Moro Netizens

Young Moro women record on their phones a pro-Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) rally in Tantawan Park in Cotabato City 25 Feb 2015. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

MILF commander who stopped Mamasapano clash shuns interview with BOI

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews/26 Feb) – A commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front who was instrumental in stopping the clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan. 25 has refused to… »

Inside Camp Darapanan

MILF Vice Chair for Political Affairs Ghazali Jaafar (left) welcomes the PNP Board of Inquiry led by Director Benjamin Magalong (center) in the MILF’s Camp Darapanan, Simuay, Sultan Kudarat municipality… »

Pro-Aquino, Pro-BBL

Cotabato residents rally to express their support to President Benigno Aquino III and the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law at the Tantawan Park in in Cotabato City on Wednesday (25 Feb… »

Yes to BBL

Army soldiers walk past a poster urging the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano town in Maguindanao on Tuesday (24 Feb 2015). The soldiers were… »

PNP Board of Inquiry members visit clash site with survivor as guide

TUKANALIPAO, Mamasapano (MindaNews / 24 Feb) – the PNP Board of Inquiry on Tuesday tracked the path taken by the Special Action Force commandos last Jan. 25 when they launched Oplan “Exodus”… »

Xavier U to honor Deles, Ferrer and Iqbal in graduation rites

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/23 Feb) — Xavier University has invited Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles; Government Peace Panel Chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer; and Mohagher Iqbal, chair of the… »

Bakwit Family

A family rests at the day care center in Barangay Inug-ug, Pikit town in North Cotabato where they fled to escape the fighting between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and… »

Heavy Artillery

A 105mm artillery sits in the middle of a pineapple plantation in Malaybalay City in Bukidnon on Feb. 13, 2015 after a week of clashes with New Peoples Army rebels.… »

Army says sorry to birdwatchers for clash with NPA in Malaybalay

CAPITAN ANGHEL, Malaybalay City (MindaNews/14 February) – An Army official has expressed apologies for the encounter between soldiers and suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in a popular bird watching… »

Maranaos donate money to MILF ‘martyrs’ during pro-BBL rally

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – At first, the money came in trickles. Coins, P20 bills, then P50 bills. Then as suddenly as it started, everyone was throwing bills… »

For Bangsamoro

Marawi City residents participate in the Bangsamoro National Day of Mourning rally in Plaza Cabili, Banggolo on Tuesday (10 Feb 2015). The rallyists are calling for the passage of the… »

Sky Jumpers

Two Army parachutists land at the parade ground of the 4th Infantry Division during its 45th anniversary in Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City Thursday (5 Feb 2014). MindaNews… »

Downed Huey

A flight crew checks on a Philippine Air Force UH-1 Huey helicopter that crashed upside down as it tried to take off from the golf course of the 4th Infantry… »


South Korean kidnap victim Sung Ki Yoon (left) shakes the hand of Consul Yong Jeung Park at the PNP Region 10 office in Camp Alagar, Cagayan de Oro City Wednesday… »

PAF Huey chopper crashes inside military camp in CDO, none hurt

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Feb) – A Philippine Air Force UH-1 Huey helicopter crashed moments after it tried to take off from the golf course of the… »

Is ‘Marwan’ dead? FBI analyzing biological sample given by PH authorities

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/03 February) — The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is analyzing a biological sample provided by Philippine authorities to determine if it belongs to the suspected… »

In pursuit of Marwan, deaths in the marshland

TUKANALIPAO, Mamasapano, Maguindanao (MindaNews/ 01 Feb) — “Hindi namin namalayan ang pagpasok nila. Nagising kami nang nagputukan na” (We did not notice their entry. We woke up to the sound… »


Policemen wear black arm bands as they check on passing vehicles at a checkpoint in Barangay Dalingaoen, Pikit town, North Cotabato on Jan.29, 2015. Policemen all over the country are… »

Fallen Policemen

Fellow police officers carry the caskets of slain policemen involved in the Mamasapano clash to be loaded into Philippine Air Force C-130 planes that will take them to Manila Thursday morning… »

PNP holds sendoff ceremony for slain cops

AWANG AIRPORT, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 29 Jan) – The Philippine National Police held a sendoff ceremony for 42 policemen slain in Mamasapano whose remains were airlifted to Villamor Airbase… »

It was self defense, not massacre – Murad

CAMP DARAPANAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 28 Jan) – “It was not a massacre, it was self defense.” Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim said their fighters acted in… »

Preserve Peace

MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim told reporters on Wednesday (28 Jan. 2015) they will pursue peace despite the incident in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao. Murad spoke with reporters at Camp Darapanan in… »

After the Battle

Residents unload their sacks of half-dried copra as they returnto their village in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano on January 27, 2015, two days after the fighting that left 44 policemen and… »

Marines land in Cotabato; “just routine,” officials say  

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/27 January) — A battalion of battle-hardened Philippine Marines arrived at dusk Tuesday from various staging points in Sulu and Palawan but military officials quickly allayed fears they would be… »

New but Already Defaced

The new bridge that connects Barangay Carmen to Divisoria in Cagayan de Oro City is yet to be inaugurated on Feb. 6, but it is already being vandalized as this… »

New CDO bridge defaced; opening postponed to Feb. 8

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/25 January) — Vandals have defaced the newest bridge in the city prompting authorities here to move its inauguration from Feb. 6 to Feb. 8. Department… »

62 months later

Journalists light candles at the Press Freedom Monument in Cagayan de Oro City on Jan. 23, 2015, five years and two months after the Ampatuan Massacre. Journalists here have been… »

The Bridges of Cagayan

Aerial view of three bridges in Cagayan de Oro City taken last Jan. 16. The newest bridge in the foreground will be inaugurated on Feb. 6. The Ysalina Bridge (painted in… »

CDO’s newly opened bridge is closed again, until inauguration

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – The newest bridge in the city that was opened for vehicular traffic for five days last week was closed again by… »

Father’s Lament

Retired police officer Rolando Jamaca (in yellow shirt and holding the microphone) told journalists and police officers during a dialogue at the Archbishop Residence in Cagayan de Oro City on… »

CDO broadcaster gets death threats

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/20 January) – DXIF-Bombo Radyo anchorman Junel Ucat revealed in a dialogue Tuesday between journalists and the city police office that he received last Jan. 12… »

Release of 3 Surigao cops held by NPA faces further delay

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/17 January) – It looks like the release of three policemen from Surigao del Norte who are being held captive by the New People’s Army will be delayed… »

Farm life

A nipa hut in the middle of rice paddies in Agusan del Norte on Jan. 16, 2014. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Saving the Pope

Retired police Supt. Rodolfo Mañoza holds a copy of the defunct Philippine Journal, which published a photo of him and his colleagues dragging away Bolivian painter Benjamin Mendoza, who attacked… »

Retired police officer recalls struggle with Bolivian painter who tried to kill Pope Paul VI in 1970 Manila visit

On November 27, 1970, Bolivian artist Benjamin Mendoza, wearing a priest’s cassock, slashed Pope Paul VI with a dagger after he managed to slip through airport security in Manila. Manila… »

Church coordinating with police, military re threats vs Pope

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – Church officials here are in regular contact with local police and military officials to see if there is a security threat… »

CDO journalists back broadcaster getting death threats

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Jan) – Journalists in this city have banded together after a Bombo Radio broadcaster received threatening text messages for his commentaries on extra-judicial… »

200 CdeO residents fly to Manila for Pope Francis

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/13 Jan) — At least 200 residents here are leaving for Manila o n Wednesday to participate in the activities lined up for the visit of Pope… »

Black Nazarene

A devotee presses the Black Nazarene at the Jesus Nazareno Parish Church in Cagayan de Oro City Wednesday (7 Jan 2014). The annual procession of the Black Nazarene will start on… »

A Bridge Too Far

Commuters walk to waiting buses on Tuesday (Dec. 30) across the bridge in Barangay Mambayaan Balingasag town, Misamis Oriental which was damaged by tropical storm Seniang the day before. Traders… »

‘Seniang’ leaves 3 people dead, displaces thousands in northern Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/30 December) — Three persons, including a seven-year-old girl in Bukidnon who went out from their house to look for her father, were killed as tropical storm… »

‘Seniang’ batters Misamis Oriental; province placed under state of calamity

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/29 December) – Heavy rains and strong winds spawned by tropical storm Seniang destroyed bridges, flooded roads and trapped 60 climbers in a remote mountain in… »

Madlos: release of captured soldiers an act of goodwill to re-start peace talks  

MARIHATAG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/27 December) — The National Democratic Front (NDF)-Mindanao on Friday said peace talks with the Philippine government will likely restart soon as its armed wing released two Army… »

Show of force

 New Peoples Army rebels stand with their AK 47 rifles during the celebrationof the 46th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines in a village in Marihatag, Surigao del… »

Christmas has finally come for Sendong survivors

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 24 December) — Christmas has finally arrived in the relocation site for survivors of the December 16-17, 2011 tropical storm Sendong in Barangay Indahag,… »

Hot weather almost stops Baclaran-Iligan “Climate Ride”

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/23 December) – His experience along the Bukidnon-Davao highway Sunday proved to Redemporist priest Fr. Amado “Picx” Picardal that he was doing the right thing when he… »

Biking Priest in CDO

Fr. Amado “Picx” Picardal (center) arrives in Cagayan de Oro City, accompanied by cyclists from Malaybalay City, Bukidnon on Dec. 22, 2014. From Cagayan de Oro, Picardal will pedal to… »

4.6 quake hits Northern Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Dec) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 on the Richter scale shook the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan and the provinces… »

Sitio Cala-cala

Devotees prepare the makeshift altar for the Misa de Gallo on Tuesday (16 Dec 2014) in Sitio Cala-cala, Tibasak, Barangay Macasandig, where hundreds of residents died during Typhoon Sendong three… »

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