Monthly Archives: January 2014

Home-made scrubs by me and my Mother

Bismillah. I have been avoiding posting here in my blog for some reasons… I still cant organize the messy compartment in my head sooo I have intentionally delayed publishing many posts since last year… But don’t be sad guys, I am going to share you…

Statement of Support for The GPH-MILF Peace Milestone

GENERATION PEACE YOUTH NETWORK Statement of Support for The GPH-MILF Peace Milestone We, Generation Peace Youth Network, join our Bangsamoro brothers and sisters in rejoicing for this long-awaited moment: a great leap towards just and lasting peace. We celebrate the positive progression of the peace process between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro […]

Gratitude

NITONG MGA NAGDAANG araw, o sabihin na nating nitong mga nagdaang buwan, nagkaroon ako ng hindi magandang relasyon sa taong nanghingi ng napakaraming tulong sa akin. Nakalulungkot isipin na nagtiwala rin ako sa tao at binuksan ko ang aking sarili sa ka…

Civil society groups to hold peace rallies in Mindanao in support of Bangsamoro pact

COTABATO CITY— To drumbeat support to the peace process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), civil society organizations (CSOs) will hold simultaneous peace rallies around Mindanao tomorrow (Wednesday) dubbed “Drums for Peace.”

The peace rallies that will be held in the cities of Cotabato, Zamboanga, Davao, Iligan, Marawi, and General Santos are organized by the Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC) in partnership with other non-government organizations working for peace in the different parts of the island.

Lawyer Mary Ann Arnado said they organized the peace rally as support to and thanksgiving for the signing of the Annex on Normalization, the last of the four annexes to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB).

“I too long to …

“I too long to whirl in your divine embrace as my whole existence whirls to write your name with grace. indeed only you are worthy of praise, for even my existence is but a celebration of your Grace. ya Hu, ya Rahman!”Filed under: Uncategorized

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devotion to Ithrah

Do not ask me me the depths of my love for Muhammad (salawatullahi alayhi), for I myself cannot fathom itDo not ask for my inhibitions of my Loyalty to His PathFor it is in this path I have been lost (in its ways)Do not wish for me to depart from its taverns,For the jug of love […]

Mindanao’s civil society groups laud signing of Normalization annex

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/25 January)—Civil society leaders in Mindanao lauded the signing of the Annex on Normalization, the last of the four annexes to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB).

The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels signed the normalization annex, along with the Addendum (to the annexes on Wealth- and Power-sharing) on the Bangsamoro waters, late Saturday afternoon during the 43rd Exploratory Talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This would pave the way for the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the final peace agreement between the GPH and the MILF.

Finding my way

BismillahMedschool had taught me a lot of things in life. Maybe some I learned listening to hours of lectures and Clinico-Pathologic Case presentations; some I gnawed through sleepless nights from pages of books and transcriptions reading, trying as mu…

UnYPhil-Women Statement on the signing of Normalization Annex

Kulintang: The Sound of Peace Reverberating the Call for Genuine and Just Peace in Mindanao January 26, 2014 We have reached another milestone on the peace negotiation between Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Government of the Philippines (GPH). The last annex which is the Normalization was finally signed on January 25, 2014 by MILF […]

Self-Esteem Boosters (DIY Morale Boost)

Maybe you were in a fight with your best friend. Maybe you didn’t get the part you wanted in a play you auditioned for. Or maybe you failed a big exam. The point is, you’re having a bad day and you need something to make you feel better about yourself. On days like these, it’s […]

Bukidnon: Must-eats at Del Monte Golf Clubhouse

A lot of people who get the chance to visit the famed Bukidnon tourist spot – the clubhouse at Del Monte Golf and Country Club, Manolo Fortich – almost always rave about the steaks there. Undoubtedly, the steaks served at Del Monte Golf and Country Club are really good – …

Menovu and Maguindanaon Leaders of Southern Bukidnon Mark Kinship Revival

By Mike Kulat, CBCS Admin Officer DANGCAGAN, Bukidnon (January 24, 2014) – Around one hundred key leaders of the Menovu and Maguindanaon tribal leaders of Southern Bukidnon and North Cotabato in an assembly tagged as Bagkes Kedsusuled Ne Kevuronan”  (Assembly for Binding Brotherhood) held at the Lucky 9 Resort, Dangcagan, Bukidnon on January 14 –

Smart Snacking Ideas

Stock up on these brain-boosting treats! 🙂 Green Tea While the caffeine helps stimulate your brain, green tea also contains catechins, which has been found to improve memory-related learning. Salmon Fish contains iodine, which improves mental clarity. Fish oil is also high in omega-3 fatty acids — a good source of DHA, which is essential […]

Liempo King – best grilled liempo in Butuan and Cagayan de Oro

There are stalls that sell grilled liempo and then there’s Liempo King. Needless to say, based on the title of this blog post alone, you’d know that Liempo King has garnered a lot of checks and thumbs up in my book! You just simply have to try their lechon liempo …

PhD in Rural Development Students Forms Organization

By Anwar Z. Saluwang COTABATO City (January 22, 2014) – The Students of Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Development (PhD RD) of the Cotabato City Foundation for College of Science and Technology (CFCST), Doroloman, Arakan, Cotabato established the “Bangsamoro Association for Rural Development (BARD).” “The decision was made after the series of brainstorming meetings and

Barangay LGU of Lagunde, Pikit, North Cotabato Holds Public Consultations on the Bangsamoro Basic Law

COTABATO CITY-(January 17, 2014)— Some 302 residents of  Barangay Lagunde, Pikit, North Cotabato attends the Public Consultation on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) held at Madrasah Lagunde.

The consultation was spearheaded by the Barangay Local Government of Lagunde through their devoted chairwoman Tarhata Suleik Karim in collaboration with Bantay Ceasefire volunteers of Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC) and Oblate Missionary Foundation-Inter Religious Dialogue (OMF-IRD) of Pikit headed by Fr. Roberto “Bert” Layson, OMI.

The event aims to enlighten the grassroots and all stakeholders in the community and deepen their understanding regarding the significance and advantage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law to all people of the envisioned Bangsamoro government.

Tarhata Suleik Karim chairwoman of barangay Lagunde expressed her call for unity and solidarity while facing the crucial stage of the peacetalks and the drafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

Barangay LGU of Lagunde, Pikit, North Cotabato Holds Public Consultations on the Bangsamoro Basic Law

COTABATO CITY-(January 17, 2014)— Some 302 residents of  Barangay Lagunde, Pikit, North Cotabato attends the Public Consultation on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) held at Madrasah Lagunde.

The consultation was spearheaded by the Barangay Local Government of Lagunde through their devoted chairwoman Tarhata Suleik Karim in collaboration with Bantay Ceasefire volunteers of Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC) and Oblate Missionary Foundation-Inter Religious Dialogue (OMF-IRD) of Pikit headed by Fr. Roberto “Bert” Layson, OMI.

The event aims to enlighten the grassroots and all stakeholders in the community and deepen their understanding regarding the significance and advantage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law to all people of the envisioned Bangsamoro government.

Tarhata Suleik Karim chairwoman of barangay Lagunde expressed her call for unity and solidarity while facing the crucial stage of the peacetalks and the drafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

Islamicate Understanding of Civilization

Islamicate Understanding of Civilization

Our very own student, Nassef Manabilang Adiong, had participated in the first-ever international congress
on civilization with a theme entitled “Past, Present, and the Future of Civilizations”
held on 17-19 January 2014 at the Wyndham Kalamış Marina hotel in Istanbul. It was organized by
the Centre for Civilization Studies of the Istanbul

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Sunday with the Ladies of Pinay.com

I SPENT SUNDAY afternoon at the Fort Santiago in Intramuros to join these women in their photo op for Pinay.com. Pinay correspondent (photographer and poet) Bopeep Espiritu lead the activity yesterday.We managed to take pictures inside the famous …

Women Affairs Committee (WAC) Crafts 1-Year Plan

By Fatima E. Sapalon COTABATO City (January 19, 2014) – The National Chapter of the Women Affairs Committee (WAC) of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD), Inc. successfully crafted a 1-year Plan (2014-2015) last December 27, 2013 at the UNYPAD National office, Purok Pinen, Rosales St., RH-6, Cotabato City. In her opening statement,

Focus Group Discussion on FAB held

By Zainab A. Tagbo COTABATO City (January 18, 2014) – Dr George Baylon, a researcher and professor in the National University of Singapore, conducted a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with women on Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) at the United Youth for Peace and Development national office last January 10, 2014. The discussion focused

Community Visit

The former chairman of the MYMPD Alvin Halpi visited the municipality of Siasi in the province of Sulu to survey the living conditions of the people living in the area specifically on their livelihoods and to find out, if their incomes can sustain the …

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KFI takes part in International Anti-Trafficking Day celebration in Buluan

The Kadtuntaya Foundation, Inc. (KFI), through its Gender Justice and Advocacy for Children’s Rights Program, took part in the province-wide celebration of International Anti-Trafficking Day held in Buluan, Maguindanao Province on December 11-12, 2013. Organized by Maguindanao Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point s of System in coordination with the…

Women for Peace, Peace for women

From February to October 2013, UnYPhil-Women conducted more than 20 orientations and consultations regarding the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) in the seven provinces (wholly or partially- Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-tawi) of the proposed core territory of the new political entity. We were able to reach […]

Moroism.org

I CREATED AN community online to serve as a ‘space’ for Filipino and Moro intellectuals, artists, readers and students to discuss and reach out to each other for discourses, pedantry and exchanges on issues and themes of postcoloniality (and coloniality) and the dynamic relationships of Moro-Filipino consciousness, expressions, narratives, and subject-positions and the spaces created by these relationships.

This endeavor  is borne out of seemingly inadequate spaces provided by Facebook and other social media sites for discussions. One limitation of a Facebook ‘comment’ and ‘status’ is we tend to express our thoughts in haste – and usually this does not lead us to a careful evaluation of our ideas and perspectives before sharing it to the world. 

Moroism.org is managed by me and my few Moro colleagues and friends in the university and on the ground who are into Moro and Philippine studies. Ideas to be presented to the public will pass through the interventions of editor/s and core members of the group before publication. And the public – Moros and Filipinos alike – can join the discussions on various areas such as but not limited to literature, politics, history, popular culture, Islamic studies by creating an account in the site. 

Kabayaan Ka will remain to be my personal blog (and my personal Facebook account will soon be ‘inactive’ as I will transfer some of the contents here and in Moroism.org including entries from collaborative effort, a project-in-progress, with photographer-friend Alberto Bainto for Sa Kabila ng Lahat). Of course, I still would like to keep in touch with you who’s with me for almost five years now. 

For the first quarter of 2014 Moroism.org announces the ‘pitched’ topics for discussions. I am sharing the announcement for the readers and frequent visitors of Kabayaan Ka so you, too, can join the discussion and be part of the community. 
Moroism.org  invites the community to join the discussions to further the discourse onMoroism.
For the First Quarter of 2014 Moroism.org is soliciting articles, opinions, papers, and creative works from the community related to the following topics and concepts for discussions on Moroism:
  1. Nur Misuari
  2. Moros in Philippine cinema
  3. Tausug Nationalism
  4. GRP-MILF Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro
  5. Moros in Filipino Novels in English
  6. Narratology as a discourse
  7. Islam and Nationalism: Bangsamoro Republik
  8. Iranun Bangsamoro
  9. Filipino folk band ASIN and the narratives of Mindanao
  10. Muslim women’s perspectives on arranged marriage
All contributions must follow proper citation of sources. Moroism.org accepts contributions in Filipino, English and in other Moro languages and dialects.
All manuscripts are subjected to editorial interventions and discretion before publication.
You may send your contributions and questions to editor@moroism.org. We encourage our readers to also join the discussions by creating their profile in the Moroismo community.

How to enjoy coffee and help reforest Mindanao

I just love receiving (and later on, buying for myself) gifts that I know support a local community, especially an indigenous tribe. I love supporting groups that have products made especially by indigenous people in Mindanao. One of the products that I now fervently support and promote is Hineleban Coffee. …