Category Archives: trump

FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT: I am Jerome Succor Aba. I am a Muslim human rights worker from Mindanao, NOT a terrorist.

MANILA (MindaNews / 25 April) — Asalaamu Alaykum. Peace be upon you. I thank Allah SWT, the Almighty for giving me the strength and courage to survive the grueling 28 hours of torture. Alhamdullilah! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! I send my deep gratitude for the untiring protest actions mounted by friends and organizations […]

MARGINALIA: Dear Year 2018

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews  / 31 December) – I was about to extend my wishes for a “Happy New Year” to my friends online, but then certain things were bothering me; certain questions lingering on my mind. So, what I did instead was to scribe this personal letter to Year 2018: Dear Year 2018, Will you […]


HENDERSON, Nevada (MindaNews / 2 March) – Yesterday was Trump’s first speech at the joint Congress. We tried to stay and listen to his words and promises, his criticisms and finger-pointing, even the “trivializing” of the serious concerns of the democratic side of the isle. However much we disliked the commercial breaks when we were […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS. Duterte on phone conversation with Trump. 02 Dec 2016

Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk PHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE AND US PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP [2 December 2016] PRESIDENT DUTERTE: The President-elect Trump wishes the, to extend his warmest regards to the Filipino people. And in just a few minutes, we were talking a lot of things. He was quite sensitive also […]

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: In elections near and far, a distant hope in a dialogue of restorative justice

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Nov) – Last week, I re-posted the comment of a Muslim friend here in Mindanao, Philippines, with his critical perspective on the decision by the Supreme Court last week to allow the burial of Ferdinand Marcos (FM) in the Philippines’ National Heroes Cemetery. This was based on his personal experience of the […]