China’s reclamations to cause fishery crisis, scientist warns

CORON, Palawan (MindaNews / 14 June) — National scientist Dr. Angel Alcala warned that the ongoing Chinese reclamation and construction along the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea will… »

Dangerous Move

A player from Butuan’s KJB gets thrown up after colliding with an opponent from Surigao del Norte in the Under 14 category match during the 5th Butuan-Agusan Norte Football Association… »

Voting on BBL Postponed

Members of the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law fill the Nograles Hall during the hearing on the bill on Monday, May 11, at the House of… »

Blocked

Moro women position themselves in front of anti-riot police outside the gate of the House of Representatives in Quezon City, 11 May 2015. The women join the march calling for… »

Summer Plunge

Children jump into the water to beat the summer heat in Libertad River in Barangay LIbertad, Butuan City, May 9, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Former street kid who finished college going home to bring message of hope

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/08 May) – He slept on the cold pavements of Cagayan de Oro City, sniffed solvent, and learned to steal and scavenge when he just seven years old… »

Hand in hand

Farmers in Barangay Candiis, Magsaysay town in Misamis Oriental help each other out prepare coconuts for processing on Monday (4 May 2015). MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Pacman Diehards

Spectators inside the gymnasium at the 4th Infantry Division headquarters in Camp Evangelista, Patag in Cagayan de Oro City cheer after Manny Pacquiao connects a punch in his fight against… »

“We suffer when our parents have no work”

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/02 May) — Fifteen year old Lito of Bukidnon joined his parents in the Labor Day march here last Friday to express how children suffer when… »

Eagle’s Shadow

Protesters carry effigies of President Benigno Aquino III and an American Eagle depicting alleged US influence in Philippine labor policies as they march along Velez Street in Cagayan de Oro… »

Welcome to Davao

A soldier inspects a passenger bus from Cagayan de Oro City at the Task Force Davao checkpoint in Calinan, Davao City on Sunday, 26 April 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin… »

Grass Fire

Firefighters help each other put out a grass fire that got out of control due to the summer heat in Barangay Camaman-an in Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday (21 April… »

US$7,000 up for grabs in 2015 Siargao international women surfing tourney

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 Apr) – The 8th Women International Surfing competition is expected to be the biggest to date as top seeded international surfers will compete for a… »

For A Safe Travel

A tribal chief and a baylan or spiritual leader sacrifice a chicken in a ritual known as Panawagtawag at the Press Freedom Monument, Capitol Grounds, Cagayan de Oro City (April… »

Early for Work

The colors of the morning skies slowly change as a fisherman drags his boat towards the deeper part of the waters for another day of fishing in Medina town, Misamis… »

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… »

Electrocutioners

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

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… »

Inferno

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… »

Salute

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… »

Rescued

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… »

Caroling

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

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