Daday Falls

HIDDEN TREASURE. Daday Falls in Sitio Mimbalawag, Barangay Dado in Alamada, North Cotabato. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco | Read Story

Daday Falls: A hidden gem of Alamada

ALAMADA, North Cotabato  (MindaNews/08 February) – Hidden by the rugged terrain of Barangay Dado is a towering falls whose water cascades through a river between deep ravines all the way… »

River Crossing

For five pesos, a rider gets to cross the Alamada River in Barangay Camansi, Alamada, North Cotabato aboard a makeshift raft instead of using the long and narrow hanging bridge.… »

Double Tire

They call this jeep as “double tire” because of the extra rear tires to handle the heavy load, like the sacks and sacks of corn shown in this picture taken… »

Old Farmer

Farmer Domingo Ambot, 72, crosses the river to fetch drinking water in Barangay Mirasol, Alamada, North Cotabato on Tuesday, 4 February 2014. Ambot says he hauls about 40 liters of… »

Cow Boys

Kids ride on a cow in Barangay Dado, Alamada, North Cotabato on Tuesday, 4 February 2014. Cows are the primary farm animals of the farmers in Alamada. Mindanews Photo by… »

Traffic Railings

Workers paint the railing on an island along R. Castillo Boulevard in Davao City on Wednesday, 29 January 2014. These railings have been installed to force people to cross using… »

Helping the Elderly

A traffic enforcer assists an elderly woman as she crosses the street in Davao City on Tuesday, 28 January 2014. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Kabacan: Lope Cave

Lope Cave is one of the tourist destinations in the remote village of Pisan in Kabacan, North Cotabato. It is one of the six cave networks in the barangay. MindaNews… »

Discovering Pisan’s hidden wonders

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/28 January) – It was almost 14 years ago yet when I started hearing about the caves in Pisan, a remote village in this town. And when… »

Feast of Santo Niño

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, OMI, officiates the mass during the feast of the Santo Nino in Midsayap, North Cotabato on January 19, 2014. The town also celebrated its 75th… »

Midsayap marks 75th year as 1st OMI parish in PH

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato (MindaNews/20 January) – Catholics celebrated the feast of the Santo Niño on Sunday to mark the 75th year of the town as the first parish run by… »

Halad Festival 2014

A student of Delangalen National High School performs during street dancing competition on Saturday in Midsayap, North Cotabato. The street dancing is one of the main highlights of the Halad… »

Riding in Tandem

Riders navigate through the whoops during the motocross race in Midsayap, North Cotabato on Saturday. This category, known as”XRM Angkas,” is the most entertaining category in the race. The motocross… »

Street Artist

For P300, you can have a portrait from this street artist who only identifies himself as Marco along Dueterte St., Davao City. Marco, who has been in the business for… »

Signing of Power-Sharing Annex gains more support

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 Dec.) – Five peace advocacy organizations and a provincial governor in Mindanao have joined other groups in supporting the signing of the Annex on Power-Sharing to the… »

Search for food leads to rescue of fellow ‘Pablo’ survivor

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews/05 Dec.) – A day after a flashflood spawned by typhoon Pablo hit their barangay in December last year, they tried to scavenge for food and… »

New Bataan remembers the dead, missing during ‘Pablo’

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews/05 Dec.) – Wednesdays mean “tabo,” a market day in this sleepy town. But on December 5 last year, which was a Wednesday, a tabo never… »

A year after ‘Pablo,” the pain lingers

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews / 4 Dec) – For many survivors of Typhoon Pablo, especially those who lost relatives, the pain lingers even a year after. Some of them,… »

Surviving Pablo was a miracle

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews / 3 December) – Seventeen-year-old Joseph Babag, remembers vividly December 3, 2012, the day before super typhoon Pablo struck their town. Classes had been cancelled… »

Dried freshwater fish

Assorted dried freshwater fish from Agusan Marsh are sold along the national highway in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. Prices range from P50 to P100 per bunch, depending on the variety.… »

Spirit of Volunteerism

At least 1500 volunteers troop to the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) depot on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, to help in the repacking of relief goods for the… »

Oplan Tabang Leyte

The AFP’s Eastern Mindanao Command deploys at least 400 troops to super typhoon Yolanda-devastated areas in Leyte on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, to augment relief, recovery and rehabilitation efforts there.… »

Volunteerism alive among Davao college students

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 November)– At least 1,500 volunteers from different schools swamped Saturday the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) depot in Panacan like an army of ants to… »

100 families in ‘Pablo’-hit village flee ‘Zoraida’

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews/12 November) – Around 100 families in Barangay Andap have evacuated to safer grounds after this province was placed under Storm Signal No. 1 due to… »

Affected areas in Mindanao as of 5am

In Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has placed the province of Dinagat Islands under Signal No. 4,  and Siargao Island and Surigao del Norte under Signal… »

Affected Areas, 11 a.m.

In Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has placed the province of Dinagat Islands and Siargao Island (part of Surigao del Norte) under Signal No. 3… »

Emergency Kit

Here’s a friendly reminder to all of you as Super Typhoon Yolanda approaches, from all of us in MindaNews. Infographics by Keith Bacongco

Kin pay respects at marker for typhoon Pablo victims in Barangay Andap

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews/2 November)—While most Filipinos trooped to the cemeteries to remember their beloved departed on Friday, All Saints’ Day, some residents of this town who lost their… »

Mass grave in New Bataan

Only two of the 324 bodies have been identified in this mass grave at the public cemetery in New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province 11 months after super typhoon Pablo hit… »

Coffin, Anyone?

A worker polishes a coffin in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. MindaNews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Road Repair

Workers drain water from a section of an unfinished road repair site in Barangay Matti, Digos, Davao del Sur on Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013.  Heavy rains have hampered the road… »

Davao del Sur votes on proposed new province

MALITA, Davao del Sur (MindaNews/28 October) – As of Monday afternoon, it was not yet known if Mindanao will have its 27th province – the proposed Davao Occidental province which… »

No to Davao Occidental

A tarpaulin opposing the creation of Davao Occidental province is displayed at the junction in Malalag, Davao del Sur going to the towns under the proposed province. A plebiscite on… »

Yes to Davao Occidental province

A giant tarpaulin supporting the creation of Davao Occidental province dots the national highway in Digos City in a photo taken on October 24. The plebiscite is set simultaneously with… »

Election Clutter

Campaign posters of candidates for barangay elections clutter on electrical wires and telecom cables in Agdao, Davao City on 23 Oct 2013 amid the repeated appeal of the Commission on… »

Fishing in Sta.Ana wharf

Villagers from Agdao area catch fish using a mosquito net at Sta. Ana wharf in Davao City on Sunday morning, Oct. 20, 2013. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Eucharistic Celebration

Kidapawan Bishop Romulo dela Cruz, DD, leads the Eucharistic Celebration on the 2nd death anniversary of Italian missionary Fausto “Pops” Tentorio, PIME, at the bishop’s residence compound on October 17,… »

2 years later, still no cases filed vs. Fr. Pops’ suspects

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 17 Oct) – “Let us keep our hope for justice alive.” This was the message of Kidapawan Bishop Romulo dela Cruz, DD, during the Eucharistic Celebration… »

North Cotabato on alert vs BIFF

DAVAO CITY(MindaNews/27 September) – North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza on Friday assured her constituents that the provincial government is closely coordinating with government security forces to possibly thwart further attacks… »

Midsayap villagers: farmers by day, ‘bakwits’ by night

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato (MindaNews/25 September) – Residents of barangays Bual Norte, Palongoguen and portions of Malingao in this town were trying to restore some normalcy in their lives two days… »

‘We were burying a boy when the clash erupted’

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato (MindaNews/24 September) – When a clash between government forces and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) erupted less than a kilometer away from Barangay Tugal on Monday,… »

BIFF frees remaining hostages in Midsayap fighting

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/24 September) – Fourteen persons who were reportedly abducted Monday by members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in a remote village of Midsayap, North Cotabato were… »

Davao Muslim leaders urge vigilance, vow closer security cooperation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 September)– Muslim religious leaders gathered here Tuesday afternoon and vowed to cooperate with the authorities to prevent the “aggravation” of the situation following the twin blasts that… »

Under Construction

 This 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Barangay Binugao, Toril District, Davao City and Barangay Inayawan, Sta. Cruz in Davao del Sur is expected to start operations by 2015. Environmentalists are opposing the construction… »

Landmine blast injures 7 soldiers in ComVal

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 September) – Seven government soldiers were wounded when a landmine planted by suspected New People’s Army rebels exploded in Sitio Lantaan, Barangay Napnapan, Pantukan, Compostela Valley Province… »

Women Weavers

Moro women weave handbags made from dried buri leaves  in Bai Matabay Plang Village, Kabacan, North Cotabato on 28 August 2013.  Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco | Read story  

Moro women learn to weave buri bags for a living

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 28 Aug) – Underneath a mango tree stands a wooden kiosk that serves as a weaving area for the Moro women in Bai Matabay Plang… »


No, they are members of the Salazar family on their way home to Barangay Bagolibas in Aleosan, North Cotabato after a day in their farm in Barangay Pagangan. Mindanews Photo… »

NorthCot banning backpacks during Kalivungan Festival

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/24 August)– Security forces in North Cotabato will ban the bringing of backpacks inside the capitol compound in Barangay Amas during the week-long Kalivungan Festival starting August 26… »

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