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

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… »

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… »

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

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… »

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. Mindanews… »

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… »

Illuminated Bridge

Newly installed lights on a suspension bridge illuminate the Davao River near Davao City’s Bankerohan area. The suspension bridge, built between the two long-existing bridges, was built by the Davao… »

Target Practice

A member of the elite Philippine Army’s Scout Ranger demonstrates his confidence in his firing ability by hitting a target placed not far from his fellow soldier Thursday (30 July… »

Inherited Craft

Jura Abdillah, 53, weaves a traditional fan made of buri palm in her house in Isla Verde, Davao City, 14 July. This craft, which she learned from their ancestors, has… »

Thousands pay tribute as NPA’s Commander Parago is laid to rest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 July) – In a scene reminiscent of the Martial Law years, at least 10,000 people from different parts of Mindanao came to pay their last respects Friday… »

Red March

At least 10,000 supporters of slain NPA leader Leoncio Pitao aka Commander Parago Sandoval from different parts of Mindanao join the funeral march on Friday, July 10, in Davao City.… »

Luksang Parangal

At least 5,000 people from different parts of Mindanao gathered in Almendras gymnasium in Davao City on Thursday night, July 9,  to pay tribute to slain NPA leader Leoncio Pitao,… »

No Easy Work

A laborer shovels sludge from a canal in Agdao District, Davao City on Saturday, 04 July 2015. He earns P200 a day for this dirty job. MindaNews photo by Keith… »

Real Rice

Vendor Rose Dalama shows real rice grains at her stall in Agdao Market, Davao City on 01 July 2015. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has recently ordered a crackdown on fake rice… »

Visiting Parago

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte visits the wake of his friend slain NPA leader Leoncio Pitao, popularly known as Commander Parago Sandoval, at a funeral in the city Monday night… »

With Parago gone, NPA will weaken in Davao Region – military

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 June) – The military on Monday claimed that the killing of rebel leader Leoncio Pitao, popularly known as Commander Parago Sandoval, is a big blow to the… »

Duterte calls for ‘temporary ceasefire’ during Parago’s wake

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 June) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte appealed on Monday night to both the government forces and communist rebels for a “temporary ceasefire” during the wake of slain New… »

Parago vowed never to be captured alive

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) – “Karon, di na gyud ko padakop nila nga buhi” (I wouldn’t let them capture me alive this time), Leoncio Pitao, popularly known by… »

Civilian who tipped military on Parago to get P5.6M reward

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) – A civilian tipster will get the P5.6-million reward following the killing of top New People’s Army (NPA) leader Leoncio Pitao, popularly known as… »

Commander Parago

File photo of Leoncio Pitao aka Commander Parago taken on March 8, 2009 in the hinterlands of Paquibato District, Davao City. Mindanews File Photo by Keith Bacongco | Read Story

Flags for Sale

A vendor sells miniature flags to motorists in the streets of Davao City on Wednesday (3 June 2015), about a week ahead of the Independence Day on June 12. These… »

Run, Rody, Run

At least 5,000 people in Davao City join the fun run on Saturday (May 15) to urge Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for president in 2016. Duterte, who has yet… »

Dragon Boat Race

The team from Liceo de Cagayan University of Cagayan de Oro City paddles along the coast of Waterfront Hotel in Davao City during the 2nd Bugsay Mindanao “Paddle for Peace”… »

Paddle for Peace

Members of the Dragons del Sur team on Friday (May 15) paddle along the channel between Samal Island and Davao City during the 2nd Bugsay Mindanao “Paddle for Peace,” a… »

Championship match

Players fight for the ball in the championship match on Saturday of the secondary football game between National Capital Region and Western Visayas Region during the Palarong Pambansa in Tagum… »

Western Visayas beats NCR in football

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — Booters from Western Visayas  captured on Saturday its first football crown in the secondary division after beating the National Capital Region Squad in a penalty shootout  during… »

From Zambo to Tagum

Gigi Cortez (center) from Zamboanga City attends to her shop on Wednesday (May 6) at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City during the Palarong Pambansa… »

At the Palaro, souvenir vendors share their stories

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/07 May) — Keychain maker Pio Baturiano hammers a letter punch on to a keychain made of leather to form the word: Palarong Pambansa 2015. For 20 years,… »

Wearing it Proud

While most of the athletes bear their names or region on the back of their jerseys, these football players from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Region had their jerseys… »

NCR keeps lead in 58th Palaro

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews / 6 May) – The National Capital Region contingent still remains the leader in medal tally in the ongoing 58th Palarong Pambansa while host Davao Region holds… »


Electricians work on power lines in Barangay Vicente Hizon, Davao City on Tuesday (5 May 2015). Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Palaro Souvenirs

Assorted items from Davao City are among the souvenir items sold at the Palarong Pambansa venue at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City on Wednesday… »

Palaro opens; suspends games for Pacquiao-Mayweather fight

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – The 2015 Palarong Pambansa opened early Sunday morning but games were suspended starting 10 a.m. to allow athletes to watch the “Fight of the Century”… »

Long Jump

An athlete lands on the sand during the opening game of the long jump  at the Palarong Pambansa in Tagum City, Davao del Norte on Sunday, May3. Mindanews Photo by… »

Pacquiao-Mayweather at the Palaro

Palarong Pambansa delegates from different regions gather inside the gymnasium of Davao del Norte sports complex in Tagum City to witness the Pacquiao-Mayweather bout via a live feed on a… »

Portrait of the champ

Artist Lando Jumalon, 42, shows the charcoal portrait of boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao in his stall along San Pedro St. Davao City. Jumalon says he drew the… »

Lunch Break

Workers take a break for lunch in a construction site in Bajada, Davao City on Thursday (30 April 2015). Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

High Price

Even in the vegetable-producing area of Kitaotao in Bukidnon, vegetable prices have shot up due to the dry spell. Squash, for instance, now costs P30 per kilo when spotted Tuesday… »

Only Water Source

Villagers fetch water outside a brewery plant in Barangay Darong, Sta Cruz, Davao del Sur on Saturday, April 25. The villagers around the plant rely solely on this water source.… »

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

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