Social Sports School

Kids under the Social Sports School of ANAKK-Sta Cruz practice their kicking skills on Saturday, 26 April, in Sta. Cruz Davao del Sur. Football giant Realmadrid Foundation and Fundacion Mapfre… »

Pablo survivors

Jessie Agrepo and Emerito Cantila share a light moment outside the latter’s sari-sari store in Barangay Andap, New Bataan, Compostela Valley on December 4, 2013. MindaNews Photo by Ruby Thursday… »

A Year After

Relatives of victims of Typhoon Pablo offer flowers at the marker that carries the name of those who died and those who are still missing. About 2,000 people came for… »

Barangay Andap

A man negotiates what was once the center of Barangay Andap in New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 to transport gold ore. A large portion of… »

Market Day

The public market in New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province comes alive every Wednesday as people flock here for market day on November 20, 2013. Wednesday is the “tabo” (market day)… »

Relocation shelters

Residents of Barangay Andap in New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province who were affected by last year’s Typhoon Pablo seek temporary shelter at the relocation site sponsored by the International Organization… »

Barangay Andap: All Saints Day

A woman erases on Friday the name of her relative who was believed to be alive but listed in the marker as among those killed when flashflood hit Barangay Andap… »

All Saints Day in New Bataan

Residents of New Bataan in Compostela Valley Province offer flowers and candle in this cross on Friday, November 1, for those who were killed and still missing when super typhoon… »

Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers are displayed in Bankerohan market, Davao City on October 29, 2013. A dozen flowers cost from P100 to P180. The demand for fresh flowers is high during the… »

Fresh catch

Fish dealers in Barangay New Argao, Malita town, Davao del Sur, weigh a malasugue or blue marlin on Monday, October 28. Locally known as marang, the fish weighs 63 kilograms… »

Search for precinct numbers

Voters search for their precinct numbers in Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur during the barangay elections on October 28, 2013. The province is also holding a plebiscite for the creation… »

Ukay-ukay shoes

Second hand or ukay-ukay shoes are sold at the sidewalk along Magallanes Street in Davao City on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. MindaNews photo by Ruby Thursday More

Candles for Peace

Parishioners light candles in front of the San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City on Tuesday, October 1 as they join other faithfuls in praying for peace in Mindanao. This activity… »

Monitor Lizards

A man sells monitor lizards (locally known as “halo” or “ibid,” or “bayawak” in Tagalog-speaking areas) along the highway in Kabacan, North Cotabato on Wednesday (24 Sept 2013). The bigger… »

Irrigation Project

Laborers work on the canal for the second phase of the Malitubog-Maridagao (Mal-Mar) Irrigation Project in Barangay Takepan, Pikit, North Cotabato on Wednesday (26 Sept 2013). The Mal-Mar Project is… »

Bual Norte, Midsayap

A farmer applies fertilizer on the ricefield  in Barangay Bual Norte, Midsayap town, North Cotabato on Wednesday, September 25. Bual Norte is an adjacent village of Palongoguen, the site of… »

Heading home

Young boys stand on the ‘bumper’ of a speeding tricycle, unmindful of the danger on Tuesday, September 24 in Barangay Tumbras, Midsayap town, North Cotabato Province. These boys are heading… »

Midsayap Evacuees

Evacuees from different barangays in Midsayap, North Cotabato wait for relief packs at the Salunayan Elementary School on Tuesday, September 24. Evacuees sought refuge here as skirmishes between government troops… »

Checkpoint in Barangay Kapinpilan in Midsayap

A soldier manning the checkpoint at the junction of Barangay Kapinpilan in Midsayap town, North Cotabato and the road leading to Datu Piang checks a bicycle going to Kapinpilan on… »

Davao Cinema Blast

Gaisano Mall of Davao’s Cinema 5 remains closed on Tuesday morning, September 17, as police personnel investigate the blast Monday night inside the cinema. MindaNews photo by Ruby Thursday More… »

Kalivungan Festival 2013

Contingents from different municipalities in North Cotabato Province compete in the street dancing showdown at the provincial capitol grounds on Sunday, September 1, 2013. The competition is one of the… »

Zipline Ride

Local tourists try the new zipline in Barangay New Israel in Makilala, North Cotabato Province on Saturday, August 31, 2013. The provincial government claims it is the longest zipline in… »

Bair Te Apoy

Lumads from different municipalities in North Cotabato Province compete in Bair Te Apoy or fire making using indigenous materials on Thursday, August 29 in Carmen town during the Kavurunan, one… »

Sepa sa Manggis

Players from different municipalities in North Cotabato Province compete in Sepa sa Mangis, a traditional Maguindanaon game, on Thursday, August 29 in Pikit town. Sepa sa Manggis is one of… »

Indak-indak sa Kadalanan 2013

Dancers perform during the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan showdown in Davao City on Saturday, Aug. 17. The street dancing competition is one of the highlights of the Kadayawan Festival. Mindanews Photo… »

Makeshift Baggage Counter

Members of Task Force Davao man a makeshift baggage counter along Roxas Avenue in Davao City on Saturday, August 17. Due to bomb threats, carrying of huge bags is prohibited… »

Between the rubber trees

Women and children walk between rows of rubber trees in this patch of land along the national highway in Makilala, North Cotabato. MindaNews photo by Ruby Thursday More


Teenagers negotiate the busy Ramon Magsaysay Avenue, known to locals as Uyanguren Street, on their skateboards on Friday, June 21. MindaNews Photo by Ruby Thursday More

Back to school

Elena Estrada and her  Grade 3 pupils assist carpenters as they install a tarpaulin to catch water leaks from the roof of their makeshift classroom in Andap Elementary School on… »


Cebu Pacific Air Flight 5J971 from Manila  veered off the runway of the Davao International Airport at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.  No one was reported injured among the 165 passengers… »

Wayward plane

Cebu Pacific’s flight 5J 971 from Manila overshoots the runway at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Davao International Airport) in Davao City early evening Sunday 2 June 2013. None of… »

No Lights

Wafa Mabang, 48, uses the flashlight in her mobile phone to help her choose her candidates as she casts her vote at the Talitay Elementary School in Pikit, North Cotabato… »


AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista pins the Philippine Legion of Honor medal on Lt. Gen Jorge Segovia during the change of command at the Eastern Mindanao Command in… »

Tahong vendors

Workers clean tahong under a stall at the Agdao Public Market in Davao City on Sunday, April 21. Tahong is sold here at P50 a kilo. MindaNews Photo by Ruby… »


Marang  is sold at P25 toP35 a piece along the highway in Makilala, North Cotabato on Thursday, April 11. MindaNews Photo by Ruby Thursday More

In the name of freedom

Italian missionary Fr. Peter Geremia, PIME reads the names of the martyrs in Tulunan, North Cotabato who were killed during the Martial Law years on the Day of Martyrs on… »

A shower of roses

Devotees  queue and offer red roses at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Davao City to show their veneration to St. Therese of the Child Jesus whose relics were… »

Fishing from the bridge

These men spend the afternoon trying to hook a fish along the Davao River, from the pedestrian lane of the  Bolton Bridge in Davao City on Wednesday, April 3.  MindaNews… »

Durian time

Newly-delivered durian fruits sorted outside Magsaysay Park in Davao City on Tuesday, April 2. Durian now sells for  P30 to P40 a kilo depending on the variety. MindaNews photo by… »

Night market

As shops  close  for the day, these young boys start setting up their goods for the night market in Uyanguren Street, Davao City on Tuesday, April 2. They sell the… »

Junior NBA

Forty young boys aged 10 to 14 years old compete in the Regional Selection of the Jr. NBA Philippines 2013 at the University of Southeastern Philippines Gym in Davao City… »

Easter bath

Shane, an “asong pinoy” gets a bath on Easter Sunday, March 31 at the Sta.Ana Wharf in Davao City. MindaNews Photo by Ruby Thursday More

Flowers for you

A vendor sells flowers outside the San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City as churchgoers attend the “salubong” mass on Easter Sunday,March 31. MindaNews Photo by Ruby Thursday More  

Routine Inspection

A bomb-sniffing dog from the Philippine Coast Guard Region XI checks on passengers’ belongings inside a boat docked at the Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City on Holy Wednesday, March… »

Ready to wear

Ready-to-wear clothes in different sizes, styles and colors are sold at a bazaar inside a mall in Davao City on Monday, March 25. MindaNews Photo by Ruby Thursday More

Princess in Davao

Princess Jacel Kiram, daughter of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, one of the heirs of the Sultan of Sulu, speaks at a press conference in Davao City on Monday, March 25. Kiram… »

Panagdait Davao concert

Lolita Carbon performs at the Panagdait Davao, a benefit concert for the survivors of TyphoonPablo on Saturday, March 23. Proceeds of the concert will be used in building houses in… »

East meets West

SunStar Davao editor in chief Stella Estremera’s painting, titled “East Meets West,” is on display at the Art for Earth exhibit at the Abreeza Mall  in Davao City. The exhibit by several… »


Laborers cross the Ramon Magsaysay Avenue –  Lizada Street intersection in Davao City  leisurely on Thursday, March 21 during a lull in traffic. MindaNews Photo by Ruby Thursday More

Resume talks

Members of civil society organizations and the Armed Forces of the Philippines gather at the Freedom Park in Davao City on Thursday, March 21 to call for the resumption of the… »

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