Monthly Archives: August 2017

Chicken from Central Luzon for Marawi bakwits: affront to Maranaos’ maratabat

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 August) — It’s not pork, so it is not being insensitive to Muslims but chicken from bird flu-affected Luzon that Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol wants the social welfare department to buy for distribution to Marawi evacuees has been criticized as an affront to the Maranaos’ maratabat. “I asked President Duterte […]

PERSONAL ESSAY: Of fried chicken, an old factory, and a new skyline

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 August) — Fried chicken lunch, sometime in 1992. “We’ve been having fried chicken for lunch from Beach Club over the last many years,” jokes Paul Dominguez, who is seated with us in a wood-panelled conference room. PGD, as he was referred to—he still is—was Presidential Assistant for Mindanao under the […]

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¹Sebagaimana usia tua tidak menjadi syarat utk mati.

Mati juga bukanlah syarat untuk kita merasakan kehilangan seseorang. Boleh jadi hijrah menjadi sebab. Mungkin juga hilang kewarasan boleh jadi sebab kita hilang diri insan yang pernah memberi makna dalam hidup.

²Sebagaimana adalah lebih baik gagal setelah mencuba. Daripada tidak tahu pencapaian diri.

Overcome the fear. Ada masa takut merasakan pahitnya kebenaran. Maka ada antara kita memilih untuk berasa selesa dengan hidup dalam ketidakpastian. Rugi. Rugi. Bila masa mahu belajar.

Bukankah hidup ini semata untuk diuji. Untuk dijadikan lebih kuat, lebih matang dari saat yang berlalu. Baik atau buruk, pasti terselit hikmah. Cuma perlu yakin. Dan bersedia.

Tak perlu juga sibukkan diri menyelidiki aib insan lain semata mahu rasa mulia. Kita semua pendosa. Bila² masa sahaja boleh dibogelkan. Hanya kalau Dia yang mahu.

³Be sure.

Yakin. Pastikan.

Pandang. Lihat. Dengan mata hati.

Kerana hati, Dia yang pegang.

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Ayala-Alcantara’s PhP 25-B Azuela Cove to rise in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 August) — The Aviana Development Corporation, a joint venture partnership between real estate giant Ayala Land and homegrown The Alcantara Group of Companies, will invest P20 billion for the development of Azuela Cove,  a 25-hectare waterside development in Davao City, that would generate 13,000 jobs during its construction period. In […]

Speaker Alvarez warns of rampant recruitment to PDP-Laban in exchange for money

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 25 Aug) – House Speaker and Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) Secretary-General Pantaleon Alvarez warned on Friday of rampant illegal recruitment activities for membership into their party in exchange for money. Alvarez, who led a mass oath-taking here of around 3,000 new party members, said they have received reports that […]

GenSan to offer free public rides

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 25 Aug) – Residents here will get free public transport rides on selected routes for the entire month of September courtesy of the city government. Restituto Facurib Jr., city terminal manager, said Friday the free rides are in line with the city’s annual treat dubbed “Libreng Sakay Para Sa Mga […]

Floods destroy 6 houses in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 25 Aug) – Six houses were totally destroyed while 14 others sustained partial damages after flashfloods swept riverside communities in four villages in Tupi town in South Cotabato on Thursday afternoon. Emil Sumagaysay, Tupi Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head, said a major river swelled starting around 2 […]

POEM: Regarding Those Who Are Incompatible

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
Recall your purpose in life, to please Allah,
To see our God, the Creator, in Jannah.
Because not all creation have the same goal,
With each one it makes sense you can’t get along.

So forget about those who rejected you,
Who betrayed and proved their friendship is not true.
No more stalking from now on those you don’t know,
Strangers who prefer to be by you unknown.

Haters are but critics who differ from us,
Too different from us, or just envious.
Your friends, even if few, are those who agree
To stand by you and join you in your journey.

If you’re sincere and aim to please Only God,
You won’t get on with clowns who live to show off.
If your self-esteem is high and ego low,
You’ll intimidate those who feel they’re below.

The truthful can’t get on with those who love lies.
The wise repel those who dislike real advice.
Beautiful souls scare those with evil inside.
Tough warriors are too strong for those who can’t fight.

Seldom would you see lions befriending snakes.
Never take offence when you’re ignored by fakes.
Move on to achieve your goals for Allah’s sake,
Even if you’re on your own towards God’s Way.

Around the world there are those who side with you,
Who do a lot of the good things that you do.
Unmet friends you may meet in Jannah someday.
Never alone, God is with us night and day.

May Allah Almighty make us among His righteous friends whom He will welcome in Jannatul Firdaus near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.

Ruling On Taking Evildoers As Friends
On Choosing Good Companions (old youtube channel)

LUGAR LANG: Teatro sa Calle: In the Spirit of Resistance

  DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 August) — This year, Davao City’s Kadayawan Festival was held under the dark cloud of Martial Law in Mindanao. I thought it was in bad taste, to say the least, just like the so-called “Martial Roll” maki of a Japanese street restaurant in Davao looking to make a quick […]