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… »

Butuan folks raise concerns on alleged mining operation disguised as quarry

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – Concerned citizens here have raised concerns over reports of an alleged mining operation in a hinterland village disguised as quarry a year after… »

Golden Field

The field appears gold as a farmer harvests rice early morning Wednesday (15 Oct 2014) in Barangay Libertad, Butuan City. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas


  Fisherfolk move from  Masao river towards Butuan Bay for yet another day of fishing.  MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas  

Morning Mist

Fog partly covers the sight of buildings and other structures in Cagayan de Oro City, October 9, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Effects of Mining

This is how massive mining operations look like from the air. Taken above the municipality of Carrascal in Surigao del Sur on Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin… »

Rainy Takeoff

A UH-1H Huey helicopter tries to take off amid the rain at the 30th Infantry Battalion headquarters in Barangay Bad-as, Placer town, Surigao del Norte on Tuesday, 7 October 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

MisOr villagers call for renewed support on turtle nesting grounds

MAGSAYSAY, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 7 Oct) – Residents and fisherfolks here are calling for renewed added support for the conservation and protection of the turtle nesting grounds in the… »

Man’s Touch

While a vendor trims off the stem of Malaysian Mumps, another one carries newly delivered flowers at a flower shop outside the Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro… »

2 Swiss nationals gunned down in Opol, Misamis Oriental  

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/05 Oct) — Two Swiss nationals were gunned down outside a local beach resort in Opol town, Misamis Oriental Sunday afternoon. Police identified the victims as Robert Erich… »

Getting Ready

A fisherman in barangay Luyong Bonbon in Opol town, Misamis Oriental untangles the nylon cord he will use for fishing as the sun emerges from the horizon, September 29, 2014.… »

Perfect Timing

A Brahminy Kite dives and scoops out a fish from the murky waters of Cagayan de Oro River, September 26, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Roving Furniture Vendors

An elderly couple and their grandchild walk across the national highway to sell furniture in Barangay Consuelo, Magsaysay town in Misamis Oriental, February 25, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Water Ferry

Mother and child bring home potable water in plastic containers aboard a wooden canoe in the calm waters of Masao River in Butuan City Tuesday (23 Sept 2014). MindaNews photo… »

View of the Mines

A mining company bus ferries workers through the Carac-an Bridge in Madrid town, Surigao del Sur on Saturday, 20 Sept 2014. Seen in the background is the ongoing large-scale mining… »

Taho Vendor

A vendor braves the rain brought about by Tropical Storm Mario as he sells taho (soft silken tofu) in Barangay Diego Silang in Butuan City Wednesday (17 Sept 2014). MindaNews… »

Binuangan Accident

Residents try to help in pulling the remaining Magkuno lumber out of the Isuzu Elf that flipped over in Barangay Poblacion, Binuangan town, Misamis Oriental, September 14, 2014. The truck… »

New 4ID Commander

New 4th Infantry Division commander Major General Oscar Lactao (center) shakes hands with outgoing commander Major General Ricardo Visaya (right) during the turnover of command ceremony at Camp Evangelista, Patag… »

No Longer for Vehicles?

An entire road becomes a solar drier for rice and corn grains in Barangay Taytay, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, September 5, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas


A woman arranges leaves of Lampakanay or Cattail plant for drying along the barangay road in Baybay, Alubijid town in Misamis Oriental, September 5, 2014. The plant is used for… »

Festive Kalesa

A traditional horse-drawn carriage or kalesa gets a new look for the Pamulak sa Kadayawan floral float competition and civic parade in Davao City, August 17, 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Tunog Mindanao Champs

High school students from the Davao City National High School celebrate after winning the Tunog Mindanao World Music Festival at the SM City Mall in Davao City Wednesday evening (13… »

Badjao Education

A Badjao girl plays the role of a teacher with her neighbor along the stilt pathway of their home in an area known as Dapsa in Davao City on Monday,… »

Heavy Traffic

Traffic volume seems to have increased in Davao City as activities for the annual Kadayawan Festival pick up as shown in this photo of Trading Boulevard on August 11, 2014.… »

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