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Mindanawon Abroad
THE SEPARATIST: Ampatuan, 1967. By PN Abinales
Written by PN Abinales   
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 18:12

KYOTO, Japan (MindaNews/26 January) -- I’ve been recompiling my data on Cotabato’s post-war history as part of my current research that tries to explore the connection between pestilence, public health and local politics. This meant, among other things, going back to old newspaper clippings that I was able to amass thanks mainly through the assistance of the UP Library Filipiniana section staff and their counterparts at the Lopez Museum in Ortigas. 

While going over this database, I found this The Manila Times May 9, 1967 feature of a mayor of a town that today is now associated with the brutality of elite life in southern Mindanao. It is a story of hope but also was already hinting at the fissures to come. Let the item speak for itself. A sad but also very eerie memory indeed.

LOLA GOT'S LUTONG BAHAY IN AMERICA: Starting Over. By Margot Marfori
Written by Margot Marfori   
Friday, 15 January 2010 02:06
Chapter 1: Starting Over

So here is the time to asses what the year before had brought and taken. New Year’s resolutions aside, there is always an amount of confusion that lingers in my house when the kids have gone back to their lives, and I find the silence strangely different.

SNIPPETS OF LIFE IN SYDNEY: My third speech day. By Eleanor Trinchera
Written by Eleanor M. Trinchera/MindaNews   
Sunday, 13 December 2009 02:16

SYDNEY,  Australia (Mindanews/12 December) —Didn’t have to get off bed early today. Didn’t have to go to work at all. However, I had to bring Noellin to school before 8:30 for the Speech Day activities which started at 10am hoping it will finish on time so I could get to the office’s Christmas party at 1pm. I joined the Christmas party at 1:45. I was glad lunch was not served yet. It was my third Speech Day and I thought having been to two, I’m now used to it.

SNIPPETS OF LIFE IN SYDNEY: Paalam Kaibigan, By Eleanor Trincher
Written by Eleanor M. Trinchera   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 02:31

SYDNEY, Australia (MindaNews/8 Sep) – I was in front of my computer, my phone beeped, a text message from a friend: “Our batchmate, Dingdong Flores, passed away a few minutes ago. Was informed by Anna. Let us all pray for the repose of his soul. The family still has to make arrangements for the wake.” Bon Tagum. That was 6:29 p.m. last night.

MUSINGS FROM TEXAS: Two encounters with Cory Aquino, By Merpu Roa
Written by Merpu Roa   
Saturday, 01 August 2009 18:07

MCALLEN, Texas (MindaNews/1 Aug) – As a so-called probinsyano journalist, one gets to rub elbows from time to time with national figures whenever they visit the countryside. I met former Philippine President Corazon Aquino several times during and after her presidency. But there were two occasions I couldn’t forget due to their uniqueness.

MUSINGS FROM TEXAS: Towards defining a global Filipino. By Merpu Roa
Written by Merpu P. Roa/MindaNews   
Thursday, 18 June 2009 02:39

MCALLEN, Texas (MindaNews/17 June) – Our response to a specific situation defines who we are as persons. That holds true for communities and nations, as well. 

I wrote a short play showcasing that perspective and presented it during the 111th Philippine Independence day celebration here in McAllen last June 7. It was based on historical accounts and largely on the piece written by Vicente Albano Pacis for the Philippine Free Press in December 1952 entitled “Rizal in the American Congress.”

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