Faith of A Child

A girl offers prayers and flowers before the statue of the Virgin Mary at the church in Airport Village, Malaybalay City on Friday (Nov. 27, 2015), feast day of the… »

Int’l probe body links Lumad killings, mil ops to mining interests in Surigao Sur

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 November) — The creation of paramilitary groups accused in the killing of Lumad leaders and ongoing military operations in Surigao del Sur are linked to the entry… »

Special Forces

Special Forces operatives of the Philippine Army take a noontime rest at a sari-sari store in Brgy. San Vicente, Baungon, Bukidnon on Friday (Nov. 6, 2015). MindaNews photo by H.… »

Lumad Beauties

Larabelle Caamulan (left), winner of the Laga ta Kitanglad 2015 contest, celebrates with Laga ta Kitanglad 2014 titlist Ana Marie Goayan in Brgy. San Vicente, Baungon, Bukidnon. Both are from… »

Spider Men

A man holds on to his opponent to prevent himself from falling in this scene during a game called spider boxing in Barangay San Vicente, Baungon town in Bukidnon on… »

Rest In Pink

A life plan company displays a pink coffin at a memorial park in Malaybalay City on Sunday (Nov. 1, 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Young Tomb Painter

A boy paints a tomb at the Catholic cemetery in Malaybalay City on Friday (Oct. 30, 2015). He charges between P100 and P150 depending on the size of the tomb.… »

Ready for ‘Undas”

Vendors in Malaybalay City fill their stalls with plenty of flowers on Friday (Oct. 30, 2015) hoping to earn more as the All Souls’ Day approaches. MindaNews photo by H.… »

Street Dance

Bukidnon celebrates the annual Kaamulan with a street dancing competition in Malaybalay City on Saturday (24 Oct. 2015). Shown in photo are dancers from Malitbog town. MindaNews photo by H.… »

Vine Bracelets

A Matigsalug woman from Marilog District in Davao City sells bracelets made of agsam or forest vine at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Friday (Oct. 23). MindaNews photo… »

Haze in Malaybalay

The haze over the skies in Malaybalay City lends a gloomy backdrop to the provincial capitol in this photo taken on Friday (Oct. 23). The haze, which is believed to… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: 130 faces of madness

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 19 October) – Reports said 130 individuals have filed certificates of candidacy for president. One may find this news amusing given that most of the aspirants… »

Four on One

Cowboys wrestle with a bull during the carambola event of the Kaamulan rodeo competition in Malaybalay City on Saturday (17 October 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Spider Fight

Spider fights have become a pastime at the public plaza in Malaybalay City as this photo taken on Thursday (15 October 2015) shows. Bets for these fights range from a… »

Hangout Area

The public plaza in front of San Isidro Cathedral remains the favorite hangout of many residents of Malaybalay City, as can be seen in this photo taken Wednesday (14 Oct… »

Taekwondo Tourney

A fighter releases a kick to the face of his opponent in this bit of action during the Mayor Inaki Zubiri Mindanao Taekwondo Championships at the Bukidnon State University in… »

Lawyer dies in ‘accidental shooting’ inside his car in Malaybalay

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/07 October) – Circumstances surrounding the death Tuesday of a lawyer in Malaybalay City have remained unclear as police were yet to locate and get the statement of… »


A mother prepares sweet potatoes at the town gym in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur on Friday (02 October 2015). She and her sons are among the 1,000 individuals that fled… »

Displaced (again) in Surigao del Sur

Killings and harassment attributed to a paramilitary group forced some 3,000 individuals to flee their homes in Barangay Diatagon in Lianga, Surigao del Sur and neighboring areas on Sept. 1,… »

Fishers’ Row

Fishing boats line the stretch of Dawis River in Tandag City on a foggy Friday morning (October 2, 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Church leaders call for disbandment of paramilitary groups in Surigao Sur

TANDAG CITY (MindaNews / 2 October) – Church leaders reiterated their calls for the disbandment and disarming of paramilitary groups that are being accused of sowing terror in Lumad communities… »

Learning the Hard Way

Manobo children try to continue with their daily chores as students at the evacuation site in Tandag City on Thursday (1 October 2015). Some 3,000 mostly Manobo Lumads fled their… »

Soldiers escorted killers of Lumad leaders, witnesses say

TANDAG CITY (MindaNews/01 October) – Some 30 Army troopers were with the members of the paramilitary group Magahat who reportedly killed three Lumad leaders in a village in Lianga, Surigao… »

Basket Maker

Baskets and other items made of indigenous materials are being displayed for sale along the highway in Barangay Langkilaan, Trento, Agusan del Sur (30 September 2015). MindaNews photo by H.… »


Apparently inured to the cold temperature of the place, this young man doesn’t mind taking a bath in the open in Marahan, Marilog District, Davao City late afternoon Thursday (24… »


Players of the College of Teacher Education double-team an opponent from the College of Business in the basketball semifinals Thursday (17 Sept. 2015) during the intramural of Bukidnon State University… »

Saving Soles

Despite the proliferation of cheap ukay-ukay or secondhand footwear, some people still prefer to have their old shoes repaired by shoemakers like this man in Malaybalay City (12 September 2015).… »

Cabbage Girl

A girl looks bored as she keeps watch of cabbage for sale at the public market in Malaybalay City on Saturday (12 September 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Bagani’s silent cry called art

Her works show the hand of years and practice. The colors of her drawings and paintings, the arrangement of beads on the necklaces and bracelets she assemble, and the fine… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOW: A continuing proxy war in Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 September) – It was during Martial Law that the military started using subalterns in the campaign against the communist-led New People’s Army (NPA). In areas that were… »

Early Christmas

The yuletide is still three months away, but workers are already arranging Christmas decors for sale inside a superstore in Malaybalay City on Sunday, 06 September 2015. MindaNews photo by… »

Multiple Tasks

A vendor sells lanzones and mangosteen while attending to her children on a sidewalk in Malaybalay City on Saturday, September 5, 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Remembering the days of fear, celebrating courage

It was in the dead of night that the soldiers came, forced themselves into the hut of a peasant family, dragged the poor farmer out into the yard, and in… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Democracy on the block

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/31 August) — Except for the rally that started on Thursday last week and ended on Monday morning, I don’t know of another incident in the past where… »


Two women spend the early afternoon on Thursday (27 August 2015) picking lice at a stall in front of the San Isidro Cathedral in Malaybalay City. MindaNews photo by H.… »

Life with the candles

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 August) — Her stall in front of the San Isidro Cathedral in Malaybalay City measures just around 2.5 feet x 3 feet. And on top and around… »

High Jump

Three friends enjoy a game of high jump at the plaza in Airport Village in Malaybalay City on Thursday (27 August 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Flower Vendor

A vendor arranges flowers at his stall in front of the San Isidro Cathedral in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (26 August 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

POETRY: Lost verses

There is a poem In every child that laughs and plays and believes In every woman that cares and suffers in the constancy of a mother’s love In every old… »


A vendor grates coconuts at the Malaybalay City public market. The price of coconuts range from 8-20 pesos depending on the size. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Firewood from Pine Trees

A boy arranges chopped pine trees which he sells at 10 pesos per three bundles at the market in Malaybalay City on Saturday (22 August 2015). He earns 20 pesos… »

Bed Covers

Three women sell bed covers at a subdivision in Malaybalay City on Friday morning, 21 August 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Beneficiaries of gov’t programs in Bukidnon endorse Roxas during ‘dialogue’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 August) – It was called “People’s Dialogue,” but the political undertone was all but subtle as the workshop reports presented by a pre-selected audience of people who… »


A supporter cannot hold her excitement while taking a “selfie” with Interior Secretary and presidential hopeful Mar Roxas at Bukidnon State University in Malaybalay City on Thursday (13 August 2015).… »


A player falls after colliding with an opponent during a practice game among soccer enthusiasts from Bukidnon State University at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (12 August… »

Valencia City Flood

People living along Panlibatuhan Creek in Valencia City in Bukidnon were caught flat-footed when the creek swelled on August 4, 2015 and flooded their homes, the water reaching as high… »

‘It was the worst flood ever in our place’

VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/06 August) – She had lived with floods in previous years. But for Leilani Cabanez, the flood that raged along Panlibatuhan Creek in this city on Tuesday was… »

Bridge No More

A resident carries his laundry past the bridge on Panlibatuhan Creek in Purok 21, Valencia City that was damaged by the flood on August 4, 2015. The bridge was built… »

SOMEONE ELE’S WINDOWS: A three-cornered fight?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 3 August) – As the deadline for the filing of certificates of candidacy nears, the list of aspirants for the presidency has been trimmed down to… »


MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/27 July) – “To the end of achieving peace, we are also committed to passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law. For far too long, the conflicts in the Bangsamoro have taken on… »

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