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  • Gay in the highlands

    What is it like to be gay and belong to an ethnic tribe in the Philippines? For Romnick Ampi, he only...

    Michael David TanMay 7, 2019
  • Lyn-Lyn of Digos: Look for the good in life

    Lyn-Lyn's capital reaches P400 per day, but earnings vary depending on season. At times, she said, "paulan ko pero way kita...

    Kiki TanMay 1, 2019
  • The 81-year-old plucky Lumad woman

    Meet Basintao Calimpang, an 81-year-old plucky Lumad woman from the Tagbawa Manobo ethic group of people. Living in Meohao at the...

    Michael David TanMarch 10, 2019
  • Lesbian Lumad

    What is it like to be a lesbian and also a part of an indigenous group? For Teng Calimpang, the Tagbawa...

    Michael David TanFebruary 25, 2019
  • Ali on being trans and Muslim

    An interview with a human rights defender from General Santos City, Ali Macalintal, who is also trans and Muslim. As she...

    Michael David TanFebruary 10, 2019
  • Andrea finds her groove

    What is it like to be trans in General Santos City in southern Philippines? Local trans leader Andrea Faith Mahiwaga shares...

    Michael David TanFebruary 7, 2019
  • Photos from the fringes of the rainbow

    On June 13, 2015, fashion designer Veejay Floresca – who happens to be a transgender woman – alleged that she was...

    MindanawMag StaffAugust 25, 2018
  • Emilia of GenSan: Look at the positive in life

    Emilia, 43, has been selling food since she was 18, when her mother passed away and her father married again, so...

    Mikee dela CruzJuly 27, 2018
  • Ludovina of Davao City: ‘Just keep working’

    “Sultii lang mga tawo nga nangita ka nako; tingali tanan kaila sila sa ako diri (Just tell people you’re looking for...

    Mikee dela CruzJuly 26, 2018
  • Dats from Bukidnon: ‘Fight for holistic social justice’

    The fight for LGBTQI Pride, said Dats Ventura, a lesbian Lumad leader (from the Manobo tribe) from Bukidnon in Northern Mindanao,...

    Michael David TanJuly 26, 2018
The Mindanao group of islands in southern Philippines has long been called as the country's "Promised Land" - albeit this is often said as a yet-fulfilled potential, instead of highlighting what the place now has to offer. We don't only believe it's wrong; we also strongly believe time to correct this and highlight everything about this place that is, indeed, a land full of promise. So here's... Mindanaw Magazine!

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