Adventurer Arniel Balignot scales Lumbatin Falls in Barangay Pugaan, Iligan City without the aid of a rope on Sunday (18 Jan 2015). Lumbatin is the first, and the only one… »

Secret Falls

Thrill seekers explore the upper tier of the three-tier Secret Falls in the mountainous barangay of Pugaan in Iligan, also known as “The City of Waterfalls,” on Tuesday (6 January… »

Waterfall Selfie

A vacationer takes a selfie near the foot of Dodiongan Falls in Iligan City, also known as The City of Waterfalls, early morning Sunday (4 January 2015). MindaNews photo by… »

Hidden No More

A throng of adventure seekers crowd Tinago Falls on Friday (2 January 2015). Situated between Iligan City and Linamon, Lanao del Norte, it is so named because it is hidden… »

Inline Skates

Poor boys in Iligan City use inline skates with a twist – as if using a manual scooter. Spotted at the new circumferential road (C3) near Global Steel early morning… »

Swelling River

Residents of Hinaplanon in Iligan City monitor the rising water of Mandulog River as Typhoon Seniang battered Northern Mindanao on Monday (29 Dec 2014). They are standing on what is… »

Daring Boys

Instead of running away from the river with the rising water level as Typhoon Seniang batters Northern Mindanao, a boy leaps into the strong current of Palao River in Iligan… »

Boys and the Sea

Boys brave the waves in Talisayan, Misamis Oriental despite the strong winds and the rain in many parts of Northern Mindanao Saturday afternoon as a low pressure area is approaching,… »

Christmas Gift

A child at the Gawad Kalinga Rainbow Village in Barangay Tambacan in Iligan City shows off her family’s portrait, courtesy of the photography group The Umbrella, on Christmas eve 2014.… »

Making residents happy with family portraits as Christmas gifts

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 25 Dec) – Photohobbyists out there, maybe you’d like to make use of your expensive gear and your skills to make other people happy during this… »

‘Climate Ride’ ends in prayer for Sendong victims

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 Dec) – Fr. Amado ‘Picx’ Picardal’s 1,800-kilometer 14-day journey on a bicycle from Baclaran to Mindanao ended here noon today after saying a short prayer… »

Prayer for Sendong Victims

On the last leg of his 1,800-kilometer “Climate Ride,” Redemptorist priest Amado “Picx” Picardal says a prayer noon Tuesday (23 Dec 2014) for the victims of Typhoon Sendong right at… »

Almost Done

Runners pass underneath the rebuilt Mandulog Bridge in Iligan City on Sunday (30 Nov 2014). The original bridge, shown in the background, fell during Typhoon Sendong three years ago after… »

Amidst the Clouds

The clouds part briefly to show the peak of Mt. Kitanglad in Bukidnon to passengers of a passing plane Wednesday morning (5 Nov 2014). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Tinago Falls

Even on a weekday, picnickers crowd Tinago Falls along the boundary of Iligan City and Linamon, Lanao del Norte Wednesday (22 Oct 2014), thanks to the semestral break. MindaNews photo… »

Daycare Center

Pre-school children attend a day care center without walls in hinterland Barangay Pugaan in Iligan City Friday (27 June 2014). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Fresh Harvest

A farmer in the mountains of Barangay Tipanoy in Iligan City washes his newly harvested cucumber Sunday morning (22 June 2014) before bringing these to the market downtown. MindaNews photo… »

I Believe I Can Fly

I BELIEVE I CAN FLY. When at Tinago Falls (at the boundary of Iligan City and Linamon, Lanao del Norte), do not just watch out for the majestic waterfall. Look… »

Big Baskets

Teenaged boys make big baskets using bamboo in the hinterland village of Pugaan in Iligan City on Saturday (24 May 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Climbing Kids

Children in the hinterlands of Pugaan, Iligan City climb up a tree on Saturday (19 April 2014) to harvest ripe mangoes. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Visita Altares

Praying at the altar of the San Roque Church in Acmac, Iligan City Thursday evening (17 April 2014) for the traditional lenten visita altares, when Catholics visit seven churches on… »

Holy Week Preview

As the Holy Week approaches, small processions like this one in the municipality of Mahinog on Friday (11 April 2014) are common in Camiguin Island, where hundreds of Catholics are… »

Holiday Treat

Iliganons enjoy the “Araw ng Kagitingan” holiday by whiling the time away at the foot of Dodiongan Falls in Barangay Bonbonon, Iligan City on Wednesday, 9 April 2014. MindaNews photo… »

Yoga Jump

Striking a yoga pose while jumping into the natural pool at the foot of Dalipuga Falls in Iligan City, which is known as the “City of Waterfalls.” Upstream of this… »

Waterfalls galore!

TRAVEL/FITNESS ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 09 March) – Until recently, I’ve been to eight of Iligan’s two dozen or so waterfalls. Twice I was commissioned by the City Tourism Office… »

House on a Hill

Residents of this little house on a hill must have a spectacular view of the sunrise and sunset. Spotted at Barangay Tomas Cabili in Iligan City early morning Tuesday (25… »

Pampam Falls

Picnickers enjoy the cool waters of Pampam Falls in the mountains of Barangay Dalipuga, Iligan City on Sunday, 23 February 2014. Known as the City of Waterfalls, Iligan claims to… »

Sunset From a Hill

Mother and child enjoy the gorgeous sunset from atop a hill in Sta. Filomena, Iligan City, on Friday, 21 February 2014. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera


A woman prepares tree branches for firewood early morning Friday (21 Feb 2014) in Tipanoy, Iligan City. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Flower Farm

A farmer waters her flower garden early morning Thursday (20 Feb 2014) in Sitio Mibala, Barangay Tipanoy in Iligan City. The cut flower industry is booming in this mountainous part… »

Chaos at the Bridge

Because each motorist wants to be the first to cross the temporary one-lane Lapayan Bridge in the boundary of Linamon and Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte, no one wants to give… »

Championship Game

A player from Team KKK (white, with members coming from various places) tries to block a pass from a member of Metro Manila’s Team Roaches (red) during the championship match… »

Hot Piaya

A woman cooks piaya, a delicacy originally from Negros, in the side streets of Iligan City on Thursday (30 January 2014), selling them for P6 apiece for the chocolate version,… »

Enjoying the Sun

Enjoying the rare good weather in these parts, fishermen catching fish in the shallow waters of Initao, Misamis Oriental call it a day by noon Tuesday, 28 January 2014. MindaNews… »

Bridge Repair

Commuters continue to cross the Lapayan River in Lanao del Norte by banca as of Sunday 26 January 2014 as workers repair the bridge connecting the municipalities of Linamon and… »

Flights Resume

Relatives of airline passengers at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental attempt a last glimpse of their loved ones when flights resumed Thursday (16 January 2014) after several days of… »


Passengers anxiously wait for status of their flights at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental on Tuesday (14 January 2014) as a low pressure area dumped rains in many parts… »

MINDANAO 2013: Mindanao finally learns its lesson; was “over-prepared” for Yolanda

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/ 05 January) — Mindanao may have been fortunate to be spared  Yolanda’s wrath, but it preoccupied Mindanawons nevertheless, after typhoon Sendong and super typhoon Pablo devastated many… »

Sunset by the Bay

A young family enjoys the sunset in Dapitan City on Friday, 3 January 2014. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Backhoes at Work

Runners in Iligan City pause as two backhoes work on a portion of the circumferential road in Iligan City Thursday (2 January 2014). Known to locals as “C3,” this highway… »

Dodiongan Falls

A boy enjoys a jump into the water at the foot of Dodiongan Falls in Digkilaan, Iligan City on Sunday morning (22 Dec 2013). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Puto Bumbong in Iligan

For the first time, puto bumbong, a delicacy common in the northern part of the country, is being sold during “simbang gabi” outside the St. Michael’s Cathedral in Iligan City.… »

A World of His Own

Oblivious of the world around him, this boy enjoys his quiet moment in the shade in the trisikad under his father’s mobile fruit stand at the Palao market in Iligan… »

Kids at Work

In Calanogas, Lanao del Sur, children manage the traffic in the portion of the Narciso Ramos Highway that is undergoing repair. MindaNews witnessed the children at work on Wednesday, 11… »

Road Repair

Workers repair a portion of the Narciso Ramos Highway in Kapatagan, Lanao del Sur on Monday, 9 Dec 2013. The highway connects the cities of Cotabato and Marawi. MindaNews photo… »

Race Against the Rain

Fishermen in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte rush to the shore when strong rains hit the coast Sunday morning (8 Dec 2013). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Buko Shed

Workers build “buko sheds” for picnickers near the foot of Tinago Falls in the boundary of Iligan City and Linamon, Lanao del Norte on Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013. Two of… »

Bat Sanctuary No More

A startled “flying fox” soars as another one sleeps on a mangrove tree devastated by Typhoon Yolanda in what used to be a bat sanctuary in Tabuk Island off Palompon,… »

Destruction of giant bat sanctuary a great loss for Palompon–envi exec

TABUK ISLAND, Palompon, Leyte (MindaNews / 29 November) – The devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda in this municipality is substantial, though fortunately the people heeded the call to seek refuge… »

Restoring Power

A lineman works overtime to help restore electricity in Palompon, Leyte on Thursday (28 Nov 2013). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

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