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… »


A student takes time for a “selfie” while his classmates duck during the earthquake drill at Bukidnon State University in Malaybalay City on Thursday (23 July 2015). MindaNews photo by… »

Malaybalay Garbage

The sight and smell of garbage along a drainage canal combines with that of chickens being displayed on a sidewalk near the public market in Malaybalay City Wednesday (22 July… »

Break of Fast

Two Muslim girls stand outside while their elders pray inside the mosque in Malaybalay City on Friday, 17 July 2015, during the Eid’l Fitr celebration which marks the end of… »

Young and Old

A young boy joins the elders in prayer during the Eid’l Fitr celebration inside the mosque in Malaybalay City on Friday, 17 July 2015. Eid’l Fitr marks the end of… »

Frying Bananas

A vendor fries banana in his makeshift kitchen at the public market in Malaybalay City, 04 July 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

US Senate asked to keep restrictions on military aid to PH

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 July) – The United States Senate has been asked to retain key provisions from past legislation restricting military funding to the Philippines due to the alleged failure… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: PNoy, Poe and the 2016 polls

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 June) – That Senator Grace Poe has overtaken Vice President Jejomar Binay in the latest surveys on presidential hopefuls done by the Social Weather Stations and Pulse… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Climate change and the Church

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 June) – It was long in coming, but at least and at last, it has come – a strong statement from the Roman Catholic Church on the… »


A dog waits for a group of people taking their snacks at a bakeshop in Malaybalay City to part with their bread on Thursday (18 June 2015). MindaNews photo by… »

Mangrove Expert

Dr. Jurgenne Honculada-Primavera addressing the Philippine Ecosystem Alliance in Cebu City on Tuesday (9 June 2015). She has warned that wrong practices have caused many mangrove rehabilitation projects in the Philippines to… »

Mangrove rehab projects in PH lack science – expert

CEBU CITY (MindaNews / 10 June) – Wrong practices have caused many mangrove rehabilitation projects in the Philippines to fail, an expert said Tuesday. Dr. Jurgenne Honculada-Primavera, a scientist known for… »

National Greening Program won’t address climate change – former DENR exec

CEBU CITY (MindaNews/09 June) – The government’s National Greening Program or NGP won’t address the threats posed by climate change, a former environment official said Tuesday. Raoul Geollegue, former regional… »

Where the court is seldom needed

If it rarely happens that a Lumad from Barangay Rogongon in Iligan City lands in jail, it does not mean that it has always been peaceful in this predominantly Higaonon… »

End of Flores de Mayo

Children render songs of praise during the culmination program of the Flores de Mayo inside the parish church in Airport Village, Malaybalay City on Sunday (May 31, 2015). Flores de… »

Substance of Life

A boy drinks from a hose before filling his containers with water in Sitio Landing, Malaybalay City on Sunday, May 17. Having no water connection of their own, his family… »

Slow Day

A vendor waits for buyers of his baskets and firewood at the public market in Malaybalay City late afternoon on Saturday, May 16. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Fruit of Labor

A worker prepares a frame for concrete on top of a new building inside the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology in Iligan City on Friday, May 15. MindaNews photo by H.… »

Pacquiao loses to Mayweather

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – Filipino boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao thought he won the much hyped and much awaited fight against undefeated American welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday… »

Seaside Vendors

Vendors of puso (rice cooked in coconut leaves) and other food items station themselves at a beach resort in Opol, Misamis Oriental on 19 April 2015 to take advantage of… »

Nature’s Magic

Sunset in Opol, Misamis Oriental on April 18, 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Summer Getaway

A visitor enjoys the thrill of riding the 820-meter zip line at the Dahilayan Forest Park in Barangay Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon (April 18, 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos… »

Palm Sunday Prep

Flower vendors in Malaybalay City fashion coconut leaves into religious symbols like cross which they sell at P20 each for the Palm Sunday on March 29, which signals the start… »

Graduation ‘groupie’

Graduates of the Bukidnon National High School in Malaybalay City take a “groupie” during their graduation rites on Thursday (26 March 2015). There will be no high school graduates until… »

MILF on Mamasapano clash: SAF was at fault for not coordinating

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 March) – The failure of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force to coordinate with the ceasefire mechanisms of government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front led… »


Malaybalay City holds the Festival of Festivals on Saturday (March 21), a day before its 17th Charter Day celebration. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Festival of Festivals

Performers dressed in Ati-atihan-inspired costumes join Malaybalay City’s Festival of Festivals on Saturday (March 21), a day before its 17th Charter Day celebration. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Fresh Veggies

Sacks of newly harvested carrots are unloaded at the public market in Malaybalay City on Friday (March 20, 2015). The carrots came from Barangay Imbayao, a vegetable producing area in… »


MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 18 March) – Had President Aquino apologized and admitted responsibility for the clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao that led to the death of 44 Special Action Force… »

Sitting on ‘Papa’

After shouting “morag si Papa” (looks like Papa), a young boy sits on the lap of a monument at the Rizal Park in Malaybalay City, 17 March 2015. MindaNews photo… »

Balancing Act

A skate boarder tries to keep his balance after making a 360-degree twist as he glides down a slope during a long boarding competition in Malaybalay City on Sunday, 15… »


An invitational volleyball tournament is one of the highlights of this year’s Charter Day celebration in Malaybalay City. Teams from Davao, Cagayan de Oro and other cities are competing in… »

Basketball Tournament

Two defenders from Team Sumilao (Bukidnon) frustrate a layup attempt by a player from Team Wao (Lanao del Sur) in this bit of action during the inter-LGU basketball tournament in… »

Color of Summer

When these trees at Bukidnon National High School in Malaybalay City called golden shower turn, well, golden, the students know it’s already summer and classes are about to end (March… »

NPA burns 7 vehicles, attacks military outpost in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 March) — Suspected New People’s Army rebels burned seven vehicles and attacked a military detachment in Quezon town, Bukidnon at dawn on Sunday, a police official said… »

Handmade Paper

A worker cuts handmade paper to be made into boxes in a factory in Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental (March 5, 2015). The factory is receiving support from the Australian government.… »

ASEAN Economic Integration won’t threaten PH service sector – official

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/06 March) – There will be no unregulated entry of foreigners in the service sector in the country as a result of the upcoming implementation of… »

Clay Artisan

A worker molds an ornamental clay ware at the Stoneware Pottery Inc. shop in Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday (March 5, 2015). The shop, which caters to local… »

Lack of business sense, other problems bug PH coffee industry

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 March) – Lack of good business sense, among other problems, has bugged the growth of the country’s coffee industry, a former agriculture official… »

Talama: Rewarding the unheralded heroes of conservation

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) – Since its proclamation as a national park in 1990, and later as a full-fledged protected area in 2000 through Republic Act 8978, timber… »

In Memoriam: Mamasapano

You say you grieve for forty-four souls who fell as they danced with Death in the dawn They were your sons husbands fathers lovers friends This is our land And… »

PEACETALK: The biggest obstacle to peace is anti-Moro sentiment

(Closing statement of H. Marcos C. Mordeno, chair of MindaNews, at the Media Roundtable Discussion on the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the Pearlmont Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, 21 February… »

MILF vows to pursue talks; says Bangsamoro law must conform to peace pact

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/22 February) — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front will continue pushing for the conclusion of the peace agreement with government even if the present Congress fails… »

Still Hopeful for Peace

Prof. Abhoud Sayyed Lingga, a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panel, talks on the prospects of the peace process during the roundtable on the Bangsamoro Basic Law… »

Hard Paddle

A rowing team does an early morning practice in the waters between Davao City and Samal Island on Thursday, 12 February 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

PNoy accepts Purisima resignation; blames ex-SAF chief for Mamasapano debacle

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/06 February) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday announced he had accepted the resignation of suspended Philippine National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima, who had come… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: War in our hearts

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 February) – Is it grief for the death of the 44 members of the PNP Special Action Force or deep-running revulsion for the Moro people in general… »

NEWS ANALYSIS: Six-million dollar questions on the Mamasapano tragedy

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/27 January) – Social media has been awash with commentaries on the clash on Sunday (January 25) between members of the Special Action Force, an elite police unit,… »


MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 January) – No other foreign dignitary has earned as much adulation as Pope Francis had during his visit on January 15-19, which is quite understandable in that… »

Three Chairs

Former GPH peace panel chair and current Philippine Press Institute president Jesus Dureza (center) shares some thoughts with MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal and current GPH peace panel chair… »

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