Category Archives: video

Destination Davao short video-making contest announced

Here’s your chance to show off your creativity, impressive video-making skills, compelling storytelling abilities, and love for Davao City. Join Davao City’s “Destination: A Video-Making Competition,” and win prizes. Now on its third edition, the “Destination: A Video-Making Competition,” aims to encourage Dabawenyos and Davao City visitors — whose interests are filmmaking or production of […]

Destination Davao short video-making contest announced

Here’s your chance to show off your creativity, impressive video-making skills, compelling storytelling abilities, and love for Davao City. Join Davao City’s “Destination: A Video-Making Competition,” and win prizes. Now on its third edition, the “Destination: A Video-Making Competition,” aims to encourage Dabawenyos and Davao City visitors — whose interests are filmmaking or production of […]

Intellectual Defender of the Bangsa Moro Cause

During the debate on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), I was terribly irritated when I heard Senator Bongbong Marcos, Senator Alan Cayetano and all other anti-Muslim, anti-BBL politicians run roughshod over Moros trying to defend the BBL. For all the numerous Moro governors, congressmen, mayors, lawyers, government officials, rebel leaders, leader wannabes, rich and educated… Read More Intellectual Defender of the Bangsa Moro Cause

POEM: ABCs Of Joy/Happiness

In the Name of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
    ABCs of ‘Joy’
    A: Appreciate all gifts that Allah gave you.
    B: Blessings disguised are seen in good deeds you do.
    C: Contemplate on the positives. Care wisely.
    D: Demand less from this world, don’t be too worldly.
    E: Evaluate yourself before Judgment Day.
    F: Forgive yourself and others’ human mistakes.
    G: Gather good deeds, facts and authentic knowledge.
    H: Help one another do what’s right with courage.
    I: Include Muslims in your du’as night and day.
    J: Join the righteous, Allah’s friends. Never betray.
    K: Kindness to the young, mercy to elderly.
    L: Love the truthful ones. Guide the lost and lonely.
    M: Make all your deeds just for Allah Almighty.
    N: Never compare yourself to anybody.
    O: Only do better than yourself yesterday.
    P: Pray on time, pray more Sunnahs, sincerely pray.
    Q: Quit sinful acts and wasting time with bad friends.
    R: Real friends listen, understand, share and defend.
    S: Seek Allah’s Forgiveness and Guidance always.
    T: Try to stay true. Inspire all to do the same.
    U: Understand this world is but temporary.
    V: Vie with others for Allah’s Love and Mercy.
    W: Win Allah’s friendship through your faith and good deeds.
    X: Excel in truth, character and piety.
    Y: Your goal is to enter Jannah free of sins.
    Z: Zealously pray that we meet Allah smiling. Ameen.
    True joy is obeying Allah and knowing that you will Inn-sha-Allah meet Him and His noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam in Jannah Paradise and staying there with Allah’s Mercy~
    May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, forgive all our wrongdoings, answer our du’as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in the uppermost level of Heaven Jannatul Firdaus next to Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allahumma Innaka ‘Afuwwun Kareemun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annaa. Ameen.
    Wasalaam~
    Mariam​
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    El Presidente (2012): giving Aguinaldo a break.

    Two days ago, 29 December, Carmen Pedrosa wrote in her column in the Philippine Star: I have to see the film “El Presidente” to know if it does justice to Emilio Aguinaldo, a neglected hero. He offers many lessons to our present leaders. His role in the making of our nation has not been given its rightful place. […]

    The “Muhammad” Movie: Respecting the Other’s Sensibilities

    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 […]