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Four dead

Four dead

The remains of four Army soldiers killed in an encounter with the New Peoples Army (NPA) in Monkayo and Maragusan towns in Compostela Valley province on August 5 are now in the Eastern Mindanao Comman ...

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24 hours

24 hours

President Rodrigo Duterte gives the National Democratic Front 24 hours or up to 5 p.m. on July 30 to declare a ceasefire, too, or he will lift the unilateral ceasefire he declared during his first Sta ...

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Duterte gives NDF up to 5 p.m. July 30 to reciprocate ceasefire or else..

Duterte gives NDF up to 5 p.m. July 30 to reciprocate ceasefire or else..

ASUNCION, Davao del Norte (MindaNews / 29 July) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday gave the National Democratic Front (NDF) 24 hours or up to 5 p..m. on July 30 to declare a ceasefire, too, or he w ...

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Duterte in Buluan

Duterte in Buluan

President Rodrigo Duterte emphasizes a point in his speech in Buluan, Maguindanao, after inspecting a biomass power plant project inside an oil palm plantation on Friday, July 22, 2016. MindaNews phot ...

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Marang

Marang

Farmers on their way to deliver newly-harvested marang to a fruit stall along the national highway in Makilala, North Cotabato on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Makilala is a known source of tropical fruits ...

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Mt. Matutum

Mt. Matutum

A rare view of Mt. Matutum from the coastal village of Astorga in Sta. Cruz, Davao Del Sur on Wednesday afternoon, July 20, 2016. Mt. Matutum straddles the pineapple-producing towns of Tupi and Polomo ...

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Reunion Across the Table

Reunion Across the Table

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Sec. Jesus Dureza meets with Moro Islamic Liberation Front Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim on Thursday to discuss the implementation phase of the peace process at ...

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T’nalak Festival

T’nalak Festival

Students from Lake Sebu, South Cotabato perform during the street dancing competition that highlights the Golden Foundation Anniversary and T'nalak Festival of the province on Monday (July 18, 2016) i ...

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Hariraya Eid’l Fitr

Hariraya Eid’l Fitr

President Rodrigo Duterte talks about his peace roadmap before Moro religious and political leaders at the Mindanao Hariraya Eid'l Fitr 2016 at SMX Convention Center in Davao City on Friday, July 8., ...

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Last day of fasting

Last day of fasting

Muslims pray inside a mosque in Mini-Forest Village in Davao City on Tuesday (July 5, 2016), a day before Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid'l Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan. MindaNews photo by ...

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Duterte Comes Home

Duterte Comes Home

President Rodrigo Duterte greets bystanders using an onboard megaphone along Quirino Avenue, Davao City on Friday night (July 2, 2016) as his convoy stops due to a traffic jam. Duterte passes by the m ...

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Duterte spends first weekend as president in Davao

Duterte spends first weekend as president in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 July) – Still clad in the barong outfit that he used in two turnover ceremonies Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte “toured” a major thoroughfare of the city on the night of the ...

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Watching President Digong

Watching President Digong

Vendors and stall owners in Bankerohan market in Davao City watch seven-term Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte deliver his inaugural address as the country’s 16th President and the first Mindanawon to ...

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Livestreaming

Livestreaming

On the eve of the inauguration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday (30 June 2016), workers install a makeshift screen at Bankerohan Market in Davao City to livestream the event. Mindanews P ...

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Educational Bonus

Educational Bonus

Employees of the City Government of Davao queue on Tuesday afternoon (28 June 2016) to claim their P10,000 'educational assistance' fund, which was earlier announced by outgoing Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ...

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Brigada Eskwela

Brigada Eskwela

Members of the Philippine National Police paint a school building in Isla Verde, Davao City on the first day of the annual Brigada Eskwela on Monday, May 30, 2016.  MindaNews photo by KEITH BACONGCO ...

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Presscon

Presscon

Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte faces the media Saturday night in Davao City with Senator Alan Peter Cayetano,  returning Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza and senator-elect Ma ...

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Facing the Media

Facing the Media

Presumptive President and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte faces the media shortly before Sunday midnight (15 May 2016) at Hotel Elena in Davao City.This was Duterte's first appearrance to the media s ...

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Duterte Plates

Duterte Plates

Duterte souvenir car plates made by enterprising businessmen – apparently without authorization from the Land Transportation Office – are selling like hotcakes in Davao City Tuesday (10 May 2016) as M ...

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Mayor Duterte Votes

Mayor Duterte Votes

Presidential bet and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte casts his vote at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School, in clustered precinct number 416 on Monday. MindaNews photo by KEITH BACONGCO     ...

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Sara Duterte-Carpio Votes

Sara Duterte-Carpio Votes

Davao City Mayoralty bet Sara Duterte-Carpio fills the ballot at her precinct in Matina District on Monday. Her father, incumbent mayor Rodrigo Duterte, is running for president. MindaNews Photo by Ke ...

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PNoy in Davao Oriental

PNoy in Davao Oriental

President Benigno Aquino III chats with Mindanao Development Authority Sec. Luwalhati Antonino (middle) and San Isidro town mayor Tina Yu (left) during the inauguration of the Hamiguitan Mountain Rang ...

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Friday market

Friday market

Organically grown fruits and vegetables are on sale at the Rizal Park in Davao City on April 29. The vendors, who come from different parts of the city, flock to the park every Friday to sell their pr ...

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‘World Class’ Orphanage

‘World Class’ Orphanage

The orphanage of the Children's Joy Foundation Inc. (CJFI) in Davao City is touted to be a “world class” center for abandoned children. The orphanage, which was inaugurated Thursday (28 April 2016), i ...

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Reunited

Reunited

Police officers reunite with their wives following their release from the custody of the New Peoples Army in the hinterlands of Paquibato Distritct in Davao City on April 25. They were turned over to ...

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Business as usual

Business as usual

It's business as usual for some vendors in Bankerohan Market while some villagers scour the remains of their houses following the fire in the market area in Davao City on Friday that razed at least 30 ...

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Italian priest says he did not organize Kidapawan barricade

Italian priest says he did not organize Kidapawan barricade

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/06 April) – An Italian missionary denied rumors he was among those who organized the farmers’ protest in this city last week that ended in a bloody dispersal by police. Fr. P ...

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Kidapawan barricade: They came to get rice; some say they didn’t know about the rally

Kidapawan barricade: They came to get rice; some say they didn’t know about the rally

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/06 April) – All of them admitted they joined the farmers’ barricade here last week so they could get a sack of rice from the provincial government of North Cotabato, but some ...

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Kidapawan Victim

Kidapawan Victim

Villagers place the body of Darwin Sulang back to the casket following an autopsy conducted by the Commission on Human Rights in Barangay Malibatuan in Arakan, North Cotabato on Tuesday. Sulang was am ...

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Kaamulan

Kaamulan

A dancer performs during the street dancing competition, which culminates the Kaamulan Festival, at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Friday, April 1. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco ...

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No grass

No grass

Farmer Melody Ababon feeds her cow chopped banana stalks as grasses have withered due to the drought in Libungan, North Cotabato. The province has declared a state of calamity due to worsening impacts ...

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Young Duterte fans

Young Duterte fans

Students show support to presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte during a political rally in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental on Monday (Feb. 15, 2016). However, Duterte failed to show up as ...

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Kidapawan is 18

Kidapawan is 18

A student gamely poses for a photograph during the street dancing competition in Kidapawan City on Friday, 12 February, the city's 18th Foundation Anniversary. MindaNews photo by KEITH BACONGCO ...

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Grassroots leader says non-passage of BBL poses new challenges for peace advocates

Grassroots leader says non-passage of BBL poses new challenges for peace advocates

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 31 January) – A female leader of a grassroots organization here challenged peace advocates “to help find ways in peace-building” given that “ignorance of the lawma ...

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Early Morning Run

Early Morning Run

Members of Task Force Davao jog along the coastline of Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City on Thursday (28 January 2016). Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco ...

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Preparing for New Year’s Day

Preparing for New Year’s Day

Residents flock to fruit stalls along Monteverde Street in Davao City on Wednesday (Dec. 30) to buy assorted fruits ahead of New Year's Eve. Filipinos believe that preparing 13 kinds of round-shaped f ...

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Gift Puppy

Gift Puppy

Maritess Kapok on Tuesday shows her puppy that she received from a resident in Bankerohan area in Davao City after singing Christmas carols along with other lumads from Paquibato District. Kapok is on ...

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Glow in the Dark

Glow in the Dark

Christmas lights illuminate the the Davao City Hall on Sunday (6 Dec 2015). The Christmas display is now one of the main attractions for local folks and tourists this season. Mindanews Photo by Keith ...

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P100,000 reward offered for those behind NorthCot blasts

P100,000 reward offered for those behind NorthCot blasts

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 18 Nov) – Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza bared on Tuesday that a P100,000 reward has been raised for the arrest of the mastermind behind the grenade blasts in this mu ...

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Early Christmas

Early Christmas

North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza leads the gift-giving to school children in Barangay Liliongan in the town of Carmen on Tuesday (17 Nov 2015). The gift-giving is an annual program of the pr ...

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NorthCot broadcaster wins Titus Brandsma Award

NorthCot broadcaster wins Titus Brandsma Award

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Oct) – Veteran broadcaster Abner Francisco earned the 2015 Titus Brandsma Award Philippines for Leadership in Community Communications. The biennial Titus Brandsma Award Phi ...

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Through the haze

Through the haze

Haze from Indonesia’s forest fires has blanketed not only Indonsia, neighboring Malaysia and parts of Thailand, but also several provinces in Mindanao. On the road to Ozamiz City in Misamis Occidental ...

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New Harvest

New Harvest

Farmers haul newly harvested rice in Barangay Calabayan, Ozamiz City on Wednesday, October 21. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco ...

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Saturday school

Saturday school

Meranaw children attend Arabic classes at the Mahad Salmonan in Barangay Mini-Forest, Davao City on Satureday. On weekdays, they attend regular grade school classes. MindaNews photo by KEITH BACONGCO ...

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Tuna Lifting Contest

Tuna Lifting Contest

A laborer lifts a 39-kilo yellow fin tuna during a contest inside the fishport in General Santos City on Wednesday (2 September 2015). The participant who can lift the tuna longest wins the game. The ...

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Daily Sight

Daily Sight

A T'boli fisherman deploys fishing nets on Friday morning in Lake Seloton in Lake Sebu town, South Cotabato. Seloton is one of the major lakes in town, which is a known source of tilapia in the region ...

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The Day’s Catch

The Day’s Catch

A fisherman shows a bunch of carp in Lake Seloton in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato (August 28, 2015). MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco ...

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Pamulak sa Kadayawan

Pamulak sa Kadayawan

A model strikes a pose on the float of NCCC Malls of Davao City during the floral float parade known as Pamulak sa Kadayawan on Sunday (23 August 2015). The event highlights the ongoing 30th Kadayawan ...

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Kadayawan Street Dancing Champs

Kadayawan Street Dancing Champs

Dancers from Cabantian National High School in Davao City win the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan street dancing competition on Saturday. The competition highlights the 30th Kadayawan Festival in Davao City. ...

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Sayaw Mindanao Champs

Sayaw Mindanao Champs

Butuan City's Teatro Kadanao wins the Sayaw Mindanao competition on Wednesday night (19 Aug 2015) in Davao City. The event, which showcased Mindanao indigenous dances, is one of the highlights of the ...

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