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 […]
There is nothing sweeter than a bitter cup of coffee. — Rian Aditia ☕
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 […]
Wahida Dimatingcal attends to her baby Norhamida in a home-based evacuation site in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte on August 27, 2017. Norhamida was born in a hospital in Iligan City on August 23. MindaNews photo by BONG S. SARMIENTO
Band majorettes perform during the Higalaay Street Parade and Floats on Sunday, the eve of the St. Agustine fiesta celebration in Cagayan de Oro City. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO
Iligan in thAue background early Sunday morning, 27 August 2017. Taken from Samburon, Linamon, Lanao del Norte. MindaNews photo by AUDREY ROCIN LLAMAS
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.
Pandang. Lihat. Dengan mata hati.
Kerana hati, Dia yang pegang.
Kylo, the litter box is not a sand box where you can play. 🐱 #cat #kitty #catproblems #feline #kucing #persiancat #gatto
A box of leche flan occupies its own seat on a bus. Respect for this truly divine creation – smooth as silk, creamy with the hint of kalamansi and lemongrass, and melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Probably the best leche flan in the world. #lecheflan #foodp…
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 August) — Rohanisa Abdul Jabbar could not sleep Friday as she grappled with conflicting emotions after seeing on her mobile phone a photograph of a young boy with a firearm, whose facial features looked so familiar he may have been her son who was abducted from their home in Manila […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /26 August) — A Facebook post from ARMM Vice Governor Al Haroun Raschid Lucman, Jr. late Friday night has given focus to yet another dimension in the now 96-day war in Marawi City: young boys alleged to have been recruited by the Maute Group and photographed brandishing firearms could be children kidnapped […]
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 […]
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 August) — Bishop Colin Bagaforo of the Diocese of Kidapawan has asked the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) holding Police Officer 1 Bristol Catalan to release him immediately. Bagaforo, who was approached by Catalan’s family for help, said he has tasked three of the priests under his diocese to negotiate for […]
One of those crazy nights. #cinemarehiyon #nabunturan #mindanao
Descending order with @moiralang and @martinmayugatm. #cinemarehiyon #nabunturan #comval #mindanao
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Aug) – Mindanao-based Alcantara Group of Companies will pour in some P15.3 billion for the construction of a 105-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Talisayan, Zamboanga City in 2020. Alcantara Group president Nicasio I. Alcantara told reporters Friday that this would be the firm’s third coal project in Mindanao but under […]
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 […]
KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 25 Aug) – Police operatives arrested two alleged “big time” drug pushers and recovered around P1 million worth of illegal drugs in a buy-bust operation in a village here on Friday afternoon. Supt. Ronald Allan Penaverde, Koronadal City police chief, identified the suspects as Ver Gil Subaldo Hurtado, 35, alias “Benje; […]
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 25 Aug) – Tourist arrivals in Region 12 reached around 2.5 million during the first half of the year despite the declaration of martial in May, but these are mostly local visitors as the number of foreigners who came dropped by 55 percent. Nelly Nita Dillera, Department of Tourism (DOT) […]
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 25 Aug) – The wife of a police officer still being held captive by the New People’s Army (NPA) has appealed to the group to release him unharmed. Jessa Catalan, wife of Police Officer 1 Bristol Catalan of the Makilala Police, said two weeks after her husband’s abduction by NPA guerillas, she […]
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 […]
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 […]
Riders freak out on the Viking Pirate ride at the carnival in Cagayan de Oro Thursday (24 August 2017) as the city celebrates the Higalaay Festival with the parochial fiesta, in honor of St. Augustine, approaches. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO
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.
President Rodrigo Duterte visits his troops in Marawi City on Thursday, 24 August 2017, Day 94 of the Marawi Crisis, in an area previously controlled by the Maute Group. This is his third visit, after July 20 and August 4. Simeon Celi Jr /PRESIDENTIAL …
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 […]
Joint troops from the MILF’s 105th Base Command and policemen navigate a marshland area going to the conquered camp of ISIS-linked militants in Barangay Andabit, Datu Salibo, Maguindanao on Tuesday (22 Aug 2017). A total of 22 members of the Jama…
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Aug) – Around 400 tribal leaders from all over Mindanao will convene in a three-day assembly here to discuss the issues concerning the Lumads within the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and come up with legislative proposals that they hope Congress will incorporate in the new Bangsamoro Basic Law […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Aug) – Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) chair Datu Abul Khayr D. Alonto called on members of the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to build stronger ties with their neighbors in order to move in “united steps in the midst of disputes and differences.” During the Public Symposium on […]
My new book Archipelago of Stars is out. Thank you, Ateneo de Naga University Press. #book #creativenonfiction #essays #bibliophile #literature