GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 24 Sept) – Police operatives captured an alleged base of an Islamic State-inspired local terror group and recovered improvised explosives in an operation on Sunday in a remote village in Polomolok town in South Cotabato. Chief Supt. Eliseo Rasco, regional director of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12, said elements from the […]
GENERAL LUNA, SIARGAO (MindaNews/ 24 Sept) – According to a story in Rappler, up to 1.2 billion pesos had been allocated in 2016 to add and improve infrastructure in the Caraga region, with special focus on tourism facilities in Siargao. Three hundred million of this amount has gone to the construction of a sports complex […]
KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/24 Sept) – An ammonia leak hit a facility of fruit giant Dole Philippines, Inc (Dolefil) in Polomolok, South Cotabato shortly before Monday morning, a company official said. Gwyn Ann Marie Ebol-Palima, Dolefil corporate communications manager, said at least 35 individuals were brought to the company’s Howard Hubbard Memorial Hospital (HHMH) following the […]
Are you confused what passion you should focus on first? Do you have many ideas but you don’t know how to take action? Do you think that it’s time to focus one at a time but you are being pulled by your other passions? Do you sometimes think that maybe what other people say […]
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STAYIN’ ALIVE. Students at the Francisco Laya Memorial Integrated School in Tipanoy, Iligan City get training on cardiopulomary resuscitation (CPR) from members of the Iligan Society of Internists on Monday (24 September 2018). They get cue from the …
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) — The families of the seven Tausugs allegedly massacred in Patikul, Sulu on September 14 but the military claimed were Abu Sayyaf members killed in an encounter, have given their consent for an exhumation of the bodies to determine cause of death and how they were killed. Lawyer Jacqueline […]
Durian symbolizes hospitality, love, respect, and honor
By: ArRayyan Mawallil Tulawie
(Commissioner Yusuf Morales of the Natonal Commission on Muslim Filipinos wrote this discussion paper which aims to lead towards a framework for stakeholders to engage and participate in PCVE (Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism) initiatives. Some case studies have been inserted for consideration and reflection. The article is a reflection over the recent FES workshop […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 September) — Mindanao suffered so many massacres and other human rights violations in the run-up to and during martial law under Ferdinand Edralin Marcos but the 94-year old Defense Minister of the Marcos dictatorship — Juan Ponce Enrile — now claims no massacre ever happened, not even the Jabidah Massacre […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) — Police recovered the remains of a six-year old girl at Purok 11 Kilometer 9 in Barangay Matina Pangi, this city six days after she was reported missing. The child’s neck and feet were tied with electrical wires. Senior Insp. Maria Teresita Gaspan, Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – Mayor Sara Duterte thanked her supporters for the trust and confidence as she maintained a high statistical ranking in the latest Pulse Asia survey on the May 2019 senatorial elections but the presidential daughter reiterated she would like to seek reelection as the city’s chief executive in 2019. […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging officials in the country’s 42,044 barangays to use social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter to get more people to attend the October 14 Barangay Assembly. A press release from the DILG on Saturday quotedOIC Secretary Eduardo Año as […]
First time voter-registrants in Matanog town in Maguindanao province fill out forms on the bleachers of the municipal gymnasium on 22 September 2018 during the Special Registration for the plebiscite to ratify RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The plebiscite is scheduled on January 21, 2019. Contributed […]
A local cowboy holds on the back of a rampaging bull during the rodeo in Impasug-ong town, Bukidnon on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO
Dilì. Dilì na. Dilì na ko momartsa dinhà sa kadalanan o sa kabungtoran man. Dugay. Dugay na. Dugay nang panahona ako dasig nga ningmartsa bitbit ang plakard ug bandera. Dugay. Dugay na latas sa kabungtoran ako miduyog pagmartsa pas-an ang ripleng karaan. Daghan. Daghan na ang nangapukang kauban sa hugtanon nga martsa pagbugtaw sa kagawasan. […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Sept) — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III are still within the ‘Magic 12’ in the senatorial race for the May 2019 elections, Duterte on the 5th to 6th statistical ranking, Pimentel on the 7th to 11th, but two more Mindanawons — Ronald dela Rosa and […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Sept) — Except for a few fistfights and misunderstandings and a few arrests for vote-buying, “not a single person was killed” in Saturday’s barangay elections in Marawi City, Col. Romeo Brawner, Deputy Commander of the Joint Task Force Ranao, said. He described the elections as “a big leap towards genuine […]
Alrey Codilla Toring, 13, flies high on his skateboard despite a prosthetic right leg during the Skate Para Kay San Miguel 2018 competition on Saturday (22 September 2018) at the I Love Poblacion Skatepark in Iligan City, one of the events of the Diyan…
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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 21 Sept) – Martial law in Mindanao should be lifted as it has failed to address threats of terrorism in parts of the island and only worsened the human rights abuses in Lumad and Moro communities, an official of a human rights group said Friday. Speaking during the rally at the Freedom […]
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 21 Sept) – Police have arrested the primary suspect in the bomb attack in front of a lying-in clinic along the national highway here on Sunday that left eight people wounded. Senior Supt. Oliver Enmodias, deputy regional director for operations of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12, said in a press conference […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 21 sept) – The proposed federal charter will provide a better and equitable distribution of powers than the current 1987 Philippine Constitution, a member of the Consultative Committee on Charter Change said. ConCom member lawyer Antonio Arellano said in an interview on Thursday the proposed federal charter seeks to bring structural reforms […]
Militant groups in Davao City mark the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by then president Ferdinand E Marcos with a rally at the Freedom Park on Friday, 21 September 2018. The protesters accused President Rodrigo Duterte of having fol…
Mt. Kitanglad Range as seen from Barangay Miarayon, Talakag, Bukidnon on Wednesday, 19 September 2018. Mt. Dulang-Dulang, the country’s second highest mountain at 2,938 masl, is one of the peaks of this prominent landmark in Northern Mindanao. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO
21 September 2018 Today marks the 46thyear since the deposed President Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr. issued Proclamation 1081 which put the entire Philippines under Martial Law in 1972. It is telling that it is being marked while Mindanao is yet again under Martial Law. This time, no less than a President from Mindanao has said […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 21 Sept) – The 4.4-kilometer Davao City-Samal bridge project will cost around P9 billion, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) director for planning services Constante A. Llanes said. Llanes said in an interview at the sidelines of the Davao Agri Trade Expo 2018 at the SMX Convention Center Davao Thursday that […]
When in my homeland, Sulu!
By ArRayyan Mawallil Tulawie (fb)
|Photo Credit: Batah Sug Mamatta (fb)|
Rural life is absolutely awesome because the tranquil and breathtaking surroundings and environment relaxes and enjoys me a lot.
The village is always quite and peaceful which is one of the best places to unwind and escape from rat-race and hustle and bustle of the urban life.
A place of peaceful mind and less crowded as there are only few cars and people. Moreover, the scenery in the village is beautiful as the beauty of nature is still well-conserved.
Notably, the environment in rural areas is less polluted, thus the air is fresh and clean as there are plenty of undeveloped areas and greenery.
Indeed, life in countryside is full of fun and enjoyable especially so when your family and loved-ones are with you.
On a summer meadow, you enjoy eating fresh food and also exotic fruits like durian, marang, lanzones, mangosteen, and drinking fresh coconut juice, among others.
Also during merienda time, it’s best to sip hot brewed coffee while eating delicious “bangbangSug” like bawlu, hantak, pasung, wadjit, daral, putli mandi, among others.
No need to spend a lot of money because life is simple and the cost of living is low. In fact, dwellers of rural and island areas doesn’t need to pay for water and electricity bills at the end of the month as they only rely on solar power and water from wells and spring.
Although, it’s funny to note that you don’t have choice but to limit the usage of your smartphone because it’s difficult to recharge once battery charge gets low.
Interestingly, some village folks only spend less for the reason that they can plant their own vegetables and rear own chickens and goat. When there are special occasions like wedding and eids, they slaughtered their rear own cows.
Also from the best things in rural life are listening to various sounds of nature.
Under the cold, solemn and night full of darkness, I love to listen to the evening crickets as I sat down on a bench along the balcony or lay-down on my sleeping mat.
At dawn just before Fajr time, the first sounds that I can hear were the crowing of the rooster and the lowing of cows, of course the adhan for Fajr in a nearby masjid.
When you go to tropical beach or coastline at sunset, Subhāna Allāh, the sound of waves crashing on the shore is one of the most relaxing sounds on earth.
Additionally, when it rains, the sound of rain pouring on the house roof, leaves and soils outside plus the thunderstorm and wind in the trees are indeed stress relieving and it will give you a restful sleep at nighttime.
Lastly, one of the best things also I truly missed when we were in the the island of Tung-Tung. There was an spacious veranda where we had fun and quality time with my family as we ate together with variety of seafoods such as steamed crabs, grilled fish, kinilaw, agal-agal, gamay, gulaman, siyanglag, tihi’-tuhi’, tayum, tiyuktuk mampallam, etc.
Thereat, we likewise spent the calm and solemn night in the porch looking up at the open sky with a beautiful moon and full of shining stars as the sea-breeze touches our skin and the sound-waves relaxes our minds.
Alhamdu Lillaahi, these are only few from enumerable favors of Allaah that He has given to humankind for them to enjoy the simple and satisfying life and above all to be always grateful to whatever huge and tiny things He always given on us.
A farm worker carries a 50-kilo box of assorted vegetables to a truck for shipment in Barangay Miarayon, Talakag, Bukidnon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2018. The Department of Agriculture is shipping 20 tons of assorted vegetables to Manila to stabilize the rising prices after farms in Baguio City and Northern Luzon were inundated by super […]
TALAKAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 20 Sept) — The shipment of 20 tons of vegetables to Manila supposedly on Thursday afternoon to augment its supply and help stabilize the prices of vegetables there following typhoon ‘Ompong,’ has been delayed due to bad weather in Northern Mindanao. Roxana Hojas, Assistant Director of the Department of Agriculture in […]
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 Sep) – At least 20 metal detectors were distributed to the local police here and other law enforcement units to ensure the city becomes a “hardened target” for criminal elements, especially groups allegedly engaged in bombing. Mayor Joseph Evangelista, who also chairs the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC), led the […]