Welcome to Miakadodo!
You are all welcome to contribute your thoughts. Please restrict your entry to matters that has to do with MSU and Mindanao. Let us not be tempted to stray into general Philippine politics except of course where it directly affects MSU and Mindanao, and much less into US politics as exciting as the present presidential race has been, even while still in the primaries. If you feel very strongly about such matters I suggest that you find other more appropruate blogsites . I am sure there are many of them in the blogsphere. You can Google for blogs that contain your desired topic.
Regarding tthe nature of what we can enter, Blogger --the blogsite host, which happens to be owned by Google has this to say:
"Blogger strongly believes in freedom of speech. We believe that having a variety of perspectives is an important part of what makes blogs such an exciting and diverse medium. With that said, there are certain types of content that are not allowed on Blogger. While Blogger values and safeguards political and social commentary, material that promotes hatred toward groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity is not allowed on Blogger."
As for specific guidelines on what is acceptable or not for this particular website I will welcome all of you to contribute your ideas so we can formulate the guidelines collectively on line -- that is if you feel very strongly about having such guidelines. Personally I prefer this to be a forum for "malayang talakayan basta walang personalan". As moderator if I think something may hurt the sensibility of others I reserve the right to remove such material from Miakadodo. Likewise if any of you feel strongly that a particular writing does not belong here and has to be trashed please alert me and state your reason for believing so.
There is nothing frivolous on my choice of the name I gave this blogsite. I originally wanted to name it as follows:
MSUans Intent on Advocating Knowledge, Action and Determination to Obtain Development Objectives.
But you have to admit it is too long a name for a blogsite so I settled on the its acronym which happens to spell out MIAKADODO. How about that!
It is actually named after the group of MSUans that has the record of meeting most frequently and for the longest time, -- to be exact almost every Thursday since 9/11 according to the founding organizer of Miakadodo -- Bob Lim. What can be more appropriate than that. Neither rain or snow or sleet or hail can deter us from meeting Thursdays at the Dome in EDSA Shangrila. I have to admit though that the occasional Typhoon Signal No 2 or 3 does prevent us from meeting. So no amount of calamity (short of a power outage) should prevent us from meeting in this site.
So bloggers log in and type away!