Jonathan Cranston

Jon is from Virginia, USA. When Jon was ten years old, his family moved to Batangas and then to Cainta, Rizal, where his parents taught at Faith Academy for 9 years. He left the Philippines when he was 18 to attend college in the States. “I left a large portion of my soul with the land and the people…” he said. His first summer job was in a Jollibee at the Antipolo-Simbahan Junction, where he was the only “’kano” (short for Amerikano) on the team. He visited Davao twice as a young boy then as a teenager and is glad to be back here in Mindanao.

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AS HAGUPIT APPROACHES MANILA, THE VISAYAS PICK UP THE PIECES

On Monday, 08 December 2014, Typhoon Hagupit was downgraded to a tropical storm but remained formidable and perilous as it approached the densely populated region in and around the Philippine capital of Manila. The Philippine Red Cross reported that 21 people had been killed in the eastern Visayan island of Samar where Hagupit first made …

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PBCI CONSULTANT KRIZ CRUZADO GUIDES PAR ORGANIZERS AS HAGUPIT MADE LANDFALL

Typhoon “Ruby Hagupit” has been maintaining its course towards the Philippines, and has now made landfall in Dolores, Leyte at 2115PHT Saturday. Hagupit has maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph; it is forecast to move west at 16 kph. An estimated one million people have …

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WHY WE SUPPORT THE BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW

Bangsamoro is the name which the thirteen Muslim tribes of the southern Philippines use to refer to themselves collectively. Bangsa is a Malay word meaning nation. Moro is the name which the Spanish colonizers used to denote the Islamized peoples of the Philippine islands, and is derived from the Spanish name for the Muslim Moors …

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AT A SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE, MILF, AQUINO ADMINISTRATION PUSH PEACE AND BBL

At the Mindanao Solidarity Conference on the Bangsamoro, held in the meeting hall of Davao City’s Grand Regal Hotel, Philippine Congressman Raymond Democrito C. Mendoza asked the assembled delegates of Mindanao’s civil society organizations (CSOs) to assist him and his fellow members of the ad hoc congressional committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by …

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WHY WAS TIMUAY LENCIO ARIG SLAIN?

On the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 2nd, Timuay Lencio Arig, a 56-year-old Teduray chieftain, was walking from his farm in Barangay Romongaub, South Upi, Maguindanao to the highway. Earlier in the day, he had attended a relative’s wedding. “He was very happy because all of us were there. It was like a reunion and he …

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TALAANDIG DAY: ACTIVISM THROUGH CELEBRATION

Mingled with the joyfulness, feasting, fellowship, dancing and revelry of the Talaandig Day celebrations held in the heart of the Talaandig Ancestral Domain in Lantapan, Bukidnon this week there was also a measure of mourning. A doleful shadow overhung the gathering of Talaandig tribespeople and their supporters, and the dances of the tribe’s children and grandmothers …

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A VISIT TO DUBRIA FAMILY AT BARANGAY BALUTAKAY IN BANSALAN, DAVAO DEL SUR

On Saturday evening the PeaceBuilders team’s Isuzu Trooper, parked beside the cinderblock and sawali home of Joe Randy and Marivic Dubria, was the only operational four-wheeled vehicle in the village of Purok Pluto. Coffee for Peace Warehouse Manager Byron Pantoja, his veins filled with ice water, had piloted the bucking Trooper and the jostled PeaceBuilders …

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PBCI TEAM TRAINS LANTAPAN FARMERS

If you had visited the conference room of the Lantapan municipal legislative office in Purok-2, Barangay Poblacion, Lantapan Municipality in Bukidnon Province this last Thursday, you would have found the swivel chairs filled not with municipal lawmakers but with farmers from the five Lantapan coffee industry clusters.  Each of these five grower collectives, organized with …

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