Why Umbra Kato attacked by Jess Dureza »

Why Umbra Kato attacked by Jess Dureza

I was in General Santos City over the past few days.  While there, I met my friends in the media.  One of my reliable  contacts in the Maguindanao area (about an hour away)  sought me out to brief me on the latest incident involving  the forces of former MILF base commander ailing Ameril Umbra Kato (who is still recuperating […]

Behind Closed Doors by Jess G. Dureza »

Behind Closed Doors by Jess G. Dureza

At long last, Malacañang is seemingly doing the right thing: holding closed-door executive sessions in discussing the Scarborough issue—and refusing to disclose strategic and tactical decisions. I did catch a portion of Spokesman Edwin Lacierda’s presscon yesterday on TV. I could understand his difficulty and discomfort in parrying media curiosity.  I was in that same […]

Mindanao’s Loss: Maleem Mimbantas by Jess Dureza »

Mindanao’s Loss: Maleem Mimbantas by Jess Dureza

ALEEM MIMBANTAS — The vice chairman of the MILF and a respected religious leader in Lanao  died a few days ago of heart attack. Aleem Mimbantas was an Islamic religious guru who was revered by Muslims here and elsewhere. He was buried in Butig in Lanao,  beside  the graveyard of his bosom friend, the late […]

Airline Tidbits by Jess G. Dureza »

Airline Tidbits by Jess G. Dureza

Why is it that Cebu Pacific still does not use, in most of its flights, the modern passenger tubes just to save on costs? Passengers have to needlessly walk through the tarmac.  This modern facility is for the convenience of the paying passengers. Also, when government built those modern airports on foreign loans, they have […]

P-Noy Style? (Part 1) by Jess G. Dureza »

P-Noy Style? (Part 1) by Jess G. Dureza

I was in Bukidnon meeting with the lumads and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) last Friday so I caught up with the Mindanao Power Summit only on the finishing portion of the TV re-play that evening. My few comments. One, that was a good worthwhile exercise with Pres. Aquino no less handling such […]

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