Opinion

Transformative Leader for People, Planet, Prosperity & Peace: Amazing life of service of Mayor Oscar S. Moreno

Published 23 hour(s) ago

“From time to time, there appear on the face of the earth men of rare and consummate excellence who dazzle us by their virtue, and whose outstanding qualities shed a stupendous light. Like those extraordinary stars whose origins we are ignorant and whose fate once they have vanished we know even less, such men have neither forebears nor descendants, they are the whole of their race.”

Conquering police misfits and scalawags in the country

Published 4 day(s) ago

(last part) IT IS indeed very sad when the CHR could claim that the PNP had something to do with the massacre.

Historical revisionism and the spectrum of truths

Published 5 day(s) ago

“History is a pack of lies we play on the dead” – Voltaire SOCIAL media went on bamboozles after Toni Gonzaga’s Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos' interview last week.

Conquering police misfits and scalawags in the country

Published 5 day(s) ago

(2nd of 3 parts) Secret detention cell APRIL 27, 2020. A secret detention cell was discovered behind a bookshelf inside Station 1 of the Manila Police District.

Conquering police misfits and scalawags in the country

Published 8 day(s) ago

(1st of 3 parts) AN imperative need. A number of the police are simply out of control with no sense of value for the life of the innocent. We have seen deaths after deaths. How much more until the killings stop?

The imperative need for constructive Bangsamoro citizenship

Published 13 day(s) ago

(last part) The need for constructive Moro leadership

Fort Almonte: A bastion and stronghold of history

Published 13 day(s) ago

HI there! My apologies for not being able to write these past weeks.

The imperative need for constructive Bangsamoro citizenship (1st of 2 parts)

Published 16 day(s) ago

“WHAT makes a Moro constructive citizen makes him a good inhabitant of the BARMM, a good citizen of this country and a productive member of the Ummah and the global community.” ATM

We either drain the swamp or we continue to stagnate

Published 20 day(s) ago

(1st of 2 parts) “O, YOU who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.” (Qur’an, 4:59)

Civil society groups in Asia demand ADB to recalibrate its Draft Energy Policy

Published 22 day(s) ago

CIVIL society groups across South, Southeast, and Central Asia are raising the alarm as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) gears up to announce a new Energy Policy that – unless recalibrated – will fail to reflect the realities of climate science and local peoples’ burning concerns.

The Maranaw political swamp

Published 22 day(s) ago

(last part) Revisiting poverty in Lanao: The Maranaws are not poor

The Maranaw political swamp

Published 26 day(s) ago

(1st of 2 parts) IN recent years up to this day, our province and our city have been so well depicted not in the best of lights but more in its notoriety and reverse compliments being the poorest and economic laggard in the country despite its valuable human capital and plenty of natural resources and the enterprising values of the Maranaws.

Shaping the minds of the Maranaws: Imperative need for true learning

Published 28 day(s) ago

(Last part) Politicians and bureaucrats: Possessing knowledge without values THEY say knowledge is indispensably a potent source of power and influence, especially when used with the basic tenets of essential social mores and moral values.

Shaping the minds of the Maranaws: Imperative need for true learning

Published 30 day(s) ago

(1st of 2 parts) IN Islam, seeking knowledge is considered a virtue. Such that the ranks of those who seek knowledge are raised in such a distinct honor and a distinguished class (of an eminent status) praised by Allah SWT Himself.

OFW-MRRD’s roadmap to liberate the indigenous people from poverty and oppression

Published 30 day(s) ago

“A MOCKERY of the Indigenous Rights Act (RA 8371),” that is the statement from no less than one of authors of IPRA Law when it was enacted in 1997, former Congressman Mohammad Omar Albano Fajardo.

Cagayan: A year before the quadricentennial

Published 1 month(s) ago

FOR the second year, Cagayan de Oro will celebrate the Feast of Saint Augustine virtually.

The long road to scam-proofing the countryside

Published 1 month(s) ago

Ann Cuisia IT was an ordinary day – or so Nanay Nilda thought. She had just finished hawking her home-made kutsinta around her sitio when she got a call on her old but reliable Nokia.

Shaping the minds of the Maranaws: On wealth without morals; the common aspirations of men

Published 1 month(s) ago

(Last part) Economic crimes ECONOMIC crime, also known as financial crime, refers to illegal acts committed by an individual or a group of individuals to obtain a financial or professional advantage.

Amid Covid-19, doctors call for stronger tobacco control

Published 1 month(s) ago

REPRESENTATIVES from medical professional associations and public health experts on Monday called for stronger tobacco control measures as part of the country’s response to the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19 pandemic.

Shaping the minds of the Maranaws On wealth without morals; the common aspirations of men

Published 1 month(s) ago

(3rd of 4 parts) Wealth without morals ABU Huraira narrated that the Prophet said: “A time will come upon the people when one will not care how one gains one's money, legally or illegally.” (Bukhari)

Shaping the minds of the Maranaws: On wealth without morals; the common aspirations of men

Published 1 month(s) ago

(2nd of 4 parts) Charity, relieving the pain of others “A MAN’S true wealth is the good he does in this world.” Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) “A man is not a believer who fills his stomach while his neighbor is hungry.” Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) “Charity is the act of extending love and kindness to others unconditionally, which is a conscious act but the decision is made by the heart, without expecting a reward.”

The plight of Philippine history as a tertiary education subject

Published 1 month(s) ago

SINCE the pandemic started, the regular school year moved from June to August.

Shaping the minds of the Maranaws: On wealth without morals; the common aspirations of men

Published 1 month(s) ago

(1st of 4 parts) IDEALLY, “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

Liberation Day is fast approaching; the many faces of oppression

Published 1 month(s) ago

OPPRESSION has many faces and it is committed in various ways but nothing could beat that of a tribal community that had been coerced to live with cows.

LGUs urged to follow the cities of Quezon, Davao on lead-safe paint policy

Published 2 month(s) ago

THE toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition requested local government units (LGUs) across the country to require the procurement and use of lead-safe paints to protect their constituents, especially young children, from being exposed to lead, a cumulative toxicant banned in paint production.

Protecting God’s vanishing creation

Published 2 month(s) ago

FOR 12 years (1980-1992), I had been in an environmental movement that was in the forefront of taking direct actions to protect our remaining forest and our seas, being then the Chairman of a network of some 300 people’s and non-government organizations who have come together to form the last line of defense to stop our accelerating drive towards ecological disasters.

What do the Olympics remind us?

Published 2 month(s) ago

THE Philippines has been a regular participant in the quadrennial games and this year’s Olympiad; four out of nineteen contingents gathered our first gold medal, two silvers, and a bronze.

Crime statistics matter

Published 2 month(s) ago

CRIME statistics can be boring, yet interesting. These can be revealing, intriguing and even misleading, depending how we appreciate information, analyze the data, and interpret the trends out of plotted numbers through time.

The Philippines: Nation of cowards? Not anymore! Now the land of the brave and the free

Published 2 month(s) ago

IN the ‘90s, I had the privilege of representing the Philippines as an environmental advocate who was leading direct actions against illegal logging and illegal mining through direct actions through human barricades.

The Sultan and the secret deed of the pious man

Published 2 month(s) ago

“A LITTLE bit of suspicion is a dangerous thing; a drop from a pipette of poison into a bucket of otherwise clean water.” Bella Pollen

STATEMENT Lower House approval of HB 9147 a step in the right direction: WWF-Philippines

Published 2 month(s) ago

THE World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines lauds the House of Representatives for the passage of House Bill 9147 or the Single-use Plastic Products Regulation Act on its third reading on July 28, 2021.

Partido Reporma a ruling party?

Published 2 month(s) ago

IT’S intriguing how Sen. Ping Lacson and Senate Pres. Tito Sotto arrived at a decision of latching at the moribund Partido Para sa Demokratikong Reporma, or Partido Reporma.

Disinterest and failed promises

Published 2 month(s) ago

THE Philippine-United States relationship is like a “cha-cha.” Dancing “to and fro” and “back and forth.” However, when President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sat as the principal diplomat, he sat on hot waters.

AGAW KAGUBATAN, AGAW LUPA, AGAW TUBIG, AGAW BUHAY

Published 2 month(s) ago

They were once the masters of the land that no one owned because private ownership is not in their language based on the strong belief that no one can own land which outlast him.

Virtual museums in the ‘new normal’

Published 2 month(s) ago

SINCE the pandemic started, our world has shifted into lockdowns and imposed quarantines. We are all now confined to a new reality. We actually see this type of reality in futuristic films taking one back to Marty McFly and Dr. Emmet Brown’s “Back to the Future.”

The Many “Faces” of Social Injustice The Awakening Process Has Now Begun

Published 2 month(s) ago

The statement that globalization creates a knowledge society because of so-called technological advancement is nothing but a myth.

Where Have All Our Forest Gone? GONE TO LOGGERS EVERYONE!

Published 2 month(s) ago

Even with formidable armed forces, a country that has no ecological security is not secured at all.

Debunk Conventional Agriculture! An Urgent Call For Sustainable Agriculture

Published 2 month(s) ago

As the 2022 Election is fast approaching, there is already so much outpourings of talks by politicians on why they are the ones to be elected to combat the number one enemy of the country which is worsening poverty especially at a time when COVID-19 is putting the economy at a stand-still.

Dynamic radio broadcasting formats

Published 2 month(s) ago

In the last decade, the top spot in media ratings among FM radio stations in Cagayan de Oro, released on quarterly basis, was between two radio stations--either Magnum Radio or MOR of ABS-CBN. Aside from the two, those in the upper half of the 14 broadcasting stations, are almost predictable.

Silver bullet against an invisible enemy

Published 2 month(s) ago

Declaring the entire Cagayan de Oro under an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status, the highest level of restrictions that the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emergency Infectious Diseases can possibly imposed on a locality, caught many city residents by surprise.

A Vision Beyond Sight

Published 5 month(s) ago

Transformative Cooperatives for Peace

No to Oligarchical Control Water & Electricity are Means to Life

Published 6 month(s) ago

No to Oligarchical Control Water & Electricity are Means to Life