Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sarangani Bay Bodies 2014 Photos and Video

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The Sarangani Bay Bodies 2014 was one of the highlights of the Sarangani Bay Festival 2014. A major crowd drawer, the Sarangani Bay Bodies event attracts sexy Mindanaoans not only from Sarangani and General Santos but from nearby areas as well. The winners of the 2014 Sarangani Bay Bodies were Princess …

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GIZ-CPS and UnYPhil-Women conducts joint Strategic Planning workshop

COTABATO CITY: May 23, 2014 GIZ-Civil Peace Service and UnYPhil-Women (United Youth of the Philippines-Women) conducted a joint Strategic Planning workshop facilitated by Esther Scharf of GIZ-Civil Peace Service, Advisor of Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao (IPDM), Mindanao State University, Iligan City. The workshop aimed to review identified goals of cooperation between UnYPhil-Women […]

Let these T’boli dancers welcome you to Sarangani

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I arrived in Sarangani, Mindanao a day before the official start of the Sarangani Bay Festival 2014. And for very good reason – the pretty and amiable Michelle Lopez-Solon, a.k.a. the better half of Sarangani Governor Steve Solon and the lead organizer of SarBayFest2014, invited me and a few other …

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Travel guide: CDO to GenSan by land

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When I got that invitation to experience the Sarangani Bay Festival 2014 a few days ago, I was supposed to fly from CDO to Davao (a half hour flight) then take the bus from Davao to General Santos City (a 3-hour ride). Unfortunately, the airline had other plans – they …

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Video: Jay Durias congratulates me for winning 2013 Mindanao Blogger of the Year

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Being a huge fan of South Border and Jay Durias, this brief but cute video of Jay congratulating me for winning the 2013 Mindanao Blogger of the Year award means a lot to me! I’ve been friends with South Border for more than 10 years now and to this day, …

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Hundreds of Youth in Midsayap Cotabato join UNYPAD

By Abubakar S. Balabagan MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato (May 20, 2014) – There were more than 200 youth gathered at Barangay Kadingilan, Midsayap North Cotabato on May 13 for General Orientation and Oath Taking Ceremony of the new officers and members of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) in Midsayap, North Cotabato Chapter. The

Co-IRIS panels at the 13th METU Conference on International Relations

The METU Conference on International Relations, one of the oldest annual conferences in Turkey on international relations, will be held between 25-27 June 2014, marking its 13th year. This year’s conference will occasion the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of International Relations at METU. The Conference takes pride in annually bringing together scholars from all

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Call for Proposals: Co-IRIS panels and workshop for 2015 ISA Convention

Dear fellow colleagues,

This is in relation to the call
for proposals for the ISA Convention 2015 with a theme entitled “Global IR and
Regional Worlds: A New Agenda for International Studies.” For further details,
see http://www.isanet.org/Conferences/NewOrleans2015/Call.aspx

Co-IRIS (International
Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort) is planning to submit two
proposals, one

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Summer conventions, Celebrating blessings

By Dr. Naheeda Dimacisil-MustofaAlhamdulillah, despite each of the members’ busy schedules as physicians and specialists, summer conventions will always be a wonderful avenue for reconnecting with Muslim doctors especially in the South.Dr Mohammed Abed…

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KFI takes part in mine risk training course

Bainot K. Andao, a project staff of Kadtuntaya Foundation, Inc. (KFI) on children’s rights, was one of the 12 selected members of Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) who participated in the week-long Mine Risk Education Trainer’s Course conducted by the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) in partnership with Philippine…

KFI-Cordaid partnership constructs classrooms for elementary pupils

A 9m x 7m school building has been constructed in Barangay Ilian, Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat as part of the project “Ensuring Children’s Rights through a Strengthened Barangay Council for the Protection of Children” through the partnership of CORDAID-Children and KFI as well as with the support of local government unit…

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Bangsamoro Women participate in Peace Rally

By Baisanie J. Macabuat COTABATO City (May 8, 2014) – “Even if I am not invited in this rally, I would still come because I am a Bangsamoro”, said Mayor Bai Zahara Upahm Ampatuan of Shariff Aguak municipality in her message during the peace rally urging Congress of the Philippines to pass Bangsamoro Basic Law

Where Mindanaoan is heading to next – Sarangani Bay Festival 2014

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I’m really, really excited to share this with all of you! I’m heading to Sarangani Province in a few days for the much-awaited Sarangani Bay Festival 2014 or SarBayFest 2014!!! I can’t wait to visit the beautiful white sand beaches at Glan, Sarangani again and witness just how fun the …

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Kaamulan Festival 2014 Bukidnon schedule of activities

The Philippines’ only ethnic cultural festival is happening real soon! The Kaamulan Festival 2014 will take place the entire month of August and will culminate on September 1, 2014. The Kaamulan Festival 2014 Bukidnon is a yearly gathering of Bukidnon’s 7 hill tribes. You can read more about the Kaamulan …

Photos: Gerald Anderson and Star Magic Basketball team in CDO @hashtagprod11

The stars descended on Cagayan de Oro last May 4, 2014 for the much-awaited Star Magic Basketball Game! Captain Gerald Anderson and the rest of the Star Magic Basketball Team did not only make the ladies swoon but they also impressed the guys with their good basketball skills. So good …

Relax at Mapaso Wellness Spring Resort, Mainit, Surigao del Norte

I realize the title of this blog entry is a bit ironic, considering that “mapaso” means “to get burnt” in Bisaya and “hot” in Surigaonon dialect But yes, you can definitely relax at Mapaso Wellness Spring Resort, located some 2 kilometers from the town proper of the Municipality of Mainit, …

Why Islam?

Islam means full submission. Being a Muslim requires one to be fully submitted to the will of Allah. A Muslim is never a Muslim if he has not put in his heart that he will do anything for the sake of Allah. The essence of living this life for any Muslim is to worship Allaah, none but HIM alone.

A Muslim follows so many rules and regulations of Allah. It is a religion that is incorporated into how one shall live his life, a religion with complete ingredients and procedures that would ultimately lead to a palatable dish which is a meaningful life. In Islam, one is required to have all the good qualities altogether.

Who says it is easy to be a full-fledged Muslim? No, it isn’t and it will never be. Even those that already have gone far in the practice of this religion are fighting a battle in order to be fully submitted, a battle that only the one with stronger imaan shall win.

However, Islam may be a tough religion to follow, but it is worth it.
I cannot imagine life other than which Islam teaches us. It will be chaotic and wasted. It will be full of narcissism and self-centered people. It will be full of arrogance and ignorance.

Life with Islam is just the perfect ingredient to living life to the fullest. After all, Islam teaches us to go beyond what our eyes can fathom in seeking knowledge – both spiritual and physical. Islam teaches us to give love more than what we receive. Islam teaches us to be steadfast to whatever trials are handed down to us. More importantly, Islam teaches us to be the person that is worthy enough for HIS paradise.

In sha Allaah. Allaahumma ameen.

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Heart Evangelista art exhibit at Ayala Museum @heart021485 @SayChiz

Actress Heart Evangelista will hold her very first art exhibit on May 9 to 22, 2014 at Artist Space, Ayala Museum in Makati City, Philippines. Dubbed “I Am Love Marie,” the painting exhibit will showcase the art and works of the actress. Love Marie Ongpauco is Heart Evangelista’s real name. …

MEDIA ADVISORY

“Peoples Popular Ratification on Bangsamoro Basic Law; Strongly Appeal to Congress to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law” WHAT: Peace Rally in support to BBL  WHEN: May 4, 2014 (Sunday) @ 9AM to 3PM & May 5 (Monday) @ Batasan, Quezon City WHERE: Cotabato City Plaza; Tacurong City; Isulan, Sultan Kudarat; General Santos City; Rizal Park,

Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence and Children Protection Issues in Conflict-affected Areas in Central Mindanao

The project “Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence and Children Protection Issues in Conflict-affected Areas in Central Mindanao” is a joint collaboration of United Youth of the Philippines-Women (UnYPhil-Women) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) together with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) under the DFID funding support. . The overall goal of the project is […]

Strengthening National capacities towards the protection of IDP’s and People affected by Repeated Displacement

The southern Philippines island of Muslim Mindanao is home to 21 million people; in addition, 63% of the country’s indigenous communities are situated in Mindanao. Many of them, especially in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have been, and continue to be forcibly displaced due to a number of factors. The national government has […]

WAC Pagalungan facilitates 1st Women General Assembly

By Datuan M. Magon PAGALUNGAN, Maguindanao (May 2, 2014) – The Women Affairs Committee (WAC) of the Pagalungan municipal chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) chaired by Naima M. Kudto facilitated a gathering of 2,269 women in an activity dubbed as ‘1st Women General Assembly’ with a theme: “Women Empowerment Towards

Islands Souvenirs CDO – 3 things you will love

Souvenirs from CDO? Look no further – Islands Souvenirs is finally back in Cagayan de Oro! In a post here on Mindanaoan.com about two weeks ago, I shared that Islands Souvenirs is set to open two stores in Cagayan de Oro. Well, the first one is finally open! Located at …