Aiming for Gold

Archers from Davao Region practice at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum City on Monday, April 20. These archers from Panabo City will represent the Davao Regional Athletic… »

Heightened security assured despite low threat level to Palaro

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/21 April) – Strict security arrangements will be observed for the duration of the Palarong Pambansa on May 3-9 in this city even if the threat level to the… »

On the Rocks

A boy lies on the rock amid the heat of the sun while her mother does her laundry in Tamugan River, Marilog District, Davao City on Saturday, April 18. MindaNews… »

Keeping Fit

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard jog along the highway in Barangay Sasa, Davao City on Tuesday (April 14, 2015). MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Daily Pull

Laborers pull their carts loaded with boxes of flowers along Pichon Street near Bankerohan Market in Davao City on Friday, April 10. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Shrimp Hunting

Bridled Terns hover over a drained shrimp pond in Barangay Caganghohan in Panabo City on Thursday (9 April 2015). Aside from Bridled Terns, hundreds of Chinese Egrets also flock to… »

Sorting Bangus

Workers sort newly harvested milkfish (bangus) in Panabo City’s Mariculture Park on Thursday (9 April 2015). The park is the top source of bangus in the Davao Region. Mindanews Photo… »


Totski Sabra pours sand he scooped from the riverbed into his wooden boat in Davao River near Maa, Davao City on Tuesday, April 7. Sabra says he earns P150 for… »

Trash Line

Villagers along the coastal village of Brgy 76A, Davao City take a dip in the sea amid the trash lining the beach on Easter Sunday. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Pick Your Color

A vendor sells candles of different colors outside San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City on Good Friday. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco


This used to be the famous Luz Kinilaw restaurant along Quezon Blvd. in Davao City. But fire razed it to the ground Wednesday evening (1 April 2015). A total of… »

Making Copra

A farmer scrapes coconut meat in his farm in Barangay Limao, Samal Island, Davao del Norte on Wednesday, April 1. Coconut is one of the major crops in the island.… »

Holiday Destination

Tourists start arriving in Samal Island, Davao del Norte on Tuesday (31 March 2015). The island is the most popular tourist destination in the Davao Region during holidays. Mindanews Photo… »

CAB Anniversary

About a hundred Moro people, along with peace advocates, gather in Davao City to commemorate the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the government and the… »

Born to Race

Riders belonging to the Pantra category battle for the lead in a motocross race in Buhangin, Davao City on Sunday, March 15. The event is among the attractions for the… »

Inclusion of 39 North Cotabato barangays in BBL highlights public hearing in Midsayap

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato (MindaNews/13 December)  — Questions on the possible implications of including 39 barangays in North Cotabato in the Bangsamoro dominated the House public hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic… »

Season of Joy

Christmas lights illuminate the capitol building of the province of North Cotabato in Amas, Kidapawan on Friday, December 12. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Midsayap BBL Hearing

At least 1,500 people gather for the public hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law in Midsayap, North Cotabato on Dec. 12, making it the biggest attendance so far among the… »

Expert cites need to address vulnerability to typhoons

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 December)– “We cannot stop a storm but vulnerability is something we can address.” This was the key message of Dr. Gemma Teresa Narisma, head of the Regional… »

Iqbal on federalism: ‘MILF will neither endorse nor reject it’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 December) – Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal on Wednesday said the MILF will neither endorse nor reject proposals for a shift to a… »

‘Ruby’ Watch

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and PAGASA  listed 56 provinces in the country as deemed critical as Typhoon Ruby approaches the country. Twenty one of these provinces… »

MILF meets Civil Society

MILF Peace Panel chair Mohagher Iqbal chats with North Cotabato Board Member Kellie Antao and members of civil society organizations during the Mindanao Civil Society Organizations Solidarity Conference in Davao… »

For Federal Government

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte pushes for a federal form of government during the Mindanao Leaders Summit on Monday (December 2) in Davao City. At the same time, he rejects… »

Bangsamoro Law triggered resurgence of moves for federal government, say advocates

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 December) – Some provisions in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law have fueled moves to push for federalism in the country, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Monday… »

Environment groups back SouthCot’s plan to ban aerial spray

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Nov) – Environment groups have joined the campaign for the total ban of aerial spraying method in banana plantations in Surallah, South Cotabato. The move… »

Army’s 10ID beefs up security measures amidst bombings in NorthCot

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Nov) – The Army’s 10th Infantry Division has beefed up its security measures to prevent “spillover” of the spate of bombings in North Cotabato to… »

A bath habit: Cleansing the body with beer

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 November) — “Being dirty is bad, and beer is good,” the product label reads. However, it does not mean that you may wash whatever is dirty with beer.… »

Father and Sons

A father and his sons join the 3k category of the 38th National Milo Marathon in Davao City on Sunday (23 Nov 2014). At least 13,500 runners joined in the… »

Dozens displaced, 27 houses burned in rido in North Cotabato

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 November) — A rido involving members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front erupted near the boundary of Aleosan and Midsayap towns… »

Struggling Banana Industry

Guests get to try fresh bananas and pineapples in one of the booths during the Davao Trade Expo (DATE) 2014 in SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang, Davao City on Wednesday… »

Banana growers still struggling 2 years after Pablo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Nov) – Two years after super typhoon Pablo devastated vast plantations, the banana industry is still struggling to recover, the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association… »

Japan recession not to affect banana industry, growers say

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Nov) –Banana growers and exporters are confident that the recession in Japan will not affect the local banana industry. Last Monday, international news agencies reported… »

BMX Stunt

A rider performs a “bunny hop” trick on his BMX at Magsaysay Park, Davao City on Friday, November 14. The park is a known hangout of BMX enthusiasts. MindaNews Photo… »

Ten Years

And still no justice. Photojournalist Rene Lumawag leads family, friends and colleagues in the lighting of candles at the grave of photojournalist son Gene Boyd R. Lumawag at San Pedro… »

The Tuba Gatherer

Ever wondered what tuba gatherers do up there in the coconut tree? Here’s how Dominador Lico, the tuba gatherer in Barangay Katipunan, Panabo City.  WATCH VIDEO | Mindanews Photo by… »

Slow, Quiet Life

A farmer pulls his cow as he passes by a water outlet in Barangay Salasang, Arakan, North Cotabato, October 16, 2014. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Colleague of slain Italian priest hits ‘slow investigation’

ARAKAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/17 October) – Three years after, the supposed superbody tasked to investigate the killing of Italian missionary Fausto “Pops” Tentorio has yet to prove its worth, a… »

Remembering Fr. Pops Tentorio

Parishioners offer candles and flowers on the grave of Fr. Fausto “Pops” Tentorio on on October 16, the eve of his third death anniversary. Tentorio was believed killed for his… »


T’boli women weave T’nalak, which is made of abaca fibers, in Barangay Lamdadalag, Lake Sebu South Cotabato on Sunday, 12 October 2014. The T’boli weavers said the patterns of the… »

Kadayawan Street Dancing

Students from Gov. Generoso, Davao Oriental perform during the Kadayawan Festival street dancing competition in Davao City on Saturday, 16 August 2014. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Echoes of Peace

Echoes of Peace from Mindanews on Vimeo. Unresolved issues over the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law have recently raised concern among Moro  communities across Mindanao that  violence may erupt should the… »

GPH-MILF Workshop

MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal chats with Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon, member of the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board who was a member of the GPH peace panel… »

High Risk

Even without safety harnesses, workers apply finishing touches to a new commercial establishment in Uyanguren area in Davao City on Saturday, August 2. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco


A coach of PTC-Medvil performs a warmup drill with the team’s goalkeeper before a football match in Tionko Field, Davao City on Saturday, August 2. The game is part of… »

Cheap Coconuts

Laborers sort coconuts in a buying station in Pikit, North Cotabato on Tuesday (29 July). Traders are buying coconuts at P5.50 each. MindaNews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Beef for Sale

Vendors sell beef in time for Eidl Fitr (end of Ramadan) in Pikit, North Cotabato on Tuesday, 29 July 2014. Vendors say they performed “sumbali,” a Muslim ritual of sacrifice… »

War-weary Moros ask gov’t to pass BBL

PIGCAWAYAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/29 July) – Tired of war and running for dear life whenever fighting occurred, many Moros are asking both the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front to… »

A Surviving Old Trade

Blacksmiths hammer a metal bar to be used in making plow in a shop in Pikit, North Cotabato on Sunday (July 27, 2014). MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

ATV Ride

Tourists navigate ATVs through the track in Barangay Penaplata, Samal Island on Tuesday, 22 July 2014. The ATV track is one of the tourist destinations in the island. Mindanews Photo… »

Bike Mechanic

Bike mechanic Joey Jemar installs spokes into a wheelset at his shop in Buhangin, Davao City on Wednesday (16 July 2014). Jemar earns P160 for a pair of mountain bike… »

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