For Good Luck

Maguindanao politicians are welcomed by supporters with a grand performance of Sagayan dance at the Commission on Elections office in Cotabato City on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. They believe performing the dance brings good luck. MindaNews photo by FERDIN…

Marawi residents to gov’t: ‘we want to return to our homes’

MARAWI  CITY (MindaNews/ 17 Oct) – After a year of living with their relatives and in evacuation camps, and saying they have enough of government promises, Marawi residents and students displaced by the fighting last year marched toward the Main Affected Area to demand that they be allowed to return and rebuild their homes. “Please, […]

STATEMENT: ‘Anyare Marawi?  Yung totoo?

Isang taon na ang nakalipas nang sabihin nyo na malaya na ang aming marawi, Pero di namin naramdaman ang sinasabing kalayaan! Isang Taon nang ipangako nyo na itatayo nyo ang mga bahay namin? Pero nasa tent cities and temporary shelters at karamihan nakikitira parin sa kamag-anak kaibigan hanggang ngayon! Isang taon na ang lumipas nang […]

STATEMENT: Suara Bangsamoro on the 1st anniversary of the ‘liberation’ of Marawi City

Statement of Suara Bangsamoro, National Executive Council(NEC) 16 October 018 Homelessness and landlessness, the result of President Dutertes liberation of Marawi City A year after President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Marawi Citys liberation from the siege mounted by Maute and other ISIS-inspired groups, more than 27,000 displaced Marawi City residents continue to suffer homelessness and […]

Longing for Home

Meranaw leader Agakhan Sharief airs the desire of Marawi City residents who are still living with their relatives or in evacuation centers, to return home a year after the end of the 5-month battle between government forces and ISIS-inspired militants, in a rally in the city on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Sharief was cited for […]

Sarangani incumbents file COCs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 16 Oct) – Top incumbent officials of Sarangani Province filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) on Tuesday afternoon under the ruling local political party People’s Champ Movement. Sarangani Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon, accompanied by his wife Michelle, filed his candidacy past 2 pm before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) provincial office […]

From SAP to SAsp

From SAP (Special Assistant to the President) to SAsp (Senatorial Aspirant). President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises the hand of SAP Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go who filed his certificate of candidacy for Senator at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Intramuros, Manila on October 15, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO  

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio seeks reelection, brother ‘Baste’ possible running mate

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 15 Oct) – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) seeking reelection in next year’s midterm polls but has remained undecided who her running mate would be. But in an interview after filing her COC at the Commission on Elections-Davao at around 4p.m. on Monday, the […]

Pacman’s sister-in-law running for GenSan vice mayor

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 15 Oct) – Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s local political party, People’s Champ Movement (PCM), fielded his sister-in-law Lorelei on Monday as candidate for vice mayor here. Lorelei, who represents the Liga ng mga Barangay in the city council, filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections here past […]

Meranaws to Duterte: “Let us go home;” Groundbreaking reset to Oct. 28

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /14 Oct) — Displaced from their homes and source of livelihood since15 months ago, Marawi residents who have yet to return home, particularly those from Ground Zero, the former main battle area between government and the IS-inspired Maute Group, have launched a new movement to collect on a year-old promise of President […]

STATEMENT: National Ulama Conference of the Philipines supports Bangsamoro Organic Law

“And help one another in goodness and piety, and do not help one another in sin and aggression.” (Surah al- Ma’idah 5:2) The National Ulama Conference of the Philippines (NUCP), a national network of ulama and ulama organizations in the Philippines, supports and commends the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation […]

Murad meets int’l donor community; presents state of the future BARMM

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 October) — It was a “very historic conference,” the representative of the Canadian Embassy said as the chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) briefed international development partners, among them six Ambassadors, on the future Bangsamoro government, and presented a10-point priority program to meet the “huge challenges” in their […]

Duterte pessimistic about rice sufficiency target due to massive land conversion

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Oct) — President Rodrigo Duterte expressed pessimism about the country’s rice sufficiency target as a result of massive conversion of rice fields into areas intended for growing of export crops. In a press conference upon arrival here Friday from Bali, Indonesia, Duterte said the current rice production of the country […]

COMMENTARY: Who is a professor?

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 13 October) — In our society, some people fondly address a person who is teaching or used to teach in college/university as professor or “prof”. Others, wittingly or unwittingly, identified themselves through their identification card, business card, or desk name plate as professor. In the present world of publicity, we read […]

COMMENTARY: Who is a professor?

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 13 October) — In our society, some people fondly address a person who is teaching or used to teach in college/university as professor or “prof”. Others, wittingly or unwittingly, identified themselves through their identification card, business card, or desk name plate as professor. In the present world of publicity, we read […]

Q3 involuntary hunger highest in Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 13 Oct) – Involuntary hunger in the past three months was most pronounced in Mindanao, the island grouping where President Rodrigo Duterte, the country’s 16th President and first Mindanawon to lead the nation, continued to get the highest net satisfaction rating in september. Involuntary hunger in Mindanao increased by 7 […]

Q3 involuntary hunger highest in Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 13 Oct) – Involuntary hunger in the past three months was most pronounced in Mindanao, the island grouping where President Rodrigo Duterte, the country’s 16th President and first Mindanawon to lead the nation, continued to get the highest net satisfaction rating in september. Involuntary hunger in Mindanao increased by 7 […]