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The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University (ACFJ) is now accepting applications for admission to the 2015 Diploma in Photojournalism and Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Applications are being accepted until 30 September 2014 for photojournalism and 31 October 2014 for multimedia journalism. Admission to each program is limited to…(Read More)

by Mick Jethro Basa, Panglantaw Mindanao   BALUT ISLAND, Philippines – “If the waters are calm, we could reach Indonesia in three hours or so,” Alfrede Lahabir points his lips toward the window of his nipa hut, where the Celebes sea can be seen.   “We go to Indonesia at least once a month,” he says…(Read More)



  by Keith Kristoffer Bacongco, Panglantaw Mindanao   An undetermined number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from different parts of Mindanao – referred to colloquially as ‘bakwit’, from the verb ‘evacuate’ – have not returned to their homes years after they sought refuge from the war. Local officials say at least 8,000 families of IDPs…(Read More)

Bangsamoro Martial Arts


  by Ruby Thursday More, Panglantaw Mindanao   Unknown to most Mindanawons, the martial arts Kuntao Silat used to be commonly practiced by Muslims in Mindanao. During the martial law years however, its followers had to train behind closed doors to evade suspicion. Restoring the practice of Kuntao Silat is the life mission of Abdulnasser…(Read More)

Kaamulan Rodeo, Bukidnon


  by Alex Baluyut, Panglantaw Mindanao   Bukidnon is the home of the so-called Filipino cowboys. Clad in denim pants, leather boots and trademark high-crowned wide-brimmed hat, they maintain the appearance of the archetypal United States cowboy. This similarity is more than skin-deep as it was the Americans who established ranching…(Read More)



  by Alex Baluyut, Panglantaw Mindanao   The Teduray-Lambangian, an indigenous peoples group in Mindanao, practices a sustainable farming system that they call “sulagad.” However, the popularity of synthetic fertilizers and its threat to their land’s fertility has prompted them to acquire new knowledge — how to make their own organic fertilizer — by partnering…(Read More)



  by Bernard Julian Patiño, Panglantaw Mindanao   A tricyboat is a mode of transportation that’s popular in Davao City and other parts of Mindanao. It is a public utility vehicle that is basically configured like a tricycle except that its engine is the motor of a pump boat, thus the name. Practically…(Read More)

Full Moon Vigil


  by Alex Baluyut, Panglantaw Mindanao   Along the mountainous boundary between Bukidnon province and Cagayan de Oro City, a Higaonon community in Sitio Tigahon holds a vigil months after typhoon “Sendong” brought heavy rains in the area. The deluge sent river waters breaching its banks, rampaging into the port cities of Cagayan de Oro…(Read More)

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