Tag Archives: Mindanao

Kwentong Barbero: Ang Minahan ni Juan sa Probinsya

Juan: I was googling “Philippines” and “mineral wealth”; such are the privileges of retirement, when I came across an article with the above title. It dates back to early 2005 and suggests all our economic woes would be over if we just dug stuff out of the ground. Does anyone agree with this or is […]

Post-Ampatuan Mindanao – Where to From Here?

After all the post-Ampatuan massacre chest-thumping what next? Ningas-cogon na naman! What else is new in da Pilipins? What next? How can we move the Mindanao agenda forward so that the rest of the Philippines can reap the benefits of the Peace Dividend. Malacañang hawks advocate total war, Aquino advocates removing the carpet under the […]

EDSA '86: The View from Mindanao

I was 19 years of age when the the failed coup by Ramos, Enrile, and Honasan was repacked by ABS-CBN as “the EDSA Revolution”. On the eve of Marcos departure for Hawaii, a buddy and I were in a BBQ place behind Davao City Hall. We were listening to the news, as we guzzled down […]

Gordon vs Aquino: On Mindanao

What’s in it for Mindanao: Aquino vs Gordon on Mindanao httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buMn74n8d1U I was tagged on FB recently and invited to a Mindanawons for Noynoy Movement. True enough, I barely browsed through the comment, and lo, the winnability virus keeps on rearing its ugly head. Here’s a typical comment – “The problem is going for Gordon […]

The Idiocy of… duh… Idiocy

The Indio PoV A recent blog post by Blackshama on “Another example of Philippine Idiocy” encapsulates the historical amnesia in the artificial Philippine state The Inquirer even in its editorial silliness  at least has got one thing right. A solution to the Mindanao conflict involves a grand strategy  which includes political and increasingly a military […]

The Idiocy of… duh… Idiocy

The Indio PoV A recent blog post by Blackshama on “Another example of Philippine Idiocy” encapsulates the historical amnesia in the artificial Philippine state The Inquirer even in its editorial silliness  at least has got one thing right. A solution to the Mindanao conflict involves a grand strategy  which includes political and increasingly a military […]