Carabao Race

Carabaos with riders run alongside those without handlers, who fell off along the way at a carabao race during the barangay fiesta in San Vicente, Butuan City on Wednesday (15… »

River ride

A child paddles a wooden canoe across Baug river along the fishing village in Magallanes, Agusan del Norte on April 10, 2015.  MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Bangus Harvest

Fisherfolks harvest bangus (milkfish) from a fishcage in Barangay Masao, Butuan City on Thursday (9 April 2015). MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Students hope for peaceful Mindanao through peace journalism

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 8 April) – Students and teachers from various schools in the Caraga Region expressed their hope for peace through responsible and balanced journalism during a peace… »

Peace Journalism

Former broadcast journalist Primy Cane, who just completed her masteral on Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney, talks about how to distinguish the forms of violence during… »

Flower Frenzy

Hundreds of people swarm around the image of Jesus Christ in a frenzy to get hold of the flowers used in adorning the cart during the Easter Sunday “sugat” or… »

Walk of Faith

Thousands swarm on the road going to the final stages of the station of the cross during the Good Friday dawn procession dubbed Panaad 2015 toward the mountain in Barangay… »

Sacrificial Chicken

A baylan or spiritual leader conducts a ritual to communicate with the spirit while holding a sacrificial chicken during the start of the Indigenous People Leaders summit held at Camp Evangelista… »

Cop injured in failed ambush on convoy of Agusan Norte governor

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – A police officer was injured after the convoy carrying Agusan del Norte Gov. Ma. Angelica Amante-Matba was ambushed while travelling along… »


Fisherman in a shallow pond use electric rods to catch freshwater fish in Barangay Bayanihan, Butuan City on Tuesday (17 March 2015). MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Another ‘bakwit’ Banwaon child dies in Agusan Sur

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/13 March) – A three-year-old Banwaon died at the evacuation camp in barangay Balit, San Luis town in Agusan del Sur at around 4:00 a.m. Thursday, the fifth child… »

Splitting Rattan

Workers split a rattan stem into smaller parts in Barangay Dona Flavia, San Luis town in Agusan del Sur Tuesday (10 March 2015). The rattan will be sent to Cebu… »

Through Her Eyes

An elderly woman of the Banwaon tribe tries to rest inside a makeshift tent in the evacuation center in Barangay Balit, San Luis town in Agusan del Sur on Tuesday… »

All-out Peace

Socio-civic and religious organizations join the march across the streets in Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City on March 6, 2015 to show solidarity with the call for All out Peace… »


Sparks hit the pavement as a worker welds a part of the building being built on J.C. Aquino Avenue in Butuan City, February 20, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Photo Exhibit

A lumad of the Banwaon tribe from San Luis, Agusan del Sur looks at a photo exhibit featuring alleged human rights violations in the Caraga Region displayed at the Libertad… »

Young Faith

A child gets an ash in the sign of the cross on his forehead as hundreds gather to celebrate the start of lent during the Ash Wednesday mass at Saint Joseph Cathedral… »

Start of Protest

Representatives from various sectors and indigenous people from Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur raise their fist and echoed the call to stop the alleged militarization of the hinterlands… »

Hand that Feeds

A farmer throws synthetic fertilizer into a rice field in barangay Lemon, Butuan City, February 15, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Usual Valentine’s Day Scene

Flower vendors enjoy brisk sales on Saturday, Valentine’s Day, in Butuan City. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Counting Guns

Officers of the PNP Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) catalog the firearms and equipment captured from suspected New People’s Army guerrillas inside the RPSB headquarters in Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad,… »

NPA captured, firearms seized in clash with police in Agusan

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – Police troopers under the 13th Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) captured a suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerilla together with high-powered firearms and… »


Firefighters desperately try to contain the blaze that engulfed the Hall of Justice Building in Hayes Street, Friday evening, January 30, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Rear Guard

A soldier watches the rear of his squad’s route during the 2015 Rifle Squad Challenge Competition at the 4th Infantry Division Headquarters in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City, January… »

Getting Ready

Fishermen prepare their gears as the sunset signals another evening fishing sortie in barangay Mabua, Surigao City, January 24, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Duterte on the presidency: ‘I’m waiting for signs from God’

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/23 January)—Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is not closing his doors to running for the country’s presidency in 2016, revealing in his “listening tour” here, the first of… »


Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao, commander of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, salutes to waiting officers after coming down from the UH-1H Huey helicopter to attend the Joint Peace and Security… »

More troops coming to Caraga, says 4ID commander

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – More soldiers will be deployed to the Caraga Region but more for “development and not war,” according to Maj. Gen. Oscar… »

For Pope Francis’ Visit

Workers place iron barriers in an open field where Pope Francis is expected to celebrate mass during his visit on January 17, near the Tacloban City National Airport, in this… »


Rescuers and residents help each other in rescuing a child trapped with relatives in Brgy Sihayon, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, December 29, 2014 as Typhoon Seniang battered the province. Governor Yevgeny… »

Seniang’s Fury in Butuan

Vehicles try to negotiate a flooded part of the highway in barangay Lemon in Butuan City, December 28, 2014. Tropical storm Seniang has brought heavy rains across Mindanao since last… »

Border Security

Personnel of the police’s Regional Public Safety Battalion conducts a checkpoint in Carmen town, Agusan del Norte’s border with Misamis Oriental (Dec. 13, 2014) in response to the bus bombing… »

Caraga placed on high alert after Bukidnon bus blast

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/15 December) – Security measures have been stepped up in Caraga region right after the bombing of a passenger bus in Maramag, Bukidnon last week, the regional office… »

Whiskered Flyers

Whiskered Terns fly above a farmer plowing his field as other birds feed on worms and insects below, in Barangay Ampayon in Butuan City, December 12, 2014. MindaNews photo by… »


In this season of caroling, members of a schoold drum and lyre band  in Butuan City  perform Christmas tunes outside business establishments. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Typhoon Veterans

 An elderly couple, who claims to have survived countless of typhoons, sits on the cold concrete floor of the Surigao del Norte National High School classroom that was converted into… »

Preemptive evacuation ordered in 17 towns, 2 cities in Surigao Sur

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/05 December)—Surigao del Sur Gov. Johnny Pimentel has instructed officials of 17 towns and two cities to conduct preemptive evacuations, especially along coastal villages, as precaution to super… »


Rescuers from the Search and Rescue of Agusan del Sur carry the injured passenger on a stretcher across the national highway from a multi-cab passenger vehicle that overturned in barangay… »


Members of the police’s 13th Regional Public Safety Battalion request motorists to lower the window at a checkpoint along the highway in the highlands of Kitcharao town, Agusan del Norte… »

Butuan Fire

A firefighter tries to go inside a burning shop while another sprays water on the upper part of another after a fire burned down two commercial spaces and partially burned… »

Lantern Maker

A lantern maker hangs the newly finished lanterns for potential customers at their roadside house in Barangay 34, Cagayan de Oro City, November 13, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas


A man lies in pain on the concrete pavement after his motorcycle hit the side of a 4×2 pick-up along the Lapasan Highway in Cagayan de Oro City, November 7,… »

Hagonoy Island

Boats carrying tourists line along the coast as tourists experience the clear blue waters and fine powdery white sand of Hagonoy Island, one of the six islands and islets comprising… »

To the Sea

Rolando Pagara of Pawikan Conservation in Magsaysay town, Misamis Oriental releases 112 Hawksbill turtles along the coastline of barangay Candiis on October 25, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Sunset Fishing

The setting sun lends a picturesque background to this sight of a child fishing beside the pond along the Capitol-Bonbon diversion road in Barangay Pareja in Butuan City, October 22,… »

Community empowerment key to disaster preparedness – official

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/22 October) – Empowering communities, not high-tech gadgets, will make them better prepared for disasters, an official said. Liza Mazo, regional director of the Office of Civil Defense… »

Farmers’ Protest

Farmers from the four provinces of Caraga Region join a protest action in the streets of Butuan City Tuesday (21 Oct 2014) to call for real land reform and other… »

Fighting Fire

Firefighters dump water into a blaze that razed four houses to the ground Sunday afternoon (19 Oct 2014) in Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

“Skylab” ride

Ten children and adults all without helmets, balance on a motorcycle configuration known as “Skylab”  along the national highway in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur on October 17. MindaNews photo… »

Quarry or Mining?

An aerial picture of the claimed quarry operation along the Taligaman River in Butuan City taken 8 October 2014. Residents are suspecting that there is mining operation here, because that was… »

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