MANILA (MindaNews / 02 March) — Now that the 25-man Consultative Commission (Concom) is constituted, the serious task of crafting the federal constitution is off to an auspicious start. Although the body is still six commissioners short, I hear from the grapevine that the Deegong may still add more women and some from the indigenous […]
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NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 25 February) — EDSA 1 succeeded in ending the Marcos dictatorship. The change expected to follow it did not happen. The truth that escaped us is that the commitment and participation of everyone is required for it to come. Indeed, change must start with and come from within us. We […]
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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /25 February) — On the night of February 25, 1986, Fiscal Rodrigo Duterte woke up his children Paolo, then 11, and Sara, then 8, and while huddled in their car bound for downtown to join the celebration of the ouster of the Marcos dictatorship, told them to “remember this night” and to […]
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MANILA (MindaNews / 24 Feb) — After 32 years, the euphoria of the EDSA People Power Revolution has subsided; the memory of people dancing in the streets upon the news of a dictator fleeing Malacañang into the bosom of his erstwhile sponsor, America, is simply just that – a fading memory. And the Deegong, who […]
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(Statement of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Archbishop Soc Villegas’ letter to the late Cardinal Jaime Sin on the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of People Power 1986. This statement was distributed to the media by the City Information Office via e-mail). I recently read a letter to the late Cardinal Sin by […]
TAGUM CITY (MindaNews / 25 February) — “Turn around,” I said. “Let’s give it another pass. I want to take a picture.” It was the sight of big guns out… »
BANSALAN, Davao del Sur (MindaNews / 24 Feb) — February 25, 1986, I was pregnant with my second child when early in the morning I heard our doorbell ring. Mevrouw… »