VIENNA, AUSTRIA (MindaNews /02 December) – Most probably like you, when I was a child, seeing a rainbow would make me happy. In the last week of May this year, I was unprecedentedly elated to see a different rainbow – a rainbow of diverse religions, cultures and countries. It happened in Mergrande Beach Resort, Davao […]
(Speech delivered at the “Thirst For Peace: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue” in Assisi, Italy on September 18-20, 2016, on the Panel Discussion “Terrorism Denies God.” Pope Francis addressed some 400 participating leaders from various religions worldwide, on September 20, the World Day of Prayer for Peace). Introductory Context Some two weeks ago on September […]
MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/23 Sept) — Davao was full of visitors attending various government events such as Sulong Pilipinas where mayors from all over Mindanao and Visayas attended . I was on the other side of the SMX attending the Mindanao Interreligious Dialogue (IRD) Solidarity Conference at Mandaya Hotel organized by Catholic Relief Services in time for […]
MAKATI CITY (MindaNews / 20 March) – Way back in early 1990s in Mindanao State University, main campus, in order to facilitate easy memorization, we had to literally sing the… »
I have been browsing the web in search of old articles that I had not blogged or that I had blogged but somehow had disappeared from the web. My blog Reflections on the Bangsa Moro vanished when the bloghost BLOGSOME.COM closed shop. This one is a review of Christian Amanpour’s CNN documentary “In the Footsteps of […]
There’s a new place ideal for prayer and reflection in Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines. Q Park II, located at Barangay Kalasungay, Malaybalay City, boasts of a lovely manicured lawn, a gorgeous view of the Bukidnon mountain ranges and Malaybalay’s signature cool breeze. It’s a nice place to commune with the Lord. An alternative to the Monastery of Transfiguration, which is also located in Malaybalay. Admission to Q Park II is FREE and this park is open from 9 AM to 5 PM, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays. There are several huts you can use. You can’t miss Q Park II.
I have refrained from writing a full length article on Moro issues for quite a while now because it is quite easier to just do micro-blogging on Facebook and Twitter. But I guess I’m now forced to do so because I was interviewed for a banner article on The Manila Times and I’m afraid the reporter misunderstood my […]
This is the old church in Parang, Maguindanao, taken on our way to Lanao Sur. Faith is a matter of personal convictionNot enforced nor politicizedNot even driven from the pulpitThe next time we see a religious symbolWe should instead look inside o…