Flags for Sale

A vendor sells miniature Philippine flags for P20 each near Agdao district, Davao City on Thursday, 5 June 2014 as commemoration of Independence Day approaches. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Long Queue

Hundreds join the queue to process their papers at the Professional Regulatory Commission along R. Castillo Blvd. in Davao City on Thursday, 5 June 2014. Many of them came as… »

Life on Slow Lane

Personnel from the Land Transportation Office aim their speed gun at vehicles along JP Laurel Avenue in Davao City on Tuesday, May 27. The city has imposed a 30-kilometer per… »

Food for the cow

T’boli children haul grass for their cows in Barangay Lake Lahit in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato  on Saturday, May 24. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Pollution-free Ride

T’boli villagers in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato ride their horses on their way to farm to haul sacks of corn on Friday, May 23. They are paid P50 for every… »

Crunchy Delight

An apa vendor at the terminal in Matalam, North Cotabato, 21 May 2014. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Temporarily Closed

The local government of Alamada has temporarily closed Asik-asik Falls following a diarrhea outbreak in the area. File photo taken 4 February 2014. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco | Read… »

Diarrhea outbreak pushes officials to temporarily close Asik-asik Falls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – The famous Asik-asik Falls in Alamada, North Cotabato is now temporarily off limits to tourists following the diarrhea outbreak that left eight people… »

Hidden Beauty

The Tawsuvan Falls, more popularly known as Bongolanon Falls, in Barangay Bongolanon, Magpet, North Cotabato. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Tawsuvan Falls’ unchanged beauty

MAGPET, North Cotabato (MindaNews/13 May) — Nestled in lush vegetation, Tawsuvan Falls in Barangay Bongolanon is perhaps the most popular among its cousins on the foothills of Mt. Apo because… »

Brooms and Vroom

A motorcycle fully loaded with soft brooms made of Tahiti (Tiger grass) negotiates the dirt road of Barangay Tagbak, Magpet, North Cotabato on Friday, May 9. Soft broom making is… »

Long Walk

Farmers ride their farm animals in Banisilan, North Cotabato on Wednesday, May 7, to Midsayap town, which is at least 60 kilometers away, to sell them. The farmers said they… »

Cowboys’ Turf

Cowboys try to wrestle a cow to the ground during the rodeo competition in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato on Monday (May 5, 2014). Rodeo is one of the events for the… »

From streets to football fields: transforming gang members into productive citizens

STA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur (MindaNews / 27 April)  –  High school buddies Bonifacio Fuentes and Junrey Midagat were often seen running the streets of Digos City some eight years ago… »

Food for Fire Victims

Nuns belonging to the Missionaries of Charity distribute food to fire victims at the Magsaysay Park in Davao City on Tuesday, 22 April 2014. Some 200 Badjao families are still… »

Mountain Bike Challenge

Bikers pedal their way up to the UK Peak in Aleosan, North Cotabato during the mountain bike challenge on April 4.The race is among the highlights of Aleosan’s Kasadyahan Festival,… »

The men and women in Pikit gathering

Invalid Displayed Gallery They had suffered the most in times of war, fleeing to evacuation centers where they stayed for weeks, sometimes months. The town plaza in Pikit, North Cotabato… »

Pikit town plaza: from evacuation site to place of joy as GPH, MILF sign peace pact

PIKIT, North Cotabato (MindaNews/28 March) – Eleven years ago, Amira Pandulo fled Barangay Nunungan due to fear they might be caught in the crossfire between government forces and Moro Islamic… »

Power outage spoils celebration in Pikit folk on CAB signing

PIKIT, North Cotabato (MindaNews/28 March) – Salima Tumanday was holding her breath as Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal opened the documents of the Comprehensive Agreement… »

Thousands in former war-torn NorthCot town celebrate CAB signing

PIKIT, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 27 March) – Thousands of Moro men and women gathered at the town plaza here to celebrate the signing of the of the Comprehensive Agreement on… »

Mabuhay Bangsamoro!

A Moro woman raises a flaglet during a gathering in Pikit, North Cotabato on Thursday (27 March 2014) to celebrate the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro in… »


Moro youth flash the peace sign along the national highway in Barangay Kayaga, Kabacan, North Cotabato on Thursday (27 March 2014), during the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the… »


Commander Bantay, of the vigilante group Mindanao Ilaga Movement (MIM), briefs his men somewhere in North Cotabato on Tuesday, 25 March 2014. The MIM is preparing for any scenario that… »

NorthCot town officials have mixed feelings on CAB

ALEOSAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 26 March) – On the eve of the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on… »

UK Peak: Aleosan’s natural watchtower

ALEOSAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/21 March) — What comes to your mind when you would hear the name of this sleepy town? For sure, you would always think of war. You… »

Rosita’s Pond Resort

A resort worker paddles across the pond in Rosita’s Pond Resort in Aleosan, North Cotabato on Wednesday, March 5. The resort offers organic-fed tilapia, hito (catfish) and haluan (mudfish). MindaNews… »

Speed Gun

A traffic enforcer trains his speed gun on incoming vehicles along R. Castillo Blvd in Davao City on Saturday, 1 March 2014. The city government of Davao is stricly implementing… »

From Rice to Watermelon

Farmer Ramil Delgado applies liquid fertilizer to watermelon in Barangay Sibsib, Tulunan, North Cotabato on Monday, 3 March 2014. Farmers here shift from rice farming to watermelon as the dry… »

Protest vs Cycbercrime Law

cybercMilitant students hold a protest in Davao City on Wednesday against Republic Act 10175 or the Cycbercrime Law after the Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality on February 17. MindaNews Photo… »

Slow Day

It’s a slow day for these ukay-ukay vendors as they sleep on their stall in Agdao market on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 The market becomes busy late in the afternoon.… »

Road Repairs

Ongoing road repairs along R. Castillo Blvd in Davao City, like this one photographed Monday (17 Feb 2014), have been causing heavy traffic for over a year already. The construction… »

Valentine Fever

A vendor sorts roses in her stall in Agdao market, Davao City on Wednesday, 13 Feb 2014. Roses sell between P150 and P250 a dozen during the Valentine season. On… »


A vendor prepares to weigh “uling” (coconut shell charcoal) in Agdao Market, Davao City on Wednesday (12 Feb 2014). The uling sells for P30 a  kilo. Mindanews photo by Keith… »

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… »

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