intensifying the implementation of the capacity building program of the organization targeting community leaders from youth sector, women, religious and traditional leaders. On April 23-24, the UNYPAD Carmen municipal chapter conducted a “Trainers Training on Islamic Leadership and Management” attended by

Davao Summerfest 2013 schedule of activities

The much-awaited Davao Summerfest 2013 is set to officially kick off today, April 26, 2013. The opening program of the 2013 Davao Summer Fest, a festival of arts, culture and sports, is set to take place at the People’s Park, right beside Apo View Hotel Davao. At least 1 Million pesos has been set aside […]

.: ADVICE: The True Meaning Of True Happiness knows best. It was narrated that the Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said: “There is no Muslim servant who says in the morning and the evening three times: ‘I am pleased  with Allah as my Lord/Rabb,…

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COTABATO (23 April 2013) – IMT 8 organized its first Interaction Night attended by stakeholders of the peace process in Mindanao. “Interaction night is organized in order to meet each of the stakeholders and for all IMT members and staff to have further understanding with other agencies in Mindanao that work direct or indirectly with […]

Geng Kidal

Minggu lepas MA pergi Kursus Penampilan Diri di Melaka. Penempatan selama 3 hari 2 malam di Hotel Naza Talyya.

Tidak sangka, dapat satu kumpulan dengan empat sekawan yang bertangan kidal. Mula-mula tidak perasan. Ada seorang kawan dalam kumpulan …

Three Generations of Dwarfs

Magdaleno Alaban (R) poses with daughter Rosemarie and grandchildren Laurence (front), John Paul and Jerald Jay (red shirt) at the Poral Beach Resort in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat on April 21,… »

.: ADVICE: What Are The Signs That Prove You’re A Good Muslim?

(A to Z) (insha-Allah)
you know that

you’re a good Muslim if:

a) you get upset that you overslept and missed praying the Fajr salah/prayer on time, yet upon getting up you straight away do your wudhoo/ablution and pray the Fajr salah as soon as possible.

b) you often remind your household/family to pray and if they’re asleep you wake them up for salah/prayer.

c) you find yourself saying ‘Masha-Allah’ and ‘Insha-Allah’ frequently.

d) you greet fellow Muslims always or most of the time with the salaam instead of ‘hi’.

e) you always say ‘SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam’ when you hear the Prophet Muhammad’s name, even while you’re in the presence of non-Muslims.

f) you always purify your niyyah/intention before doing anything, and make sure you do all good deeds for Allah’s sake only.

g) you truly believe that there is only One God (Allah), and that Muhammad (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is Allah’s Messenger, and one of Allah’s Prophets (among them David, Moses, Abraham and Jesus etc.).

h) you believe in Allah’s angels who record good and bad deeds and that Allah will judge you on the Day of Judgement.

i) you always make sure that you pray the five daily salahs/prayers everyday, unless you are a sister and have an excuse to not pray at that time.

j) you understand the shortening and combining of salahs/prayers during travel.

k) you know that fasting on Mondays and Thursdays is a Sunnah, and that doing so will insha-Allah earn you reward from Allah.

l) you know the benefits of saying ‘SubhanAllah wa Bihamdihi’ one hundred times a day.

m) you don’t mistreat nor annoy your neighbors, even if they are non-Muslim, because Islam encourages good treatment of neighbors, and good manners.

n) you’ve cried before, at least once, while praying or listening to the Qur’an.

o) you always eat and drink with your right hand, and encourage fellow Muslims to do the same.

p) you usually pray the Dhuha (Sunnah) prayer in the forenoon, at least two Rak’ats.

q) you say the adhkaar/words of remembrance of Allah after the five daily salahs/prayers (SubhanAllah 33 times, Alhamdulillah 33 times, Allahu Akbar 33 times, and Ayatul Kursy).

r) (if you’re a brother) you let your beard grow and trim your moustache. (if you’re a sister) you wear the hijaab (and for some, the niqaab/faceveil), because you believe that Allah ordered you to do so, and in order to distinguish yourself from the unbelieving women.

s) you understand that there is no such thing as nationalism, racism, and extremism in Islam.

t) you’re not shy to say ‘Alhamdulillah’ when you sneeze.

u) you know the benefits of memorizing the Qur’an, especially Surat Al-Mulk.

v) you don’t celebrate the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, knowing that he (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) never celebrated his nor anyone else’s birthdays. Likewise, you never celebrate your birthday nor anyone else’s birthday.

w) you know that if you love Allah, you love His Messenger Muhammad (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam); and if you love Muhammad (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), you follow his Sunnah/tradition.

x) you regularly recite Surat Al-Kahf every Friday, and know the benefit of doing so.

y) you always try your best to concentrate on your salah/prayer when you pray.

z) you are aware that the main purpose of your creation is to worship Allah and obey Him. You regularly seek Islamic knowledge in order to become a better Muslim servant of Allah for His sake only 🙂

Allah knows best.
May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds. Ameen.
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Announcement: Rivermaya band denies inclusion in Davao April 27, 2013 concert

You all know that I’m a big Rivermaya band fan and supporter. That’s why I got pretty sad, disappointed and a bit angry, really, when I found out about this. Apparently, there are several tarps all around my hometown Davao City announcing Rivermaya’s alleged inclusion in what’s supposed to be a concert, purportedly dubbed as […]